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FinTech Machine Learning Conference II

Connecting Financial Services problems with Startup innovative solutions

May 2, 2018

The Premier ML FinTech Conference of Canada

attended by over 200 Financial Services professionals

Learn from 30 + Experts 

President, DDIQ & Global Head of Cognitive Computing at Exiger

Baiju Devani

Thomas F. Coleman

Sue Britton

Aly Dhalla

CEO & Founder at FinTech Growth Syndicate

Director, Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance at University of Waterloo

VP of Enterprise Analytics at Aviva

Ling Guo

AVP, Biometrics at Sun Life Financial

Jonathan Kreindler

Rob Kirwin

Christian Lassonde

Jasper Li

CEO at VigilantCS

Founder & CEO at

Founder and Managing Partner at Impression Ventures

Founder at SortSpoke


Mehdi Merai

Syd Millett

Ramy Nassar

Marcos López de Prado

Jad Chehlawi

CEO at DataPerformers

Sr Director, Innovation at RBC

Director at Retail Innovation Lab, Mattel Inc.

True Positive Technologies

CEO  and Founder at  Systelos

Vish R

Monisha Sharma

Adrien de Valois-Franklin

Peggy Van de Plassche

Annie Yan

Founder & CEO at CogniFrame

Director Innovation & Business Development at Manulife

CEO at Castle Ridge Asset Management

FinTech Innovator, ex-VP Innovations at CIBC

Co-founder at Brainergy AI

David Stanton

George Young

Chief Risk Officer at TMX Group

VP & Portfolio Manager Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

Philip Barrar

CEO at Mylo

CEO & Co-founder at Finaeo

Anthony Peccia

Chief Risk Officer at Citi Bank Canada

Mateen Khaja

AI, Advanced Analytics & Cloud


Mark Caplan

President at Global Risk Institute in Financial Services

Dan Adamson

Eric Arnold

CEO at Planswell



Community Partners


FinTech Machine Learning Confrence II Agenda

7:45am - 8:45am
Registration and Breakfast
Desautels Hall

8:45am - 9:00am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Anthony Peccia, Chief Risk Officer, Citibank Canada

9:15am - 9:45am
Keynote Speaker :
ML in Financial Services
The Future is Now

Mateen Khaja, Data Platform Solutions, AI, Advanced
Analytics & Cloud, Microsoft Canada

9:45am - 10:45am
Financial Services Panel: CRO Managing
FinTech and Machine Learning Risk

Moderated by Mark Caplan, President Global Risk Institute
Saurabh Rastogi, Head of Liquidity & Counterparty Credit
Risk, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
David Stanton, CRO, TMX Group
Phillip Thomas, Chief Retail Risk Officer Scotiabank
George Young, Managing Director Asset Mix & Risk Metrics,
Gluskin Shelf

10:45am – 11:00am
Networking and refreshments

11:00am - 12:00pm
WealthTech Panel: Using Disruptive
Technologies to Extract Alpha Value for Clients

Moderated by Ramy Nassar, Co-founder
Eric Arnold, CEO,Planswell
Philip Barrar, CEO,
Pauline Shum Nolan, CEO & Co-founder, PW Portfolio Analytics
Adrien DeValois Franklin, CEO CastleRidge Asset

12:00 – 1:00pm
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Learning Minimum Variance Discrete Hedging Directly from the Market
Tom Coleman, Professor of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo & Director of WatRISQ

1:00pm - 2:00pm
InsureTech Panel: Enhancing Existing and Creating New Insurance Products
Moderated by Ling Guo, AVP, Biometrics, Sun Life Financial
Baiju Devani, VP of Enterprise Analytics, Aviva
Ally Dhala, Founder, Finaeo
Jasper Li, Founder, SortSpoke
Monisha Sharma Director Innovation, Manulife

2:00pm – 3:00pm
RiskTech and RegTech Panel: A Quantum Leap in Managing Risk and Compliance Using Machine Learning
Moderated by Sue Britton, CEO & Founder, FinTech Growth Syndicate
Dan Adamson, Managing Director, Exiger
Ana Badour, Partner Financial Services Group, McCarthy Tétrault
Rob Kirwin, CEO, VigilantCS
Jon Kreindler, CEO & Co-founder, Receptiviti
Barb MacLean, Director, Client Experience Solutions, Celero
Vish R, Founder & CEO, CogniFrame

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Networking and refreshments

3:30pm - 4:30pm
BankingTech Panel: Making Banking Faster, Cheaper, Easier and Safer
Moderated by Peggy Van de Plassche, FinTech Innovator,
Former VP Innovations CIBC
Mehdi Merai, CEO & Co-founder, Dataperformers
Syd Millett, Sr. Director Innovations, RBC
Annie Yan, Co-founder, Brainergy AI

4:30pm – 5:00pm
The Seven Reasons Most ML Hedge Funds Fail
Marcos López de Prado, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

5:00 pm - 5:30pm
Success In FinTech Investing
Christian Lassonde, Founder and Managing Partner, Impression Ventures

5:30pm to 6:30pm

8 FinTech Startup Showcase
Fortuna AI
Juniper Life Insurance
Platform Group Limited

6:30pm – 6:40pm
Closing Remarks

6:40pm Onwards
Networking & Cocktails
Fleck Atrium

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