President & CEO, Cisco Canada
Dagher joined Cisco from Dell EMC where she held a variety of leadership roles in sales, channels and IT. Prior to this, she also held various sales leadership roles at Bell Canada for 15 years.
Since joining in 2017, Dagher has led Cisco Canada to quickly emerge as one of Cisco’s top globally performing regions. Yet Dagher will be the first to say that her success is a direct reflection of the dedication and drive of the entire Canadian operation. Dagher believes in diversity of thought and has made it her mission to empower and nurture employees, regardless of gender, culture, orientation or age.
Her commitment to empowering women is shown through her role as Americas President for Women of Cisco, a program that encourages more female participation in the technology industry, and through a range of additional work that defines her as a leader far beyond the technology sector.
Most recently, she was recognized by WXN as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ and by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) as the 2019 Woman of the Year. She was selected as one of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant winners for 2019, was named the “Lady of the Cedar” by the Lebanese Embassy, and received a 2018 Leadership Award from the Lebanese Chamber Business of Commerce.
As an active member of the Business Council of Canada and a member of the U.S.-Canada Innovation Partnership, Rola helps shape policy around the workforce of the future and promotes the adoption and acceleration of emerging technologies, innovation, and research.
Yet, through all of her accomplishments, Dagher firmly believes that no one achieves greatness in a silo. She believes that you have to “learn it, earn it, and return it.” And this process is one that she continues to work through at every stage of her career.
Michael Anthony Eubanks
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, LCBO
Michael is the Founder of LCBOnext Innovation lab and a current Board member of Communitech and York University Alumni Board. Michael is a graduate of York University, University of Toronto Rotman School of Business Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Program and the Harvard Business School Executive Program.
Dr. Wendy Cukier
Professor and Founder of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University
Wendy has been recognized with the Harry Jerome Diversity Award, the Bob Marley Award, the Canada-Pakistan Business Council’s Female Professional of the Year, the Metropolis ResearchAward, the CATA Alliance, Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and 100 MostPowerful Women by WXN. She has been named a YWCA Woman of Distinction, a Woman of Influence and one of the "100 Alumni who shaped the Century" by the University of Toronto. Wendy holds a PhD, an MBA, an MA, and honorary doctorates from Laval and Concordia.
Head of Americas HR Operations Services, Dell Technologies
With his 20+ years Technology experience and passion for people and leadership, Mohammed is continuously exploring how Technology has shifted the nature of work and the critical role the HR function plays with people and culture strategies to enable business success in a digital economy.
Partner and Emotional Intelligence Subject Matter Expert , PwC
Barbara A. Trautlein
Change Catalyst, Founder
Disruptor, The Knowledge Society
Activator, The Knowledge Society
Innovator, The Knowledge Society
Management Consulting Executive, Talent, Organization and Human Dynamics