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FinTech Day: Canada's Small Businesses Need Smarter Technology

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BC Tech Innovation Hub

887 Great Northern Way

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Vancouver, BC V5T 4T5

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FinTech Day: Canada's Small Businesses Need Smarter Technology

Canada's small business economy is a big deal. So, it's not surprising that many financial institutions and technology providers are looking at innovative and smart technology solutions to attract this substantial and growing sector. After all, it's the small businesses of today that grow up to be the industry giants of tomorrow.

On March 15th, Central 1 hosts the third event in the BC Tech FinTech Series to share insights from their survey of 1,500+ small business owners across Canada, and to discuss the opportunity for smart technology solutions to revolutionize the experience of small business owners.

Agenda:

4:30pm-5:00pm | Registration Opens

5:00pm-5:30pm | Welcome and Introduction by Central 1

5:30pm-6:00pm | Fireside Chat ft. Sam Vassa, CEO, PaymentEvolution and Jim Secord, CEO, Kashoo Cloud Accounting. Moderator: Randy Johal, Senior Product Manager, Central 1.

6:00pm-6:15pm | Break

6:15pm-6:45pm | Panel Discussion

6:45pm-7:45pm | FinTech Company Demos

7:45pm-8:30pm | Networking


Our Host


Kelly West, Assistant Vice President, Digital and Payment Services, Central 1 (Welcome and Intro)

Kelly West lives and breathes digital banking. At Central 1, the hub fueling digital transformation among Canada’s credit unions, Kelly plays a crucial role as AVP of Product Management. He oversees the strategic planning and development for all Central 1’s digital banking products.

With over 20 years of experience working to power progress in Canada’s financial space, Kelly has played a leading role in several industry-firsts, including SMS banking and mobile Interac e-Transfer. He is the reigning expert on all things digital banking, electronic payments and cybersecurity.

Kelly has championed the evolution of Central 1’s suite of online and mobile banking products from day one, with a single credit union, to its current market profile servicing hundreds of credit unions across Canada. Among Kelly’s list of many initiatives is the launch of Central 1’s UX Platform Program; a key partnership with Amsterdam-based Fintech, Backbase, which will allow Central 1’s credit union members to drive their own digital journeys through user experience and a customizable user interface.


Randy Johal, Senior Product Manager, Central 1 (Opening Presentation)

With over 25 years of experience in business and banking solutions, Randy’s strategic insights into small business coupled with his ability to understand how financial institutions can better serve them have made him a widely sought-after leader. Randy was formally trained as an accountant in the UK before owning his own business and becoming increasingly interested in technology-enabled business. Randy has led teams who provided business solutions to top global companies including Hertz, Citizens Bank of Canada and Vancity Credit Union. While at Vancity, Randy was among a group of select thought leaders invited to observe and learn from the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna as it is recognized as one of the most successful wealth-generated cooperative economies in the world.

In 2013, Randy took the leap to Central 1 Credit Union to develop leading edge payment opportunities that would create the optimal direct banking experiences (both online and mobile), namely MemberDirect Small Business and MemberDirect Business. Randy currently leads the roll out of these innovative products so that Central 1 Credit Union can enable credit unions across the country to better serve small business owners through technology with the end goal of establishing credit unions as the leading financial institution for small business owners.


Our Moderator

James Leong, Senior Legal Counsel, Capital Markets Regulation, BC Securities Commission

James is Senior Legal Counsel with the BCSC’s Capital Markets Regulation department, and advises on registration, compliance, SRO and marketplace issues. James is also a member of the BCSC’s Tech Team, which works to understand the novel and innovative business models emerging in BC’s fintech industry and provide information on how securities laws may apply to them. Prior to joining the BCSC James worked in private practice with securities boutique lawyers in Vancouver, and was Legal Counsel with a Saskatchewan-based institutional investment manager.






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What is the cancellation policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. We encourage you to pass your ticket along to someone else in the event that you are unable to attend. See FAQ below on how to make changes to your registration.

Can I make changes to my registration?

Yes. Simply follow the instructions in your confirmation email to log in to your Eventbrite account. Click here for step-by-step instructions. Or, please email events@wearebctech.com with your change request.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. In fact, we'd prefer you saved a tree and didn't print your ticket! Please display your e-ticket on your smartphone for scanning, or provide your name to our registration attendants.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Please be prepared to show ID to obtain alcoholic beverages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Hub is conveniently located 7 minutes by foot from VCC-Clark SkyTrain station. There is ample free parking on the street, as well as two visitor parking lots that are available for an hourly rate.

Please plan ahead for a safe ride home.


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Canada

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