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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. Past panelists include Dan Dickinson, Chief Digital Officer of EQ Bank, Peter Poon, lead of Digital Innovation and Channel Strategy at BMO, Kevin Stewart Vice President of Digital Enablement at Scotiabank’s Digital Factory, and Phil Gene, lead of Experience Design and Emerging Payments at President’s Choice Financial.
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VP - Omni & Mobile Technology
Director, Digital Strategy & Integration
Since joining CIBC in early 2009, Christina Hatziioannou has held various leadership roles across the bank. Christina’s career has been focused on developing strategies that disrupt the traditional retail banking model which is evident through her work to modernize CIBC’s mass affluent offer and her current role within CIBC’s Digital group. Currently, Christina is a leader in the Digital Strategy group where she is responsible for establishing and driving the Digital strategy and roadmap. In addition, Christina and her team provide the bank with expertise in mobile and online innovation strategies.
Senior Director, Innovation
Syd Millett is the Senior Director of the T&O Innovation Lab, which is responsible for creating products and proof of concepts, and aims to launch them to production in an accelerated timeframe. RBC T&O Innovation blends expertise in Cybersecurity, Blockchain, and AI technologies with academic and FinTech partnerships to help the bank solve problems in new and different ways and imagine the possibilities. Prior to joining RBC, Syd was Vice President & General Manager of Canada at software and design consultancy Infusion, which focuses on digital transformation and innovation with an emphasis on financial services. Syd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Joseph Villamizar Lopez
Director FinTech Partnerships
Joseph Villamizar has more than 15 years of B2B and electronic payments experience. He joined Scotiabank in 2013 as Relation Manager Director in Global Transaction Banking, with the responsibility of supporting the delivery of Cash Management products, through multiple physical and electronic channels, to the Bank’s business customers in Mexico, LatAm, Caribbean, through the development and delivery of multi-product strategies and training programs.
Prior to joining Scotiabank/Toronto, Joseph was Cash Management Head for Banco Colpatria in Colombia, with over ten years industry expertise in Commercial and Business Banking product management, Cash Management, e-business platforms, Correspondent Banking and ERP integrations.
In addition to his work experience, Joseph is fluent in English and Spanish, holds Post Graduate studies in Finance from Los Andes University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from del Norte University.
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