Fintech Panel | A Discussion on Innovation in Banking

Thursday, May 04th @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 04, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BrainStation Toronto

460 King Street West Enter through the glass doors on Spadina


$45 CAD

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Event details

It’s a well known fact that today’s digital landscape is forcing traditional businesses to pivot in order to stay relevant and integrate into the everyday habits of both individuals and businesses.


This is particularly evident in banking, where we are seeing a shift in the way that we interact with currency, from saving to borrowing to investing. Consequently, more and more fintech startups are emerging to fill consumer needs, which is changing the financial industry and encouraging traditional banks to innovate.


Join expert panelists to discuss the rise of fintech, the integration of new and innovative technologies within financial services, and the future of digital finance.



Topics of Discussion


  • The evolution of fintech - uncovering the opportunities

  • How fintech is disrupting the traditional banking model

  • How can fintech startups and banks work together?

  • The importance of user-centric thinking when designing customer experience

  • The strategies banks are taking to innovate

  • How do banks leverage customer insight?

  • How businesses can make the most of fintech services

  • Overview of RegTech, Digital Identity, and Security & Privacy

  • The future of fintech



What You’ll Get


    • An intimate discussion with leaders in the tech and financial industry

    • A BrainStation notebook and pen for note-taking purposes

    • Snacks and refreshments




*Event is non-refundable and non-transferable.


Dan Dickinson is Chief Digital Officer at Equitable Bank in Toronto, Canada’s ninth-largest independent bank. He is responsible for all technology strategy, delivery, and operations for Equitable, and also leads EQ Bank, Equitable’s digital-only bank. Dan joined Equitable in 2013 as VP Digital Banking and launched EQ Bank in January 2016. Prior to joining Equitable he was Managing Director, Online & Mobile Banking at BMO Bank of Montreal, responsible for sales and service for two million active digital banking customers. Throughout his 18 years of banking experience he has focused on the role technology plays in serving the customer, the employee, and the bank.

As the Head of Digital Strategy and Mobile Payments at President’s Choice Financial, Ranjit Sarai is responsible for creating the long-term vision and roadmap for the bank’s digital channels including leading an enterprise-wide digital transformation effort. In addition, Ranjit is also responsible for spearheading the bank’s initiatives within the emerging digital commerce space including mobile wallets, in-store and remote payments.

Peter Poon is an established thought leader in digital financial services and strategy, with a 10+ year track record in identifying disruptive innovations and realizing business opportunities from emerging technologies. Peter brings a diverse set of experiences across early stage fintechs and global financial institutions, where he has successfully delivered numerous projects totalling $400MM+ in investment.

Peter currently heads up Digital Innovation and Channel Strategy at the BMO Bank of Montreal, a top-10 North American financial institution.

Kevin Stewart is the Vice President, Digital Enablement at Scotiabank’s Digital Factory. A 25 year veteran in Banking, Kevin has specialized in helping to build high performance teams to effect change across business lines, customer channels and geographies.

A self-professed ‘tech-junkie’, Kevin’s current role marries the technical and physical build of the DF headquarters with the operational and management realities of bridging the two organizations.