Robert Smythe

IDC Associate Financial Insightst, IDC Canada


Robert Smythe is a financial industry executive who has lead technical, operations and product groups at major financial institutions in Canada. This has included the introduction of advanced technology solutions and innovative financial products. He has been an executive with two major Canadian financial institutions for 20 years and subsequently has lead a specialized financial industry consulting organization for over 15 years.

Financial industry association positions included being a Canadian Payment Association Senior Planning Committee member and Chairman of its Bill Payment Task Force, Director of the Interac Association and Co-Chair of the Financial Information Exchange (FIX). Consulting assignments have included providing direction for financial industry initiatives involving IT enterprise architecture encompassing banking, wealth management, capital markets, mortgage, credit card and insurance products. Recent Canadian financial industry research publications at IDC Canada have addressed IT expenditures, management of IT processes, regulatory initiatives and mobile payments at the point of sale. Mr. Smythe is an Electrical Engineering graduate from McGill University and is a Professional Engineer.

Robert Smythe