FinTech: The Future of Banking

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November 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

McCarthy Tétrault LLP
66 Wellington Street West, Suite 5300
Toronto, Ontario

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From Apple Pay to robo-advisors that provide investment advice, recent technological innovations are beginning to change the way Canadians bank and key stakeholders in the financial services industry have taken notice. Within the past six years, more than 100 start-ups have formed in the Canadian FinTech sector and, over the same period, the industry has collectively raised more than $1 billion in funding.

However, the rapid adoption of digital financial services has also raised questions on whether regulations should be imposed to combat foreseeable risks.

During this program, our panellists will discuss:

  • What is FinTech and how it will change the way Canadians bank;
  • How does FinTech fit into the Canada’s financial regulatory environment and how will it adapt; and
  • The latest trends and developments in FinTech.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 pm.


Ana Badour is a partner in the Financial Services Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. She advises financial services entities, including financial institutions and fintech entities, on regulatory compliance matters, including with respect to consumer protection, anti-money laundering and other regulatory requirements. She holds a LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University, with concentrations in International Banking and Financial Law and in Compliance Management, a LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a BMath (Operations Research) from the University of Waterloo.

Sue Britton is CEO & Founder of the Fin+Tech Growth Syndicate, a Canadian company that accelerates the pace of innovation and growth for companies looking to acquire new customers, develop partnerships and deliver results from their investment in innovation.

Sue is an experienced and passionate corporate innovator and intrapreneur, with over 20 years of experience innovating within some of the largest FinTech companies in the world. She is an expert in developing partnerships, B2B sales and marketing plans, selling to the financial services market, co-creation of new ideas with financial institutions, and go-to-market commercialization strategies.

Prior to founding her own company, Sue was Vice President & Head of Global Innovation for D+H, the x largest FinTech company in the world. She was SVP and General Manager of a start-up business unit she created for Broadridge, and held leadership roles in sales and product at Symcor Services Inc., Xerox Global Services and Four Seasons Hotels.

Her career in FinTech has given her a deep understanding of Canadian, U.S. and Global financial institutions, legacy systems, sales channels and the stakeholders that are engaged in FinTech innovation. Sue is active in the FinTech space and is a key influencer, with speaking engagements and advisory board roles for:

  • Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ), Next Big Idea in FinTech, sponsored by BMO – Advisor
  • American Marketing Association – Speaker
  • NexChange O2O FinTech – Speaker
  • Insurance-Canada – Speaker
  • Digital Finance Institute, a leading think tank influencing the Global FinTech space – Advisor, Speaker
  • 2016 Canadian FinTech Awards – Awards Chair
  • Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) FinTech – Advisory Board Member
  • SheEO, a new model for funding female-led start-ups – Founding Activator
  • AutoWallet – Board Member

Sue is passionate about connecting people, leveraging her expertise and her network to build bridges and a partnership platform for a strong Fintech ecosystem in Canada.

Will Cornelissen is a Partner in Deloitte’s financial services consulting practice.  He is an experienced executive and management consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry.  Will leads the fintech practice for Deloitte Canada.  He has worked with a range of fintech companies in the payments, capital markets, insurance and banking sectors.  Will works with clients on major strategic initiatives and transformations including developing digital operating models.  Will has previously held executive positions at TD Bank Group, and has served as a Board Member at Interac and several fintechs.  Will holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University, an M.Litt. from the University of St. Andrews, and a B.A. from Princeton University.


Cost for attendance: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.


The cost of membership for lawyers is fifty-five dollars ($55), and articling students and law school students may join the TCLG free of charge by indicating that they are “students” on the membership application form. Please see the online membership page for further details:


Please register before 10:00am Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Registrations will not be confirmed. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch. Please e-mail registrations or cancellations to:

When registering, please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.


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