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Livestream: The Central Bank and digital currency

Jun 8, 2020 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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With the rise of digital currencies there have been strong arguments for central banks to start issuing “digital cash” – an electronic version of notes and coins – and it could be more important than ever in light of the global pandemic. 

Join us on Monday, June 8 from 12 to 1 p.m. EDT for a complimentary livestream with Eric Santor, Advisor to the Governor on Digitalization, Bank of Canada, who will discuss the impact of digital currencies on financial stability and the future of banking. 

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

This event is by invitation only and off the record. 



12-12:05 p.m.

Introduction from J.P. Vergne, Director of the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab

12:05-12:35 p.m.

Keynote presentation from Eric Santor, Advisor to the Governor on Digitalization, Bank of Canada

12:35-1 p.m.

Q&A with Eric Santor moderator by Ivey Dean Sharon Hodgson

About the Speaker

Eric Santor

Eric Santor was appointed Advisor to the Governor on Digitalization effective March 11, 2019. In this role, he leads the Bank’s digitalization work, including research into the impact of digitalization on the economy and financial system. He also leads the initiative to incorporate technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as big data into the Bank’s operations.



About the Moderator

Sharon HodgsonSharon Hodgson began her role as Dean of Ivey Business School on May 6, 2019. Prior to Ivey, she held senior leadership roles with some of the world’s largest professional services firms, including IBM, PwC, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). She brings a wealth of experience leading complex organizations through disruptive environments, and is passionate about continuing to build Ivey’s reputation on the world stage.



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. Jean-Philippe (J.P.) Vergne is Director of the Digital Banking Lab.