August CTO meetup

Aug 28, 2019 · Montréal, Canada

The event will take place at Plotly’s office. Aire Commune was cancelled because of the high chance of rain Wednesday night.

The event will start at 6:00pm and the talk around 6:30pm.

The purpose of the Montreal CTO Meetup group is to Organize conversations in order to help every technical leader to grow in their responsibilities and experiences.


Topic: How to create an inclusive culture at every stage of a startup’s growth ?

Panel : The discussion will take the form of a panel, with 4 participants divided as follows:
- 1 expert on the subject (Chloé Freslon, founder of URelles, an organization that supports companies to create an inclusive culture and to recruit women in tech)
- 1 leader of an under represented community in tech. (Naoufel Testaouni, founder of QueerInTech)
- 1 Technical leader of a mature company (Jean-Philippe Leblanc, VP Product and Techno at Lightspeed)
- 1 technical leader of a young company (Arach Tchoupani, CTO at Breathe Life)

Discussion hosted by Sage Franch (Co-founder & CTO at Crescendo D&I)

Agenda (tentative) :
6pm - 6:30pm : Networking
6:30pm - 7:30pm : Panel:
6:30pm : Opening : What is diversity and inclusion & presenting panelists
6:50pm: The benefits of prioritizing diversity and inclusion
7:10pm : When should we start prioritizing diversity and inclusion (stage of startup growth)
7:30pm : Best practices & Inclusion strategies for the workplace
8:00pm : How do you know if your efforts are working?
8:20pm : Wrap up & closing
8:30pm : Networking

Event organizers
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