The Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit 2017 will bring together fintech’s most innovative leaders for a day of insightful conversations about the future of financial services in North America. The conversation revolves around creating and delivering frictionless financial services; how can emerging and established companies work together to eliminate friction in the delivery of financial services?
Presented by BDC’s IT Venture Fund in collaboration with MaRS Discovery District, the summit happens April 5, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. There’ll be numerous keynote speakers, company presentations, and three panels:
- Payments and advanced fintech technologies
- Digital Lending 3.0 technologies, trends and lessons learned
- Blockchain and next generation technologies
Trulioo’s CEO and Founder, Stephen Ufford, will be joining the panel, “Blockchain and next generation technologies” alongside:
- Peter Misek, Partner, BDC IT Venture Fund
- Dubie Cunningham, Vice President, Innovation, Scotiabank
- Darrell MacMullin, CEO, Goldmoney Network
- Matthew Spoke, Co-Founder & CEO, Nuco
The panel will take a dive into the coming wave of new fintech possibilities such as blockchain, an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way. As stated in The Truth About Blockchain:
“In this world every agreement, every process, every task, and every payment would have a digital record and signature that could be identified, validated, stored, and shared. Intermediaries like lawyers, brokers, and bankers might no longer be necessary. Individuals, organizations, machines, and algorithms would freely transact and interact with one another with little friction.”
The potential changes are enormous, and as Stephen says, “Canada is a world leader in innovative financial technologies and is in the forefront of implementing new solutions such as blockchain, RegTech and digital payments. The Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit 2017 is a great opportunity to network with market leaders and stay up-to-date with the incredible developments in the field.”
About the Sponsors:
The BDC IT Venture Fund manages over $300 million in venture capital investments across Canada in early and mid-stage Internet, Mobile, Enterprise and Fintech companies. Our initial investment stage is typically in Series A rounds with $1 to $4 million or Series B rounds with $3 to $10 million; however, we also invest in selective late seed rounds.
We have a total of 5 Partners across Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver) with strong links to Silicon Valley. Our Partners, who have extensive operating experience in the software space, have founded a total of 7 companies, one of which was sold for over $100 million.
The BDC IT Venture Fund is one of the most successful funds in Canada and has won the Deal of the Year award three times in the last five years by the Canadian Venture Capital Association. We believe in building a close relationship with all of our companies and using our expertise to help through all stages of growth. We have invested in many successful companies, including Radian6 (acquired by Salesforce), Q1 Labs (acquired by IBM), and Layer 7 (acquired by CA Technologies).
MaRS Discovery District in Toronto is one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. MaRS supports promising young ventures that are tackling key societal challenges in the health, Cleantech and information and communications technology sectors. In the last three years, these ventures have raised $1.3 billion in capital and earned $640 million in revenue. In addition to helping start-ups launch, grow and scale, the MaRS community is dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaboration, commercialization of discoveries and driving ideas to impact.
If you’re in the fintech industry and want to attend one conference this year, the Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit 2017 is a great choice. Stephen looks forward to seeing you there!