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2021 Fintech & Financing Conference (FFCON21): BREAKING BARRIERS

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Paul Allard

impak Finance Inc. | Co-founder, President & Chief Ecosystem Officer

Jan Arp

Holt Accelerator | Managing Partner

Craig Asano

NCFA | Founder and CEO

Winston Ma

Author of The Hunt for Unicorns and The Digital War; former Managing Director of CIC

Sandra Jakab

Finhaven | CCO

Lauren Linton

Canadian Innovation Exchange |Executive Director

Hrish Lotlikar

Super World App | Co-Founder and CEO

David Lucatch

Liquid Avatar Technologies |Co-Founder, Director and President

Kendrick Nguyen

Republic | Co-founder and CEO

Ethan Pierse

Borderless Ventures / CryptoAssets Institute | Founding Partner / Director

Georgia Quinn

Anchorage | General Counsel

Jennifer Reynolds

Toronto Finance International | President & CEO

Lee A. Schneider

Block.One | General Counsel

David Unsworth

Information Venture Partners | Co-Founder and General Partner

Praveen K. Varshney, FCPA, FCA

Varshney Capital Corp. | Director

Ryan Wang

Outpost Capital | Founding Partner

Farshad Abasi

FWD Security Inc. | Chief Security Officer

Donna Bales

Founder and Managing Director | Balmoral Advisory

Lise Estelle Brault

CSA Regulatory Sandbox Committee | Senior Director Data, Fintech and Innovation / Chair

Hon. Senator Colin Deacon

Senate of Canada | Senator

Betty DeVita

Finconecta | CBO

Daniel Dubois

Key |Co-founder and President

April Fong

The Logic | Deputy Managing Editor

Christin Friedrich

CEO Innovestment | Chair European Crowdfunding Network

Aidan Hyman

ChainSafe Systems | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Tammy Kim-Newman

University of Waterloo | Business Developer, Co-operative and Experiential Education

Lawrence Lewis

OneFeather| Founder

Timothy Li

CEO at Wikipro Inc, CEO at Alchemy

Rich Longo

Mambu | General Manager and Head Strategic Initiatives, North America

Elizabeth Mulholland

Prosper Canada | CEO

Seymur Rasulov

Whelp | CEO

Som Seif

Purpose Financial / Purpose Investments | CEO

Taylor Thoen

BTV Business Television | CEO – Founder, Executive Producer

Michelle Beyo

Finavator | Founder & CEO

Jason Butcher

CoinPayments | CEO

Peter-Paul Van Hoeken

FrontFundr | Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Sophia The Robot

Humanoid Robot at Hanson Robotics

Juan Alvarez

Conscious Executive Coach

Michael Castro

RiskAware Group | Founder and Risk Executive Advisor

Emma Channing

Satis Group | Founder

Alixe Cormick

Venture Law Corporation | President

Jean Desgagne

Stablecorp Inc. | CEO

Ben Geortzel

SingularityNET | CEO

Sandi Gilbert

Managing Partner, InterGen & Founder, DealPoint

Lynn Johannson

E2 Management Corporation | Owner

Brittany Kaiser

Gryphon Digital Mining | Independent Chairperson of the Board

Amy Peck

EndeavorXR | Founder & CEO

Hester M. Peirce

Securitites Exchange Commission | Commissioner

David Hanson Ph.D.

Hanson Robotics | Founder, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer

Kris Read

Neo Financial | Co-founder and CTO

Gurpreet Sahota

Versabank | Chief Architect, Cyber Security

Toufi Saliba

TODA.Network / Ai Standards IEEE | CEO and Global Chair

David Taylor

Versabank | President and CEO

Elvis Wong

Fintech Cadence | Director of Financial Health

Donna Shin

University of Waterloo, Co-operative & Experiential Education Account Manager

Hamed Arbabi

VoPay | CEO and Founder

Alex Batlin

Trustology | Founder and CEO

Tom Baumann

ClimateCHECK, CEO and Co-Founder | Climate Chain Coalition (CCC), Founder and Co-Chair

Harry Behrens, PhD

Future CTO, Power & Mobility

Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy

Government of Ontario | Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board of Ontario

Terry Boyland

CPQi Group | CEO

Joni Brennan

Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada | President

Christopher Chen

Invest Hong Kong | Head of Invest Hong Kong (Canada)

Joris Delanoue

Fairmint | COO and Co-Founder

Hussein Hallak

Next Decentrum | CEO and Co-founder

Daina Proctor

IBM Security Threat Management, Associate Partner

RJ Reiser

Liquid Avatar Technologies | Chief Business Development Officer

Judith Robertson

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | Commissioner

Jennifer Arnold, PMP

MinervaAI | Co-Founder and CEO

Richard Baker

TAAL | Director, Board of Directors

Shaherose Charania

Nike | Head of Incubation Investments (Valient Labs)

Heather Dahl | Chief Executive Officer

Alice Davidson

MOGO | VP & General Counsel

David Durand

Durand Lawyers | Founder and Managing Partner

Jay Fischbach

Vector Heath Laboratories | CFO

Chris Goodman Advisory Services Credit Union Digital Transformation-Platform Advisor and Champion

Brian Guillemin, MBA

Concentra Bank | Chief Digital Officer

Daryl Johnston

Silicon Valley Bank | Managing Director, Technology Banking, Canada

Viral Khandwala

Intellect Design | Senior Vice President & Engineering Head

Cong Ly

DeFi Ventures | Co-Founder and CTO

Jeff Lynn

Seedrs | The Coalition for a Digital Economy, Chairman

Laviva Mazhar

Luge Capital | Investment Associate

Ruth McCartney

McCartney Multimedia Inc.| CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Diva

Rojin Nair

Everlink | Head of Product Innovation

Hamzah Nassif

Real Ventures | Partner

David Nault

Luge Capital | Co-Founder & General Partner

Eric Richmond

Coinsquare | Chief Operating Officer & VP, Legal

Ben Samaroo

DeFi Ventures | Co-Founder and CEO

Honourable Doug Schweitzer

Government of Alberta | Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation

Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD

Sustainability in the Digital Age, Executive Director Future Earth, Global Hub Director (Canada)

Denise Weeres

Alberta Securities Commission | Director, New Economy

Cathy Hackl

Futurist + Founder at Futures Intelligence Group VP at Avatar Dimension

Elliot Mak

BC Securities Commission Senior Legal Counsel for Legal Services, Corporate Finance Division

Rina Jaswal

BC Securities Commission Senior Legal Counsel for Legal Services , Capital Markets Division

Isaac Filaté

BCSC - Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Services, Capital Markets Regulation Division

Grace Shen

BMO Financial Group Managing Director, Head of Application Architecture

Shaun Gamboa

CGI Director of Machine Learning and Co-Lead of the Machine Learning & Data Practice

Fauve Altman

Global Community Lead, mStable Community Director at State of DApps

Alexandra Damsker

Independent Counsel and Advisor

Kyle Collier

Phaze Founder and CEO

Michael Sikorsky

Copia Wealth Studios CEO

Claudio Romano

Orchid B - Founder and CEO

Andrew Graham

Borrowell - Co-Founder and CEO

Catherine Murray

Catherine Murray Media & Markets | Founder

Charlene Cieslik, CAMS

Localcoin | Chief Compliance Officer

Victor Tay

MinervaAI | Co-Founder and COO

Damian Tran

MinervaAI | Co-Founder and CTO

Don Tapscott

Blockchain Research Institute | Executive Chairman

Tracy Molino

Dentons Counsel

Mike Hollinger

Dentons Partner

Reggie Tan

Rich Thinking Founder

Steven Boms

Financial Data and Technology Association of North America Executive Director

Alexander Vronces

PayTechs of Canada Executive Director

Zinat H. Damji [email protected] Damji

Alliance Trust Company | Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Amy Dyck

Framework Venture Partners | Associate

Erin O'Donovan

Ontario Securities Commission | Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance Branch

Dena Staikos, CPA, CA

Ontario Securities Commission Manager, Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch (CRR)

Dr. Oriol Caudevilla 柏傲齊 LL.B., MBA, PhD.

Digital Euro Association Fintech Advisor, Consultant and Researcher

Isaque Eberhardt

Agryo | CEO and Co-Founder

Nick Chandi

ForwardAI | CEO and Co-Founder

Aman Thind

Nava | Co-Founder & Head of Sales & Marketing

Krista Kim

Digital Artist | Global Ambassador of SuperWorld

Jacob O'Connor

CanadaHelps | Vice President, Charity Engagement and Growth

Mark Mayank

Maverix Private Equity | Managing Partner

Gurjeet Matharu


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