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

June 15, 2023 | Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Canada’s must-attend Open Banking event returns for a fifth year to influence the roadmap and get deals done

Open Banking in Canada is underway, with a Made in Canada framework starting to take shape. Following the delivery of the Final Report of the Advisory Committee, practitioners are beginning to build the initial tranche of products and services, and the working groups continue to provide insight and guidance around critical questions of privacy, security, accreditation, and liability.

However, open questions remain: how far can we progress after a slow start to implementation? Do we expect to be further hamstrung by roadblocks in regulations? Will the banks embrace a truly open environment? Is there any real money to be made this year? Which model of governance will work for Canadian financial services? And have we all even agreed on what ‘true’ Open Banking will look like going forwards?

Join us in June to unpick these crucial questions and truly move the dial in anticipation of the roadmap announcement.



We're unpicking the next steps in the implementation roadmap and exploring the current state of the market, including when we can expect write access and how it will accelerate the time-to-value of existing products. We’ll get the inside scoop on the working groups, including current progress and future roadblocks. Join us to break down international regulatory environments, benchmark Canada against the global Open Banking landscape, and dive into developments coming out of the USA.


We'll uncover how to develop a commercial go-to-market strategy, deliver seamless user experiences, and launch innovative products that appeal to risk-averse Canadians. You'll get to grips with the practical steps that can be taken to embed privacy and security into customer-facing Open Banking products. Join us to examine how Open Banking can reach Interac levels of market penetration, speculate what the breakthrough use case could be, and debate whose role it is to educate the market.


The question of how to monetize Open Banking remains top-of-mind for business leaders. We'll explore how FIs and fintechs have implemented Open Banking into their business models to increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve customer engagement – and examine concrete strategies to convince line-of-business leaders to adopt API programs. Join us as we dive into successful commercial use cases from other regions and map the landscape for future Open Banking efforts.


As Canada wrestles with the complexity of developing a shared “language” for its Open Banking initiative, we explore how financial institutions and third-party providers can ensure that their APIs comply with the regulatory requirements of different jurisdictions and are secure enough to protect sensitive customer data. Join us as we make the case for why both incumbents and challengers will benefit from an open ecosystem.


Despite being in its infancy, industry insiders and technologists are bullish on Open Banking’s transformative impact. From Australia’s data portability approach, to the accelerating pace of innovation in Brazil, we’ll explore how industry evolution to a more open environment will give customers better experiences and more control over their data. Join us to add your voice to the open future forecast.


Nezihe Aquino

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk and Chief Risk Officer

Jag Bhogal

VP of Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation

Tom Pawelkiewicz

Senior Commercial Lead - Payment Partnerships

Paul-Emile McNab

Vice President, Business Development & Membership Experience

Saba Shariff

Head of New Product Development & Corporate Strategy

Robert Miller

Associate Vice President, Open Banking

Peter Tilton

Chief Digital Officer

Abraham Tachjian

Open Banking Lead

Carrie Forbes

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Reynolds

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Moor

President & Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Barr

Director, Strategy & Programs

Don Cardinal

Managing Director

Steve Boms

Founder & President

Eytan Bensoussan

Chief Executive Officer

Jamie Kruspel

Chief Transformation Officer

Craig Borysowich

Director - Enterprise Architecture

Mahima Poddar

Group Head, Personal Banking

Ana Climente

Head of Open Banking

Stephanie Duhaime

Director, Program and Policy Innovation

Sallim Dahman

Open Banking & Digital Identity Manager

Shekher Puri

Vice President Digital Components and Platforms

Eyal Sivan

Head of Open Banking

Mauricio Deutsch

Banking & Capital Markets Leader

Stéphane Bousquet

Leader — Open Banking & Digital ID

Victoria Clark

Managing Director, Payments

Sandeep Achar

Director Strategy, Emerging Businesses

Geetika Tiwari

Business Director, Enterprise Payments Transformation

Steven Thomas

Chief Technology Officer

Cyrielle Chiron

Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Innovation

Check out our full speaker roster here.

Why attend

Incisive conference

Across two stages 60+ 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.


Using the event app you can book a slot in our Networking 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.


Join us after the conference for the gala dinner. The perfect opportunity to discuss the day’s learnings whilst enjoying an appetizing three course dinner with industry colleagues and friends.

Our partners

Say hello to the game-changers driving the Open Banking revolution in Canada and could be your next partner.

Would you like to partner with us? Check out our partnership opportunities here.

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