ATTEND THE YORK REGION
2018 FINTECH SUMMIT
Thursday, November 8th | 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Toronto Marriott Markham Conference Centre
170 Enterprise Blvd, Markham, ON L6G 0E6
JOIN US TO DISCOVER:
- Emerging trends in FinTech
- Exploring new technologies and solutions
- Creating opportunities in the FinTech Sector
An ideal setting for connecting, information sharing and business development, the FinTech Summit brings together the business community, thought leaders, and industry professionals.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:
- Understanding of the local FinTech space
- Access to FinTech exhibitors
- Informative presentations from industry leaders
- Lunch, snacks and beverages all included
- Networking with FinTech insiders
- Post-Summit Reception
FINTECH IN YORK REGION
York Region’s tech sector is one of the largest in Canada employing over 60,000 professionals at over 4,300 technology companies. There is a burgeoning financial tech sector in the region with over 65 companies, employing approximately 5,000 people; primarily in the hardware, software, and mobile payment segments.
This much anticipated event will provide an understanding of the breadth and depth of York Region’s FinTech space, its technology, and its talent.
A LOOK BACK
In 2016, the York Region FinTech Summit attendees engaged with local high-growth financial technology companies and learned from industry discussions. Speakers included representation from PayPal Canada, OMERS Ventures, MaRS, Ernst & Young, RBC and more.
This first FinTech Summit in Toronto Area’s York Region brought together a wide range of attendees and perspectives from across the FinTech and banking industries. People left wanting more and that’s why we’re back in 2018 with the next chapter of this great event!
2016 FINTECH SUMMIT FEEDBACK
“Looking forward to more events like this!”
“Great event, well organized, and relevant speakers.”
“I found this event very relevant in my angel investment opportunities.”
2018 FINTECH SUMMIT AGENDA
12:00PM | REGISTRATION & NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00PM | WELCOME REMARKS
1:05PM | KEYNOTE ADDRESS
1:30PM | PANEL DISCUSSION: MOBILITY
2:00PM | FIRESIDE CHAT
2:30PM | NETWORKING BREAK
2:45PM | PANEL DISCUSSION: AI
3:15PM | LIGHTNING ROUND
3:45PM | FIRESIDE CHAT: INVESTMENTS IN FINTECH
4:15PM | CLOSING REMARKS
4:20PM | RECEPTION & HORS D’OUEVRES
**Agenda may be subject to change**
Chloé James | Group Media Director, RFi Group
Chloé James is the Group Media Director for global strategic insights partner RFi Group and a Broadcast Television Presenter, Speaker, MC and Host specialising in business, banking & traditional financial services, fintech, technology and entrepreneurship.
In 2016 Chloé joined Sky News Business as the Host of live and nationally broadcast programs Business Success, Summer Money, TECH. biz and The Enterprise.
Chloé works extensively in the corporate speaking arena as a conference MC as well as moderating and facilitating panel sessions and C-level fireside conversations. She is passionate about financial literacy, the unbanked, inclusion and diversity and uncovering the behind-the-scenes stories of successful business minds.
In 2014 Chloé created a global Women in Leadership interview series and was a judge in the ‘FINNIE’ FinTech Awards and Australian Government’s Office for Women ‘Inspiring Mentoring Scholarships Program’ for emerging female entrepreneurs. She is a Global Ambassador for Inspiring Rare Birds, an organisation supporting and encouraging entrepreneurship amongst women around the world; women rising and succeeding in business is a subject close to her heart.
Chloé has appeared as a guest on the 11:FS FinTechInsider podcast (UK), Fintech5 podcast (USA), Humaniq Faces Thought Leader Interview Series and SWIFT’s Innovation in the FS Industry Bloomberg interview series (USA).
Keynote speaker and theme to be announced soon!
This panel will address the dramatic shifts caused by enhanced mobility and IoT and focus on competitive and collaborative strategies for FinTech success.
Mark Ripplinger | President & CEO, Everlink
Liv Hunt | Director of Marketing, Sensibill
Liv is a B2B marketing expert who specializes in demand-generation and digital marketing. Her focus is primarily on both Financial Services and Consumer Packaged Goods Industries.
Oscar Roque | AVP, Mobile Products & Platform, Interac Corp.
Steve McPhee | Head, Business Development & Partnerships, Square Canada
Details coming soon.
This panel will address various AI applications for FinTech with a specific focus on automated customer services, predictive analysis, fraud detection, and wealth management.
Mick Bhinder | CEO & Founder, IAmI Authentications, Inc.
After many years of working in the financial services sector (Amex, Discover Financial Services, Visa and TD Bank), Mick began his entrepreneurial journey over 8 years with two prior startups before IAmI. Mick has always been front and centre at the crossroads of modern technologies and securing private & sensitive data.
Rapid fire peek into the next generation of five up and coming companies in FinTech.
A one-on-one moderated conversation on trends, enabling technolgoies, impacts on the industry and investments in FinTech.
MODERATOR: Caroline Gayle | Managing Director, Accenture
As the Managing Director, Caroline is responsibile for Accenture’s Application Services Financial Services (AS FS) practice in Canada and delivery performance in Canada. She has extensive experience planning, implementing and support the transition of large-scale technology solutions for Accenture’s clients. She has 18 years of IT experience in Financial Services and Government and has worked with Accenture for almost 2 decades!
Ryan Spinner | Head of Innovation, Aviva Canada