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Launch of the third edition of the Montreal FinTech Forum

Montréal, September 10, 2015 – The third edition of the Montréal FinTech Forum will take place on October 14, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. This year’s theme is “To Innovate and Protect: The Art of the Possible in the Financial Services Industry”. Under the honorary chairmanship of Mr. Charles Sirois, Chairman of the Board, Telesystem, the FinTech Forum will feature close to 25 speakers and panelists, networking activities and two contests—each with a $10,000 prize for university students and entrepreneurs who develop IT solutions for finance. The event topics are as follows:

    Big Data and the informational agility of financial institutions
    Exponential growth and disruptive innovation
    Cybersecurity of the financial system
    The Internet of Things and finance
    Banking 2025
    Disintermediation of financial services

The Montréal FinTech Forum will welcome the following speakers, among others:

    Mr. Frank Boulben, Chief Strategy Officer, Rogers
    Mr. Noah Breslow, CEO, OnDeck
    Ms. Julie Cullivan, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations, FireEye
    Mr. Salim Ismail, Global Ambassador, Founding Executive Director, Singularity University
    Mr. Carlos Leitao, Minister of Finance, Québec
    Mr. Jim Manzi, Chairman, Applied Predictive Technologies, a MasterCard Company
    Mr. Juan Pedro Moreno, Global Managing Director Banking Industry, Accenture
    Mr. Stéphane Nappo, Head of IT Risk Management & Chief Information Security Officer at Société Générale International Retail Banking and Financial Services (IBFS)

“Throughout the world, new financial products and services are emerging further to technological advancements. The third edition of the FinTech Forum will be the perfect opportunity to see what is possible today and, more importantly, what tomorrow has in store for us. This event will allow us to understand the market dynamics at play, seize the resulting business opportunities and develop, right here in Montréal, world-class FinTech expertise,” said Mr. Mario Albert, Chief Executive Officer, Finance Montréal.

“Major technological changes are currently affecting financial institutions, forcing them to rethink their business models. For example, new competitors are emerging in the payment landscape, robo-advisors are becoming involved in investment portfolio management, and alternative lenders are offering services online. This digital revolution could lead to a wave of exponential innovation and redefine the entire sector in the coming years. To address these topics, we have brought together local and international speakers who will share their enlightening perspectives and experiences. Those interested in the FinTech space should make the most of this opportunity,” said Mr. Stéphane Bilodeau, President of the Organizing Committee, FinTech Forum.

The FinTech Forum Organizing Committee is made up of representatives from several institutions, including National Bank, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Société Générale (Canada), CGI, the Montréal Exchange, the Computer Research Institute of Montréal, Boston Consulting Group, Acceo, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Investissement Québec, Deloitte and Finance Montréal.

Go to the Montréal FinTech Forum site to see the full program and register for this event.

About Finance Montréal

Finance Montréal, Québec’s financial cluster, was created in 2010 by institutions in the financial services industry at the invitation of the Québec Government. Finance Montréal brings together 23 Governor Members, 14 Associate Members and close to 300 volunteer professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote Québec’s financial services industry. The organization works to enhance Montréal’s reputation as world-class financial hub and engages in international business development activities to attract foreign firms in Montréal by promoting various fiscal incentives including the IFC tax credit. Finance Montréal fosters cooperation among a vast range of institutions to stimulate the industry’s growth while raising awareness of the financial specializations found in Montréal. To learn more about Finance Montréal, visit 

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Matthieu Cardinal
Director of Communications
Finance Montréal
514-287-1540 ext. 227

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