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Transport Canada

Fintech Risk and Opportunities Canada Summit

A Canadian-Focused Lens on Addressing Risk and Opportunities in the Tech-Fueled Transformation in Financial Services

June 5 - 6, 2018  ·  Toronto, Ontario
Featured Speakers Include

Moad Fahmi, Director, Fintech Innovation, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

Moad Fahmi is responsible for co-ordinating the AMF's fintech strategy that involves more than 60 employees working in cross-functional teams. Prior to joining the AMF, Mr. Fahmi held the position of Senior Manager, National Accounts, at Laurentian Bank, and Senior Manager, Business Development, at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). He holds a BA in Finance from HEC Montréal, and has completed the Investment Management Workshop at Harvard Business School and the Quantitative Investment Strategies Program at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance. Mr. Fahmi has held the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation since 2011. He sits on the board of directors of CFA Montreal and chairs the Canadian Advocacy Council for Canadian CFA Institute Societies (CAC).

Anita Ghosh, Head, Human Centric Design, BMO Financial Group

Anita is a business leader with 18 years of Canadian, US and Global experience across a diverse range of businesses including Telecommunications, Software, Financial Services and Consulting. Over the course of her career, Anita has held a variety of roles in Product Management, Strategy, Research, Marketing and Distribution including Phone, Omni & Digital channels. A self-professed movement maker, this breadth of experiences has provided Anita the opportunity to learn about how many facets of an organization come together to create value for customers. This has honed her ability to create a vision and make it reality through sound strategy, the intrinsic understanding of how to bring together many functions including business innovation, technology and customer insights, around a common goal, while storytelling to inspire action and create unimaginable results.

Jeff Mitelman, CEO and Co-Founder, Thinking Capital

Over the last 20 years, Jeff Mitelman has built his career by challenging the status quo in financial services. Recognizing the gap between what was needed vs. what was being offered, Jeff was determined to build businesses focused on those who were being underserved. First in ATMs and then in Card payments, the impact of his work can be seen through many of the changes in how these products are consumed today. At Thinking Capital, Jeff and the team are focused on redefining how small businesses borrow. Driven by a vision that Lending should be smarter not harder, he continues to drive product and has cultivated many of Thinking Capital's partnerships including CIBC, Money Mart, Moneris and many more.

Dave Nugent, Head of Investments, Wealthsimple

Dave Nugent is Head of Investments at Wealthsimple, a leading digital investing service. Dave co-founded the company in 2014 and leads its B2B business. Wealthsimple operates in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., and is backed by Power Financial Corporation, a global management and holding company. Prior to joining Wealthsimple, Dave was an investment advisor with RBC Dominion Securities. Dave is a graduate of Huron University College at Western University and is a Portfolio Manager.

Abhishek Sinha, Partner, National Leader, Fintech, EY

Abhishek Sinha has a focus on the transformative impact technology has on the financial services industry. He has extensive experience implementing global scale banking technology architecture, change and operations. He works with clients to strategize and operationalize major transformative initiatives within Core Banking Operations, Retail & Commercial Banking, Finance & Treasury and Payments. Abhishek's current focus includes Digital Adoption, Innovation, Open Banking, Open APIs, Enterprise Architecture, Data Management, Analytics and IT Strategy. Abhishek also leads EY's Blockchain practice, helping clients develop competitive strategies leveraging the fundamental impact blockchain has on business and operations. He has also played significant roles in setting up de-novo banks in different jurisdictions and has held various management positions in global banks.

Ron Stokes, Partner, National Financial Services Fintech and Transactions Leader, EY

Ron Stokes, brings more than twenty years of professional experience providing advisory and assurance based services in the financial services sector. His transaction experience includes financial service acquisitions in Canada, the US, the Caribbean and South America; Canadian credit card portfolios; retail and commercial loans, consumer finance & specialty finance companies, asset managers and hedge funds. Ron holds a degree in Commerce from University of Toronto; is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S.; a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Ron leads the Canadian Fintech Practice. He works closely with each of the firms service lines to assist start-up fintech companies and advises financial institution on innovation in financial services.

Leila Wright, Associate Deputy Commissioner, Competition Bureau of Canada

Leila Wright directs the Bureau's intergovernmental affairs, competition advocacy, regulatory interventions, and strategic policy and planning initiatives. From 2013 to 2017, Leila held a variety of increasingly senior positions at the Bureau, including A/Assistant Deputy Commissioner of International Affairs and Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Competition. Prior to joining the Public Service, Leila practised competition law and commercial litigation at Heenan Blaikie LLP. Leila has taught competition law classes at Ottawa University, has spoken about competition matters at numerous events, and has published a variety of articles related to competition. Leila has a BA in Political Studies as well as a BSc in Life Sciences from Queen's University. She received her J.D. from the University of Toronto, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada

Antoinette Leung, Director Modernization, Payments Canada

Antoinette Leung is responsible for ensuring Payments Canada's modernized payment systems meet regulatory requirements and best practices. She is accountable for the development of the financial risk model for each of the modernized payment systems. In addition, Antoinette co-chairs the Modernization Financial Risk Group. Antoinette has more than 15 years of experience in capital markets regulation with a focus on financial market infrastructures (FMIs). She is seconded to Payments Canada from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where she led the Market Regulation team responsible for the oversight of and policy relating to FMIs. While at OSC, she had chaired various committees of the Canadian Securities Administrators and represented OSC on various international policy forums, such as the Bank for International Settlements' Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (CPMI-IOSCO), and the Financial Stability Board (FSB).




Change is here - it arrived fast and furious. Digital technologies are disrupting the way banks do business and most importantly, changing customer expectations. To stay competitive, you need a strategy.

Infonex's Fintech Risks and Opportunities Canada will address the risks and opportunities to both legacy players and newcomers. You will hear from fintech industry leaders and traditional banking, insurance, and credit union leaders and explore the different approaches to capitalizing on fintechs potential: collaboration, acquisitions, and/or in-house innovation labs. You will also do the less-fun work of assessing the unrealized risks associated with digital transformation. What to consider for your risk assessments across the enterprise?

Our faculty will also examine the regulatory approaches to fintech, in particular how regulators will balance being a partner in maintaining an environment of entrepreneurship - which is necessary for financial services organizations to thrive - with the risk and governance priorities essential for stability. What will regulators do to ensure fairness between the different business models?

Traditional banking powerhouses are revisiting their business models and adopting new technologies. Start-up companies are nimble enough to quickly build platforms for online services, lower fees, and cheaper transfers. Digital transformation is expensive for both traditional organizations and venture start-ups - don't proceed blindly.

Attend Fintech Risk and Opportunities Canada and walk away with strategies for mitigating risks, meeting regulatory compliance, and evaluating options between partnering, and building in-house capacity. Register today!

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