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Capitalizing on the Digital Financial Revolution: Opportunities, Risks and Policy Imperatives

Oct 7, 2021

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The financial services sector is experiencing a substantial transformation. Digital innovations promise consumers more choices, easier access to their funds and financial advice, and a better customer experience. But what structural forces are shaping the financial services revolution? What opportunities and challenges do consumers face? How are the changes shaping the competitive dynamics in the industry? What role does policy play in fully capitalizing on the financial revolution in a way that leads to greater adoption of digital innovations while safeguarding consumer data and privacy?



The Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School, in collaboration with the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, invites you to join an engaging discussion entitled...

Capitalizing on the Digital Financial Revolution: Opportunities, Risks and Policy Imperatives

This interactive event will feature Professor Michael King, Lansdowne Chair in Finance at University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business, and will be moderated by Michelle Beyo, CEO and founder of FINAVATOR and a board member of the non-partisan Open Banking Initiative Canada. Michael, co-editor of the book, The Technological Revolution in Financial Services: How Banks, FinTechs, and Customers Win Together, will share insights on the future of the financial services industry, consumer data and privacy protection, and policy imperatives.

Click to register and participate live on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. EDT. Please feel free to invite anyone in your network who would be interested in joining this insightful conversation. Audience questions will be answered during the Q&A portion of the event. You may submit a question when you register.


About the Speaker

Professor Michael King

Professor Michael R. King is the Lansdowne Chair in Finance at University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business. Prior to joining UVic, he held the Tangerine Chair in Finance at Ivey Business School, where he co-founded Canada’s first FinTech research centre, the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab, in 2016. Before joining academia, he worked in investment banking in Zurich, New York and London from 1990-1998 (Credit Suisse, RBC Dominion Securities) and central banking in Ottawa and Basel from 2001-2011 (Bank of Canada, Bank for International Settlements). Michael earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and his research focuses on climate finance, FinTech, banking, international financial markets, and corporate finance. Read more about Michael King.



About the Moderator

Michelle Beyo

Michelle Beyo is the CEO & founder of FINAVATOR, an award-winning FinTech and Payments Consultancy. She is also a strategic advisor to FinTechs, a Money 20/20 Rise Up alumni, a Global Council member of Women in Payments, the Membership Chair at Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization, a payment advisor at National Crowdfunding and FinTech Association of Canada, and a board member at Open Banking Initiative Canada. Michelle has 20 years of extensive industry experience driving innovation across the retail and payments industry. She was named the “Top 30 Best CEOs of 2021” by The Silicon Valley Review and FINAVATOR was awarded "Most Influential Leader in FinTech Consulting - Canada" in 2020. Read more about Michelle Beyo.