Please join us on Thursday, March 2nd for our breakfast PD event, "The Future of Finance".
We’ve all heard about BitCoin its potential as both a disruptor and an innovator in the financial industry. BitCoin is just one of many initiatives shaking up Financial Technology, also known as Fin Tech, one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the IT industry. Fin Tech focuses on using technology and innovation to transform the financial industry including how it operates, provides services and especially how it handles payments. Many startups are having success in this space displacing the large companies who have dominated financial services for decades. Please join our Presenter and panelists as we discuss how Fin Tech is changing the landscape of the finance industry and the impact on standard business functions such as the processing of payments.
8:15 - 9:00 Registration and hot Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 Keynote Speaker - Chris Kiode, Senior Advisor, BeanStream (Bambora)
10:00 - 11:00 Panel Discussion Feauring:
- Kevin MacMillen, Executive Director, BC Government Provincial Treasury
- Nancy McNeill, SVP Operations and Business Process Design, Coast Capital Savings
- Aashish Jain, Senior Manager, Digital Integration Technology, Deloitte
Chris Kiode, Senior Advisor, BeanStream (Bambora)
Chris Koide is Senior Advisor and VP of Financial Services for Beanstream, a Bambora Company which offers industry leading payment processing solutions. With over thirty years of payments experience, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the industry. Chris is a co-founder of Beanstream, is passionate about all things FinTech and helps businesses reach their full potential through powerful payment solutions.
Kevin MacMillen, Executive Director, Banking and Cash Management Branch, BC Government Provincial Treasury
Kevin MacMillen’s career in Banking began in Edmonton in 1986 with Canadian Western Bank, after his graduation from the University of Alberta. His experience with that organization includes stints in retail banking, heavy equipment financing, marketing, general commercial banking and real estate financing. Prior to his departure from the industry in 2008 he was Assistant Vice President with responsibility of a large commercial branch in Edmonton.
Kevin transitioned his career into private business for two years before joining the Province of Alberta in their Treasury Board and Finance ministry as Director of Banking. In that role he worked on numerous projects and initiatives aimed at modernizing government revenue and payment processes. In 2015 Kevin and his family pulled up stakes in Edmonton and moved to Victoria to join the Province of BC. As Executive Director of Banking and Cash Management with the Ministry of Finance, Kevin has overall responsibility to deliver banking, payment and working capital management for the Province.
Nancy McNeill, SVP Operations and Business Process Design at Coast Capital Savings
Nancy McNeill is a Senior Vice President who identifies corporate efficiencies and ensures operational guidelines are met within Coast Capital Savings. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Nancy is a member of the National Canadian ATM Exchange Network Board, the Cooperative Electronic Development Board, the Provincial Governance Committee, and an alternate member of the Interac Board. She serves on numerous advisory groups for Central 1 Credit Union
Aashish Jain, Senior Manager, Digital Integration Technology, Deloitte
Aashish Jain is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Digital Integration Technology practice with a focus on the Financial Services industry. Aashish has over 13 years of experience delivering large, complex financial solutions across multiple lines of business. In his current role, Aashish helps financial services organizations better meet their customer expectations by applying Fintech innovations and practices. This includes the optimization of operational efficiencies and the simplification of regulatory burdens. Aashish work with modern technologies such as Analytics, Big Data and Robot Process Automation to solve problems like the Single Customer View challengeor to simplify back office processes.
Aashish holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University.