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Beyond digital: How cognitive, blockchain, and FinTechs are transforming banking

Jun 1, 2017 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Scotiabank Centre, 40 King Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto

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As we usher in the cognitive era, transforming beyond the digital age will require the integration of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchains, and more. The cognitive bank will engage customers as never before by tapping massive stores of previously dormant data while transforming operationally and delivering on FinTech innovation. These are powerful forces reshaping the industry. So what does the future hold for banks and, more importantly, their customers in this new world of banking? Join Dino Trevisani, President of IBM Canada, for an interactive discussion on innovation opportunities in banking.

This event is the Scotiabank Speakers Series in Digital Transformation in Banking.



Event Details

Scotiabank Speakers Series in Digital Transformation in Banking

June 1, 2017

5:30-6 p.m. – Registration, hors d'oeuvres, and bar
6-7 p.m.Presentation from Dino Trevisani, President, IBM Canada
7-7:30 p.m. – Q&A
Location: Scotiabank Centre, 40 King Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto

This event is sold out and registration is closed.

Topics You Will Explore

  • Who are the key players in the FinTech ecosystem?
  • What is the future for cognitive banking?
  • What are the biggest developments with artificial intelligence and blockchain?

About the Speaker

Dino Trevisani

Dino Trevisani is President, IBM Canada, where he leads a team that is passionate about delivering value to its clients; helping Canadian organizations, both large and small, use innovative technology to transform their businesses and realize their full potential.

He is a member of an integral group of global IBM executives who serve on the Chairman's Performance Team and is a member of IBM’s senior leadership Growth and Transformation Team. Prior to his appointment as General Manager in January 2015, Trevisani served as the Managing Director for Citigroup. In this capacity he led IBM sales and go-to-market execution for all of Citigroup’s global businesses operating in more than 160 countries.

Trevisani has held a variety of roles over the course of his 29 years at IBM, many involving deep expertise in financial services and management, including retail banking, capital markets, and insurance. From 2008 to 2009, he served as Vice President, Financial Services for North and South America and, prior to that, he was responsible for IBM’s Financial Services Sector across multiple regions in both Canada and the United States. During his tenure, he led a team of industry experts dedicated to delivering world-class services and innovative applications to help banks and insurance companies grow and compete on a global scale.

Trevisani’s IBM career has been characterized by diverse leadership roles including finance, business management, sales, and marketing, coupled with geographic and global executive assignments. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and a Masters of Business Administration degree from both Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, and Cornell’s Johnson School of Management in Ithaca, New York.

Trevisani serves on the Board of Directors for the Conference Board of Canada, the Advisory Council for Cornell’s Johnson School of Management, the Smith School Advisory Board, and as the Technology Division Chair for the 2016 Toronto and York Region United Way’s Campaign Cabinet. He is a member of the Business Council of Canada and a board member for the Canadian Business/Higher Education Council (BHER). He is also a member of Ryerson University’s DMZ Advisory Council and the IBM internal Universities and Colleges Council. Trevisani is proud to be named an OUTstanding Leading Ally Executive by the Financial Times.

About the Moderator

Michael King

Michael King is an Associate Professor of Finance, Co-director of the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab, and holds the Tangerine Chair in Finance.

He joined the finance group at the Ivey Business School in 2011 after two decades working in international financial markets, both in the private and public sectors.

King began his career in investment banking and trading working between 1990 and 1998 in New York, London, and Zurich with Credit Suisse and RBC Dominion Securities. During this period, he obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. After completing his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2001, King joined the Bank of Canada in Ottawa where he worked in increasingly senior positions in the financial markets and international departments. From 2006 to 2008, he also taught part time on the Queen's Executive MBA program. From 2008 to 2011, He worked for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, where he contributed to the analysis of the global financial crisis, wrote about developments in international financial markets for the BIS Quarterly Review, researched the economic implications of the revised Basel Capital Adequacy Accord (Basel III), and analyzed the results of the 2010 Triennial Global Foreign Exchange survey.

About the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab

The Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School is funded by a generous $3-million donation from Scotiabank. The goal of the Digital Banking Lab is to provide research, education, and outreach on digital disruption and FinTech innovation. The co-directors of the Digital Banking Lab are Professors Michael King and Jean-Philippe (JP) Vergne.