Faculty of Engineering

uOttawa Innovates — FinTech

It’s not a fad. How to embrace disruptive technology.

Investment in FinTech is growing and the sector is here to stay. Learn more about FinTech’s impact on business and chat with our alumni experts in the field!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
University of Ottawa
Desmarais Building – Room 12102
55 Laurier Avenue East


2 p.m. — Registration

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Panel session 1: How Large Financial Institutions Are Adjusting to Disruptive Digital Technology

Alice Thomas

Alice Thomas (BSc ’84 — Computer Science) — Toronto
Chief Digital Technology Officer, Sun Life Financial

Heather Abbott

Heather Abbott (BASc ’93 — Chemical Engineering) — Boston
Senior Vice President Corporate Solutions Technology, NASDAQ OMX


3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Panel session 2: Cryptocurrencies and Multi-Rail Systems

Sheila James

Sheila James, Vice-President, Operations, VEEM (formerly Align Commerce)

Haseeb Awan

Haseeb Awan (MEng ’11 — Engineering Management) — Ottawa
FinTech entrepreneur and Y Combinator alumnus, and Co-Founder, BitAccess


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Panel session 3: AI/Fraud/Data Security

Eli Fathi

Eli Fathi (BASc ’78 & MASc ’81 — Electrical Engineering) — Ottawa
CEO, MindBridge Ai

Mike Cook

Mike Cook (BASc ’03 — Computer Engineering) – Toronto
President, Identos


5:30 p.m. — Networking Reception

6:30 p.m. — Keynote: “The Future of FinTech,” followed by a panel discussion with all of the above experts

Adam Nanjee

Adam Nanjee — Toronto

Adam Nanjee is currently the senior vice president of digital banking at Zafin, one of Canada’s largest financial technology companies. With over 50 global banking customers across four continents, offices in six countries, and over $25 million US in venture capital financing raised in 2014,  Zafin is poised to continue its U.S. expansion in 2017 and beyond. Zafin’s customers include several tier 1 global banks, four of the top five Canadian banks and several new North American banking customers.


The presenting partner for uOttawa Innovates — Fintech is


*uOttawa Innovates is an event series connecting the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Engineering with alumni, partners and friends from the technology and innovation industry.

**For more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements, contact Kyle Bournes at kbournes@uOttawa.ca or 613-864-1570 by October 22.

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