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International Women’s Day with DevTO

Maria Hristova
VP Of Engineering at Firmex
Janice Liu
SVP & General Manager at Magnet Digital
Lubna Khader
Director, Software Engineering at Loblaw Digital

TechTOgether

Mar 8

5:30-7:30 PM EST

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What's It About?

Join us online for the 7th Annual International Women’s Day Talks #IWDTO on March 8th 2022 when we come together to celebrate, empower and inspire.


#DevTO is back again this year working with TechTO to bring us all together again on International Women’s Day 2022. As always you can expect us to feature an incredible speaker trio who will share their story on the virtual stage. Stay tuned for speaker announcements over the coming weeks and for now please save your spots. As the event is virtual this year, and for the first time ever - it is also 100% free!


At TechTOgether, you will hear inspirational stories and learn practical tips from tech innovators who dreamed, struggled, and persevered. Our interactive format brings you into the conversations, building a tech community where we can all win, together.


This online event starts at 5:30 PM EDT / 2:30 PM PDT.

The Speakers: 

Maria Hristova has close to 20 years of software development experience ranging from quality assurance to operations and development.  In her current role as the VP of Engineering, Maria leads the Firmex development team and is responsible for the technical deliverables of the organization.  Prior to Firmex, she worked at Microsoft, Blue Yonder and a number of startups. Maria focuses on building diverse organizations and works on attracting and retaining talent from groups that are under-represented in the tech world.  Maria holds degrees in Computer Science and Math from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, USA.

Janice Liu, SVP & General Manager of Magnet Consultancy, a data and technology consulting firm based out of Toronto. Janice is an experienced data broker, investor and entrepreneur who, through her innate leadership qualities and passion projects, works to inspire a new generation of women and BIPOC individuals in technology. Her leadership of Magnet enables smarter, more impactful advertising and marketing decisions through market-leading consulting services and proprietary data solutions.

Director of Software Engineering, at Loblaws Digital, Lubna Khader, is overseeing the technical development on Loblaw's Retail Media Platform, working towards building a best-in-class advertising solution. She has spent her entire career in Adtech, after getting her master's degree in applied computing at UofT, she started as a data scientist working on a Demand-side platform for a startup. When that startup was acquired by The Weather Network, Lubna led Machine Learning and Big Data efforts to increase the platform’s optimization and intelligent targeting.

The Breakout Sessions

- Breaking into Product/Engineering with Alannah Higgens and Jeanne Coleongco from Perpetua.
- Meet the team at Intelliware

Event Speakers

Maria Hristova

VP Of Engineering at Firmex

Janice Liu

SVP & General Manager at Magnet Digital

Lubna Khader

Director, Software Engineering at Loblaw Digital

Thank you to our partners

We’re grateful for the organizations that support our mission of growing and diversifying Canada's technology ecosystem.

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Mar 8

5:30-7:30 PM EST

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