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Thursday, July 9
 

1:30pm EDT

1:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Fireside Keynote by Honourable Senator Deacon (SENATE OF CANADA and FINTECH GROWTH SYNDICATE)
Speakers
avatar for Senator Colin Deacon

Senator Colin Deacon

Senator, Senate of Canada
The Honourable Colin Deacon’s background as an entrepreneur provides a unique perspective in Canada’s Upper Chamber. Prior to joining the Senate, he ran several successful global businesses, the latest of which was Bluelight Analytics, a technology firm providing data tools to... Read More →
avatar for Sue Britton

Sue Britton

CEO and Founder, FinTech Growth Syndicate (FGS)
Sue is a customer-centric innovator who focuses on building products without barriers. She believes that the opportunity for innovation lies in listening to the core pain points communicated by the customer. She brings extensive experience in ideating and commercializing products... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2020 2:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:30pm EDT

Fireside Keynote: What we need for Canadian Fintechs to Succeed (PORTAG3 VENTURES and FINANCIAL POST)
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Carmichael

Kevin Carmichael

National Business Columnist, Financial Post
Kevin Carmichael is the National Business Columnist at the Financial Post and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation based in Montreal.For more than a decade, he shifted between Ottawa and Washington, DC, writing about economics and politics for Bloomberg... Read More →
avatar for Adam Felesky, B. ENG, BA.

Adam Felesky, B. ENG, BA.

CEO & co-founder, Portag3 Ventures
Adam Felesky, B. ENG, BA., CEO & co-founder of Portag3 Ventures. Portag3 Ventures is a leading fintech focused global venture capital fund managing over $700mm of AUM. Portag3 has made over 35 investments to date in 8 countries. Background: Prior to this, Adam founded and was the... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2020 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:00pm EDT

Presentation: Global Fintech Benchmarking and COVID-19s Impact (CAMBRIDGE CENTRE FOR ALTERNATIVE FINANCE)
Speakers
avatar for Karsten Wenzlaff

Karsten Wenzlaff

Lecturer, University of Hamburg
Karsten Wenzlaff is the founder of the Institute of Communications for Social Media (ikosom), a Berlin-based research facility for new forms of electronic technology. He has received an MPhil in International Relations with a thesis on international financial regulation from the University of Cambridge (UK).His research focus is Alternative Finance, FinTech and Crowdfu... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Rotem Shneor

Dr. Rotem Shneor

Associate Professor, University of Agder’s (UiA) School of Business and Law
Dr. Shneor is an associate professor at the University of Agder’s (UiA) School of Business and Law in Norway and serves as the academic director of the university’s Centre of Entrepreneurship, as well as the founder and head of the university’s Crowdfunding Research Centre... Read More →
avatar for Tania Ziegler

Tania Ziegler

Global Benchmarking Lead, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance
Tania is the Lead of Global Benchmarking at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School and manages the Centre’s alternative finance benchmarking program. This programme tracks the growth and development of capital raising alternative finance activities... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:30pm EDT

Dialogue: The Intangibles Economy: Scaling Fintech Funding, Innovation & Competition (LENDING LOOP, MUNK SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY & GLOBAL AFFAIRS, HOLT ACCELERATOR, ISED)
Speakers
avatar for Michael R. King, PhD CFA

Michael R. King, PhD CFA

Lansdowne Chair in Finance, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
Michael R. King, PhD CFAProfessor Michael R. King is the Lansdowne Chair in Finance at University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business. Prior to joining UVic, he held the Tangerine Chair in Finance at Western University’s Ivey Business School (2011-2019), where he co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Cato Pastoll

Cato Pastoll

Co-Founder & CEO, Lending Loop
Cato Pastoll is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lending Loop, Canada's first peer-to-peer lending marketplace for business lending. Prior to starting Lending Loop, Cato served as the Executive Vice President of a medium sized software consulting business. In addition to holding a senior... Read More →
avatar for Robert Asselin

Robert Asselin

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Robert Asselin is a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and is Senior Director (Global) of Public Policy at BlackBerry. He recently served as Policy and Budget Director (2015-2017) to the Minister of Finance of Canada. Before serving in the Department... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth O’Neill Laett

Elisabeth O’Neill Laett

Managing Partner, Holt Accelerator
Elisabeth is managing partner of the Holt Accelerator. Holt Accelerator is Canada’s most active seed fintech investor. Over the last two years, Holt has received over 1,800 applications for a spot in the program from over 75 countries, in which they invest in the top 1% of applications... Read More →
avatar for Frances McRae

Frances McRae

Assistant Deputy Minister, Small Business and Marketplace Services at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
Frances McRae is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Small Business and Marketplace Services at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Her sector fosters business and consumer confidence in the marketplace and small business competitiveness by championing and administering... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:05pm EDT

Interactive Breakout A: Discuss the Regulation of Digital Securities and Trading Platforms with CSA and IIROC Regulators



Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Ritchie

Kathleen Ritchie

Partner, Head of Toronto Business Law Department, Gowling WLG Canada
Kathleen Ritchie is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. She serves as head of Toronto's Business Law Department and is the past leader of the firm's Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Group (2010-2013). She practises securities and corporate law, and has over 20 years... Read More →
avatar for Lise Estelle Brault

Lise Estelle Brault

Senior Director Data, Fintech and Innovation / Chair, Autorité des marchés financiers (Québec) / CSA Regulatory Sandbox Committee
Lise Estelle Brault is Senior Director Fintech, Innovation and Derivatives at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). She oversees the AMF’s fintech and innovation initiatives, aiming at developing the internal expertise with regards to emerging technologies and business models... Read More →
avatar for David Wright

David Wright

Vice Chair, Crypto Asset Group (IIROC) and Senior Counsel, Business Conduct and Compliance, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
David Wright is Senior Counsel within the Business Conduct Compliance unit of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, (IIROC), where he is responsible for special projects and targeted exams involving emerging business conduct issues within IIROC Dealer Member firms... Read More →
avatar for Zach Masum

Zach Masum

Head of Tech Team, Manager Legal Services, Capital Markets Regulation, BC Securities Commission
Zach Masum, Manager, Legal Services, Capital Markets Regulation Division of the BC Securities Commission Zach oversees a team of ten staff responsible for a broad variety of issues impacting capital markets regulation.  These issues include registration matters; marketplace, exchange... Read More →
avatar for Katrina Prokopy

Katrina Prokopy

Senior Legal Counsel, Market Regulation Division, Alberta Securities Commission
As senior legal counsel in the ASC’s Market Regulation Division, Katrina is responsible for matters relating to market infrastructure entities and marketplace participants as well as many different policy projects affecting registrants. Katrina also works closely with staff in New... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Yeung

Jonathan Yeung

Senior Business Adviser, OSC LaunchPad, Ontario Securities Commission
Jonathan joined the OSC in 2011 and has been involved with reviews of many businesses seeking registration in Ontario, both traditional and novel. Jonathan has participated in various OSC projects and has streamlined several registration-related processes. As part of the Compliance... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2020 4:05pm - 4:45pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:05pm EDT

Interactive Breakout B: Raising Capital in Private Markets - Challenges for Novel Businesses and Startups with CSA Regulators



Speakers
avatar for Denise Weeres

Denise Weeres

Director, New Economy, Alberta Securites Commission
As a member of ASC executive management, leading a small, collaborative team, actively engaging with market participants and working closely with staff in Corporate Finance and Market Regulation, coordinating ASC efforts to energize Alberta's capital markets, enhancing capital-raising... Read More →
avatar for Elliott Mak

Elliott Mak

Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance, BC Securities Commission
Elliott Mak works on developing policy in the exempt market, including the securities crowdfunding rules.  Elliott is also part of the BC Securities Commission Tech Team that actively engages in outreach to the BC technology community.   Prior to joining the BCSC, Elliott’s... Read More →
avatar for Alixe Cormick

Alixe Cormick

President, Venture Law Corporation
Securities Lawyer and Advisor, Founder of Venture Law Corporation who works with privately-held and public companies, mergers and acquisitions, private placement investments, financial transactions, reverse mergers, initial public offerings and licensing matters, as well as general... Read More →
avatar for Perras Gabriel

Perras Gabriel

Lawyer / Analyst, Corporate Finance Department, Autorité des marchés financiers
Gabriel is Analyst, Corporate Finance at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). In this position, he participates in the work of the CSA Regulatory Sandbox Committee. Gabriel joined the AMF in 2014 and is a member of the Barreau du Québec. He also holds an undergraduate degree... Read More →
avatar for James Leong

James Leong

Senior Legal Counsel, Capital Markets Regulation, BC Securities Commission
In addition to being a Senior Legal Counsel in CMR, James Leong is a member of the BCSC’s Tech Team. James acts as a liaison to the fintech community to receive and understand novel and innovative business ideas from companies in the space and provide information to fintech companies... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2020 4:05pm - 4:45pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:45pm EDT

WEEK 1 Wrap-up and Close



Thursday July 9, 2020 4:45pm - 4:50pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD
 
Thursday, July 16
 

1:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

TEDx: Reducing Friction in Banking and Financial Transactions (DOOLEY DIRECT)
Speakers
avatar for Roger Dooley

Roger Dooley

Author and International Keynote Speaker, Roger Dooley
Roger Dooley is an author and international keynote speaker. His books include Friction: The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage (McGraw Hill; named one of the Best Business Books of 2019 by strategy+business) and Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convinc... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2020 2:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:15pm EDT

Panel: Transformation of Digital Banking to Open Finance: from Regulation to Reality (FDATA, EQBANK, KOHO, PLAID)
Speakers
avatar for Steve Boms

Steve Boms

Executive Director, FDATA North America
Steve Boms, Executive Director of the Financial Data and Technology Association of North America, has more than 15 years of experience working inside government, public and private companies, trade organizations, and the technology industry, and assists member companies and clients... Read More →
avatar for Elena Litani

Elena Litani

VP Engineering, KOHO
Elena is a VP Of Engineering at KOHO, Canada’s first challenger bank, looking to help eradicate debt caused by a system fueled by hidden fees and interest rates. With an integrated app and reloadable Visa card, KOHO is building the ultimate savings experience and leading the charge... Read More →
avatar for Dan Dickinson

Dan Dickinson

Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, EQ Bank
Dan is Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at Equitable Bank in Toronto, Canada’s ninth-largest independent bank. He is responsible for all technology strategy, delivery, and related operations at Equitable.Dan joined Equitable in 2013 as VP Digital Banking and launched... Read More →
avatar for Ben White

Ben White

Canada Policy Lead, Plaid
Ben is Policy R&D at Plaid, where he leads Plaid's policy efforts in Canada and supports their open finance research in the U.S. Ben has a background in fintech and financial inclusion, having led business development for Onward Financial, a fintech startup offering savings and credit... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2020 2:15pm - 2:50pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:50pm EDT

Virtual Networking and eBooths (Exhibitor Hall)



Thursday July 16, 2020 2:50pm - 3:05pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:05pm EDT

INTERACTIVE: Reverse Investor Pitch 'Future Vision for Fintech' and Q&A (LUGE CAPITAL, ROAR GROWTH, INFORMATION VENTURE PARTNERS, THE LOGIC)



Speakers
avatar for Zane Schwartz

Zane Schwartz

Senior Reporter, The Logic
Zane Schwartz is a senior reporter at The Logic who was previously on staff at the National Post and Maclean’s. Zane was the 2017 Michelle Lang Fellow in Journalism, where he built a searchable database of five million political donations, revealing the biggest donors in every province... Read More →
avatar for David Nault

David Nault

General Partner, Luge Capital
David has been building early stage technology companies as an investor, founder or senior member of the executive team for over 20 years. Prior to co-founding Luge Capital, David was an investor with iNovia Capital, a leading North American venture capital fund. Before becoming a... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Van de Plassche

Peggy Van de Plassche

Managing Partner, Roar Growth
Peggy has spent close to 20 years in the financial services and IT industries as an advisor, executive, investor, entrepreneur, and board member to leading financial institutions, as well as software and IT services companies.She is a Senior Advisor to growth equity, private equity... Read More →
avatar for Dave Unsworth

Dave Unsworth

Co-Founder and General Partner, Information Venture Partners
Dave Unsworth co-founded Information Venture Partners in 2014. Dave has led investments in Sensibill, eSentire (exited, 2017), Verafin, LendingFront, Knowtions Research, Igloo Software (exited, 2017), Viigo (acquired by BlackBerry) and works closely with portfolio companies like... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2020 3:05pm - 3:40pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:40pm EDT

Panel: The Future of Paytech (DELOITTE, INTERAC CORP, PORTGAE3 VENTURES)
Organically from the activities of the emerging FinTech Sector, Paytechs began to establish roots in Canada over the course of the last 5 years and showcased their innovative payments and payment-related products and services, as seen in many other jurisdictions around the globe. After several years in operation, Canadian PayTechs have enjoyed only limited success and continue to pursue access to, and active participation in, Canada's national payments system. As a greater number of countries provide accommodations for the new market participants, Canada has been slower to react. In terms of the future of PayTechs in Canada, what opportunities currently exist or are likely to emerge to support this nascent industry. What is or what could the current government do to better support the financial services sector, without inviting significant new risks into the payments ecosystem?


Speakers
avatar for Caroline Hubberstey

Caroline Hubberstey

Managing Director / Former Head External Affairs, PPL Properties / Interac
Caroline is an executive leader who delivers strategies, solutions and results regardless of the complexity and challenge of the situation. She is a communications, government relations and marketing professional recognized for her ability to convey ideas and messages, advocate positions... Read More →
avatar for Ben Harrison

Ben Harrison

Partner, Head of Partnerships & Policy, Portag3 Ventures
Ben Harrison is a Partner and the Head of Partnerships & Policy at Portag3 Ventures.Prior to joining in 2018, Ben spent over 15 years at Great-West Life/London Life/Canada Life in several strategy, product development and marketing roles across the organization, most recently as the... Read More →
avatar for Julien Brazeau

Julien Brazeau

Partner, Deloitte
Julien is a Partner at Deloitte, where he advises financial services clients, as well as financial sector agencies, departments and crowns on the policy, strategy and risk implications of open data, technology led innovation and digital transformation in the financial sector. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Oscar Roque

Oscar Roque

VP, Strategy, Trends & Emerging Solutions, Interac Corp
Oscar leads the Strategy, Trends & Emerging Solutions group at Interac Corp. He leads enterprise strategy, innovation partnerships, and is responsible for identifying and exploring new technologies and opportunities in areas including consumer-directed finance, digital payments and... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2020 3:40pm - 4:15pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:15pm EDT

Virtual Networking until Week 2 Close



Thursday July 16, 2020 4:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD
 
Thursday, July 23
 

1:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Keynote: How Digital Securities Will End Financial Exclusion EXPONENTIAL
Speakers
avatar for James Wallace

James Wallace

Co-Chair & Co-CEO, Exponential
James  is a  serial  technology entrepreneur turned   investor.  He is the  co-founder of Exponential, a  global   digital   financial  firm,  providing access to  a  fully-integrated social impact venture capital fund, investment bank, and stock exchange.James actively... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:30pm EDT

Keynote: Purpose Driven Finance (THE FINANSER, CHRIS SKINNER)
Purpose Driven Finance
How do financial markets change if they are focused upon the greater good?
What is the purpose of a bank, if not for the good of society?
When will banks focus upon the climate emergency?
What does socially useful look like?

Speakers
avatar for Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner

Author and Commentator, The Finanser
Chris Skinner, author, commentator and troublemakerChris Skinner is known as one of the most influential people in technology. He is an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech, through his blog theFinanser.com and author of the bestselling books Digital Bank, ValueWeb and Digital Human. He chairs the Financial Services Club and Nordic Future Innovate, is a non-executive... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:55pm EDT

Panel: State of Equity (Regulation) Crowdfunding and Raising Capital Online in 2020 (NEXTSEED, CROWDFUND INSIDER, VENTURE LAW CORP, CROWDFUND CAPITAL ADVISORS)



Speakers
avatar for Andrew Dix

Andrew Dix

Founder and CEO, Crowded Media Group LLC
Crowdfund Insider is the leading news and information web site covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including crowdfunding and peer-to-peer / marketplace lending. Recognizing the overlapping aspects of the new forms of finance, Crowdfund Insider’s... Read More →
avatar for Sherwood Neiss

Sherwood Neiss

Principal, Crowdfund Capital Advisors
Sherwood Neiss, is a Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and a Partner at Crowd Capital Ventures. He is an expert at building successful businesses. As a 3-time INC500 winner whose former company won E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Sherwood understands the keys to entrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Alixe Cormick

Alixe Cormick

President, Venture Law Corporation
Securities Lawyer and Advisor, Founder of Venture Law Corporation who works with privately-held and public companies, mergers and acquisitions, private placement investments, financial transactions, reverse mergers, initial public offerings and licensing matters, as well as general... Read More →
avatar for Youngro Lee

Youngro Lee

Co-Founder and CEO, NextSeed
Youngro is the CEO/Co-Founder of NextSeed, an online investment platform that enables small businesses to raise capital from their community and anyone can easily invest. Youngro also serves as a member of the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee and the President... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 2:55pm - 3:25pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:25pm EDT

Virtual Networking, eBooths and Gamification



Thursday July 23, 2020 3:25pm - 3:40pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:40pm EDT

INTERACTIVE: Innovation Through Social Finance: Insights on Cash Flow Based Lending (DUCA IMPACT LAB and CACHEFLO)



Speakers
avatar for Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor

Executive Director, DUCA Impact Lab
Keith Taylor is the Executive Director of The DUCA Impact Lab, an innovation hub founded by DUCA Financial Services Credit Union. The Impact Lab is a hub for leveraging emerging technology and community-based insight to build banking models that benefit all members of the community... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Holmes-Winton

Stephanie Holmes-Winton

CEO and Founder, CACHEFLO
Stephanie Holmes-Winton is the CEO and founder of CacheFlo Inc., which builds behaviour-based spending management applications for financial professionals and institutions to use with clients. She spent a decade as a financial advisor helping clients get more life from their money... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 3:40pm - 4:10pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:15pm EDT

Latest Techniques in Corporate Crowdfunding and Hybrid Partnership Models (FUNDRZR, HARVEST PROJECT, ALINKER, NATURE'S PATH FOODS)



Speakers
avatar for Daryl Hatton

Daryl Hatton

Founder/CEO, Fundrazr
Daryl Hatton is an international speaker and thought leader in online giving and philanthropy. A serial entrepreneur who loves the challenge of building companies from scratch, he has founded multiple start-ups and helped bring one, Optio Software, to a successful NASDAQ IPO in 1999... Read More →
avatar for BE (Barbara) Alink

BE (Barbara) Alink

Founder and CEO, Alinker
BE (Barbara) is the inventor of the Alinker, vehicle for social change and manifestation of her “Reverse-Design” way of approaching the world. She has used this design thinking to create a radical new model that helps customers fund the purchase of an Alinker with the help of... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Lam

Alexandra Lam

Experiential Strategist, Nature’s Path Foods
Alex is an innovative creator of marketing programs for Nature’s Path Foods. She is part of the team that is playing on the leading edge of customer philanthropic engagement programs with Nature’s Path initiative to support 12 different food bank charities in Canada and the U... Read More →
avatar for Philippe Segur

Philippe Segur

Support Program Coordinator, Harvest Project
Philippe is co-designer of the pivot of Harvest Project’s in-person services model to the new reality of delivering online services in the pandemic era. As part of this transformation, he has created a unique financial and marketing partnership model with for-profit food suppliers... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 4:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD
 
Thursday, July 30
 

1:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Fireside Keynote: Unleashing Human Adaptability During Crisis (CLEARBANC and MNP LLP)
Speakers
avatar for Andrew D'Souza

Andrew D'Souza

Co-founder and CEO, Clearbanc
Andrew D’Souza a serial entrepreneur, Co-Founder and CEO of Clearbanc, a startup in the financial services space. Andrew is an Advisor to Kik and Wealthsimple. He was formerly President of Nymi, a wearable platform focused on identity and security (raised $15M), and the COO of Top... Read More →
avatar for Mary Larson

Mary Larson

Partner, Consulting Services, MNP LLP
Mary Larson, ICD.d, is a Partner with MNP’s Consulting Services group in Montreal. Mary helps clients clarify and build alignment around their strategies, build leadership capacity and embed cultures that foster outstanding execution.Mary is particularly focused on working with... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 2:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:30pm EDT

Stories from the Edge: Culture and Diversity Leadership: Tale of Two Doors (GLENN LUNDY, QUILL)
Speakers
avatar for Glenn Lundy

Glenn Lundy

Author, Speaker, Host #RiseAndGrind, Rise and Grind
GLENN LUNDY is a husband to 1, a father to 7, and the host of the wildly popular Facebook Live show #RiseAndGrind. He’s been seen at places like Hustle and Grind Con, Grow Your Business For God’s Sake! and many more stages across the country. Glenn has been spotlighted on ABC... Read More →
avatar for Fatima Zaidi

Fatima Zaidi

CEO and Co-founder, Quill Inc.
Fatima Zaidi is the CEO and co-founder of Quill Inc. the world’s first one-stop marketplace where podcasters can find pre-vetted expert freelancers who will save them time, improve their podcast quality, and help grow their audience. As a member of the National Speakers Bureau, Fatima has spoken at various events around the worl... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:55pm EDT

Virtual Networking and eBooths (Exhibitor Hall)
Thursday July 30, 2020 2:55pm - 3:10pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:10pm EDT

TEDx: Dynamic Leadership, Capitalizing on Your Vision, Market, and Relationships (JAMES JACOBI)
Speakers
avatar for James Jacobi

James Jacobi

Founder and President / Co-Founder, Jacobi Enterprises / Acton Academy Morristown
James Jacobi is the Founder and President of Jacobi Enterprises and co-founder of Acton Academy Morristown. He is the author of the bestselling book Radical Integrity: 7 Breakthrough Strategies for Transforming Your Business, Sales, and Life. As a business strategist and executive... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 3:10pm - 3:30pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:30pm EDT

Dialogue: For Leaders in 2020: “People” Lessons Learned for Growing Organizations (JJ HUMAN CAPITAL CONSULTING, REAL VENTURES, TRUST WITH TRADE, BGX CAPITAL)



Speakers
avatar for Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister

Managing Partner, Real Ventures
Janet BannisterJanet is the Managing Partner at Real Ventures, one of Canada’s largest early stage venture capital firms. Real is a leading source of capital for entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of leading tech companies. Janet has led investments in over a dozen... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Johnson

Jodi Johnson

Principal, JJ Human Capital Consulting
Jodi is a senior human resources consultant with 20 years of global corporate experience working closely with C-Suite executives. She focuses on bringing her expertise to young companies and start-ups with an emphasis on Talent Management and Total Rewards. She has proven success... Read More →
avatar for Arshi Ayub Mohamed Zaveri

Arshi Ayub Mohamed Zaveri

Senior Advisor Royal Family Office, UAE, CEO Trust With Trade Group
Arshi Ayub Zaveri is dedicated to 12+ years of professional experience (Royal Family offices of Abu Dhabi& Dubai) in active partnerships that necessitate sub-structuring of strategic initiations, economic & political management, business & financial aid along with overall assistance... Read More →
avatar for Anna Niemira

Anna Niemira

Managing Director, BGX Capital Corp
Blockchain and Crypto-Economy Analyst & Advisor convinced that blockchain represents a movement to a new economy, being more than an innovative technology.Corporate Consultation Professional experienced in the retail brokerage industry, corporate finance, and international listings... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:00pm EDT

Interactive Networking Breakout: FINTECH INNOVATION (FINAVATOR)



Speakers
avatar for Michelle Beyo

Michelle Beyo

Founder & CEO, Finavator
Michelle Beyo is Founder & CEO of Finavator INC, Money2020 RiseUp Alumni, Women in Payments Global Console & Award Committee Member, FinTech Strategic Advisor, CPPO Member, Open Banking Initiative Canada FinTech Co-Chair and Associate Producer of The Social Movement Amazon Prime Docu-Series. Michelle started Finavator as she is passionate about payments & financial inclusion... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:00pm EDT

Interactive Networking Breakout: GROWTH MENTORING (UNLEASHED VENTURES)



Speakers
avatar for Hussein Hallak

Hussein Hallak

Partner, Unleashed Ventures
Hussein launched his first tech startup in 2002 (acquired in 2003). His second tech startup was the world’s first and largest marketplace for Middle Eastern Art (acquired in 2007).Recognized as one of 30 Vancouver tech thought leaders and influencers to follow for my participation... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:00pm EDT

Interactive Networking Breakout: PITCHING & FUNDING DURING COVID-19 (STARTUP CANADA)



Speakers
avatar for Kayla Isabelle

Kayla Isabelle

Executive Director, Startup Canada
Kayla Isabelle is the Executive Director of Startup Canada, the national rallying community supporting and giving a voice to Canada’s 3.5 million entrepreneurs. Kayla has dedicated her career to supporting entrepreneurs, both in Canada and internationally. Kayla is an award winning... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD
 
Thursday, August 6
 

1:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

TEDx: Why Digital Identity Matters Globally 2020 and Beyond (KABN)
Speakers
avatar for David Lucatch

David Lucatch

Co-Founder, Director and President, KABN Systems North America Inc.
The KABN Network is an integrated suite of financial services that includes an approved crypto-linked prepaid Visa card and mobile integrated multi-currency banking wallet, a robust loyalty and engagement program and KABN’s patent-pending, GDPR compliant, Blockchain and biometri... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 2:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:20pm EDT

Panel: How Businesses and Government Need to Adapt to Consumer Ownership of Data (SENATE OF CANADA, KABN, IBM SECURITY, STARCHAIN VENTURES)



Speakers
avatar for Senator Colin Deacon

Senator Colin Deacon

Senator, Senate of Canada
The Honourable Colin Deacon’s background as an entrepreneur provides a unique perspective in Canada’s Upper Chamber. Prior to joining the Senate, he ran several successful global businesses, the latest of which was Bluelight Analytics, a technology firm providing data tools to... Read More →
avatar for Ben Kessler

Ben Kessler

Chief Executive Officer, KABN Systems North America Inc.
Mr. Kessler has over 20 years of general management, business development, marketing and partnership experience in the financial services sector. Mr. Kessler is currently Chief Executive Officer and a director of KABN North America, as well as Chief Executive Officer of KABN (Gibraltar... Read More →
avatar for RJ Reiser

RJ Reiser

Chief Business Development Officer, KABN Systems North America Inc.
RJ is the Chief Business Development Officer at KABN.  KABN is focused on leveraging Blockchain and Biometrics to protect Digital Identity in support of consumer protection regulations like GDPR, PIPEDA and CCPA.  Mr. Reiser is known as a creative thinker and dynamic executive who... Read More →
avatar for Milan Patel

Milan Patel

Product Manager, IBM Security
Milan is a Product Manager for IBM Security, focused on delivering identity and access solutions for a multi cloud world and emerging innovative areas.His experiences include delivering enterprise cloud computing capabilities, driving innovation through emerging technologies such... Read More →
avatar for Radhika Iyengar-Emens

Radhika Iyengar-Emens

Founding Partner, StarChain Ventures
Radhika Iyengar is a TEDx and keynote speaker, a Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, a serial entrepreneur and Board Member at TiE Silicon Valley plus global startups. She is a Founding Partner at StarChain Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture studio focused on the convergence... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 2:20pm - 2:55pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:00pm EDT

DEMO: KABN Product Liquid Avatar and Self-Sovreign Future



Speakers
avatar for RJ Reiser

RJ Reiser

Chief Business Development Officer, KABN Systems North America Inc.
RJ is the Chief Business Development Officer at KABN.  KABN is focused on leveraging Blockchain and Biometrics to protect Digital Identity in support of consumer protection regulations like GDPR, PIPEDA and CCPA.  Mr. Reiser is known as a creative thinker and dynamic executive who... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 3:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:15pm EDT

Virtual Networking and eBooths (Exhibitor Hall)



Thursday August 6, 2020 3:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:30pm EDT

DEMO: Bridging digital islands in Oil & Gas (MAVENNET)



Speakers
avatar for Patrick Mandic

Patrick Mandic

CEO, Mavennet
Patrick Mandic has a track record of making large enterprises succeed. He has extensive knowledge in the application of DLT for a wide range of solutions for large enterprises. Previously as a Senior Manager at Deloitte consulting, he led the IoT practice in Eastern Canada and was... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 3:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:45pm EDT

Panel: Blockchain as the Foundation for Market Convergence: A Peak Into the Future (MAVENNET, TRANSMUTE, BICAMERAL VENTURES, ICE NGX, STABLECORP)



Speakers
avatar for Alex McDougall

Alex McDougall

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Bicameral Ventures
Alex McDougall, Bicameral Ventures Co-Founder is a seasoned investor, speaker and advisor specializing throughout the full lifecycle of companies from early stage to multi-national institutions. Starting his career as an investment banker at the Bank of Montreal, Alex led multiple... Read More →
avatar for Karyl Fowler

Karyl Fowler

CEO & Co-Founder, Transmute
Transmute secures critical trade data related to suppliers, products, and shipments togive customers a competitive edge in the increasingly dynamic global marketplace. Our products leverage blockchain technology to streamline and enforce identity authorization via key-based signatures... Read More →
avatar for Roberto Durscki

Roberto Durscki

Chief Operating and Compliance Officer, Stablecorp
I’ve worked in Financial Services and Consulting for 15+ years in companies like Citi, HSBC, Rabobank and Deloitte. Responsible for designing and launching B2B and B2C Digital Bank Operations in North and South America. Led and deployed large-scale transformation projects in different... Read More →
avatar for Chakore Goodie

Chakore Goodie

Sr. Manager of Operations, ICE NGX
I have over 18 years of experience in leading business operations to increase revenue and customer satisfaction. My ability to analyze and identify growth opportunities based on market research has yielded significant results in the overall performance and productivity of projects... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Mandic

Patrick Mandic

CEO, Mavennet
Patrick Mandic has a track record of making large enterprises succeed. He has extensive knowledge in the application of DLT for a wide range of solutions for large enterprises. Previously as a Senior Manager at Deloitte consulting, he led the IoT practice in Eastern Canada and was... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 3:45pm - 4:15pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:15pm EDT

OPEN SESSION! Grab Your Favourite Drink and Meet the Fintech Draft Shortlist Companies

THIS IS AN OPEN SESSION! Grab your favourite drink and join us for a 'Meet and Greet' with Fintech Draft shortlisted companies

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89004044718?pwd=SkdHNE1xY2c4Z01tcTFQbklQUWl0UT09

Meeting ID: 890 0404 4718
Passcode: 409203


Thursday August 6, 2020 4:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD
 
Thursday, August 13
 

1:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Fireside Keynote: Enhancing Traditional Banking and Payments Through Digital Assets
Speakers
avatar for Tom Pageler

Tom Pageler

President & Chief Operating Officer, Prime Trust
Tom Pageler serves as the President and COO at Prime Trust. Prime Trust provides tech-driven financial infrastructure to FinTech innovators by being the rails for many banks, financial institutions, exchanges and FinTech firms. Tom has over 20 years of experience in operations... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Hook

Lisa Hook

Board Member, Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Ms. Hook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) from October 2010 until July 2018 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2008 until 2010. She joined the Neustar board in 2010 and continued to serve in that capacity until July... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 2:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:25pm EDT

Panel: The Future of CBDC,s, Digital Assets and Trading (CONSILIUM CRYPTO, LQWD FINANCIAL, QUANTUM ECONOMICS, BITVO)
Speakers
avatar for Charles Bovaird

Charles Bovaird

Senior Contributor, Forbes, Vice President of Content, Quantum Economics
Charles Bovaird is a financial writer and editor with strong knowledge of asset markets and investing concepts. Currently, he serves as Vice President of Content for financial services firm Quantum Economics and is a Senior Contributor for Forbes. He has worked for financial institutions... Read More →
avatar for Austin Hubbell

Austin Hubbell

CEO and Co-founder, Consilium Crypto
Austin is the CEO and co-founder of Consilium Crypto (https://consiliumcrypto.ai/), a big data company developing institutional grade investment analytics and liquidity access tools for the digital asset markets, helping funds find alpha and place large orders efficiently in times of thin liquidity. With a background in software development and machine learning, as well as previous te... Read More →
avatar for Pam Draper

Pam Draper

President and CEO, Bitvo
Pamela is the President and CEO of Bitvo Inc., a Cryptocurrency Exchange launched in Canada in 2018. Prior to joining Bitvo, Pamela spent approximately 14 years with top tier Canadian banks, involved in all facets of investment banking and advisory services. Most recently Pamela held... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 2:25pm - 2:55pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:55pm EDT

TEDx: The Road to Crypto Approval & What It Means for Fintechs (WEALTHSIMPLE)
Speakers
avatar for Blair Wiley

Blair Wiley

General Counsel and Head of Regulatory Affairs, Wealthsimple
Blair Wiley is the General Counsel and Head of Regulatory Affairs for Wealthsimple. Wealthsimple provides a range of investment, trading and savings products in Canada, the US and UK. Most recently, Blair led Wealthsimple's effort to obtain Canada's first regulatory approval for a... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 2:55pm - 3:10pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:10pm EDT

Virtual Networking and eBooths (Exhibitor Hall)
Thursday August 13, 2020 3:10pm - 3:25pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:25pm EDT

Panel: The Rise of Decentralized Finance (LEDN, TOKENFUNDER, TECHEMY CAPITAL, LINKLATERS)
Speakers
avatar for Joshua Ashley Klayman

Joshua Ashley Klayman

Senior Counsel, U.S. Head of Fintech and Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets, Linklaters
Josh is Senior Counsel and the firm’s U.S. Head of Fintech and Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets. She is one of the best-known blockchain and cryptocurrency lawyers in the U.S. and globally, highly regarded for her extensive experience in, and deep knowledge of, blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Fran Strajnar

Fran Strajnar

Founder and CEO, Techemy, Co-Founder and Chairman, Brave New Coin
Fran Strajnar is an entrepreneur and technologist in the blockchain and fintech industries. He is the Founder and CEO of Techemy, a holding company for an industry-wide blockchain enterprise ecosystem. Techemy includes Techemy Capital, an investment firm, and Techemy Advisory, wh... Read More →
avatar for Adam Reeds

Adam Reeds

Co-Founder & CEO, Ledn
Adam Reeds is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ledn, a Canadian company focused on building financial products that help people save in digital assets. Prior to co-founding Ledn, Adam spent the past ten years developing, building and financing renewable power projects. It was bitcoin's connection with energy that brought Adam into cr... Read More →
avatar for Alan Wunsche

Alan Wunsche

CEO & Chief Token Officer, Tokenfunder
Alan is a leading blockchain / fintech expert. Alan has hands-on finance and technology executive with deep governance, strategic planning, process reengineering, big data analytics, risk management and information management transformation consulting experience. Alan was recently... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 3:25pm - 3:55pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:55pm EDT

Workshop: Anatomy of Digital Securities EXPONENTIAL
Speakers
avatar for James Wallace

James Wallace

Co-Chair & Co-CEO, Exponential
James  is a  serial  technology entrepreneur turned   investor.  He is the  co-founder of Exponential, a  global   digital   financial  firm,  providing access to  a  fully-integrated social impact venture capital fund, investment bank, and stock exchange.James actively... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 3:55pm - 4:40pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD
 
Thursday, August 20
 

1:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Keynote: AI Implementation in China: A Day in the Life in Shanghai (RICHARD TURRIN)
Much is made of whose AI system is leading the race to be world's smartest.  Not a day goes by without new claims of AI superiority based on metrics that are mostly meaningless to anyone but AI scientists.  Much of this debate misses the point, it isn't about how smart your AI is, so much as how you use it.     China's "implementation" of AI leads the world.  Seeing how AI is used in daily life in Shanghai will help give insight into our own future.  AI is changing daily life in China and generally making life easier for most.   We'll take a look at a typical day to show how technology like facial recognition and Natural Language Programming have changed life in Shanghai.  

Speakers
avatar for Richard Turrin

Richard Turrin

Fintech and AI Consultant, Author, Keynote Speaker, Richard Turrin
Rich Turrin is the international best-selling author of “Innovation Lab Excellence: Digital Transformation from Within” and an award-winning executive with more than 20 years of experience in fintech innovation. His next book is “China’s Digital Currency Revolution” due... Read More →


Thursday August 20, 2020 2:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:25pm EDT

Panel: Consumer-centric AI Technologies, Governance and Experiences (NESTWEALTH, ACCENTURE, BRI)



Speakers
avatar for Manuel Morales

Manuel Morales

OCF Group, Co-founder, Director FinML Network, University of Montreal
MANUEL MORALES is an experienced scientist and leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence in banking  who often gets called  upon for his knowledge and experience in creating business value through AI. He has experience in accompanying businesses through their digital transformation... Read More →
avatar for Randy Cass

Randy Cass

Founder and CEO, Nest Wealth
Randy brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry to Nest Wealth. Prior to founding Nest Wealth, Randy managed quantitative portfolios at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and institutional assets at Orchard Asset Management. Randy’s previous company... Read More →
avatar for Iliana Oris Valiente CPA,CA

Iliana Oris Valiente CPA,CA

Managing Director at Accenture | Innovation Strategy and Blockchain Lead, Accenture
liana Oris Valiente, CPA, CA, CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional) is a Managing Director at Accenture where she oversees both the Canada Innovation Hub and the Canadian blockchain practice, working with clients to support their strategic transformation journeys leveraging the latest... Read More →
avatar for Alex Tapscott

Alex Tapscott

Co-founder, Author and VC, Blockchain Research Institute
Alex Tapscott is speaker, writer and seasoned venture capital investor focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, society and government. He is the Editor and Co-author of the new book Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain... Read More →


Thursday August 20, 2020 2:25pm - 2:55pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

2:55pm EDT

Virtual Networking and eBooths (Exhibitor Hall)



Thursday August 20, 2020 2:55pm - 3:10pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:10pm EDT

Panel: How AI is Transforming How We Interact with Financial Institutions (FOX QUILT, MNP LLP, FINTECH CADENCE)



Speakers
avatar for Layial El-Hadi

Layial El-Hadi

Executive Director, Fintech Cadence
Layial is the Executive Director of Fintech Cadence (an organization that aims to create start-ups that will help solve the financial industry’s problems through the integration of technology) and a professor at Concordia University. In the past, Layial was the Chief Financial Officer... Read More →
avatar for Massimo Iamello

Massimo Iamello

Partner, Assurance & Accounting Services and Montreal TMT Team Leader, MNP LLP
Massimo Iamello, CPA, CA, is a Partner in MNP’s Assurance and Accounting Services group and leader of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications team in Montréal.Massimo works closely with growth enterprises in SaaS, fintech, tech- enabled platforms, telecommunications... Read More →
avatar for Mark Morissette

Mark Morissette

Co-Founder & CEO, Foxquilt
Mark Morissette created Foxquilt to empower business owners and consumers with greater purchasing power when acquiring and managing their insurance. Foxquilt is an Insurance technology company focused on empowering social groups and B2B networks to save on Small Business and Home... Read More →
avatar for Dev Mishra

Dev Mishra

Solution Lead, Data Engineering, AI & Machine Learning, MNP LLP
Dev is the National Solution Lead for Data Engineering, AI & ML Practice for MNP, focused on Azure, Databricks, Alteryx, and other leading technologies. He has 16+ years of experience in successfully managing teams and delivering large-scale organizational transformation projects... Read More →


Thursday August 20, 2020 3:10pm - 3:40pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:40pm EDT

Workshop: Design Thinking Approach to Developing AI Fintech Applications RAMY NASSAR
Speakers
avatar for Ramy Nassar

Ramy Nassar

Partner, 1000 Days Out
Ramy is a Canadian engineer, designer and author. As the former Managing Director of Design & Strategy for Architech and Head of Innovation for Mattel, he has led teams in the creation of disruptive new digital products, services & platforms. Ramy leads a digital studio called 1000... Read More →


Thursday August 20, 2020 3:40pm - 4:35pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD
 
Thursday, August 27
 

1:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

LIVE FFCON20 Pitching Competition x 5 Companies (FUNDMORE.AI, SOLIDBLOCK, TRUST ANCHOR GROUP, WALO, SENSO,AI)
Speakers
avatar for Dave Unsworth

Dave Unsworth

Co-Founder and General Partner, Information Venture Partners
Dave Unsworth co-founded Information Venture Partners in 2014. Dave has led investments in Sensibill, eSentire (exited, 2017), Verafin, LendingFront, Knowtions Research, Igloo Software (exited, 2017), Viigo (acquired by BlackBerry) and works closely with portfolio companies like... Read More →
avatar for Philippe Daoust

Philippe Daoust

Managing Director, NAVentures, National Bank of Canada
Philippe is the Managing Director for NAventures. He focuses on sourcing companies that will advance National Bank’s transformation. Before joining NAventures, Philippe developed and led the integration and separation advisory practice at a Big 4 firm. He played a varied role ranging... Read More →
avatar for Yael Tamar

Yael Tamar

CMO and Co-founder, SolidBlock
Yael Bio: Yael Tamar, CMO and Co-founder at SolidBlock, a new fundraising vehicle, offering a compliant global platform for the issuance and trade of digital securities backed by real estate & other assets. Yael is a financial strategist, speaker, advisor, and mentor with over a decade... Read More →
avatar for Saroop Bharwani

Saroop Bharwani

Founder and CEO, Senso.ai
avatar for Tommy Andorff

Tommy Andorff

Co-founder & COO, Trust Anchor Group
avatar for Rim Charkani

Rim Charkani

Co-Founder & CEO, WALO
avatar for Dinesh Kandanchatha

Dinesh Kandanchatha

Founding Investor, FundMore.ai


Thursday August 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:15pm EDT

Crowdvote, Judges Deliberation and Short Break (PHILIPPE DAOUST, DAVE UNSWORTH)



Speakers
avatar for Dave Unsworth

Dave Unsworth

Co-Founder and General Partner, Information Venture Partners
Dave Unsworth co-founded Information Venture Partners in 2014. Dave has led investments in Sensibill, eSentire (exited, 2017), Verafin, LendingFront, Knowtions Research, Igloo Software (exited, 2017), Viigo (acquired by BlackBerry) and works closely with portfolio companies like... Read More →
avatar for Philippe Daoust

Philippe Daoust

Managing Director, NAVentures, National Bank of Canada
Philippe is the Managing Director for NAventures. He focuses on sourcing companies that will advance National Bank’s transformation. Before joining NAventures, Philippe developed and led the integration and separation advisory practice at a Big 4 firm. He played a varied role ranging... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2020 3:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:30pm EDT

Judges Announe Winner of FFCON20 Pitching Competition and Award



Speakers
avatar for Dave Unsworth

Dave Unsworth

Co-Founder and General Partner, Information Venture Partners
Dave Unsworth co-founded Information Venture Partners in 2014. Dave has led investments in Sensibill, eSentire (exited, 2017), Verafin, LendingFront, Knowtions Research, Igloo Software (exited, 2017), Viigo (acquired by BlackBerry) and works closely with portfolio companies like... Read More →
avatar for Philippe Daoust

Philippe Daoust

Managing Director, NAVentures, National Bank of Canada
Philippe is the Managing Director for NAventures. He focuses on sourcing companies that will advance National Bank’s transformation. Before joining NAventures, Philippe developed and led the integration and separation advisory practice at a Big 4 firm. He played a varied role ranging... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2020 3:30pm - 3:40pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

3:40pm EDT

LIVE FFCON20 DEMO Competition x 3 companies (CYCLEBIT, DIVDOT, CORL FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGIES)



Speakers
avatar for Christian Lassonde

Christian Lassonde

Founder & Managing Partner, Impression Ventures
Lassonde is a tech founder and CEO, having built and sold Virtual Greats, a luxury online IP rights broker, and Millions of Us, a digital agency. He has also taught high-growth technology entrepreneurship at The Next 36 to over 30 companies. Those companies have gone on to build successful... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth O’Neill Laett

Elisabeth O’Neill Laett

Managing Partner, Holt Accelerator
Elisabeth is managing partner of the Holt Accelerator. Holt Accelerator is Canada’s most active seed fintech investor. Over the last two years, Holt has received over 1,800 applications for a spot in the program from over 75 countries, in which they invest in the top 1% of applications... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

CEO & Co-Founder, DivDot
avatar for Ben Ames

Ben Ames

Chief Investment Officer, Corl Financial Technologies
avatar for Sameer Pirani

Sameer Pirani

CEO and Co-founder, Cyclebit


Thursday August 27, 2020 3:40pm - 4:25pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:25pm EDT

Crowdvote, Judge Deliberation (CHRISTIAN LASSONDE, ELISABETH LAETT)
Speakers
avatar for Christian Lassonde

Christian Lassonde

Founder & Managing Partner, Impression Ventures
Lassonde is a tech founder and CEO, having built and sold Virtual Greats, a luxury online IP rights broker, and Millions of Us, a digital agency. He has also taught high-growth technology entrepreneurship at The Next 36 to over 30 companies. Those companies have gone on to build successful... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth O’Neill Laett

Elisabeth O’Neill Laett

Managing Partner, Holt Accelerator
Elisabeth is managing partner of the Holt Accelerator. Holt Accelerator is Canada’s most active seed fintech investor. Over the last two years, Holt has received over 1,800 applications for a spot in the program from over 75 countries, in which they invest in the top 1% of applications... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2020 4:25pm - 4:30pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:30pm EDT

Judges Announce Winner of FFCON20 DEMO Competition and Award



Speakers
avatar for Christian Lassonde

Christian Lassonde

Founder & Managing Partner, Impression Ventures
Lassonde is a tech founder and CEO, having built and sold Virtual Greats, a luxury online IP rights broker, and Millions of Us, a digital agency. He has also taught high-growth technology entrepreneurship at The Next 36 to over 30 companies. Those companies have gone on to build successful... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth O’Neill Laett

Elisabeth O’Neill Laett

Managing Partner, Holt Accelerator
Elisabeth is managing partner of the Holt Accelerator. Holt Accelerator is Canada’s most active seed fintech investor. Over the last two years, Holt has received over 1,800 applications for a spot in the program from over 75 countries, in which they invest in the top 1% of applications... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2020 4:30pm - 4:40pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

4:40pm EDT

Group Social and Fun Contest: Minute to Win It!
Let’s get everyone together for a game of Minute To Win It to wrap up FFCON 2020! 🎉

After the demos on August 27, you can get to know the other attendees and compete in a high stakes game of Minute To Win It! The prize for winning is the prestigious title of FFCON Minute To Win It Champion.

To participate, grab a beverage of your choice, two cookies (i.e. Oreos), two uncooked pieces of spaghetti, and six pieces of penne pasta. We’ll explain more before the game.

We’re working with Wavy, a Toronto-based company that brings teams and communities together through virtual experiences that are actually fun!


Thursday August 27, 2020 4:40pm - 5:10pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD

5:10pm EDT

FFCON20 Official Close
Thursday August 27, 2020 5:10pm - 5:15pm EDT
Digital Online Link TBD