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The Rotman FinHub will host a series of events that bring together practitioners, faculty and students with an interest in financial innovation.

Capital Markets Institute / Rotman FinHub Panel  @ Rotman
Understanding ICO’s – Benefits, Risks & Regulatory Considerations

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon (registration opens at 8:30am)

Rotman School of Management
Desautels Hall (2nd floor)
105 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario


Rotman Executive Education Program in Financial Innovation

November 20 - 21, 2018
Rotman School of Management

Machine learning and blockchain technology are rapidly changing the financial services industry. Organizations that know how to leverage these exciting new tools are able to use them to

  • understand the needs of their customers
  • automate credit decisions
  • detect fraud
  • improve risk management
  • auto-execute contracts
  • create blockchain-based term sheets for start-ups

And that's just the beginning.



Past Events

Machine Learning FinTech Conference II

Hosted by Rotman FinHub and Machine Learning Exchange.

3 expert keynotes:

  • Ozge Yeloglu, Chief Data Scientist, Microsoft, “ML in Financial Services: The Future is Now”
  • Marcos López de Prado, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, “The Seven Reasons Most ML Hedge Funds Fail”
  • Tom Coleman, Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance, University of Waterloo

5 Panel Discussions

Financial Services Panel: CRO Managing FinTech Risk moderated by Mark Caplan, President, Global Risk Institute in Financial Services

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
Aly Dhalla, CEO & Co-founder, Finaeo
Jasper Li, Founder, SortSpoke
Monisha Sharma, Director Innovation & Business Development, Manulife

RiskTech and RegTech Panel: A Quantum Leap in Managing Risk & Compliance Using Machine Learning
Moderated by Sue Britton, CEO & Founder, FinTech Growth Syndicate
Dan Adamson, Managing Director, Exiger
Rob Kirwin, CEO, VigilantCS
Jon Kreindler, CEO and Co-founder, Receptiviti
Vish R, Founder & CEO, CogniFrame   

WealthTech Panel: Using Disruptive Technologies to Extract Alpha Value for Clients
Moderated by Ramy Nassar, Director, Retail Innovation Lab, Mattel Inc.
Eric Arnold, CEO, Planswell
Philip Barrar, CEO,
Pauline Shum Nolan, CEO & Co-founder, PW Portfolio Analytics
Adrien DeValois Franklin, CEO Castle Ridge Asset Management   

BankingTech Panel: Making Banking Faster Cheaper Easier & Safer
Moderated by Peggy Van de Plassche, FinTech Innovator, ex-VP Innovations CIBC
Mehdi Merai, CEO & Co-founder, Dataperformers
Syd Millete, Director Innovations, RBC
Corinne Sursur, Managing Director, Business Intelligence, National Bank Financial
Annie Yan, Co-founder, Brainergy AI

8 FinTech Startup Pitches

Fin Hub

Rotman FinHub Launch

The new Rotman FinHub has been created to bring together FinTech practitioners with researchers and students interested in financial innovation issues. The FinHub faculty members will conduct research, integrate financial innovation into their teaching, and work with FinTech practitioners to exchange and incubate ideas for financial applications of new technologies including blockchain, machine learning, big data, and quantum computing.

FinTech Innovation

FinTech Innovation: From Robo-Advisors to Goal Based Investing and Gamification

October 23, 2017
Paolo Sironi, Thought Leader - FinTech, Investment Analytics & Wealth Management, IBM Watson Financial Services

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