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Press Release

Vena Proudly Partners With BPTN for Their Annual Virtual Gathering of Global Black Tech Professionals This Fall

August 18, 2021 |
by Vena Solutions

20,000+ Black professionals, 100+ senior executives and more than 60 leading companies gearing up for this year’s BFUTR Global Tech Summit 2021

Supporting Black professionals in tech and business is very important to us here at Vena. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) again for their BFUTR Global Tech Summit 2021 on October 28–29. This year, 20,000+ tech and business professionals are expected to come together to grow their skills, expand their network and level up their careers.

“We support BPTN’s mission of helping Black professionals worldwide be seen, connected and empowered with career growth opportunities,” said Shada McShannon, Director, People Partners & DEI at Vena. “As we witnessed last year, their annual BFUTR Summit successfully connects Black technology professionals from around the world with senior executives, speakers, leaders and hiring companies.”

This year’s two-day agenda is jam-packed with leadership keynotes, talks and panel discussions on a wide range of tech and business topics. Olabisi Boyle, Hyundai Motor America’s Vice President, Product & Mobility, Andrew Lindsay, HubSpot’s Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development and DL Hughley, comedian, actor, radio host and author of, King of Comedy, are just some of the presenters on this year’s impressive list of speakers. To learn which other inspiring leaders from across the globe will be at this year’s BFUTR Global Tech Summit, click here.

“We’re excited that the number of professionals who join us for our annual BFUTR Summit keeps growing each year and we’re extremely grateful that partners, such as Vena, continue to support our work and mission,” says BPTN Founder and CEO Lekan Olawoye. “We’ve come a long way in supporting Black professionals in tech and business across the globe. However, there is still far to go in breaking through barriers, removing obstacles, addressing inequalities and facing the cultural biases that continue to challenge Black professionals in these industries.” 

If you haven’t already, you’ll want to save your spot for this year’s BFUTR Summit or become a BPTN Member to get your passes. Besides attending sessions spanning the biggest trends in tech and business, you’ll also get to enjoy demos from leading companies, a networking lounge, private job interviews, exclusive VIP experiences and so much more.  

About Vena
Vena is the only Complete Planning platform that empowers and inspires business leaders and finance and operations professionals to Plan To Grow™. Vena leverages the familiarity and flexibility of an Excel interface within the Vena Growth Engine, the SaaS platform and methodology that powers your plans and guides your journey to growth. Over 1,000 of the world's leading companies grow with Vena. For more information, visit venasolutions.com.

About BPTN
Black professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) bridges the talent gap by providing start-ups and corporations access to skilled Black technical and business professionals ready to meet the demand for Canada’s growing tech sector. For more information, visit bptn.com.

Kelly Anderson| SHIFT



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