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Anna Foat

Anna Foat

Director, Global Transformation, Sun Life Financial

Anna grew up in business at BlackBerry. She joined RIM in 1999 when the company was pre-300 employees and thrived as the company grew exponentially executing deals with IBM, Visa and Mastercard in her tenure. In 2011 when Blackberry had grown to 16,000 employees she switched gears and left to join 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 cohort of the Fierce Founders Accelerator at Communitech. In 2017 she was named a top 30 Women to Watch in Technology by BetaKit. She today is a Director in the Global Digital Transformation Office at Sun Life Financial as well as a bestselling author. She is proud to have earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Waterloo. She now teaches Design Thinking at the University of Western Ontario.