TL Insider Fireside Chats feature the most compelling people in politics, society, literature, fashion, design, food and more, and as part of our virtual programming, we're bringing these dynamic city leaders into your home.
On September 24, we're hosting a dynamic Fireside Chat in partnership with Salesforce featuring special guests, Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce and Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor Future of Work, Deloitte and Board Chair of CivicAction. The event will feature a discussion on the future of work in a post-COVID-19 world and guests will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Vala Afshar is an award-winning inventor and sought after expert in digital business transformation, digital marketing and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality. As Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce, Vala collaborates with C-suite executives, industry analysts and thought leaders from around the world on opportunities for digital change. He’s also been recognized as the top influencer to CMOs on Twitter by Fortune Magazine.
Zabeen Hirji is Executive Advisor, Future of Work, at Deloitte, and Board Chair of CivicAction, a city-building organization that brings together risen and rising leaders from all sectors to develop solutions for pressing issues in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region. She is a mentor, coach and advisor to a diverse group of rising leaders, and has been active in ‘respond and rebuild’ efforts to COVID19. Zabeen is also on the Board of Directors for Sleep Country, an executive-in-residence at Simon Fraser University (SFU) Beedie School of Business, and a visiting Professor at King’s College Policy Institute in London, U.K. Her leadership and advisory roles span all sectors – business, government, universities and not-for-profit.