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Chief Information Officer, BMO 

Meet Claudette McGowan, this year's Keynote Speaker. 


       Claudette McGowan is a global information technology leader with more than 17 years of success leading digital transformations and designing new approaches that improve service experiences. She has worked in the technology industry for organizations such as Deloitte, North York General Hospital and Bank of Montreal. Claudette began her career at BMO in 2000. She is the current Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Technology Employee Experience. Claudette is a published author of five books and founder of the Black Arts & Innovation Expo. Claudette holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration.


       Over the past 24 months, she was the recipient of four prestigious awards: AdWeek Magazine heralded Claudette as a Toronto Brand Star, the Digital Finance Institute honoured her as one of the Top 50 Canadian Women in FinTech, Toronto Life recognized her as one of the city's Most Influential Torontonians and Women’s Executive Network recognized her as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. In September 2019, Claudette also had the honour of moderating what is being hailed as ‘the most insightful one-on-one conversation’ with Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,000-plus at Elevate, Canada’s largest technology festival.

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