Innovators, disruptors and visionaries driving Canada’s Open Banking revolution

Vantage Venues, Toronto, November 17, 2022

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Big reunion

If you’re driving the charge for Open Banking in Canada this is your must-attend event.

With plans underway to operationalise an Open Banking system in Canada by January 2023, this ambitious but achievable goal could spur new growth and increase industry competitiveness on a global scale.

With large hurdles to navigate before formally operating, this is a pivotal moment for the financial services industry to refocus efforts and strategies to improve capabilities to serve customers better.

Canada’s Open Banking community will reunite in Toronto on November 17th to prepare for what’s next and support efforts to bring Open Banking to Canada.

With the conversation no longer about the when, but how, the appetite to get this show on the road is palpable.

Why attend

Incisive conference

Across three stages 50+ industry headliners from Canada and beyond will dive into the topics on everyone’s lips. From building your own Open Banking strategy to the end of screen scraping, and from data security to embedded finance, we have you covered.

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Using the event app you can book a slot in our Meeting Zone during the event to build out your connections, forge new partnerships or catch up with industry friends.

Partner exhibition

Looking for a partner to supercharge your Open Banking strategy? Find them on the Expo floor. We have a host of industry heavyweights showcasing the latest innovations and new products on the market.

Deep dive sessions

Drill down into the questions on everybody’s lips in an eclectic mix of smaller sessions. From the Open Banking Initiative Canada's seminars to our industry roundtable, there is every opportunity to get down to the granular detail.

Canada Meetup

Our next quarterly Canada Meetup in association with EY will take place on the morning of the Expo. Includes a breakfast and a panel debate from 07:30 – 08:45 and included in the cost of your ticket. Applications close one week before the event, so register your interest in good time.

IBM Roundtable

Take part in our lunch time roundtable in association with IBM. Places are strictly limited and confirmed one week ahead of the event. Topic for discussion: Open Banking: Are Canadian banks ready? Applications close one week before the event, so register your interest in good time.

Elena Litani

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Brook Lovatt

Chief Executive Officer

Keren Moynihan

Chief Executive Officer

Bhupinder Singh

Managing Director

Cindy Zhang

Financial Services Lawyer

Victoria Clark

Managing Director, Payments

Saba Shariff

Head of New Product Development & Corporate Strategy

John Landry

Managing Director & Country Head, Citi Treasury & Trade Solutions

Steve Boms

Executive Director

Donna Galloway

Chief Marketing Officer

Bill Johnston

Vice President, Data & Analytics

Carlos Beltran

Open Finance Marketing & Partnerships

Mahima Poddar

Group Head of Personal Banking

Karen Budahazy

Vice President Digital Enablement & Issuing, Peoples Group and Board Chair

Bernice Cheung

Vice President, Financial Services & Cultural Markets

Sue Hutchison

President & General Manager

Michelle Winsor

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Graham

Chief Executive Officer

Parna Sabet-Stephenson

Partner, Leader of FinTech Group

Chris Sweetland

SVP, Payments Strategy & Transformation

Sue Britton


Darren Stevens

Chief Executive Officer

Hugh McKee

Head, BMO Partners

Patrick Barr

Programme Director

Ellie Duncan

Head of Editorial & Broadcast

Mark Sam

Head of Canada

Michelle Beyo

Chief Executive Officer, FINAVATOR

Roy Kao

Practice Lead, Financial Services Innovation - Global Wealth, Capital Markets, & Banking, CGI

Amar Ahluwalia

Co Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Madison Soave

Sales Director

Octavia Howell

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Stéphane Bousquet

Head of Open Banking

Abraham Tachjian

Open Banking Lead
Department of Finance Canada

Robyn King

Director of Industry Relations

Abdi Hersi

Regulatory Research, Developments & Payments Innovation

André Gagné

Chief Executive Officer

Eytan Bensoussan

Chief Executive Officer

Cyrielle Chiron

Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Innovation

Steven Thomas

Chief Technology Officer

Sabena Sandhu

Manager, Policy

Ram V

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, BFSI

Mauricio Deutsch

Banking & Capital Markets Leader

Rebecca Oakes

Vice President of Advanced Analytics

Barry O’Donohoe

COO and Co-Founder

Jason Chomik

Canadian Director

Shekher Puri

Vice President Digital Components and Platforms

Glenn Parkinson

Banking & Capital Markets Leader

Franklin Garrigues

Vice President, External Ecosystems

Ben Mulroney

Chief Impact Officer & Co-Founder

Frederick Lavoie

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Gowdy

Vice President, Open Banking

Sailesh Panchal

Retail Finance Leader

Mo Banjoko

Senior Manager, Financial Services Consulting

Tom Carpenter

Senior Vice President, Global Open Banking

Andrew Homan

Vice President, Digital Product

Chris Renton

Strategic Growth and Revenue

Dina Vardouniotis

Principle Consultant

Charlie Renzoni


Sandeep Achar

Director Strategy, Emerging Businesses

Kristy Duncan

Chief Executive Officer

Eyal Sivan

Head of Open Banking

Matt MacNeil

Stakeholder Engagement Lead

Check out our full speaker roster here.


Canada Meetup

In association with:

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Our next Canada Meetup takes place over breakfast on the day of Open Banking Expo Canada. Join us from 07:30 for a live panel debate:

Are you prepared for the great convergence?

Abhishek Sinha
Abhishek Sinha
EY Canada
Amar Singh
Amar Singh
Executive Vice President - Commercial Advisory & Strategy
Infrastructure Ontario
ben harrison
Ben Harrison
Partner, Head of Partnerships & Policy
Cyrielle Chiron
Cyrielle Chiron
Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Innovation
Peoples Group
Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
Managing Director, Payments
ATB Financial

Spaces are limited and confirmed to successful participants on November 10th. Opt in when you register.

Floor Plan

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What others say

"Thank you for bringing such an important topic to Canada!"
Michelle Winsor, Chief Executive, Root Evolution Inc.
"Huge movement forward in terms of speakers being willing to discuss/acknowledge the current challenges."
Michelle Cassidy, Trade Commissioner - Financial Services, High Commission of Canada
"A meeting of top leaders and pioneers to share their expertise in Open Banking to help Canadian businesses stay current and competitive by innovating while considering the risks."
Jenny Salazar, Product Manager, TD Bank Group
"An excellent primer, thought provoking and informative."
Andrew Obee, President & CEO, The Ficanex Group of Companies
"An interesting look at what how we have already started to embrace open banking in Canada, as well as insights into how to further embrace and promote the concept."
Teresa Murre, Service Support Administrator, PenFinancial Credit Union
"An excellent, focused Open Banking event with a strong cross-section of perspectives from the bank, regulator and fintech communities."
Eyal Sivan, Mr Open Banking