Building a Top Tech Team through D&I
RBC was front and centre at last weeks’ BFUTR Summit, hosted by the Black Professionals in Tech Network. More than 14,000 attendees heard about the latest in cloud, ethical AI and cyber security; and also about the importance of diversity in tech, and inclusion in the workplace.
As a leader in technology and innovation, RBC has been on an exciting journey of transformation from a 150-year old legacy institution to a leader in today’s digital world. Bruce Ross, Group Head, Technology & Operations gave a keynote talk on his journey to create the Digitally Enabled Relationship Bank, and the role of diversity in making these critical changes.
Here are some key takeaways from Bruce’s talk:
- In order to transform an organization, you need to start with a solid understanding of who you are and what you have to offer, and who you want to be as you look ahead to the future.
- Adaptation requires hard work, and you need a strong team to make it happen. Setting tough targets, and dedicating people and resources to the task will have an impact on your end goal.
- A future-ready organization needs a diverse talent pipeline, a strong organizational culture, and initiatives that help young people realize their full potential.
- Leaders have a responsibility to not only increase representation in the workforce, but also to create opportunities in the broader community. Investing in talent across key target groups is a critical part of RBC’s strategy.
Click here to learn more about Inclusion in Tech @ RBC. Find Bruce Ross on LinkedIn here.