Summit 2018

Summit Highlight Reel

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A Global Review

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance presents lessons and insights from 2018. CCAF is partnered with the CLA to drive world-class innovative lending analysis and policy nationally and globally.

A Voice from the Lending Future

The opening keynote by Mark Ruddock sets the stage for the Summit. Mark talks about lessons and challenges in innovative lending space in Europe, Latin America and Asia as well as looking at growth strategies for the Canadian market.

ROI in Lending AI

Frank Currie, Head of Customer Engineering for Financial Services joins Norm Cappell from Savvyy, Nick Seelert from Senso.AI and Edwin Fong Vice President, Financial Services Salesforce to discuss “Beyond the hype: how lenders can drive ROI?” The panel is moderated by Carole Piovesan, Lead in Artificial Intelligence at McCarthy Tétrault.

Making AI work for Fintech

Frank Currie, Head of Customer Engineering for Financial Services talks about ROI in Lending AI.

Tips on Mid-Market Lenders Seeking Capital

Roundtable hosted by Romit Malhotra, Sr. Managing Director and Karanjit Bhugra, MD Corporate Finance Deloitte @ the Canadian Lenders Summit 2018

Innovative Lender of the Year 2018

Congratulations to Eva Wong and Andrew Graham for winning the 2018 LEADER OF THE YEAR leadership award. The Tiffany & Co. crystal award was presented on Nov 21st at the Lenders Summit. We are now welcoming 2019 Innovative Lender of the Year nominations.

Innovation in Lending

Amar Ahluwalia, VP Partnerships & Capital Markets, OnDeck Capital sets the stage with a mini-keynote on the role of innovation in lending.

Snap Chat: Capturing the Lending Consumer

Joe Strolz discusses innovative strategies to drive engagement via social media.

Capturing the Lending Consumer

Joe Strolz sits down with principals from PayBright, Paays, Refresh and Borrowell to discuss lessons learned in the market: tips, insights and war stories.

The Great Data Debate

Incumbent data verses new data: how do we work toward an open data economy? Kirsten Thompson, who was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee on Open Banking, moderates the debate.

Seeking Capital on the Global Stage

A discussion involving actual war stories on arranging capital for Canadian alternative lenders. Romit Malhotra, board member of the Canadian Lenders Association, moderates a panel of lenders and global institutional funders. PLEASE NOTE:  Opinions expressed belong solely to the panelist, and not necessarily to the speaker's employer, organization, committee or other group or individual.

Kevin Clark, Chair of the Canadian Lenders Association sets the stage.

Kevin Clark introduces the 2018 Lenders Summit in Toronto.

Gary Schwartz introduces the Summit Agenda

B2B Acquisition Keynote

Mini Keynote by Gladstone Grant, National Director, Microsoft Technology Centres, Microsoft on innovative strategies to reduce Customer Acquisition Cost

Lending: B2B Acquisition Panel

Sit down to discuss strategies, learnings and successes with Linkedin, Progressa, Lendified and Thinking Capital.

The Lending Blockchain: Case Studies & Insights

Going beyond blockchain 101, Plaza Corp, CORL, MortageBlox, SVBS and SwiftSale deep dive into lending use cases. The panel is moderated by Soumak Chatterjee, Blockchain Lead at Deloitte.

Google: Leveraging Machine Learning and Data to Drive Results

Frank Currie, Head of Customer Engineering for Financial Services at Google moderates a roundtable at the Canadian Lenders Summit 2018

Technology, the changing landscape of the law for lenders

Ana Badour from McCarthy explores regulation, the changing landscape of the law and the impact of new technology.

Legal Deep Dive - Regulatory Insights

Elizabeth Sales from Blakes explores regulation, the changing landscape of the law in the lending space in Canada.

Jason Mullens: Insights & Conclusion

Canadian Lenders Summit: Vice Chair Insights & Conclusion

Innovation Canada's remarks at the goeasy Reception

Mark Lehman, Executive Director, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada speaks at the Lenders Reception