Canada’s First FinTech Conference This Week in Vancouver

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The Digital Finance Institute is holding Canada’s first FinTech and Banking Innovation Conference on June 3, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Credit unions are invited to learn with a stellar line-up of top notch speakers and organizations.

Credit unions are invited to register at the conference website.

Speakers include:

  • Peter Vander Auwera and Sam Maule (as keynotes) on banking innovation, startups, disruption and FinTech.
  • Kieran Beer, Dan Lambert, Christine Duhaime and Inspector Cal Crustie on financial crime, money laundering and terrorist financing risks and regulatory matters in Vancouver.
  • Michael Gorturk, Nat Cartwright, Daniel Eberhardt and Teri Kirk on disruptive payment systems and financial technology developed in Canada.
  • Sarah Martin and Ebru Pakcan on digital currencies, disruptive FinTech, Bitcoin, financial inclusion and the block chain, moderated by Grant Fondo of the US top law firm Goodwin Procter LLP who negotiated the first Bitcoin-related fine from FINCEN in the US on behalf of Ripple Labs
  • Sam Maule on FinTech.

In addition, Digital Finance 2015 will release a “White Paper on PowerWomen in FinTech”, the world’s first study highlighting powerful and impactful women in emerging technologies for financial services from around the world, a collaborative project from Innotribe, Carlisle & Gallagher and the Digital Finance Institute.

Peter Vander Auwera, Co-Founder of Innotribe, SWIFT’s  innovation initiative, who will present on “Innovation in banking: from tactics to strategy.” Peter is one of the top-25 Most Influential Voices in Banking and a thought leader in FinTech innovation.

Sam Maule, Emerging Payments Expert with Carlisle & Gallagher, and Chief Inspirational Officer with the Digital Finance Institute, who will present on “FinTech’s Disruptive Force in Banking.” Sam is consistently voted one of the “top innovation influencers” along with Richard Branson & Bill Gates. His views on innovation in financial services are highly sought-after.

The Conference will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • The future of money
  • New financial models
  • Bank innovation
  • Blockchain technology and Bitcoin
  • Anti-money laundering issues
  • Financial inclusion
  • Payment solutions for disaster relief

The conference targets venture capital firms, credit unions, banks, innovation labs, entrepreneurs, financial technology companies, AML compliance teams, digital currency companies, startups, payment processors and government regulators.

Click here to learn more and register.

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