Day 1: Thursday 16 october

Day 2: Friday 17 October

Venue Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, Canada.
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Plenary Session 1 (09:00 - 10:45)

Room: 512 a/b/e/f

09:00 - 09:15

Richard Boivin
Opening address

Sous-ministre adjoint
Ministère des Finances et de l'économie, Gouvernement du Québec

09:15 - 10:00
Keynote by

Scott Edgett
Driving Innovation - A Critical Capability

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Stage-Gate International and the Product Development Institute

10:00 - 10:45
Keynote by

Brian Bieron
Data Analytics and Financial Services Regulation in the 21st Century

Executive Director
eBay Inc. Policy Lab

Parallel Sessions 1 (09:00 - 10:30)

Workshop 1
Business Model Canvas
Room: 512 a/b/e/f

Moderated by Denis Dennehy and
Dieter De Smet

How can design thinking and visualisation tools support innovation in financial services companies?

An interactive workshop using the business model canvas.

Session 1A
Financial Education
Room: 512 C

Moderated by Dimitrios Salampasis

Financial literacy of young customers and their expectations concerning banking services
(Monika Klimontowicz)
and (Bożena Fraczek)

E-transparency of finance institutions: The case of Lithuanian credit providers
(Ginta Railiene)

The Ethics of Financial Speculation in Futures Markets
(Matthias Georg Will)

Session 1B
ICT enabled innovation
Room: G

Moderated by
Sergey Yablonsky

APPlied behavioral finance: A review of the use of mobile apps as a tool and platform for behavioral finance research within multinational retail banks
(Floyd Newsum)

Cloud-enabled innovations for financial services
(Sergey Yablonsky)

What types of innovation contribute to performance in financial services?
(Andrey Martovoy)

10:45 - 11:15

Room: 513 A/B/C
10:30 - 11:00

Room: 513 A/B/C

Plenary Session 2 (11:15 - 12:30)

Room: 512 a/b/e/f

11:15 - 11:30
Keynote by

Eric Lemieux
On Your Radar - Concrete Value Creation in Montréal’s FinTech Industry

Chief Executive Officer
Finance Montréal

11:30 - 12:00
Keynote by

Robert Smythe
Mobile Payments as the Point of Sale – Accelerating the Use of Digital Currency

IDC Associate Financial Insights
IDC Canada

12:00 - 12:30
Keynote by

Pascal François
A few Myths and a bit of Reality about Derivatives

Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives (IFSID)

Parallel Sessions 2 (11:00 - 12:30)

Panel Discussion 2
Longevity risk and its impact on pension fund management
Room: 512 a/b/e/f

Moderated by Pascal François

Contributions by:

  • Christian Dorion
  • Pierre-Carl Michaud
  • Christian Robert

    In this panel, we will review the latest demographic trends and retirement behaviors. We will analyze how longevity risk can be priced and managed through financial markets. We will discuss how the pension fund and insurance industries adapt to this new reality in the current low interest rates environment.

Session 2A
Open and collaborative innovation
Room: 512 C

Moderated by Anne-Laure Mention

Improving innovation: A Deloitte perspective on how financial institutions can become better innovators
(Terry Stuart)

The exploration of the human element in open innovation: The case of financial institutions
(Dimitrios Salampasis) – The first non-proprietary international open innovation platform for the financial services industry (Patrick Schüffel)

Session 2B
M-E Finance
Room: G

Moderated by Denis Dennehy

Investigation into the adoption of interactive e-channels in the finance industry
(CK Chan)

Trends in mobile payments research: A literature review
(Denis Dennehy)
and (David Sammon)

Managing overpayment risk in G2P (government to person) payment flows through innovative use of voice biometrics
(Tariq Habib)

12:30 - 14:00

Room: 513 A/B/C
12:30 - 14:00

Room: 513 A/B/C

Plenary Session 3 (14:00 - 16:00)

Room: 512 a/b/e/f

14:00 - 14:40
Keynote by

Craig Weber
Innovation in Financial Services Firms - The Leadership Gap

Chief Executive Officer

14:40 - 15:20
Keynote by

Marie Muldowney
Education in the Innovation Equation

Managing Director
Moody's Analytics

15:20 - 16:00
Keynote by

Mark Yeandle
How Technology can affect the Competitiveness of Financial Centres

Senior Consultant
Z/Yen Group

Parallel Sessions 3 (14:00 - 15:30)

Session 3A
Customer centricity
Room: 512 a/b/e/f

Moderated by
Dieter De Smet

Société Générale: Creative and collaborative workplace
(Laurent Marochini)

The involvement of customers in financial services
(Dieter De Smet)

Session 3B
Financial Products
Room: C

Moderated by
Michèle Breton

Assessing the Cost of a Long-Term Longevity Swap Using a Vector Autoregressive Model of Mortality
(Christian Dorion)

Pricing counterparty risk for American and Bermudian-type derivatives
(Michèle Breton)

Market Reaction to Patent Events – Event Study
(Niaz Kammoun)

16:00 - 16:30

Room: 513 A/B/C
15:30 - 16:00

Room: 513 A/B/C

Panel Discussion 1 (16:30 - 18:00)

Room: 512 a/b/e/f

IT for Financial Services - Digital Disruptions towards Innovation and Growth

Moderated by
Dimitrios Salampasis

Keynote introduction by
Mircea Mihaescu

Panelists include:

This panel brings together the insights and expertise of financial services executives to examine the use of technology the financial services industry and share “up to speed but down to earth” ideas on how the financial industry can a) keep up with changes and realize the need to adopt new technologies and b) capitalize on information technology capabilities and opportunities that this changing environment presents so as to achieve a distinct competitive advantage and high performance.

Workshop 2 (16:00 - 17:30)

Room: 512 a/b/c/f

Harnessing the Power of Insight: Customer Centric Product Innovation

Moderated by
Lina Bonapace and Jennifer Fraser

Trends in technology and user-centric forces are strongly driving today’s business innovation in many sectors including financial and insurance. Incorporating user insights to ideation and design phases can transform your solutions. In this interactive workshop, participants will co-create a mobile-based financial product, service, or ecosystem concept grounded in customer and employee needs.

Read the detailed workshop flyer:

End of Sessions

Gala dinner (19:00)

Venue: Club Saint-James
Dress code: Smart casual (i.e. ties not required)
1145 Union Avenue, Montréal QC, H3B 3C2
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Have a safe trip home and we welcome you
next year in Singapore !