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Alumni Spotlight

Sasha, Class of 2012

"I am grateful to have graduated from the BTM program at Ryerson University. To start off, the program is top-notch – excellent professors, interactive and interesting lectures, and relevant projects and case studies. As well, the 16 months of co-op work provide much needed practical experience to allow students to graduate with a job on their hands. The BTM program has laid out the foundation on which I have built my career, in terms of knowledge gained, connections made, and the opportunity to have worked for some of the largest companies in the world."

 

Profile:

Sasha (Alexander) is a management consulting professional with more than 10 years of experience in the financial and technology sectors. While he was in BTM, he was a member of JDC Central, participated in case competitions, and received various awards. He later received his MBA in Management of Technology & Innovation from the Ted Rogers School of Management. He started off his first role as a Systems Analyst for Environment Canada, and throughout his career later worked for various companies such as RBC, CGI, Ernst & Young, & PwC. Presently, he's the CEO and Co-Founder of WalletSavvy.com and a Partner at Gilmedia.ca.


May, Class of 2012

May, Class of 2012

"The BTM Program at Ryerson University provided me with an excellent foundation on which to build my career. Between the practical learning that I obtained through interactive lectures, group projects and case studies and the 16 months of co-op work experience, I was able to identify my interests and set myself up for success with a job before I even graduated. I highly recommend this program if you have a passion for technology and would like a degree that will always be relevant and in demand across any industry of your choice."

 

Profile:

May has more than 4 years of experience in the Retail and Banking industries. Shortly after starting her full-time career at Canadian Tire Corporation, she was nominated into the Next Generation Talent (NGT) Program - a 3 year rotational program that develops high potential new graduates into the technology leaders of tomorrow. While in the program, May took on roles as an IT Risk Specialist, a Project Analyst within the PMO, and a Business Analyst in Mobile Development. May graduated from the NGT Program in February 2016, after which she took on a more senior position on the Mobile Development team and continues to deliver on exciting projects for the company's mobile application and website.


Marko, Class of 2005

Marko, Class of 2005

"The ITM Program has enabled me with an excellent foundation for learning and understanding two worlds: Business and IT. I feel very confident in any role or organization because I can speak both IT and Business languages and also lead teams that require such specific skills set. The ITM program was also a great prep for my MBA studies later on because of the similar structure of the business courses."

 

Profile:

Marko is a digital technology and strategy professional with more than 10 years of international experience in Telecom, Retail, QSR and Banking industries. He started his career as a DBA, and then joined the ITM Program at Ryerson University where he acquired various business skills but also broadened his IT knowledge. After taking on the Business Systems Analyst role first at Rogers Cable Inc. then in Telco industry, he went across the Atlantic ocean where he obtained an MBA degree and earned valuable experience as the product manager for the Austrian Telecom and Telenor. Marko currently works for RBC as Senior Manager of Products and Systems Innovation for digital, payments and cards ecosystems, and has established a successful track record of managing products and services both on technology and business sides.