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Canada 2017
September 26 - 27
Toronto, ON
our theme this year
Digital Innovation
The Women in Payments® Symposium program includes keynote presentations, executive panel discussions, and breakout sessions that provide powerful and relevant content in the rapidly changing fields of consumer payments, commercial payments and leadership.
Keynote Presentations
Women industry leaders share their knowledge and expertise.
Executive Panel Discussion
Prominent industry executives engage in conversation with symposium delegates.
Breakout Sessions
Concurrent sessions with industry experts explore the issues and challenges facing the payment industry today.
September 26, 2017
Awards Dinner
6:00 - 7:00pm
8:30 - 9:00pm
Alice Thomas
Chief Digital Technology Officer
Sunlife
9:00 - 9:10pm
Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payments
September 27, 2017
Symposium
8:15 - 8:45am
Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payments
8:45 - 9:30am
Dr. Roberta Bondar
Co-Founder
The Roberta Bondar Foundation
9:30 - 10:30am
Moderator
Gayemarie Brown
National Innovation Leader
Deloitte Canada
Suzan Denoncourt
Managing Director
Ingenico Group Canada
Sarah Friar
CFO
Square
Debbie Gamble
VP Digital Product & Platform Development
Interac
Cara O’nions
Director of Marketing and Customer Insight
VocaLink
Fanny Wong
Senior Director, R&D Program Management
Samsung Research of America
10:30 - 11:00am
11:00 - 11:45am
Payment Apps & Customer Experience
Breakout Session #1
Fossil or Future? Will Consumers Adopt Your Innovation
The innovation warehouses of the world are filled with ideas that looked like winners, but died for lack of consumer support. With digital payment technologies, consumer adoption is a very challenging kind of “last mile.” This session will explore ways to improve your odds of success with consumers from the early stages of innovation to overcoming barriers to adoption.
Susan Abbott
President
Abbott Research & Consulting
Technology & Infrastructure
Breakout Session #1
Payments Modernization: How Global Learnings can Inform Canada’s Path Forward
Moderator
TBD
Carolyn Burke
Head. Regulatory, Compliance and International
RBC
George Evers
Immediate Payments Services Director
VocaLink
Dr. Brad Pragnell
Consultant, Modernization
Payments Canada
Leadership
Breakout Session #1
Rejection, Failure, and the Fear of It All
The thesis of this presentation is that often we let the fear of failure, rejection or loss get in the way of our desires and dreams. However, it is through failure, rejection and loss that we truly learn about ourselves and what we are truly capable of. By failing we learn, we do not learn from winning, we need to lose, get fired, not get that "dream job" be broken up with, all these things mould our character and make us who we are and who we are meant to be. Learn to embrace that fear!
Sharlene McDevitt
Vice President, Treasury & Security Services
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A.
11:45am - 12:45pm
Moderator
Marjan Delatinne
Sales Director, Europe
Ripple
Judge
Katherine Roos
Executive Director, Imagination Catalyst
OCAD University
1:45 - 2:30pm
Moderator
TBD
Michael Bach
Founder and CEO
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Sue Hutchison
Group Head, Global Payments Solutions, Treasury
D+H
Hilani Kerr
Head of North America Large Corporate Transaction Services
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rania Llewellyn
Senior Vice President, Global Transaction Banking, Products & Services
Scotiabank
2:30 - 3:00pm
3:00 - 3:45pm
Payment Apps & Customer Experience
Breakout Session #2
Global Trends in Digital Payments & Customer Experience.
Elizabeth Duke
VP Business Development
Carta Worldwide
Lily Harder
Vice President of Research
Mintel
Helena Tigert
Head of Consumer Products
Visa
Technology & Infrastructure
Breakout Session #2
Digital Assets: Bridging the Liquidity Gap for Cross-Border Payments
Marjan will discuss how distributed financial technology, specifically the interledger protocol and XRP as a digital asset, is enabling banks to offer innovative products and services to their customers while removing friction from cross border payments. Join Marjan to learn more about how financial institutions are leveraging interledger protocol to innovate, reduce costs, and improve customer service across the board.
Marjan Delatinne
Sales Director, Europe
Ripple
Leadership
Breakout Session #2
Leadership Strategies for Women in Payments & Fintech
Krista Tedder
Payments Consultant
Payabillity
Ruxandra Aldea
Senior Vice-President, Temenos Canada – Sales & Account Management
Temenos
3:45 - 4:30pm
Payment Apps & Customer Experience
Breakout Session #3
How Millennials are Driving Digital Payments & Empowering the Any Time, Anywhere Consumer
Mia Huntington
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Elavon
Sue Hutchison
Group Head, Global Payments Solutions, Treasury
D+H
Technology & Infrastructure
Breakout Session #3
Leveraging Leading Technologies in the Payments Space: Harnessing the Power of Big Data, Robotics, Chatbots, and AI
Leadership
Breakout Session #3
Getting Strategic about Your Career with WIP Award Winners
A moderated panel discussion featuring former Women in Payments® Award recipients, specifically senior and executive leaders. The focus of this conversation will be to excavate anecdotes, advice and strategies for and from women in the payments ecosystem who hold and aspire to positions of senior leadership. The goal in curating a diverse panel of female leaders within payments is to ensure a variety of perspectives on the development and achievement of success, as well as to demonstrate a diversity of profiles for female leadership.
Carolyn Burke
Head. Regulatory, Compliance and International
RBC
Bhavna Kaushal
VP, Partnerships & Payment Strategy
Berkeley Payment Solutions
Wendy MacKinnon Keith
CEO & Founder
Digital Retail Apps
4:30 - 5:15pm
TBD
5:15 - 5:30pm
Kristy Duncan
Founder & CEO
Women in Payments
5:30 - 7:30pm
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Luncheon
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Awards Dinner Cocktail
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