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Tickets for Workshop and FinTech Community Event start at $20
Tickets for FinTech Community Event only start at $10
On November 29th, join the YVR FinTech community for a combination workshop and networking event. This is the perfect opportunity to learn from industry experts and mingle with tech startups, anchors, and financial institutions. Hosted by FICANEX, this is the third FinTech Day offered as part of the newly launched BC Tech FinTech Program.
Our afternoon kicks off with a highly interactive workshop on Doing Business with Tier Two Financial Institutions. Andrew Obee from FICANEX will lead you through a quick overview of some of the lessons FICANEX has learned in building a network of over 170 banks and credit unions while also providing commentary on their decision making processes and eagerness to react to this ever-changing environment. The workshop will consist of 20-30 minutes of prepared content, with the remainder of the time reserved for discussion and questions. Interaction in this workshop is strongly encouraged.
Tickets for the workshop also provide access to the FinTech Community Event, which includes:
- Panel on ubiquity, interoperability, and the challenges of getting innovative FinTech solutions implemented in financial institutions
- Keynote speaker Miklos Dietz from McKinsey & Company
- Networking & mingling with tech startups, anchors, and financial institutions
- Demos from local FinTech companies including: RentMoola, Grow and more
3:30pm: Registration for Workshop opens
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Growth Workshop for FinTech startups with FICANEX
5:30pm: Registration for FinTech Community Event opens
6:00pm - 6:45pm: Panel discussion on ubiquity, interoperability, and the challenges of getting innovative FinTech solutions implemented in financial institutions
7:00pm - 7:45pm: Keynote speaker
Andrew Obee, President and CEO of FICANEX Services LP
Andrew has an extensive background, knowledge and experience in financial services, payments, strategy, governance, and technology in both the private and public sector. Andrew's primary focus is on understanding the rapidly changing financial services landscape, building on the past successes of the organization and identifying strategic opportunities for future growth and value creation. Andrew has worked as General Manager of Financial Institutions at DC Payments and Senior Vice-President, Operations and Technology at Threshold Financial Technologies Inc. Prior to Threshold, he spent 11 years working for credit unions as Vice-President, Operations and Administration at Meridian Credit Union and AVP of Processing Services at the HEPCOE Credit Union. He also held various progressively senior roles in the K-12 education sector. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queens University.
Tarak Saha, Operations Manager at FICANEX Services
Tarak is presently the Operations Manager for FICANEX Services LP, where he is responsible for the business operations of the organization, as well as working alongside the CEO to transform the business and expand into new payment arenas. Tarak has an extensive background in financial services having worked at DC Payments and, prior to that, at Threshold Financial Technologies. In his time at both Threshold Financial Technologies and DC Payments, he focused on building out business solutions for financial institution clients. At Threshold Financial Technologies, he was key team member that assisted in the acquisition of the company by DC Payments. Later, at DCP, he was instrumental in investigating potential acquisitions for the company. Tarak also has experience in the real estate and retail industries. He holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and is currently completing his Master of Business Administration degree at Queens University.
Chris Goodman, Vice President, Information Technology at G&F Financial Group
Chris is the Vice President, Information Technology at G & F Financial Group in British Columbia. He has experience and success in aligning technology to enable and support strategic direction. Chris started with the credit union in 1997 and has provided leadership and guidance through sixteen years of significant growth. He has been active in the Open Solutions Canadian Client Association Executive for eight years and is currently serving as Chair Person. He has played a key role in liaising between clients and Open Solutions articulating and negotiating outcomes for Canadian Strategic Priorities.
Mike Kelso, CEO at Monkseaton Services Inc.
Mike is presently the CEO of Monkseaton Services Inc. and specializes professional payments consulting. His focus is on finding innovative ways to approach technical and market problems to bring services of genuine value to the industry and the public, including spearheading the development of a shared banking data network in Sierra Leone, consulting with the Canadian government and the industry on AML/ATF regulations, and most recently, chairing a cross-industry leadership team looking at the technologies and market solutions possible using mobile computing devices. Previously, Mike has worked with Threshold Financial Technologies (now Direct Cash Payments Inc.) as VP of Innovation. After leading the effort to onboard over 55 issuers and designing and implementing the conversion to EMV, Mike is now focusing on mobile payments, wearables, and the internet of things.
Miklós Dietz, Director, Managing Partner of Vancouver Office at McKinsey & Company
Dr. Miklós Dietz, CFA, is the leader of the Global Banking Strategy and Corporate Finance group, and the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company’s Vancouver Office. Since joining the firm in 2001, he has specialized on strategy, sales & marketing, innovation and finance topics. He has lead over 300 projects, in 40 countries. Miklós is also the leader of the McKinsey Panorama, a multinational research center responsible for researching and modelling the global banking markets and innovation landscape while also developing digital solutions. Prior to joining McKinsey, Miklós has been working as a software specialist for Reuters Inc., and as a technology analyst and investment manager for Merrill Lynch in London, Los Angeles and New York.
Michael Artley, Chief Information Officer, HSBC Bank Canada
Michael was appointed Chief Information Officer for HSBC Bank Canada in October 2013. As Chief Information Officer, Michael is responsible for the delivery and provision of all technology services to HSBC Canada, including software applications, telecommunication services, infrastructure and hardware. This covers all business lines and functions in all locations across Canada.With over 30 years of commercial IT experience he is a seasoned technology professional, with a broad range of skills, and a proven track record of delivery in both international and domestic capacities realising meaningful business results.
Please note: This workshop is intended for Entrepreneurs or Senior Employees of Growth Stage Tech StartUps only. We reserve the right to cancel and refund tickets based on fit – professional services firms, financial professionals, unrelated industries, etc. Please note that there is a limit of 2 attendees per company for the workshop.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.