Day 1 - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

7:45
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Chairs

Co-Chair:

Tim Murphy
Partner
McMillan LLP

Co-Chair:

Grant Colhoun
Chief Executive Officer
Okanii

9:00
The Pulse of FinTech: Where is the Industry Now and Where is it Going?

Colleen Johnston
Group Head Direct Channels Technology, Marketing
TD Bank Group

John Armstrong
National Industry Leader, Financial Services
KPMG

  • How has financial technology changed throughout the last decades?
  • Are we at risk of a FinTech bubble?
  • What is the impact of disruption on the financial services industry?

9:45
Roundtable Discussion: To Regulate or Not to Regulate?

Michael Garrity
CEO
Finance It

Garry Clemant
Executive Vice President
Association of Financial Crime Specialists

Steven Uster
Co-Founder and CEO
FundThrough

Kathleen Ward

Ministry of Finance

  • Insights and opinions from key stakeholders
  • Identifying best regulatory bodies to initiate discussion
  • Evaluating policy options from ‘do no harm’ to strict regulation

10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Building a FinTech hub in Toronto: Accelerating Innovation

Newton Asare
Founder and CEO
Client Desk

Vuk Magdelinic
Co-Founder and CEO
Overbond

David Milligan
CEO
Matchi

With a response by:

Kevan Cowan
Chairman of the Board
Toronto Financial Services Alliance

  • Key components to hub development and how to achieve them:
    • Geographic presence of key decision makers
    • Availability of tech and finserv talent pool
    • Favorable corporate environment
  • Existing incubators and supporters and how to expand them
  • Building a global reputation

12:15
Networking Luncheon with Keynote from the Ontario Minister of Finance

The Honourable Charles Sousa
Minister of Finance
Ontario Ministry of Finance

1:45
Harnessing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Loan Underwriting

Troy Wright
CEO
Lendified

  • What sets new lenders apart: direct data sources, customer experience, etc.
  • Integrating machine learning for underwriting to secure future lending success
  • How traditional lenders can adopt FinTech best practices

2:30
Scaling Innovation Through Collaboration

Jeff Mitelman
Co-Founder and CEO
Thinking Capital

Shelley Swanlund
Vice President Business Banking
CIBC

  • Combining the innovative culture of startups with the customer base of incumbent banks
  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities of partnerships
  • Parameters for successful collaboration

3:15
Networking Refreshment Break
3:30
Start-Up Challenge

  • Get an update from the recent FinTech landscape:
    • Start-ups have a chance to submit their business plans
    • 5 Start-ups will be selected to give a lightning presentation and product demo!
    • Start-ups will have a chance to compete for prizes
  • Discover the newest entrants into the industry

4:30
Conference Adjourns, Cocktail Reception Opens

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:15
Refreshments are Served
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Chairs
9:00
Levelling the Playing Field – Should the Payment Ecosystem Have Just One Set of Rules?

Carol Ann Northcott
VP and Chief Risk Officer
Payments Canada

David Hooper
VP Strategy and Innovation
Everlink Payment Services Inc

Anant Tailor
Chief Operating Officer
Dream Payments

Nebo Djurdjevic
Executive Vice President
NanoPay

  • The business case from both sides
  • Protecting consumers without stifling innovation
  • The potential of internal, FinTech-led standards

9:45
Self-Regulation, or How Innovation Sets Its Own Standards

Grant Colhoun
Chief Executive Officer
Okanii

  • Innovation without disruption of incumbents
  • Potential for global networks and standards
  • Using the triple bottom line as an accountability benchmark

10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Going Mobile: Mobile Payments and Wallets, Check Deposits

Jason Davies
Head of Emerging Payments
MasterCard

Kashmera Self
Director, Mobile Product Platform
Interac

  • The rate of adoption of Apple/Android/SamsungPay and the way forward
  • Emerging best practices of NFC, EMV and other technology
  • Suggestions for addressing regulatory challenges

11:30
Is Blockchain the Future of Banking?

Anthony Di Iorio
Founder and CEO
Decentral

Lian Zerafa
Partner, National Consulting Financial Services Industry Leader
KPMG

  • How distributed ledger technology will disrupt banking
  • Realistic use cases in the near and long term
  • Challenges to implementation ranging from cost, infrastructure, to regulatory hurdles

12:15
Closing Remarks from the Chairs
12:30
Conference Concludes