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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Endless networking

Open Banking Expo hosts multiple networking opportunities and tools to foster the creation of new partnerships and strong collaborations across the Open Banking, Open Finance and Open Payments ecosystem.

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.

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
Roy Kao

Roy Kao

Eyal Sivan

Eyal Sivan

Karen Budahazy

Karen Budahazy

Chris Sweetland

Chris Sweetland

Gillian Riley

Gillian Riley

Hugh McKee

Hugh McKee

Stéphane Bousquet

Darren Stevens

Darren Stevens

Sumee Seetharaman

Sumee Seetharaman

Cathy Ly

Cathy Ly

Kristy Duncan

Judy Li

Judy Li

Senator Colin Deacon

Senator Colin Deacon

Frederick Lavoie

Frederick Lavoie

Michelle Beyo

Michelle Beyo

Andrew Moor

Franklin Garrigues

Franklin Garrigues

Matt MacNeil

Matt MacNeil

Charlie Renzoni

Charlie Renzoni

Abraham Tachjian

Glenn Parkinson

Glenn Parkinson

Patrick Barr

Keith Jansa

Keith Jansa

Sarah Gowdy

Sarah Gowdy

Shekher Puri

Andrew Graham

Andrew Graham

Dianne Cupples

Dianne Cupples

David Beardmore

David Beardmore

Eytan Bensoussan

Eytan Bensoussan

Saba Shariff

Check out our full speaker roster here.

Agenda

08:15 - 09:00

Registration & networking

09:00 - 09:10

WELCOME

Adam Cox
Adam Cox
Managing Director, Open Banking Expo
09:10 - 09:30

OPENING KEYNOTE: Exclusive briefing from Finance Canada’s Open Banking Lead

Abraham Tachjian
Open Banking Lead, Finance Canada
09:30 - 10:15

POWERHOUSE DEBATE: Unleashing Open Banking on the financial services industry

A long time in the making, but Open Banking continues to edge closer. Following Abraham Tachjian’s exclusive opening keynote, our panel of industry experts will deep dive into the current state of play and what they think it will take to form a robust Open Banking strategy, with key considerations, opportunities and threats as we hurtle towards the 2023 deadline. What are the ways that private industry can work with government leaders to support Canada’s consumer directed finance process including any future governance? First hand reactions from our panel members following Tachjians’s Keynote will also offer delegates the opportunity to fire questions at the panel to get right to the heart of the matter.

Cathy Ly
Cathy Ly
Vice President, Customer Experience & Digital Banking Operations, EQ Bank
Chris Sweetland
Chris Sweetland
SVP, Payments Strategy & Transformation, CIBC
Hugh McKee
Hugh McKee
Head, BMO Partners, BMO Financial Group
Saba Shariff
Head of New Product Development & Corporate Strategy, Symcor
Sarah Gowdy
Sarah Gowdy
Vice President, Open Banking, Tangerine Bank
10:15 - 10:40

Session delivered by Equifax Canada

Speaker(s) to be announced shortly

10:40 - 11:10

Refreshments & networking

15:35 - 16:00

Refreshments & networking

16:00 - 16:25

The credit union perspective

Patrick Barr
Programme Director, Large Credit Union Coalition
16:30 - 17:10

POWERHOUSE DEBATE: Open Banking for SMBs is a must?

  • Open Banking: What is the appetite from small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and are the barriers too high for entry?
  • Smoothing the speed of innovation; how are regulations altering the way smaller companies do business?
  • What more can the sector do to drive SMB productivity and enhance competition?
  • Industry progress in building an Open Banking strategy around customer and service delivery expectations
  • Why is hyper-personalization crucial for SMBs to maximise open banking potential?
  • Fostering customer trust: Ensuring the third-party data sharing exchange is compliant and secure as digitalsurge encourages greater data sharing to deepen opportunities

Moderated by Glenn Parkinson

Charlie Renzoni
Charlie Renzoni
Investor, OMERS Ventures
Eytan Bensoussan
Eytan Bensoussan
Chief Executive Officer, NorthOne
Glenn Parkinson
Glenn Parkinson
Banking & Capital Markets Leader, EY Canada
Shekher Puri
Vice President Digital Components and Platforms , RBC
17:10 - 17:15

CLOSING REMARKS

17:15 - 18:30

AFTER PARTY