Canada 2018

Symposium

Payments at the Speed of Change

September 26 & 27, 2018

Toronto, ON

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The Women in Payments Symposium program includes inspiring keynote presentations from leading experts, executive panel discussions, and breakout sessions that provide powerful and relevant career development content in the rapidly changing fields of payment applications, technology and infrastructure, and leadership.

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The Women in Payments® Symposium is a unique event that provides perspectives from key women leaders in payments, supports diversity and gender parity, and includes topics impacting all aspects of the payments ecosystem. The format is split between networking breaks, keynote addresses, executive panel discussions and career development breakout sessions. This forum is an unparalleled opportunity that is empowering, current and immediately relevant to any woman pursuing a career in payments.

Day 1

Awards Dinner

September 26, 2018

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Awards Dinner Networking Cocktail
Arcadian Gallery

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Awards Dinner & Welcoming Remarks


Arcadian Court

Kristy Duncan

CEO & Founder

Women in Payments

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Awards Keynote Speaker

Stacey Madge

President & Country Manager

Visa

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Presentation of the 2018 Women in Payments Awards

Chair of Awards Committee

Jo Canning

Principal

EMA Partners International

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Closing Remarks

Kristy Duncan

CEO & Founder

Women in Payments

Day 2

Full Day Symposium

September 27, 2018

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Registration & Networking Breakfast
Loft Foyer

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Opening Remarks
Arcadian Court

Kristy Duncan

CEO & Founder

Women in Payments

Julia Streets

Founder & CEO

Streets Consulting

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Opening Keynote
Arcadian Court

Hannah Nixon

Managing Director

UK Payment Systems Regulator

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Executive Panel
Arcadian Court

Payments Modernization

So what is next? What does it mean for me, my organization, my clients, and the payments ecosystem? How can we position ourselves and our careers to thrive in this new age?

Moderator

Sue Hutchison

Former Chief Commercial Officer

Payments Canada

Carolyn Burke

Head, Enterprise Payments

RBC

Beth Horowitz

Corporate Director

HSBC Bank Canada

Simonne LeBlanc

EVP, People

Ethoca

Rita Liu

Head of Canada

Alipay

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Networking Break
Loft Foyer

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Break-out Session #1 Payment Applications

Loft 1 & 2

The Future of Payments and E-Commerce

With online transaction volumes growing exponentially, mobile wallets evolving daily and new currencies emerging, e-commerce in 2020 will look very different than it does today. But the future isn’t just ahead – it’s here now. Platforms, such as Marketplaces and Payment Facilitators, are changing the face of e-commerce, representing already over 50% of the global B2C and B2B trade. For retailers, as the landscape becomes increasingly digital, organizations must understand the payment trends consumers are embracing and the emerging technologies shaping behaviours. Join us as we examine the new payments landscape and learn practical lessons on new business models and customer experiences.

Moderator

Sukhmani Dev

Head of Digital Payments & Labs

Mastercard Canada

Mia Huntington

Senior Vice President & General Manager

Elavon

Alicia Roisman Ismach

VP Product & Marketing

Amaryllis

Kashmera Self

Director, Mobile Product Platform

Interac

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Break-out Session #1 Technology & Infrastructure

Loft 3 & 4

Blockchain in Payments: Evolution and Opportunities

The past year has seen a wild ride for cryptocurrencies, and blockchain for payments aslo continues to be a hot topic. This panel will cut through the clutter and zero in on the evolution of blockchain technology and its applications for clearing and settlement in payment processes. Gain hands-on insight to various models: pre-funded settlement, clearing with a deferred settlement, and finally emerging models that include new digital assets on a ledger.

Moderator

Monika Stilicha

Associate Partner, Digital Payments

IBM

Marjan Delatinne

Global Head of Banking

Ripple

Elena Litani

Director, Banking and Capital Markets Solutions

nanopay

Laura Pratt

COO & Founder

TokenFunder

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Break-out Session #1 Leadership

Loft 5

Making it Work - The Truth Behind Work-Life Balance

Women working in payments and fintech often juggle many balls in order to “make it work”. This panel of women leaders and career coaches will share their insights on the great balancing act of being a mom, wife, sister, friend or daughter while still dreaming big and succeeding in your career. Issues to be explored include how to succeed at the balancing act; strategic career planning; characteristics of having an effective conversation; the merits of a global vs. local career focus; and challenges when managing a career transition.

Moderator

Raman Rai

Partner, Consulting

Deloitte

Wendy MacKinnon

CEO & Founder

Digital Retail Apps

Jennifer Maeba

Partner, Head of Independent IPO Advisory​

Deloitte

Cara Pressley

Training Analyst

The Career Cheerleader

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Networking Luncheon
Arcadian Court

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DiverCity™ Podcast

Arcadian Court

Host & Executive Producer

Julia Streets

Rania Llewellyn

Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments

Scotiabank

Hannah Nixon

Managing Director

UK Payment Systems Regulator

Tanya van Biesen

Executive Director, Canada

Catalyst

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Women in Payments Unicorn Challenge

Arcadian Court

Unicorn Challenge Competitors

Julia Baranovskaya

Chief Compliance Officer

National Digital Asset Exchange

Meg McQuillan

Co-Founder

Get Digs

Bhavna Sehgal

CEO & Founder

Wish Me Inc.

Jordan Wimmer

Founder & CEO

Thrive Savings Inc.

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Women in Payments Unicorn Challenge


Arcadian Court

Moderator

Michelle Scarborough

Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech

BDC

Ana Badour

Partner

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Valerie Fox

Chief Innovation Consultant

The Pivotal Point

Elaine Kunda

Managing Partner

Disruption Ventures

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Networking Break
Loft Foyer

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Break-out Session #2 Payment Applications

Loft 1 & 2

Global Payments Trends

With payments intelligence from 44 key global markets RFi Group will provide unique insights in the latest findings from payments research. Putting Canada in context against the rest of the world, we’ll examine how people pay; how this changes the way we interact with banks; how this changes the relationship with retail providers; and how retail providers should be adjusting. Combining global intelligence with local knowledge, this session will provide valuable insight into payments trends relevant to the Canadian landscape.

Cyrielle Chiron

General Manager - The Americas

RFi Group

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Break-out Session #2 Technology & Infrastructure

Loft 3 & 4

Conversational AI in Banking - Enabling New Channels For Financial Agency

As an increasing number of consumers are adopting digital as their everyday banking channel, banks are challenged to deliver more personalized experiences in accessible channels that will enable financial agency. By leveraging conversational technology such as virtual assistants, banks have the opportunity to breathe life into consumer interactions and build trust amongst millennials, women, and the geographically isolated. This session will examine various large international and North American banks and how they are setting a new standard for modern and engaging digital experiences. Through the use of conversational AI technology, these banks are helping consumers achieve financial agency.

Carrie Russell

EVP of Product and Customer Experience Design

Finn.ai

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Break-out Session #2 Leadership

Loft 5

Making Moves - Set Yourself Up for Success Through Transition

Women in all stages of their career can struggle when deciding when to make a career move. Should you cross disciplines? When should you jump up into a leadership role? Hear tips and tools straight from a panel of women who have climbed the career ladder successfully, selected employees for promotion, mentored women through transition and helped them critically assess the decisions involved in career shifts.

Moderator

Janice Detta-Colli

Founder and CEO

Board Flight Paths

Beth Horowitz

Corporate Director

HSBC Bank Canada

Laura Plant

Senior Director, Client Strategies, Youth and Young Adult Segment

RBC

Anna Rossetti

President

CPI Card Group Canada

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Break-out Session #3 Payment Applications

Loft 1 & 2

Benefits & Opportunities of Payments Modernization

Payments Canada is in the midst of what is considered an ambitious payments modernization initiative. How can you start to take advantage of the opportunities and participate in shaping Canada’s Modernization efforts? Alongside any ambitious initiative also comes the threat of cyber security. As the frequency and intensity of cyber-attacks rises, is your business ready? We’ll examine how corporations and financial institutions are responding and how the market is reacting with regulations and product and operational controls.

Moderator

Sue Whitney

Head, Product Management and Strategy

Payments Canada

Christine Hunter

Vice President, Payments Strategy and Modernization

TD Bank

Maureen Jarvis

Managing Director & Head of Corporate Global Transaction Services

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Canada

Lisa Luinenburg

Vice-President CIBC Payments

CIBC

Stephanie Zee

TTS Global Payments Regulatory Head

Citi Canada

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Break-out Session #3 Technology & Infrastructure

Loft 3 & 4

The Future of Payments & Corporate Banking

As payments modernization takes hold in the banking sector, corporates look to their banks and technology partners to facilitate faster and simpler payments. Banks must not only modernize payments and reduce payments friction, but also look to open banking for connecting related corporate services. In addition to banks, how do women clients play an important role in accelerating adoption of the various payment applications? Moreover, how do women who are not part of financial institutions define benefits, structure, technology and overall awareness of what solutions work to address specific payment related issues? Join our panel of experts to hear how innovations and emerging solutions are changing the Canadian corporate banking and payments.

Moderator

Jehan Assad

Senior Sales Executive, Corporate Banking

Finastra

Erin Bennett

Vice-President Commercial Solutions Business Banking

CIBC

Fidel Coutou

Sr. Director Shared Services

Rogers Communications Canada Inc

Priya Kurian

AVP Treasury Operations and Risk Management

Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd.

Lisa Lansdowne-Higgins

Vice President, Business Deposits & Treasury Solutions

RBC

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Break-out Session #3 Leadership

Loft 5

Future of Work: Preparing Women for Leadership Positions

In an environment where AI applications are improving, new fintech solutions are on the rise and where many roles are increasingly being filled on a per-project freelance basis, what exactly is the future of work for women in leadership? Hear first-hand insight into advantages and challenges women in leadership face and gain a firm understanding of how the future of work will impact women in fintech and payments. Learn how to prepare yourself, and others, to grow into the leaders your organizations need.

Caroline Stephens

Chief Human Resources Officer

Interac

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Closing Keynote

Arcadian Court

Hayley Wickenheiser

Assistant Director of Player Development, Toronto Maple Leafs

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Closing Remarks
Arcadian Court

Kristy Duncan

CEO & Founder

Women in Payments

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Closing Cocktail
Arcadian Gallery

Jehan Assad

Senior Sales Executive, Corporate Banking

Finastra

Ana Badour

Partner

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Julia Baranovskaya

Chief Compliance Officer

National Digital Asset Exchange

Erin Bennett

Vice-President Commercial Solutions Business Banking

CIBC

Carolyn Burke

Head, Enterprise Payments

RBC

Jo Canning

Principal

EMA Partners International

Cyrielle Chiron

General Manager - The Americas

RFi Group

Fidel Coutou

Sr. Director Shared Services

Rogers Communications Canada Inc

Marjan Delatinne

Global Head of Banking

Ripple

Janice Detta-Colli

Founder and CEO

Board Flight Paths

Sukhmani Dev

Head of Digital Payments & Labs

Mastercard Canada

Kristy Duncan

CEO & Founder

Women in Payments

Valerie Fox

Chief Innovation Consultant

The Pivotal Point

Beth Horowitz

Corporate Director

HSBC Bank Canada

Christine Hunter

Vice President, Payments Strategy and Modernization

TD Bank

Mia Huntington

Senior Vice President & General Manager

Elavon

Sue Hutchison

Former Chief Commercial Officer

Payments Canada

Maureen Jarvis

Managing Director & Head of Corporate Global Transaction Services

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Canada

Elaine Kunda

Managing Partner

Disruption Ventures

Priya Kurian

AVP Treasury Operations and Risk Management

Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd.

Lisa Lansdowne-Higgins

Vice President, Business Deposits & Treasury Solutions

RBC

Elena Litani

Director, Banking and Capital Markets Solutions

nanopay

Rita Liu

Head of Canada

Alipay

Rania Llewellyn

Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments

Scotiabank

Lisa Luinenburg

Vice-President CIBC Payments

CIBC

Stacey Madge

President & Country Manager

Visa

Jennifer Maeba

Partner, Head of Independent IPO Advisory​

Deloitte

Meg McQuillan

Co-Founder

Get Digs

Hannah Nixon

Managing Director

UK Payment Systems Regulator

Laura Plant

Senior Director, Client Strategies, Youth and Young Adult Segment

RBC

Laura Pratt

COO & Founder

TokenFunder

Cara Pressley

Training Analyst

The Career Cheerleader

Raman Rai

Partner, Consulting

Deloitte

Alicia Roisman Ismach

VP Product & Marketing

Amaryllis

Anna Rossetti

President

CPI Card Group Canada

Carrie Russell

EVP of Product and Customer Experience Design

Finn.ai

Michelle Scarborough

Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech

BDC

Bhavna Sehgal

CEO & Founder

Wish Me Inc.

Kashmera Self

Director, Mobile Product Platform

Interac

Caroline Stephens

Chief Human Resources Officer

Interac

Monika Stilicha

Associate Partner, Digital Payments

IBM

Julia Streets

Founder & CEO

Streets Consulting

Tanya van Biesen

Executive Director, Canada

Catalyst

Sue Whitney

Head, Product Management and Strategy

Payments Canada

Hayley Wickenheiser

Assistant Director of Player Development, Toronto Maple Leafs

Jordan Wimmer

Founder & CEO

Thrive Savings Inc.

Stephanie Zee

TTS Global Payments Regulatory Head

Citi Canada

Venue

Arcadian Court

8th Floor
Simpson Tower
401 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Hotel website

Originally opened in 1929, the Arcadian Court has a deep and rich history as a Toronto institution. It has hosted many monumental events including Toronto’s first auto show; the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s first radio broadcasts; performances by entertainment legends such as Liberace; and Sotheby’s first auction outside of Britain, to name just a few.

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Symposium Sponsors

Platinum

Awards

Keynote

Gold

Gold

Gold

Lunch

Silver - Global

Bronze - Global

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Unicorn Challenge - Supporting

Media Partner

Event Registration

Celebrate at our symposium where we recognize women who inspire, innovate and are a credit to the payments industry.

Call for Speakers

Help to pave the way for tomorrow's women in payments by submitting a proposal to speak.

Become a Sponsor

Increase your organization's profile as a leader in the payments industry. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

  • Event Registration

    Celebrate at our symposium where we recognize women who inspire, innovate and are a credit to the payments industry.

  • Call for Speakers

    Help to pave the way for tomorrow's women in payments by submitting a proposal to speak.

  • Become a Sponsor

    Increase your organization's profile as a leader in the payments industry. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.