Keynote Speakers

Theresa Hinz

Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs Directorate

Philippe Dufresne

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Office of The Privacy Commissioner of Canada


Safiya Adenekan

Chief Compliance Officer - Canada
Cash App

Kuno Tucker

Chief Compliance Officer
Manulife Securities

Government Speakers

Maude Blanchette

Intelligence Analyst, Case Assessment and Intelligence, Enforcement Branch
Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

Justin Brown

Senior Director, Financial Crimes Policy - Governance & Transparency, Financial Sector Policy Branch
Department of Finance Canada

Charlene Davidson

Director of Financial Crimes Policy, Financial Crimes and Security Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch
Department of Finance Canada

Kelly-Anne Gibson

Director, Cyber Protection Policy Division
Public Safety Canada

Richard Larose

Senior Technical Advisor, Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act
Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

Jeffrey Simser

Barrister and Solicitor, Legal Director
Ministry of the Attorney General

Emiel-Johan van der Velden

Head, Depositor Solutions, Insurance & Compliance
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC)

Gary Valiquette

Assistant Crown Attorney, Guns and Gangs Task Force
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Distinguished Faculty

Sudhanshu Bahadur

Head of Technology, Global Asset Management
BMO Financial Group

Edgar Barbosa

Partner - Payments and Open Banking Leader, Canada

Wayne Bolton

Principal, Compliance Canada
Edward Jones

Nick Bray

Vice President

Denise Carson

Chief Compliance Officer, BMO Asset Management Inc & BMO Investments Inc.
BMO Financial Group

David Chesworth

AVP & Chief Client Protection Officer, Regulatory Compliance
Canadian Western Bank

Garry Clement

Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer

Pina Ferlisi-Sartor

AVP Compliance and Deputy COO
Laurentian Bank

Claudia Fuchs

Chief Privacy Officer
CWB Financial Group

Melanie Hoad

VP, Head of Legal, Risk and Compliance, Canada
CNA Canada

Marie Houde

VP, Chief Compliance Officer
Laurentian Bank

Christine Hunter

Vice President, Payments

Joseph Iuso

Executive Director
Canadian MSB Association

Jessica Kim

AVP, Third Party Risk Management
Canadian Western Bank

Dwayne King

Senior Manager - Risk, Forensics and AML Advisory
Grant Thornton LLP (Canada)
Former Lead Investigator,
Asset Forfeiture Unit,

Toronto Police Service

Neil Lacroix

Canadian Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary; Head of Strategic Initiatives
MUFG Bank Canada

Frank Mauti

Investigator, Financial Crimes - Ret.
Toronto Police Service, RCMP, and Ontario Provincial Police

David Merriby

VP - Chief Compliance Officer at Amex Bank of Canada
American Express

Michael Mignardi

Vice President and General Counsel
Chief Compliance Officer (Interim)
Equitable Bank

Stephanie Mould

Head, Compliance and Privacy
Payments Canada

Andrew Oakden

Chief Compliance Officer
HomeEquity Bank

Prashant Panavalli


Taha Patoli

Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
Coast Capital Savings

Mark Pratt

SVP, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Personal & Commercial Banking, Canada
BMO Financial Group

Fara Sim-Francois

Chief Compliance Officer and Chief AML Officer
CITCO Bank Canada

Sandy Stephens

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Alterna Savings Alterna Bank

Kiran Thakkar

AVP - Individual Customer Compliance
Canada Life

Mayuran Vallipuram

Director, Payments and Open Banking

Simon Zou

Chief Compliance Officer and CAMLO, Canada
Mega International Commercial Bank

Law Firm Speakers

Peter Aziz

Senior Counsel
Torys LLP

Adam Garetson

Partner, Blockchain and FinTech
Gowling WLG

Carole Piovesan

Managing Partner
Former Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Global Affairs Canada

Vladimir Shatiryan

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP