Open Banking: A Canadian Lens

September 18, 2019 - Toronto

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Open Banking: A Canadian Lens explores how
Open Banking could transform Canada’s financial landscape

From the wider impact of open banking and APIs, to the unchartered waters of unlocking customer data, our top-level agenda will give you a first-look at how adopting Open Banking could change your business. Providing practical advice through panel discussions, incisive spotlights and pioneers from the UK, this event is for senior executives to discover how Open Banking could transform banking as you know it.

September 18, 2019 - Vantage Venues, 150 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9






From the Chair: Roy Kao, Managing Director, MaRS Fintech
From our partner: Lisa Nelson, President, Equifax Canada Co.


Is Open Banking really going to change the financial landscape as we know it? 

Open Banking is a reality and it is re-shaping the financial services industry right now! Europe is at the forefront, but Asia, the Middle East and Latin America are also commited to regulatory regimes. Canada may be next. But is Open Banking really the stimulus to drive innovation and revenue success? Where are we headed and what does the future hold? Accenture’s Global Open Banking Lead will reveal his organisation’s latest report on Open Banking; including their vision for a thriving, open, digital future, and help you navigate where the best opportunities lie.

Andrew McFarlane, Global Open Banking Lead & Managing Director, Financial Services, Accenture Financial Services


Open Banking – The next revolution?

As Open Banking gathers apace our retail banking experts will share their insight, predictions and first moves. During this session the audience will discover where Open Banking is heading for some of the leading banks, and what is next strategically. We will question the leaders on their approach taken so far and where they are looking to take Open Banking in the future. The importance of the customer focus, user experience and the learnings from initial pilots will be explored. This is an audience participation session, so get your questions ready for the panel!

Panel chaired by: Jennifer Reynolds, President & Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Finance International
Andrew Moor, President & Chief Executive Officer, Equitable Bank
Eyal Sivan, Senior Director - APIs & Microservices, CIBC
Michael Legare, Vice President, Digital Transformation, National Bank of Canada
Carolyn Burke, Head of Enterprise Payments, Royal Bank of Canada
Julien Brazeau, Senior Director & Special Advisor, Finance Canada


Success through innovation

Equifax Canada Co.’s partner, Flink, has set the stage for transformation via Open Banking; pioneering the technology, removing friction from the customer journey and helping clients embrace data sharing. Its platform allows fintechs, and other software providers to securely connect and share customer data with established financial institutions. It has agreements in place with more than 150 clients including Canada’s big six banks. Real-world successes will be revealed by their Founder and CEO, with tips on how you can digitize your processes, improve user experience and reduce delinquency.

Yves-Gabriel Laboeuf, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Flinks
Yassir Jiwan, Head of Innovation, Equifax Canada Co.




Key considerations when utilising consumer data to implement Open Banking. Including allocation of liability frameworks.

Ana Badour, Partner, McCarthy Tetrault


The UK was the first market to implement Open Banking in January 2018, driven by the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) retail banking market investigation. Its report highlighted the need to accelerate technological change in the UK retail banking sector. Get exclusive insight direct from the CMS’s Head of Open Banking, who will reveal the UK’s journey so far. What were the challenges, how did lenders overcome them, has Open Banking’s implementation met expectations yet? Get your questions ready!

Bill Roberts, Head of Open Banking, Competition & Markets Authority


Interview with a digital trailblazer from one of the Big Six banks

Rizwan Khalfan is responsible for setting the strategic direction for all digital and payments activities, while creating more intuitive, personalized and integrated experiences that help customers live their lives. Join us for a deep dive into his view of the future of Open Banking and consumer behaviour.

Rizwan Khalfan, EVP, Chief Digital and Payments Officer, TD Bank Group


From the Chair: Roy Kao, Managing Director, MaRS Fintech
Bill Johnston, Vice President, Data and Analytics, Equifax Canada Co.
Rizwan Khalfan

Rizwan Khalfan

Andrew McFarlane

Andrew McFarlane

Michael Légaré

Michael Legare

Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds

Andrew Moor

Andrew Moor

Carolyn Burke

Carolyn Burke

Lisa Nelson

Ana Badour

Ana Badour

Yassir Jiwan

Yassir Jiwan

Eyal Siven

Eyal Sivan

Bill Johnston

Yves-Gabriel Leboeuf

Yves-Gabriel Laboeuf

Roy Kao

Roy Kao

Bill Roberts

Bill Roberts

Julien Brazeau

Julien Brazeau

Exclusive partner

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Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 11,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit and follow the company’s news on Twitter and LinkedIn.