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Join us for three days of bite-size virtual content November 3-5 2020

OPEN BANKING IS BACK ON THE AGENDA

Now is the time to revisit your Open Banking strategy as Canada’s Department of Finance has signalled its potential to play a pivotal role in the country’s economic recovery

2020 HEADLINERS INCLUDE

Dave Forestell
Dave Forestell
Vice President, Office of the CEO, Scotiabank
Dave Forestell serves as Vice President, Office of the President and CEO, at Scotiabank. He has held senior positions in government and private sector. He worked overseas in Chile and Venezuela and speaks fluent Spanish. While in Chile, Dave led corporate affairs and corporate social responsibility for several mining projects and served as Chair of a Joint Venture Board of Directors. Dave Forestell was appointed to the AGCO Board of Directors in December 2018 and is currently Vice Chair. He is currently serving as a Board Member of the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Mr. Forestell obtained his B.A. and LLB from Western University.
Sue Britton
Rizwan Khalfan
Lisa Shields
Senator Colin Deacon
Rami Thabet
Kristy Duncan
Andrew McFarlane
Andrew Moor
Eytan Bensoussan

THE VIRTUAL EVENT EXPERIENCE

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2020 PROGRAM
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VIRTUAL 2020 PROGRAM

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Tuesday 3rd

11:00

Pushing the pedal to the metal in Open Banking innovation

Open Banking has the opportunity to change the face of the Canadian financial services landscape as we know it. In a post-Covid 19 world senior digital leaders and policy makers will provide healthy debate, insight and opinion as the market continues to prepare for the largest digital transformation in a generation at a time that has never been more critical. With the second phase of the Open Banking consultation soon to launch, our panellists will deep dive into the current rate of evolution and field questions on what the Open Banking roadmap might look like as the Government prepares to consult on implementation. Moderated by Parna Sabet-Stephenson, Partner, Golwing WLG

 

Sue Britton
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, FinTech Growth Syndicate
Dave Forestell
Vice President, Office of the CEO, Scotiabank
Rizwan Khalfan
EVP, Chief Digital and Payments Officer, TD Bank
Vice President, Digital Product, Royal Bank of Canada
Partner, Golwing WLG
Director of Global Partnerships, ATB Financial
Mayank Mishra
Managing Director; Global Head Digital Channels, Citi
11:45

POWER NETWORKING

Head on over to the Virtual Partner Booths or connect with fellow participants to discuss all things Open Banking.

12:00

HEADLINE SPONSOR PRESENTATION

Speaker(s) to be announced shortly

12:30

POWER NETWORKING

Head on over to the Virtual Partner Booths or connect with fellow participants to discuss all things Open Banking.

13:00

USE CASE – From prototype to first mover to consumer adoption

HSBC in the UK has led the way in Open Banking innovation and delivery since the Competition & Markets Authority order came into play in January 2018. Via partnerships and innovation by design the organisation’s Open Banking Director will reveal for the first time the highs and lows of their journey and the challenges they have faced.

Hetal Popat
Open Banking Director, HSBC UK
13:30

Credit Unions; top 3 benefits of Open Banking you should be considering within your organization

The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) participated in the Department of Finance’s 2019 consultation on the merits of Open Banking. It found that Canadian credit unions are supportive of the introduction of an Open Banking regulatory framework to benefit their members and Canada as a whole.

Top 3 benefits include:

  1. Modernisation; Open Banking could help reduce the costs of complying with the various regulations that exist
  2. Competition; An Open Banking framework creates competition, providing space for smaller outfits. It could therefore increase Canadians’ awareness of the credit union alternative.
  3. Digitization and Digital ID; Open Banking should be introduced in lockstep with or after the implementation of a cross-sectoral Digital ID system. Doing so will increase trust and better socialize and expose Open Banking to Canadians

Speaker(s) to be announced shortly

14:00

From Open Banking to Open Data

This session will discuss the expansion of concepts underlying Open Bnking beyond the banking context, both in Canada and in a global context.  This will include a discussion of:
    – The Australian Consumer Data Right and to what extent there is a Canadian equivalent
    – Open Banking-like initiatives in other industries, such as the recommendation in respect of Open Data in the Capital     Markets Modernization Taskforce Report
    – How Open Banking ties into various “Open Data” initiatives in Canada

Ana Badour
Partner, McCarthy Tetrault

Wednesday 4th

11:00

PRESENTATION – Are you ready to take first mover advantage?

In a recent Open Banking survey undertaken by Accenture, it was reported that most Canadians aren’t yet interested in the benefits of Open Banking, although a closer analysis of the data shows that younger people are much keener to share their financial data in exchange for benefits.
“Banks, therefore, should act now to draw up a strategic plan and decide where in the broader Open Banking ecosystem they want to position themselves,” said Andrew McFarlane, Managing Director, Canadian Payments Practice Lead & Global Open Banking Lead.
We welcome Andrew to the stage, who will offer delegates a thought-provoking session which will challenge whether the industry is ready and sufficiently innovative to take first-mover advantage.

Andrew McFarlane
Managing Director, Accenture
11:30

USE CASE

One of Europe’s ace players in the Open Banking market reveals its ingredients for success when it comes to hurdling regulation and compliance issues, driving adoption and competing at the top of the innovation tree.

Ali Niknam
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, bunq
12:00

POWER NETWORKING

Head on over to the Virtual Partner Booths or connect with fellow participants to discuss all things Open Banking.

12:30

EXECUTIVE PANEL DEBATE – Supercharging SME recovery in a post-Covid Open Banking world

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) recently conducted a survey that revealed that while half of small businesses are now completely open, less than 20 percent are earning their usual income for this time of the year. This panel will focus on;

  • Ensuring economic recovery through Open Banking principles
  • Access to bespoke and personalised lending products via Open Banking in other regions has surged- what can Canada learn to build its own plan of attack to combat the economic impact from Covid-19
  • Why wait for regulation? Should we let innovation show us the way to economic success for SME’s?

Former Chief Operating Officer at Payments Canada,
Eytan Bensoussan
Chief Executive Officer, NorthOne
Lisa Shields
Chief Executive Officer, FI Span
Senator Colin Deacon
Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee, Senate of Canada

Thursday 5th

11:00

PRESENTATION – Finance Canada reveals next steps

We’re now more than one year on from the Department of Finance’s consultation on the merits of Open Banking in the Canadian financial services sector, we welcome a Government representative to reveal its plans for implementation, data security and its stance on a potential Open Banking roadmap with the recent announcement around the hyped ‘Consumer-Directed Finance’.

Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector Policy Branch, Finance Canada
11:30

Panel: Moving the dial forward in Open Banking

This unique panel discussion will bring together a collection of handpicked insights from across the banking, Fintech and regulation ecosystems. On the agenda for this session will be:

  • If Open Banking is to materialise in Canada how do we eradicate resistance and in some cases, fear?
  • How do incumbent banks safely and successfully navigate the Ope Future?
  • A market driven by innovation- what can we learn from other regions around the globe?
  • Canada provides one of the worlds most vibrant FinTech ecosystems- so what are the challenges facing the market today and how do we overcome them?

Steve Boms
Executive Director, FDATA Canada
Eyal Siven
Panel moderated by: Eyal Sivan
Head of Open Banking, Axway
12:15

POWER NETWORKING

Head on over to the Virtual Partner Booths or connect with fellow participants to discuss all things Open Banking.

13:00

USE CASE – Europe’s leading Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP)

In June 2018 Token made history by becoming the first licensed Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP) to conduct an end-to-end payment through a public bank API. Since inception Token continues to set the pace in the Open Banking playing field connecting in with the highest volume of banks globally. Here its CEO will take delegates on a journey from concept to delivery.

Todd Clyde
Chief Executive Officer, Token
13:45

EXECUTIVE PANEL

Session content to be announced.

Saba Shariff
Head of New Product Development & Innovation, Symcor
14:30

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Andrew Moor
Chief Executive Officer, Equitable Bank

WHAT ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY

"An excellent, focused event with a strong cross-section of perspectives from the bank, regulator and fintech communities."
Eyal Sivan, former Head of Strategic Platforms, CIBC
"An excellent primer, thought provoking and informative."
Andrew Obee, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Ficanex Group of Companies
"A meeting of top leaders and pioneers to share their expertise in Open Banking."
Jenny Salazar, Product Manager, TD Bank Group
"Focused topics and discussions."
Roy Kao, former Managing Director, MaRS Fintech, MaRS Discovery District