Member Since July 2022
I am the Founder and Executive Director at ComIT and Comunidad IT, charities that help people to overcome employment barriers in North America and South America. Since 2011, I've been working with those less fortunate and highly talented, who are in need of a no-cost training strategy, to help them take an active role in the local workforce. In 2019, I was featured by the Federal Government of Canada on their #ImmigrationMatters campaign where my story and work was shared to portrait the importance of immigrants in the future of the country. In 2021, ComIT launched along with Google Canada and the support of organizations such as Indspire, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and many others, its Recoding Futures program for Indigenous learners, reaching people across the country with an interest in pursuing a career in Tech. Raised in Buenos Aires, I am the youngest child of a low-mid class family and have called Canada home for 7 years. I hold a Masters degree in Computer Science and an MBA, and have worked in the past for IT corporations such as Microsoft and IBM.
Don’t fear AI, but never surrender your brain to it. Treat AI as a helpful tool, not a threat to your job.
A job is not a marriage. If you’re dumped—like I once was—it should sting for a while, but it shouldn’t damage your psyche. It’s just another step on your tech journey.
By effectively applying the technology, leaders can harness the power of AI to increase the value of work, streamline operations, and deliver skills training more effectively.
In the ever-changing tech field, staying on top of industry trends is essential for career and business success. Technology is constantly evolving, with new innovations and advancements being introduced regularly. It's essential for professionals in the tech industry to stay up to date with these changes to remain competitive and relevant. However, keeping up with industry changes can be a daunting task, especially as the pace of technological development continues to accelerate. Below, a panel of 15Fast Company Executive Board members shared some of the most effective ways to stay informed about the latest trends and developments in tech, so you can stay ahead of the game and continue to excel in your field.
Sometimes, the biggest business challenges can yield the most valuable lessons for future success. Running a successful business is not just about profits and revenue. It also involves learning from mistakes and setbacks that might seem devastating at the time. The good news is that some of the most challenging lessons a business can face can ultimately be the ones that bring about the most significant improvements. These lessons can come from a variety of sources, such as unexpected failures, market shifts, or even internal conflicts. Below, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members get candid about some of the most difficult lessons they've learned as leaders and how those lessons have ultimately resulted in positive business outcomes.
Generating enthusiasm for the ever-evolving tech sector among Indigenous youth can be a key contribution to reconciliation and a key benefit for the economy as the world becomes increasingly digitized.
ComIT is a charitable organization on a mission to help change the lives of unemployed and underemployed Canadians by providing free technology and professional skills training that will help them secure in-demand careers in technology in their community. We run programming in communities across the country, tailoring our three-month, part-time courses based on the technology needs and demands of local employers to ensure our graduates are developing skills that will set them up for success in their local job market. As part of our mission to eliminate barriers and create job opportunities for unemployed and underemployed communities, we’re also addressing tech skills gap challenges in today’s labour market by creating a steady pipeline of highly-skilled talent for local employers that need and fill high-demand technology-based jobs. ComIT’s mission is community building. This includes volunteers and former students sharing their professional skills and experience during programs, to having instructors who are active tech professionals from industry-leading companies, and supporting students in making meaningful connections while learning knowledge for life. We build a strong community-led support network in order to change lives.