Interac joins leaders from technology, government and venture capital in discussing the current and future state of Canada’s innovation economy
TORONTO, February 13, 2019 – Interac Corp. has been announced as a founding sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Dream Summit. The Summit will feature leaders in business and technology on February 19th at the Telus Tower in Toronto.
Notable speakers at the conference will include:
- Debbie Gamble, Chief Officer, Innovation Labs and New Ventures, Interac Corp.
- Mike Wessinger, CEO at PointClickCare
- David Ossip, CEO at Ceridian
- Tanya Baker, Global Head of GS Accelerate, Goldman Sachs
- Dan Daviau, President and CEO at Canaccord Genuity
- Michael Denham, CEO, Business Development Bank of Canada, BDC
Canadian Dream Summit is a tech conference focused on energizing Canada’s innovation economy by connecting scale-ups to the capital, talent and customers they need to grow. All of this is in service of making the Canadian Dream more accessible and achievable.
“Interac Corp. is committed to supporting Canada’s rapidly expanding technology and innovation ecosystem. We are excited to be a founding sponsor of Canadian Dream Summit,” said Gamble. “With senior representatives from the public and private sectors and many more leaders in technology and innovation in attendance, Canadian Dream Summit will drive conversations on the expansion of Canadian companies in a wide variety of areas, including fintech, artificial intelligence and other next generation technologies.”
A core theme running through the conference will be the future of Canada’s innovation economy in the face of massive technological disruption in established industries. Dream Summit speakers, many of which are leaders in their field, will bring insight into how transformative technologies, including artificial intelligence and fintech, can be infused with Canadian values to drive lasting competitive advantage.
- Where is the Canadian Dream? In Search of Canada’s Unicorns
- Building Global Companies: Centurions, Narwhals, and Beyond
- Leadership at the Edge of Disruption: Fintech, Open Banking and the Future of Finance
- The Global Race for AI
“It’s our pleasure to welcome Interac as a founding sponsor and our privilege to have these business and technology leaders sharing their insights on our stage.” said Claudio Rojas, founder of the Canadian Dream Initiative and organizer of the Canadian Dream Summit. “Interac is truly an early adopter of Canadian potential. Canada has never been more innovative. Our advances in artificial intelligence and financial technology are admired around the world and Canadian talent is highly sought after. Leading global companies are flocking to Canada for our values of inclusion and diversity. It’s clear that Canada’s moment to shine on the international stage has arrived.”
Other key supporters of Canadian Dream Summit include the City of Toronto, BDC, TD, Capital One, BDO, Miller Thomson, Dentons Canada, Highline BETA, and PwC. Community partners include MaRS Discovery District, OneEleven, The DMZ, #MoveTheDial, C100, CVCA, and the Canadian Council of Innovators. To reserve a ticket, please visit dreamsummit.org/attend/.
About Canadian Dream Summit
Canadian Dream Summit is the world’s only tech conference focused on energizing Canada’s innovation economy by bringing together a cross-section of visionary leaders. This event is organized by Canadian Dream Initiative, an organization with the mission of transforming Canada into the world’s leading innovation economy. Canadian Dream Summit attracts leading voices in technology, business transformation, digital disruption, and innovation, for a full day conference on February 19th, 2019 in Toronto. The event welcomes global perspectives on issues of national significance at the intersection of innovation and society. This conference provides an intimate environment for meaningful discussion between senior leaders and high potential entrepreneurs. For more information on Canadian Dream Summit’s programming and speakers, please visit dreamsummit.org
About Interac Corp.
Interac Corp. operates an economical, world-class debit payments system with broad-based acceptance, reliability, security, and efficiency. The organization is one of Canada’s leading payments brands and is chosen an average of 16 million times daily to pay and exchange money. For more than 30 years, Interac Corp. and its predecessors, Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation, have facilitated secure financial transactions through the development of innovative and convenient debit and money transfer solutions. A leader in the prevention and detection of fraud, the organization has one of the lowest rates of fraud globally. Visit newsroom.interac.ca or follow @INTERAC on Twitter. Interac Corp. has a diverse group of shareholders that includes banks, credit unions, caisses populaires, payment processors and merchants.