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COR.SPARK INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019

NOV. 14. 19 | ONE KING WEST HOTEL | TORONTO

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Join financial industry professionals and global thought leaders for this exclusive invitation-only event

The 4th Annual COR.SPARK Innovation Summit promises to be a captivating day of insights and lessons learned from the financial industry’s top disruptors and innovators. Our theme this year is “Connecting for Common Good”.
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2019 Keynote Speaker - Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand, a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. He has been an advisor to the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum.

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2019 Schedule

 

 

08:00 AM   Arrival/ Registration/ Hot Breakfast    
09:30 AM Symcor Welcome Address  
10:00 AM
 
The New Era of Banking - Digital, Open and Human  Chris Skinner
11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:20 AM Detecting Criminal Networks behind SI Fraud Chris Mathers
11:50 AM
 
Collaborative Efforts Against Human Trafficking Timea Nagy and Cameron Field
12:20 PM Buffet Lunch
01:20 PM Afternoon Welcome
01:40 PM
 
Expert Panel on Canadian Open Banking System

Kirsten Thompson, Abhishek Sinha, Franklin Garrigues and Chris Skinner

02:40 PM
 
Real-Time Payments Require Real-Time Fraud Detection
 
Joanna Lewis
03:10 PM Coffee Break
03:30 PM  

Finance 2030 - new innovations being deployed to prevent banking fraud and cybercrime, data protection, data encryption, and open banking

 

  Nikolas Badminton
04:20 PM Closing
04:30 PM Cocktail Reception

 

Agenda

Featured Speakers

COR.SPARK Innovation Summit 2019 Speakers

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Chris Mathers

Crime and Risk Consultant

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Chris Mathers

Crime and Risk Consultant

Chris Mathers spent most of his life working undercover for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, US Drug Enforcement Administration, and the US Customs Service. Posing as a gang­ster, a drug trafficker, and even as a money launderer, Mathers has seen and done it all.

Chris offers insights on security, hiring decisions and back­ground checks to money laundering schemes, corporate fraud, bribery, blackmail, extortion and more. He has served as a consultant on several feature films and documentaries relating to organized crime, espionage and money laundering.
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Timea Nagy

CEO, Timea’s Cause

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Timea Nagy

CEO, Timea’s Cause

Timea Nagy immigrated to Canada in 1998 and was forced to work in the Canadian underground world as a sex slave for over three months. Ten years later, Ms. Nagy founded Canada’s first safe house for victims of sex slavery. Ms. Nagy provided training to numerous agencies in Canada, the U.S. Ms. Nagy is the first Survivor of Human Trafficking to train banks and financial institutions on HT detection through transactions. Ms. Nagy has presented and trained over 3000 American and Canadian Financial institutions from 2014 until the present day.

Ms. Nagy was also the first Canadian modern-day slavery advocate to be featured on The Economist and the CNN Freedom Project.

Cameron Fields

Cameron Field

Senior Manager - AML Intelligence

Cameron Fields

Cameron Field

Senior Manager - AML Intelligence

Field is the Senior Manager - AML Intelligence Liaison for the AML Financial Intelligence Unit for BMO Financial Group. Prior to this role, he spent 32 years with the Toronto Police Service working in a variety of roles including managing the Corporate Crimes Team. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and sits on their crime prevention committee and is a Director for the International Society of Crime Prevention Professionals. He is the private sector liaison and former deputy director for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing and is a former Vice President of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.  Field has published articles on such topics as fraud prevention in digital spaces, organ trafficking, illegal wildlife trafficking, and crime prevention through social media. He is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist to both private and public sector audiences.  He received a Bachelor of Applied Arts from the University of Guelph in Justice Studies and a Master of Science in Criminology from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

See why people are still talking about the COR.SPARK Innovation Summit 2018

Last years' conference brought together a room full of banking executives, along with industry innovators and strategists. Watch this short video to see some of our favourite moments from last years' conference. 

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