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Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab

The Third Toronto FinTech Conference

Sponsored by the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School

The Annual Toronto FinTech Conference is an event where scholars in the fields of strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, organization theory, finance, and economics can discuss their research on the rise, diffusion, and disruptive potential of financial technologies (“FinTech”). 

Technologies such as artificial intelligence, crypto tokens, blockchain, and the Internet of Things are rapidly reshaping the economy by promoting decentralization, disintermediation, and digitization in a manner described by some as the 4th industrial revolution. With applications in the form of digital currencies, digital payments, P2P and marketplace lending, robo-advisors, smart contracts, decentralized autonomous organizations, and insurtech, these emerging technologies are enabling new business models and are radically disrupting the financial sector. The theoretical and empirical knowledge of these trends is in its infancy and now is the time to examine these trends, as a community of scholars, with rigorous research. 

The Toronto FinTech Conference has three objectives:

  1. To network within a fast-growing academic community of scholars (both professors and PhD students) who research FinTech topics across a range of related disciplines.
  2. To discuss cutting-edge research papers, both theoretical and empirical, which address important issues related to the antecedents and consequences of decentralization, disintermediation, and digitization in the FinTech sector and beyond. The ultimate goal is to work together toward publication at top journals.
  3. To facilitate a dialogue between academics and top executives, entrepreneurs, and policymakers from the public and private sectors.

In October 2017, the first Toronto Fintech Conference attracted a large volume of high quality academic submissions across the fields of strategy, entrepreneurship, finance, economics, and organization theory. Thirty-four papers were presented and discussed in nine themed tracks that captured the multi-faceted nature of FinTech. Leading academic thinkers representing 35 universities from all over the world met and debated this emerging and exciting area of study.


Event Details

Date: November 5-6, 2020

Conference Venue: Scotiabank Centre, 40 King Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Canada

Cost: $100 (+HST)


More details and registration link will be available soon.