Dr. Chitra Anand

Tech and Communications Executive & Advisor

Dr. Chitra Anand is an award winning technology, communications & marketing executive. With over 20 years in the technology industry, she has spent time as the Chief Brand and Communications Officer for Microsoft Canada, Director of Marketing at TELUS Corporation and Director of Operations at Open Text. Projects she guided at Microsoft and TELUS have been awarded IABC Gold Quill Awards, Canadian Public Relations Society Awards of Excellence, the Corporate IT Hero award by the Information Technology Association of Canada and the Business for the Arts Awards. Dr. Anand is at the forefront of an important movement in the workplace: intrapreneurship. Intrapreneurs are the people within your organization who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, challenging conventional thinking in order to drive innovation, creative thinking, and new ways of doing business.

In 2022, Anand was name a Change Maker by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading National Newspaper, highlighting 50 prominent leaders who are bold and innovative, based on their ideas, accomplishments and impact. Dr. Chitra Anand has been named as a “bridge builder” for women in tech by the A-list; a yearly publication that features 50 prominent Indo-Canadians who through various career and community efforts have helped foster relations between Canada and India.


wednesday – 02:35pm Main Stage

Time Icon 15 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

The Trust Trifecta

Over the past several decades, we have become a more untrustworthy society. Misinformation has lead to mistrust amongst our institutions and leaders. Businesses have an opportunity to step up and intervene – in a new kind of leadership, where trust is at the core. Accompanied by a harp, join Dr. Anand in this immersive, multi-sensory keynote performance as she reveals insights into the impact of the intersection of these notions and when met in this specific order – how we can all benefit from the outcomes.