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Speakers and Panels

Second Toronto FinTech Conference

March 28, 2019

Building upon the success of the 2017 Toronto FinTech Conference, this event attracted 90 paper submissions from some of the world’s leading universities in the fields of finance, economics, strategy, entrepreneurship, information systems, accounting, and law. Scholars from 48 universities were represented creating a unique multidisciplinary forum. The quality of submissions was reflected in each of the sub-tracks and exemplified by the award winning papers.

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Blockchain Panel

March 25, 2019

The Ivey Fintech Club hosted its first ever blockchain panel, consisting of Mauricio Di Bartolomeo and Adam Reeds from Ledn, Justin John from Mavennet, and Montaek Kohli from Bicameral Ventures. Coming from a variety of perspectives in the industry but all Ivey Alumni, they provided the students with a wide assortment of knowledge ranging from their interest in blockchain and its potential use in cases.

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Blockchain and Cruptoassets: Regulatory and Tax Issues

November 19, 2018

This half-day conference introduced attendees to blockchain, cryptoassets, and securities law regarding initial coin offerings and security token offerings, as well as tax and legal issues around these assets. Our keynote speaker, Alan Wunsche, MBA '91, CEO and Chief Token Officer of TokenFunder, and Chair and Co-Founder of Blockchain Canada, provided an overview of blockchain and cryptoassets; and our panels of thought leaders, experts, and industry representatives shared insights on the current regulatory environment and what lies ahead.

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Canadian Business Frontiers Conference

November 12, 2018

The Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab, in collaboration with the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation, the Centre for Building Sustainable Value, and the Energy Policy and Management Centre, convened leaders in finance, energy, health and government to discuss the role of business in ensuring technology will have a positive impact on Canadians. 

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The Future of Digital Advice Conference

September 19, 2018

At a conference held on September 14th, experts across the financial services industry discussed how digital technology might disrupt the industry, as well as the opportunities for it to create efficiencies and heighten performance. The event included spotlights on specific companies, and panels on the industry, technology, and compliance perspectives. 

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3rd Annual Scotiabank Speakers Series in Digital Transformation in Banking

Cryptoeconomics and the Emergence of Web 3.0
Ryan Zurrer, Principal and Venture Partner at Polychain Capital
June 11, 2018

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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.

More information on this event, including downloadable copies of the speakers' presentations, is available here.


2nd Annual Scotiabank Speakers Series in Digital Transformation in 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.

More information on this event, including downloadable copies of the speakers' presentations, is available here.


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.

View the webinar here.


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.

View the webinar here.


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.

View the webinar here.


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.