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Steve Brar

Steve Brar

CTO , Metrolinx

Steve Brar is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Information Officer of Payments at Metrolinx, a pivotal role in which he directs the technology strategy and spearheads the development for PRESTO, the transit payments business unit. With over two decades of experience in leading global engineering teams and information technology, Steve has a deep commitment to innovating payment platforms that serve millions of commuters across 11 transit agencies.

His career is distinguished by a passion for evolving payment methods, with a focus on technology strategy, platform engineering, cloud, and advanced analytics. At Metrolinx, Steve is responsible for driving innovative payment solutions using public cloud, leading technology platforms, tools, and practices.

Prior to joining Metrolinx, Steve held significant roles at major organizations. At TD Bank, he was Head of the Mobile First transformation across all business lines, a pivotal shift in how banking services are delivered digitally. His tenure at BlackBerry involved overseeing BlackBerry 10 features and services and the Blackberry app store. Additionally, at Oracle, he was responsible for Strategic Performance Scorecard and the development of an innovative machine learning platform.