Anna Foat

Director, Global Digital Transformation Office, Sun Life Financial

Anna grew up in the business world at BlackBerry. She joined RIM (as it was then known) in 1999 when the company was pre 300 employees and thrived as the company grew exponentially – closing deals with Visa, MasterCard and IBM in her tenure in corporate development and partnerships.

In 2011 when BlackBerry had grown to 16,000 she switched gears and left for IBM as the Worldwide Managing Editor of MobileFirst Platform leading content digital marketing strategy. In 2016 she was invited to act as the Executive in Residence for the first female accelerator at Communitech, a program called Fierce Founders. In 2017 she was named a Top 20 Women to Watch in Technology by BetaKit.

Today she is the Director of Global Digital Transformation at Sun Life Financial as well as a Design Thinking Instructor at the University of Western Ontario. When she’s not hustling for the next deal or talking to entrepreneurs you can find her sipping wine with friends, or locked in a hot room trying to find that elusive balance.

Session: November 19, 11:15 AM – Talent & Transformation (Panel Discussion)