The Future of Banking and Financial Services

June 23, 2017

This one-day conference examined how banks are adapting to the evolving regulatory environment, rapid technological change, and digital disruption from financial technology (“FinTech”) start-ups. The speakers included leading professionals from Canada, the United States and Europe who provided their perspectives on where the financial services industry is heading in the coming decade. Participants heard the views of senior bank executives, risk managers, regulators, Board members, shareholders and FinTech disruptors. The audience included banking and financial services practitioners, policymakers, regulators, academics, and the public.

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2nd Annual Scotiabank Speakers Series in Digital Transformation Banking

Beyond digital: How cognitive, blockchain, and FinTechs are transforming banking
Dino Trevisani, President of IBM Canada
June 1, 2017

On June 1st, 2017, Dino Trevisani, President of IBM Canada, led an interactive discussion on innovation opportunities in banking.

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FinTech 101: What Policymakers Need to Know

April 4, 2017

The Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School and Upside Consulting organized a FinTech workshop for public-sector officials that took place on Tuesday April 4th, 2017. This event provided policymakers, regulators and other public sector employees with an introduction to financial technology (“FinTech”), the different business lines, and the Toronto ecosystem. The event was hosted at OneEleven, a tech start-up accelerator located in downtown Toronto. 

The workshop featured founders and senior executives from FinTech start-ups, investors, and hubs who donated their time in the interests of promoting Canada’s FinTech ecosystem.

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Digital Disruption in Financial Services

November 30, 2016

On November 30, 2016, SWIFT Institute partnered with the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School, Western University to host a one-day event focusing on Digital Disruption in Financial Services.

This event brought together experts from banks, academia, and the FinTech world to explore both the threats and opportunities the digitization of banking offers.

More information, including a video of highlights from this event, is available here >>


'Ransomware: The darker side of bitcoin'

July 27, 2016

Panel discussion with Alexander Hinchliffe (Palo Alto Networks) and Samee Zafar (Edgar Dunn Co) moderated by JP Vergne.

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1st Annual Scotiabank Speakers Series in Digital Transformation Banking

Digital Disruption and FinTech Innovation
Ray Sharma, Executive Managing Partner of Extreme Venture Partners
May 19, 2016

On May 19, 2016, Ray Sharma spoke to a sold-out audience at the inaugural Scotiabank Speaker Series in Digital Transformation banking, the first event by the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at the Ivey Business School. 

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‘Life after blockchain?’

May 18, 2016

Panel discussion with Johann Gevers (Monetas) & Maria Flyvbjerg Bo (Hufsy) moderated by JP Vergne.

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Swift Institute Business Forum

April 13, 2016

Thinking strategically about the future of blockchain technology.

Watch the closing keynote presentation by JP Vergne here >>


‘The Great Bitcoin Debate’

March 16, 2016

Panel discussion with Taylor Gerring (Ethereum) and Danial Daychopan (Plutus) moderated by JP Vergne.

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Global Risk Institute

November 10, 2015

FinTech and the bitcoin disruption: Toward crypto capitalism? Presentation by JP Vergne, discussion moderated by the Senior Deputy Governor of Bank of Canada.