TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The Payments Canada SUMMIT, Canada's largest payments conference, continuing until May 16, opened with a record number of attendees on day one. The following two days are guaranteed to generate even more buzz for payment innovation with an impressive roster of experts lined up to offer insights on evolving financial services and the use of AI to uncover financial crime.
The SUMMIT explores a broad spectrum of issues and topics that influence the future of payments policy, products, services and processing. It provides an opportunity to network and speak with leading industry experts, and will explore major trends in the payments space.
Upcoming speakers over the next two days include:
- Paul Parisi, President of PayPal Canada and payments industry veteran;
- Chris Hamilton, CEO of BankservAfrica, Africa's largest automated clearing house;
- Sue Britton, CEO, Fintech Growth Syndicate, supporting some of Canada's hottest fintechs grow;
- Edwin Frondozo, Host of The Business Leadership Podcast, finding the intersection of where people, business, and innovation; and more.
The three-day event is held in Toronto and brings together industry leaders, innovators and challengers from more than 400 companies spanning the globe. Tickets are still available for the remainder of the conference. Members of the media are invited to attend. For details and registration information, visit thesummit.ca to register, or subscribe for news and updates.
Highlights from the opening of The SUMMIT include: an interview with Victor G. Dodig, President and CEO of CIBC; talk on security in a world where everything could be a computer by Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Resilient and Special Advisor, IBM Security; keynote address by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web; and session led by Jim Marous, financial services influencer and futurist.
About Payments Canada
Payments Canada ensures that financial transactions in Canada are carried out safely and securely each day. The organization underpins the Canadian financial system and economy by owning and operating Canada's payment clearing and settlement infrastructure, including associated systems, bylaws, rules and standards. The value of payments cleared and settled by Payments Canada in 2018 was more than $52 trillion or $209 billion each business day. These encompass a wide range of payments made by Canadians and businesses involving inter-bank transactions, including those made with debit cards, pre-authorized debits, direct deposits, bill payments, wire payments and cheques. Payments Canada is a proud supporter of the Catalyst Accord and the 30% Club.
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For further information: please contact: Tricia Weagant, Payments Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-806-5168.