Janne Uusilehto is Senior Privacy Program Manager at Google Cloud, working on privacy for GSuite products. Prior to joining Google in February 2019, he was a member of Microsoft Azure’s Privacy and International Compliance team. Janne has extensive experience in Privacy and Security, starting in 1998 as the Head of Nokia Product Security. In this role, he was responsible for Nokia product security, industry collaboration, and HW security standardization. Before being hired by Nokia, he worked in various Finnish financial institutions as part of the teams who were pioneering Internet payments, online sales portals and online banking systems from 1990 to 1998.
Jenna Fitch is a Merchant Relationship Manager Major Merchants and Start Path Ambassador for Mastercard Canada. In her role as relationship manager Jenna collaborates with the Canadian top 10 major merchants in the Entertainment, Telecommunications, Energy and Consumer Goods sectors to improve their integrated payment solutions and help grow their strategic market share through data analytics. Jenna has 18+ years’ experience in strategy and market development. Jenna is an adaptive business leader and focuses on the technology that impacts her clients in all elements of their business.
As Start Path Program Ambassador, Jenna is part of an elite inner circle of Mastercard leaders from across the globe with a passion for the accelerator/start-up space. She helps shape the future of Mastercard’s fintech engagements in Canada. She is a creative and strategic thinker and identifies, selects, curates and promotes startups in Canada that solve real client’s problems and have solid business models
Mike Hollinger practices securities, corporate and commercial law with a focus on the venture technology sector. Mike leads Dentons’ Toronto venture technology practice and has transactional experience gained from mergers and acquisitions as well as private and public markets financings in a wide range of industries.
Mike advises entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, investors and acquirers at all stages of growth. He also acts as corporate secretary and adviser to boards and executives facing bet-the-company transactions.
Mike joined Dentons’ Toronto office as a partner in 2014, after practicing with another large Canadian law firm.
Before joining Citi, I worked at Mastercard managing Identity Solutions products with respect to industry standards / initiatives such as PSD2, GPI, 3DS 2.0, FIDO, etc. I also led the Mastercard Developers API platform team, helping to grow its footprint to over 70 API’s.
Prior to Mastercard, I worked at a social media startup named Güdly, as the Director of Product, where I focused on product excellence, the product roadmap, innovation, and a topnotch user experience. Güdly was the first social media platform focused on kindness and anti-bullying. I also worked in education, initially managing a college website, and later, at a higher education software development and services firm, where I directed a team focused on advancing / managing an ERP platform.
I hold an MBA from Regis University and a BS in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology
Simon Kalechstein is a Partner in IBM’s Financial Services practice in Canada, focused on helping clients accelerate digital transformations, from strategy and technology to incubating and scaling new skills and competencies. Simon has led an exciting portfolio of work with clients who have designed new and differentiated experiences, developed and implemented award-winning solutions, and adopted AI technologies for client experience and operational efficiency.
As the Chief Product Officer at Stack, Ranjit is responsible for developing the product strategy and roadmap at one of Canada’s most exciting fintechs.
Prior to his role at Stack, Ranjit was the Head of Digital Strategy and Innovation at President’s Choice Financial (PCF). At PCF, Ranjit was responsible for spearheading an enterprise wide digital transformation program as well as launching several digital initiatives including Canada’s first mobile wallet and Loblaw’s PC Insider program, an innovative digital subscription program geared towards young families.
Previous to PCF, Ranjit was the Director of Mobile Banking at CIBC. As the mobile banking evangelist, Ranjit was instrumental in helping position CIBC as a leader in the space with the launch of several key mobile first initiatives such as remote cheque deposit and mobile/tablet banking.
Ranjit frequently speaks at Fintech conferences and has chaired international working groups on mobile financial services. Ranjit has also co-authored whitepapers on mobile wallet, mPOS and advises fintech startups in navigating the emerging payments landscape.
Ranjit holds a Software Engineering (BEng) from Concordia University in Montreal as well as a MBA from the Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.
With a focus of Digital Commerce, Mr. Pawelkiewicz is responsible for a number of digital products, including mobile wallets and digital ID, as well as acts as the subject matter experts on a number of strategic initiatives including Open Banking.
Before TD Bank, Mr. Pawelkiewicz worked in the digital payments groups at RBC and Scotiabank where he was responsible for all aspects launch and management of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay and Scotiabank’s proprietary My Mobile Wallet, as well as other ancillary services. Prior to joining the Royal Bank of Canada, Mr. Pawelkiewicz was an Associate at Oliver Wyman Consulting where he worked with some of the leading global financial services organizations, advising senior executives on strategic and operational issues. Mr. Pawelkiewicz began his career in financial services as an Analyst in the Corporate and Investment Bank division of Citigroup.
For the past five years, Mr. Pawelkiewicz has been involved with the Canadian Red Cross as a member of the Toronto Council and sits on the Board of the Mobey Forum. Mr. Pawelkiewicz received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and holds an Honours BA in Economics and Finance from the University of Waterloo. Mr. Pawelkiewicz is an avid skier, enjoys travel, photography, golf, soccer, and competitive and recreational flying.
Jenny Ahlqvist works as a Senior Advisor in one of the largest banks in Norway; SpareBank 1. Jenny works close with the BankID team to make this complicated technical solution as simple and user friendly as possible for the population. Jenny also has a long history in other areas within the financial and payment sector as; mobile payment, acquiring and trust services. Jenny has a passion for digital solutions, ID-security and simplifying complexity.
Erlend Sundvor is the head of payments at Eika Gruppen, an alliance of 66 local banks in Norway based in Oslo. Erlend has been with Eika for over 12 years and is responsible for delivering the whole range of payments services to the member banks.
Erlend had been an active participant in the Norwegian banking community for many years, and is currently a board member at the Norwegian banks’ jointly owned technology and infrastructure company BITS AS.
Before joining Eika Erlend worked for the payments processor BBS (currently Nets) where he worked on establishing the Norwegian banks’ e-invoicing solution eFaktura and the eID scheme BankID.
As Vice President, Digital Channels, Franklin leads several developments aiming to transform how the bank interacts with its employees and customers. He is responsible for ideation, development, delivery, and deployment of solutions that contribute to this agenda. Among his projects, he leads the effort to “mobilize” TD Bank employees on a North American basis; untethering and empowering employees, enhancing digital fluency across the enterprise, and increasing productivity. Franklin also champions the Digital ID agenda for the enterprise, with a focus on building and delivering a platform that will transform how Canadians assert their identity in the digital world.
Prior to this role, Franklin held various Risk Management roles in Direct Channels and Business Banking, and also led several Branch Services Centres in Canada. Prior to joining TD in 2008, Franklin was a consultant with McKinsey & Company where he served as a leader in the North American Financial Institutions Operations practice. He has also worked with L’Oreal in various General Management roles in manufacturing plant operations in France.
Franklin is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University with a Masters of Business Administration. He also holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Superieure D’Electricite.
Tracy Molino is Counsel in our Corporate group. Tracy has extensive experience with payments law and technology, bank regulatory and policy matters, and consumer protection issues. She has particular interest in FinTech, PayTech and other innovative technologies. Her combination of private sector and regulatory experience allows her to offer practical insight as to how companies from around the world operating in Canada can best achieve their business objectives.
Prior to joining Dentons, Tracy worked as a director at Payments Canada, where she supported ongoing efforts to modernize Canada’s national payments systems, as well as legal and policy frameworks. She has also worked as Senior Counsel at the Bank of Montreal.
Dave Forestell serves as Vice President, Office of the President and CEO, at Scotiabank. He has held senior positions in the Canadian government and Barrick Gold Corporation. He worked overseas in Chile and Venezuela and speaks fluent Spanish. While in Chile, Mr. Forestell led corporate affairs and corporate social responsibility for several mining projects and served as Chair of a Joint Venture Board of Directors. He is currently serving as a Board Member of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission and on the Board of Governor for the Ontario College of Art and Design. Mr. Forestell obtained his B.A. and LLB from Western University.
Jonathan Magder is the Payments Strategy Lead for Canada, and the North American Open Banking Lead within Accenture Strategy Financial Services. He has 18 years of consulting and financial services industry experience, with a specialization in payments and digital banking transformation. Jonathan works primarily with payments and banking clients to develop and execute strategies to increase their marketplace competitiveness. This work has included creating a payments modernization ‘win’ strategy, developing a cross-border payments segment, pricing, and go-to-market strategy, and assessing a payments association’s strategy and future state operating model.
Greg is the founder of SecureKey and brings more than 30 years of experience in fintech, security and mobile solutions to his role as Chief Executive Officer. Greg is a serial entrepreneurial whose earlier ventures include Footprint Software Inc., a financial software company he sold to IBM, and 724 Solutions Inc., a wireless infrastructure software provider he took public. He sits on several boards and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Entrepreneur of the Year and one of the 100 Top Leaders in Identity. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Life Sciences from the University of Toronto.
Dan is Senior Vice President and CIO at Equitable Bank in Toronto, Canada’s ninth-largest independent Schedule I bank. He launched EQ Bank, Equitable’s digital banking arm, and is now responsible for all technology strategy, delivery, and operations at Equitable, as well as project delivery.
Prior to joining Equitable in 2013 Dan was Managing Director, Online & Mobile Banking at BMO Bank of Montreal. Throughout his 20 years of banking experience he has focused on the role technology plays in serving the customer, the employee, and the bank.
Jacoline Loewen is a Director of UBS Bank (Canada), with 25 years specializing in finance for the owner-operators of private capital businesses and family firms, specifically financial planning & wealth management for transitions. She is the author of three books and previously, Jacoline worked in corporate finance focusing on acquisitions, successions and private equity financing. She ran the Global FinTech challenge for UBS in Canada.
Ramesh is the Regional Lead for New Payments for Mastercard Canada. He is responsible for the strategy and delivery of cross border and domestic push payments capabilities for Mastercard in Canada. He also leads Mastercard’s efforts around payments modernization, innovation and partnerships related to push payments/real-time payments in Canada. Prior to joining Mastercard, he held various roles at TD Bank and ICICI Bank in Canada as well as American Express in India. His areas of expertise include cross border and domestic push payments, real-time payments, payments modernization, and new product delivery.
Christian Lassonde is a tech founder and CEO, having built and sold Virtual Greats, a luxury online IP rights broker, and Millions of Us, a digital agency. He has also taught high-growth technology entrepreneurship at The Next 36 to over 30 companies. Those companies have gone on to build successful products and raise millions of dollars in follow-on financing.
Christian spent a decade in San Francisco selling and building software for Second Life, LucasArts and Electronic Arts to customers Sony, Nike, Warner Brothers, General Motors, Coke, Intel and many more Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA from the USF, a BESc in computer engineering and a BSc in computer science from Western. Christian is currently Vice-Chair of SickKids Foundation, Chair of the TFS Foundation, serves on the Fintech Advisory Council for the Ontario Securities Commission, and a former Governor of the Board of Western University.
Marc leads Innovation Insights at Interac, tasked with elevating organizational expertise and strategic thinking on next generation tech including AI & ML, self-driving cars, IOT, blockchain, and more. Currently co-lead in the development of Interac’s position on Open Banking. In his prior role as head of analytics delivery at Interac, Marc introduced self-service analytics company-wide, reducing turnaround from days to minutes, freeing resources for higher value work and significantly improving the company’s ability to use data in decision making.
Marc has a Dean’s Honors MBA from Ivey and has been working in data and strategy for 10+ years.
As a Digital Identity growth strategist, David Barcelo cultivates IDEMIA’s worldwide partnerships and business strategies. David is an expert on the multitude of national and federated identity schemes serving both government and financial clients. His combination of public and private sector experience provides him with the insight needed to solve complex fraud and identity issues while developing new markets. Before this role, David oversaw corporate development and the acquisition of over a dozen identity and security companies for IDEMIA’s subsidiaries. David has served as an advisor and board member to emerging Digital Identity companies, and currently participates in the Better Identity Coalition.
Kasper Sylvest Olsen currently serves as a senior manager in Danske Banks Group Financial Infrastructure department. In this role he acts as an expert on various financial market infrastructures in both payments and securities. Kasper is a member of a number of committees, working groups and task forces. Before his current position Kasper has worked as an (IT) project manager in Danske Bank and before joining Danske Bank he worked for 7 years as an economist in the Payment Systems Department in the Danish Central Bank. Kasper holds and M.Sc. in Economics
Jukka is a Managing Director at Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security. In his role he is supporting banks and other financial institutions to deploy mobile payment and banking solutions. He joined G&D in the beginning of 2011 from Venyon, where he was responsible on driving the deployment of NFC-based applications and Trusted Service Management services. Jukka has 20 years’ experience on payment, mobile and identification technologies and businesses. He has been following Mobey Forum activities, since 2007 and joined as member of the Board of Directors in 2014.
Jordi Guaus is a Telecom Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and also holds a degree in Business Administration from the Open University of Catalonia.
He joined CaixaBank in the year 2000, having worked at Vodafone for 5 years as the in-charge of Corporate Market Services Development, prior to that. At CaixaBank, a leading retail bank in Spain, Jordi has worked in Mobile Financial Services, developing services including the first Mobile Internet Banking.
While working as the Head of Mobile Payments, Jordi leaded the NFC & Remote Payments related initiative at CaixaBank. Where, he was focus on Mobile Payments in collaboration with the Cards Unit of CaixaBank. Moreover, he was the Project Manager of the mobile NFC pilot in Sitges, Spain (“Mobile Shopping Sitges 2010”), the first NFC payment trial in Spain. Later, he worked in the deployment of CaixaBank’s mobile payment services.
In 2014 Jordi joined the CaixaBank’s Marketing Department as a Digital Marketing Director to give transversal support to all marketing team and to focus on innovative projects. Some of the more relevant projects managed by Jordi during this period are the launch of imaginBank, first mobile only bank in Spain, the creation of the Payment Innovation Hub together with Samsung, Visa, Arval and Global Payments, and the opening of the imaginCafe, a physical place for the millennials.
In addition, from 2008 to 2015, Jordi was member of the Mobile Channel Working Group of the European Payments Council (EPC) working on establishing the necessary standards and business rules related to the initiation and receipt of credit transfer, direct debit and card payments through mobile devices under SEPA (Single European Payment Area).
Jordi also joined the Mobey Forum’s Board of Directors in the year 2009, and he was appointed as Chairman of the Board in 2013 leading the association since them. Mobey Forum is a non-profit making, global, financial industry-driven forum, with a clear mission to encourage the use of digital/mobile technology in financial services. Furthermore, Jordi has also been coleading several expert groups within Mobey, as for example the last one, the Open Banking Expert Group, and he has participated in the publishing of several white papers as a result of that.
Expert Group Day (only for Mobey Members) on 11 June will be held at Dentons
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Mobey Day Event 11-12 June will be held at Dentons
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