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Fintech Fridays EP55: Global Hiring Trends: How Gen Z Talent Thrives

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EP55: Global Hiring Trends:  How Gen Z Talent Thrives

Featured Guest:

ANNE-MARIE FANNON, Director, Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo (LinkedIn)

Bio:  Anne-Marie Fannon is the director of the Work-Learn Institute.  In this role, she sets the research and innovation agenda for the Work-Learn team.  Anne-Marie is passionate about leveraging Work-Learn’s research insights to inform the practice and pedagogy of WIL.  For the last ten years, Anne-Marie was director of Work-Integrated Learning Programs at the University of Waterloo. In this role, she oversaw the development and delivery of curriculum that supported students in a variety of work-integrated learning opportunities including the new (WE) Accelerate program, the EDGE program and the WatPD courses.  Anne-Marie is actively engaged with Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada and serves as co-chair of CEWIL’s Government and External Relations Committee.   She was president of the association in 2016/2017 during which time she led the association through an expansion of its mandate from co-op to work-integrated learning.  To get in touch via email:  Amfannon@uw.ca

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About this Episode

On this Season 4 kickoff episode, NCFA Founder Craig Asano sits down with the incredible Anne-Marie Fannon, Director, Work-Learn Institute at the University of Waterloo, to better understand the motivations and needs of the next major human capital resource - Gen Z.  If you're a start-up, scale-up or HR professional seeking intel on an emerging tech savvy, innovative, and talent asset class then this podcast is for you.  Tune in now and learn not just the how but also the why you should be building relationships with Gen Z today.  Enjoy!

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Fintech Friday Transcript of Episode 55:

Anne-Marie Fannon, Director, Work-Learn Institute at the University of Waterloo

Intro: Welcome to fintech Friday's a weekly podcast brought to you by the National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association of Canada and partners. Covering all things fintech, blockchain, AI and alternative finance.

 

Craig Asano: [00:00:00] Hello, everyone, my name is Craig Asano, the founder and CEO of NCFA Canada, welcoming you to season four of Fintech Fridays, which is episode 55. It's a weekly podcast brought to you by NCFA and partners, where we sit down with the incredible people in the fintech and funding community and talk about trends, product innovations, developments and challenges. Today we have very special guests with us, Anne-Marie Fannon, who is the director of the Work Learn Institute at the University of Waterloo, which is the only research unit of its kind. Researching the development of talent through quality work-integrated learning programs. They have done extensive research and attracting, engaging and retaining Gen Z talent, which should be a very interesting topic in discussion today, as well as what it takes for employers to be future ready. Of course, the University of Waterloo is one of Canada's leading research institutions and universities and produces a plethora. And I'm telling you, I'm talking from experience, a plethora of top grads across the board, especially in tech, science, engineering. They also operate a world renowned co-op program with, I believe, twenty or twenty five thousand students enrolled, which is the largest in the world. So I think that's absolutely remarkable.  Anne-Marie we're thrilled that you can join us today to share your knowledge and experience. Thanks so much and welcome to the show.

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:01:28] Thanks so much, Craig. I'm very excited to be here today and to have this conversation.

 

Craig Asano: [00:01:33] Yeah, I think it's a topic that we've certainly not covered here on the show, and I think it's very relevant to many companies who are building in the space. Obviously, sourcing talent and really understanding the motivations and what it's all about is is critical to building a successful product and business. So I'm very excited. So let's get into this. So just to kick things off, a bit of an intro question, maybe you can elaborate a little bit about the work you're doing and tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get involved at UW and the talent development and experiential learning space?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:02:15] Yeah, absolutely. So I've been at Waterloo for over 20 years now, but specifically in the work integrated learning space for the last 13 years, and my passion for it grows each and every year. And that's really because it is so easy to see the efficacy of this educational model. So the ways in which our students so quickly develop these critical competencies and the impact that they have on our employers and our community partners, my work for the last ten years was really in the development of new work-integrated learning programs and developing the curriculum that supports students learning during those work-integrated learning experiences, and I've recently moved to the Work Learning Institute, which, as you mentioned, is the world's only research center specifically focused on quality work-integrated learning and school to work transitions. And there really is no better place in the world to be studying work-integrated learning than at the University of Waterloo. I feel incredibly privileged to do this work and to be here today to share a little bit of it with you and your listeners.

 

Craig Asano: [00:03:30] Yeah, everything is about a journey. When you're building something new, you're approaching innovation, the ability to learn and foster something novel and tak it on board and develop it and implement it and nurture it. That's the language of a lot of venture startups. Does it matter actually what sector they're in? And so I think it's it's hand and parcel. It's a perfect fit for our podcast. I'm really pleased that you're here to talk about this.  In the world of of sort of let's just begin off with the workforce and what's going on from a trends perspective and how it's shaping the job market and the world. And just can you explain a little bit what's happening and the trends of the workforce?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:04:15] Absolutely. So first and foremost, we have to acknowledge COVID and Covid's impacts on the workforce, particularly with respect to considerations of remote work and hybrid work and what this means in terms of access to global talent. So as as everyone has seen, COVID 19 really accelerated the workforce trends that were well underway and pushed us to think about how we are going to respond in a really efficient and thoughtful manner. The work-learned team recently completed a review of the literature of the future of work, and in that we identified six specific workforce trends that again were already underway before COVID, but has accelerated. So the first one is top of mind for many of us. Advances in AI and technology and really at the core, what that means in terms of ensuring that our employees have an appropriate mix of those human and technical skills and how we're going to be able to really quickly respond to technology's impacts on our day to day work. The next trend that emerged is really the increasing need for employees to have skill agility and transferability. So with the rapid changes, the rapid impacts of technology, our day to day work is changing so quickly and that means as employees, we need to know how our skills transfer to different tasks, to different roles and sometimes even to industries as new industries emerge. So how can you take those skills that you learned in school or that you've developed through 10, 15 years of a career in one industry and think about how to leverage them in an entirely new context. The next one is sort of hand in hand with that, and that's the need for all employees to be those lifelong learners, so constantly up-skilling and re-skilling, identifying their own gaps and taking the initiative to fill them.

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:06:35] And of course, this isn't just on the individual worker. This is something where we're going to need solutions at an ecosystem level, both employers and government. But there really will be quite an imperative that each employee really understand what is happening in the world of work and taking the ownership to make sure that they are individually prepared to respond. The fourth trend relates to diverse workplaces. So once again, going back to this idea of global talent and how we might think about an international workforce, but also what it means to tap into the entire labor market and to build inclusive workplaces that support diverse employees. Because we need all of our workers, it's not just a nice to have, it's it's an imperative for all organizations to really be thinking about talent in different ways and much more inclusive ways. The gig economy, of course, continues to grow. So how do we manage this? How do we protect worker rights, create strong employment experiences in a gig economy? And then another trend that is emerging and we'll probably talk about quite a bit later as this gap between employee and organizational values. And I think that's really epitomized by the 'Great Resignation' and organizations needing to think about whether or not they really live their stated values. Are they really encouraging Wellness Work-Life Balance in their employees? And this is top of mind for Gen Z. So not only is it something that employers need to think about for all of their employees, but if they really want to access this emerging talent, they're going to need to change work structures to live those values and understand the values of their employees.

 

Craig Asano: [00:08:49] Wow, that is a lot to take in. I mean, every single one of those five trends, whether it's the tech moving online and, we've seen growth in the gig economy, of course, in all sorts of others. The diversity point, the lifelong learning, the gap in the values like what this is at a time when you have the Great Resignation, yet governments around the world, they need to get their economies back on track, get everyone back to work. So this is the timing of this conversation it's ideal. So in terms of these skills or trends really what or how is Canada doing a good job? Is there one area that we've got it or there's a gap and we need a lot of work, and how do we rank globally? Are we doing a good job or do we need to go back to the drawing board?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:09:40] Mm-hmm. Yeah, I mean, I think we should be very proud of our educational systems in Canada. Canadian graduates consistently rank in the top five of the world, and we also have a highly educated population with sixty two percent of adults age twenty five to sixty four with post-secondary degrees. So this does mean that Canadian talent is highly sought after, and all employers, especially our domestic employers, really need to think strategically about how to build those workplaces that are going to attract Canadian talent. So this is a problem in many sectors. But as I am sure you know, it's felt very acutely in the tech industry where oftentimes our salaries fail to compete with, say, our American competitors. So not only do our employers need to think about how they're going to attract the talent, but especially how to retain it within their organizations. And as mentioned earlier, and we can get into a little bit later, this really means rethinking what work looks like and ensuring that staff find it meaningful. And for employers, this might mean a lot of individualization of work, and that butts up against many of our existing practices.  But we need to see the value and the specific ways that we can engage each individual employee sort of solve for the individual as I heard someone once say so that we can really build this human capital within our organizations.  In terms of challenges with the Canadian educational system. I think one of the things that's emerging is really making sure that we are indeed imbuing those future ready capabilities in our students. And obviously, I will be an evangelist for work-integrated learning and the ways in which it can help to develop those competencies in our learners because that's what we need them to know that the future of work is going to be volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous. They're going to have to shift. It's not, you know, learn and earn as as we had in the past. We're going to have to be constantly evolving. So that's the thing we need to keep our eye on and the Canadian educational system that we build lifelong learning capabilities in our students and think about constant connection between education and work throughout life.

 

Craig Asano: [00:12:22] Yeah, experential. I mean, I look at my own case, although I graduated many years ago. But the co-op experience, that was what it was about and fast forward all those years later, I just can't imagine how the experience has changed so much but for the listeners, you heard it first...you've got 25000 amazing co-op students that absolutely need this experiential education because we've got to close the gaps. There can't be any gaps in what industry is needing. It's evolving very quickly and it really works hand in hand with the leading universities like the University of Waterloo. So if you need a co-op student, connect with with me or we'll connect you on with the experiential co-op department at University of Waterloo. And we're very thankful that NCFA has a partnership with UW, so that's excellent. So. I know we've got a number of questions in the gaps area but let's just divert for a second here to define the workforce. You mean you're developing exponential programs for students and I guess it's Gen Z. I mean, I find it tough to keep track of it. We had millennials now we got Gen Z. Many of us are Gen X and different generations ourselves. So when we're talking about Gen Z and the talent that they represent, can you just describe who exactly are we talking about? What is their life like? Are there stereotypes that shouldn't be out there? Can you describe a little bit about Gen Z?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:14:04] Absolutely. So as with all of these generation categories, there's some debate about the specific age range of Gen Z, but roughly we're talking about those who were born in the latter half of the nineteen nineties through to the early teens. So really the age range of those that are roughly between nine and twenty four years old. And in terms of their profile, they they tend to be categorized as flexible and adaptable with a real appreciation for diversity. They value their independence, as well as the ability to express and to have their opinions recognized. They're incredibly skilled at multitasking. They are those true digital natives as well. And so one thing that's really interesting about Gen Z is they're really strong at moving between technology and and in person or real experiences. This sort of that fluidity that will work incredibly well for these remote and hybrid work forces. They certainly prioritize financial stability, and they're also seen as highly competitive and entrepreneurial in terms of some specific stereotypes that might emerge from that profile, sometimes we hear that Gen Z has a short attention span that they prioritize, say, hedonism over hard work and that they really do require more flexibility in their work. And I think, well, there's some truth to some of those stereotypes or generalizations. Sometimes that's more us older folks sort of having notions of what effective work looks like or what worker engagement looks like that just don't hold true for this generation, but that in no way shape or form limits their ability to contribute to our organizations in incredible ways. It just means, as we've already talked about, that we need to think about how to bridge that gap.

 

Craig Asano: [00:16:18] So speaking of bridging the gap, we're working with all sorts of start up and scale up companies. They're experiencing right now a resource like a strain of resources and resource allocation, and they're competing across the board. I was just having a conversation with my brother, who's leading a transportation tech company. I think there's 24 developers, and it seems like every week I get on the phone, there's another, talented developer being plucked away for a higher salary and things. So I just the strategies that a company might employ to retain that talent and you know what are some tips and how should an organization, whether they're smaller, nimble and agile startup or, an emerging scale up someone that's closed a few rounds and probably north of 100 employees approaching, two-three-four hundred and even even enterprise. What's the latest thinking?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:17:20] Mm hmm. Absolutely. So this is something that work-learn has studied extensively. Maybe I will start with recruitment. So how do we attract Gen Z candidates to our organization? And we recently did a study with some of our students to better understand why they would or wouldn't apply to a specific job posting. And the advice for employers is this so job ads need to go beyond tasks, pay and benefits. Those job ads really need to be explicit about the skills that an employee is going to learn. The job ads need to help the employee see the ways in which they'll be able to make a positive impact, and those job ads should articulate the organization's values. And students were even more compelled to apply to a job if it was clear in that ad actually how the employer was going to make these things a reality. You know, Gen Z and this applies, particularly in a work-integrated learning context. They want to know how they're going to be given opportunities to grow and to contribute. And we can talk about this a little bit more. But that really comes down to structuring job tasks differently with a rich balance of, of course, getting the day to day job done, but also really carving out space for those Gen Z ers to innovate, to stretch themselves and to make an impact and that goes oftentimes beyond the job description itself. And then there's there's also some work that we've done in terms of how to motivate Gen Z. So again, they're more likely to be attracted to positions where they enjoy their work, where they have a chance to make a positive impact for the organization, but also for society where they have a strong social network at work. That's really, really important for Gen Z and that they're able to receive recognition for that work and there's some job stability. So instantaneously you might begin to see some gaps between these values and, say, the future of work trends that we just talked about. You know, with the increase in the gig economy and our remote workplaces where we're still trying to figure out how to replicate those social networks. So this is something for us to bear in mind as we think about evolving our organizational structures. It doesn't mean upending everything, but it really does require an understanding of these values of Gen Z and being really thoughtful in how we structure day to day work, how we build social networks and how we recognize and reward the efforts of Gen Z.

 

Craig Asano: [00:20:28] Wow, we've got a challenge, the great resignation, it's not going to be easy to get back to work You can't treat them like a number, right. And I think the larger the organizations are, even though they have an ingrained culture, that's a big challenge because however many hierarchies away from those that are making the ultimate decisions, and I heard instead of the task, you really need to show the value, the road-map, the culture and all the things that would be great to know as you're assessing various employer prospects. And so I think that is a gap. I think that might come out in the interviews and maybe if the due diligence were done by Gen Z or anyone for that matter looking for new job, they they might have an opportunity to talk to, another employee and just an employee, an employee and compare notes. So I think it's fascinating. So from an organizational perspective, we're working with a lot of innovation sectors and that's everything from all the new technologies and how they apply to various use cases and sectors. It's not always the, finance apps, let's say, but are there certain roles and there are certain opportunities that would be best matched with Gen Z's capacity to innovate? Do you think there's a good fit there?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:22:00] Yeah, great question. And I think it's really important for us to emphasize that youth, so our Gen Z right now have specific traits that make them uniquely innovative, and some of that has to do with the stage that they're at in their lives. And even with their their neural, their brain development. And so I don't think it's it's limited to specific roles. But I do think what all organizations need to do as they bring Gen Z talent into their companies is to think again about creating the space and the structures that allow and empower Gen Z to innovate. So this is drawing upon some of the work of our colleagues at Waterloo, Amilia Clarke and Ilona Dougherty. They study youth and innovation, and they've found that, among other things, some of the really strong traits that you would see in Gen Z. So youth, as we might remember, are still visionaries. They're they're still able to dream big and believe in the art of the possible. They're at their neurobiological peak of creative thinking, and they are just not as bound by social rules and hierarchy. There are also experimenters who are curious, and they're really, as I said, willing to challenge the status quo. So in order to capitalize on this, employers need to first give space and flexibility for that innovation to occur. And so again, maybe it's one of those models that we hear about with the 10 percent of the work time on an innovation project or a stretch project for that employee. Maybe it's not something that is mission critical, but that could have a significant impact on the organization's bottom line. And that can be really inspirational for a Gen Z to be able to contribute in that kind of meaningful way. But most importantly and fundamentally, it actually requires a willingness on the part of the employer, the supervisor, the organization to hear, to listen to the ideas, to be open to the questions and the potential criticisms that would come from our Gen Z talent and to empower them to bring forward their questions and their ideas.

 

Craig Asano: [00:24:38]  So I'm hearing we need new organizational structures, we need to do this idea of space. We're not talking physical space. They need room in a road-map for growth and one thing that I guess I can tackle it through a question, a couple of different perspectives but maybe the thing that popped into my mind that our listeners might be thinking about is that organizations, they're not all filled with Gen Z employees. So, the founders might be a little bit older (they might be young too).  How can Gen Z with these new organizational structures...so I sort of have a two pronged question comparing and contrasting with maybe some of the organizational structures of a startup or scale up compared to what the ideal Gen Z organizational structure might be but then what is the impact on everyone else because we might have some older employees in there as well, and they're providing a different experience and they're collectively as a team, building and innovating products and commercializing them to market. Yeah. Any thoughts on that?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:25:50] Yeah, absolutely. And I, you know, it is one of those things where particularly as we think about Gen Z or, you know, early talent, early employees, yes, it means that some changes to organizational structures are necessary. But I don't think it means that sort of complete upheaval that changes how you and I do work. So maybe I'll sort of put a little bit more specificity on that point and then talk about how it how those changes might interact with other generations. So, you know, for organizations to really maximize engagement at work from a Gen Z perspective, as we've always already talked about, it really is giving that space for innovation and for skill development but oftentimes those things already exist in our roles. What we need to do for Gen Z is make it really explicit. So learning has always been closely integrated with work. The two are inextricable, but what can be really helpful for young talent is for them to have their attention drawn to those explicit learning opportunities. We're doing this project or we're doing this training, and here's why we're doing it, and here's how it's going to help you. And so it's it's not necessarily saying, Oh, the way that we've been doing work for the last 50 years is wrong. And this is, I don't even think Gen Z specific. It's just youth specific and really making a few more intentional efforts to, as you've already said, show them that career road-map, show them the impact and being a little bit more open to what might be seen as criticisms of why do we do this process this way? So maybe just want to temper that a little bit that I don't think it means we don't know how to create effective organizations for our employees or for our youth, just that it can be really helpful for all of us to think about how we are developing our skills and then that's kind of a best practice across the board.  And then in terms of sort of the impact on other generations, and I'm going to maybe draw upon just work-integrated learning.  Specifically, I think that's where the magic happens, when you can create a little bit of that space and where youth can be seen as mentors and mentees to their colleagues. So, you know, oftentimes the new graduate or the work integrated learning student is going to be bringing some of the newest ideas in their field. Or they they are those digital natives. They've got that technology in hand and so they can mentor their colleagues at the same time that they are learning from their colleagues about their own career journeys. And, you know, the the best practices in the organization and the best practices for finding fulfillment in work and work life balance. So I don't see it....we talk about generational sort of pushes against one another. I think what the magic of work-integrated learning is that when you bring someone with these fresh perspectives into your organization. And you're really willing to listen. There can be this beautiful collaboration that happens and that challenges you to really see things through their eyes and evolve your organization accordingly.

 

Craig Asano: [00:29:55] I love it. Drop all those stereotypes and just collaborate and get the best that everyone can offer. And that's the whole workplace, the whole thing. Let's move on and widen the lens a little bit from Gen Z and talk about the global hiring future because we're seeing and we have heard for decades but I think now it's here, there might be some concern about job loss through automation trends, autonomous workers and robots as not just employees, they're also customers now, as we've learned through some of our metaverse contacts. And what is the impact of the the raw automation and autonomous workforce future look like?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:30:52] Mm hmm. Right. So it's such an interesting question, isn't it? And particularly, as you've just said, as we really start to see it play out in organizations in response to the pandemic and labour shortages, we've already seen that the technology is here and it's advancing quickly. On the other hand, I don't think it's quite meeting the predictions about the speed to which it would disrupt broadly disrupt as many roles or industries. Nevertheless, I believe that the cautions about the impact of AI and robots are true, and those cautions are really that we need to think differently about how we train our workers, and as I've already shared, how we develop the lifelong learning skills that are going to be so critical for their continuous development and employability. Because, as has always been, the case, technology can help us tremendously with productivity. And even though this means our jobs will change and yes, some jobs will be lost, this isn't necessarily a bad thing, if we can find ways to upskill our existing workforce to allow them to make more meaningful contributions using those uniquely human skills. So with with respect to AI and robots, this is of course going to be particularly important with low wage earners who are always vulnerable but many of the predictions with respect to AI and machine learning are noting that knowledge workers are going to be quite vulnerable as well, and vulnerable is probably not the right word, that many knowledge workers are going to have their jobs dramatically changed as a result of AI, and that doesn't have to be a bad thing. It can make our jobs easier, remove those mundane tasks and and even increase demand or availability for services. But we do need to ensure that we are building the structures where when the technology comes in and you have those dedicated employees that have spent their careers with your organizations that we are there to help them evolve their work accordingly, and that's the key thing.  And that's what we're hearing from industry as they start to think about how to do their training differently right now before the technology has come in and completely removed 80 percent of someone's job. How do we train our workers, not in a technology, not on a specific skill, but very holistically to take the initiative to learn the human skills that are going to let them take that specific area and do more meaningful work in it because the technology has helped to remove those sort of rote or routine tasks.

 

Craig Asano: [00:34:02]  look at the supermarket checkout, I never go in the line, I check myself out. It's the DIY checkouter every time, you know.  So you touched upon skills and I can only think like about being future ready and I've got two kids trying to raise them the best we can and regardless of age, young or old, like, what are the skills that are required to be ready for these global changes in automation that is happening? What are the core skills?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:34:35] Yeah, absolutely. So this is something that we've studied extensively at Waterloo as well, and we've developed what we call our future ready talent framework to provide our students with guidance on what those skills are going to be and how they can specifically develop them. So the Future Ready Talent framework consists of 12 competencies that are divided into four sort of clusters or buckets. And first, we have this idea of expanding and transferring expertise. So that includes competencies like the domain or technical skills that you need to do your day to day job. But it also includes technological agility. So the ability to not just learn specific software, but to be really comfortable with technology and to be an advocate for technology. And it also includes information and data literacy as something that's going to be core in just about every job in every industry. And then we also have a category that is really about developing self. And this is kind of how I think the future ready talent framework differs from some existing competency frameworks because it focuses on self-management, so resilience and emotional intelligence, and it focuses on self-assessment, really understanding where your strengths are and also what areas you have for development as an employee and as a human in this world. And then the third competency in this bucket is lifelong learning and career development. And again, that idea that we are all going to have to take responsibility for managing our own careers and making sure that we're staying abreast of the changes within our field.  The third category in our future ready talent framework is one that has always been critical for work and you'll probably find in any competency framework. So we have communication, we have collaboration and then we have intercultural effectiveness and understanding what it means to work within a global workforce. And then the last category is really design and deliver solutions. All of these previous competencies are absolutely critical, but we have to be able to take them and move from concept to execution. So in that category, we have an innovation mindset, we have critical thinking and then we have implementation. And I what I absolutely love about the future ready talent framework is that these competencies span all domains, all careers, and they really do think about the evolution of the human and how we can sort of be using this framework even as myself. What am I doing to improve my critical thinking skills these days? And how does that align with my day to day work? What does it really mean for me? And so I think as our learners move through their work-integrated learning experiences and really start to understand what these competencies are and how they're developing them. This gives them the resilience, the adaptability to navigate these, this rapidly changing future of work.

 

Craig Asano: [00:38:06] That is a ton to absorb. I'm also conscious at the time, I'm trying to keep us on track here, but I love what I'm hearing. I'm learning a ton and it's certainly a different type of conversation than we've been having here on Friday's podcast, so the last question before we get into our, you know, every, every podcast, we try to do that I'm hosting anyway, try to do some rapid fire questions. But the last question is just the trends in education and is there any intel to pluck from your immense knowledge base and experience in what's happening. Are we missing any pieces here with regards to preparing not just our future workforce, but ourselves for for the future from an educational perspective?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:39:00] Mm hmm. Mm hmm. Yeah, thanks so much. It might not surprise you that I want to talk a little bit about work-integrated learning, so it's certainly not new, but we're seeing such huge interest in it these days. And I think again, it really does boil down to its effectiveness as an educational model to meet the changing needs of industry and society. And so that's what I see happening in a work integrated learning space. I mean, if you look at the co-op model, it's been around a Waterloo for over 60 years and in some ways there's some really cool stuff about it that is, you know, preparing students for a gig economy. You work for four months, you go to school for four months and you try out different industries in different organizations. But one of the things that I see happening in the educational space is just this continued partnership between industry and education and thinking about what those connections look like in a different way. And so that could mean an educational institution working really closely with a specific employer or with an industry association to really better understand what is happening out there and to co-create programming, to adapt programming to meet those needs. That's what's super exciting to me about what's happening in the Canadian educational context. I think the kind of the walls of the ivory tower are coming down in and certainly in work-integrated learning there's real interest in understanding how we need to evolve as educational institutions to meet the needs of industry, but then more broadly as society.

 

Craig Asano: [00:40:52] I'd absolutely love to figure out how NCFA and our partnership with UW can really take it to the next level and figure out how can we implement that innovation to get whole capacity, and I think it's very exciting. I don't have all the answers, and I certainly did come up through that more traditional co-op program, which was great but I think we're at a period in sort of the journey of education and people can get access to things immediately but yet from a skills perspective, they need so much more to be future ready. So I'm certainly excited to take that conversation forward another time but this brings us to the my favourite part of the discussion, although I've really enjoyed the entire dialogue today is the rapid fire questions. So I'm going to ask five short questions, and we're looking for short answers and rapid questions and answers. You ready for that?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:41:57] Ready.

 

Craig Asano: [00:41:58] Ok, let's do it. And then we'll we'll wrap things here. So number one, what is your favorite Christmas cookie?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:42:05] Ginger snaps.

 

Craig Asano: [00:42:07] Oh, I love those. Number two, what is one piece of advice you'd give yourself if you went back in time to when you were a university student?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:42:17] Yeah, stop worrying so much.

 

Craig Asano: [00:42:19] Let it happen, right? Ok. Number three, what motivates you each and every day?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:42:25] Absolutely. I am in love with my work and I just feel so lucky to get to do it.

 

Craig Asano: [00:42:31] Love the passion. So number four, what's your favourite holiday destination, whether it's a city or country?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:42:38] Anywhere in the Caribbean.

 

Craig Asano: [00:42:40] Nice. I don't know if you're going to be getting there this year, though. Last rapid-fire question what's one thing Canadians can do to make the world a better place?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:42:52] Yeah, I think we are so, so fortunate and as Canadians, we need to know what is happening in this world. I think the UN SDGs are a great thing for us to be focusing on and to really extend our internal domestic capacity for the betterment of the world. So learn the SDGs, know what they mean and think about that global workforce.

 

Craig Asano: [00:43:22] Amazing. So just in closing here, Anne-Marie, how can listeners anyone who to the podcast get in touch with you if they have any follow up questions, they'd like to learn more or they'd like to, you know, integrative work, learning, or they'd like to hire some students? How do they get in touch with you?

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:43:40] Oh, absolutely great questions. So they can look us up online at the Work-Learn Institute. They can send me an email directly. Amfannon@uw.ca would love to hear from the listeners and to explore some collaborations.

 

Craig Asano: [00:43:58] Absolutely. So with that in mind, thank so much, Anne-Marie, for sharing your valuable time, knowledge and expertise with us. It was an absolute pleasure. I learned a ton. And you're welcome back absolutely any time.

 

Anne-Marie Fannon: [00:44:11] Thank you so much, Craig. It was a blast…

 

Craig Asano: [00:44:19] Perfect. Thank you very much. So if you're new to Fintech Fridays, please check out some of the incredible past episodes on the site. You'll be surprised, I think, with what you'll find. We look forward to seeing you next Friday for another episode of Fintech Fridays. Have a great weekend, everyone.

 

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Welcome to Season 4 of NCFA Canada's Fintech Fridays podcast, your comprehensive guide to the ever-evolving landscape of fintech and funding. This season, we continue our storytelling journey, delving into a wide array of topics that are shaping the future of finance.  Interested in participating?  Contact us:  info@ncfacanada.org

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EP61: Making Markets and Investing in Crypto with the Phoenix App

 

Featured Guest

KAY KHEMANI, Co-Founder and Advisor, Phoenix App and Managing Director, Hatchworks

(LinkedIn)

Based in London, England, Kay Khemani is a seasoned professional in the finance and investment sector.  He’s currently the Co-Founder and Advisor of the Phoenix App and also the Managing Director of Hatchworks, a venture firm with an in-house incubator who vets and invests across a wide range of sectors from gaming to fintech, renewables, AI, healthtech and crypto.  Prior to his current roles, Kay held the position of Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and Analyst at J.P. Morgan Cazenove.  He was responsible for researching and investing in approximately 100 pan-European cross-sector listed companies. His focus was on bottom-up valuation, stock picking, and contributing to Goldman's internal fund.  Kay is an advisor and product expert for a variety of portfolio companies.  Combined with his entrepreneurial spirit and advisory roles in cutting-edge sectors, makes him a distinguished figure in the financial and investment landscape.

About Phoenix App

Phoenix App is a cutting-edge platform designed to transform the landscape of passive cryptocurrency investing. At its core, the app empowers users to engage in market making, a practice traditionally reserved for financial institutions, now accessible to individual investors. By leveraging smart contract technology, Phoenix App simplifies the process of providing liquidity in the global trading of top cryptocurrencies, offering investors the opportunity to earn real-time yield in USDC.  The platform stands out for its user-friendly interface and its emphasis on democratizing financial strategies once limited to high-level investment firms. Whether you're a seasoned investor or new to the cryptocurrency space, Phoenix App offers a unique opportunity to participate actively in the market, earn yields, and gain exposure to the burgeoning world of decentralized finance (DeFi).

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About this episode

In this enlightening episode 61 of Fintech Fridays, NCFA Founder, Craig Asano, sits down with Kay Khemani, an investment professional based in London, UK, the Co-Founder of the Phoenix App, and Managing Director of Hatchworks.  Kay shares his journey from high finance at Goldman Sachs to the forefront of fintech innovation.  Explore the revolutionary Phoenix app, a platform that simplifies market making in the crypto world, allowing users to become liquidity providers and earn from transaction fees, all simplified through smart contract technology. Learn about the risks and rewards of DeFi, the impact of ETFs on crypto markets, and gather essential insights for both new and seasoned investors.  Enjoy!!  (Full Transcript and Video)

Duration:  62mins

EP56: How We Raised $426 million Using Rewards Crowdfunding

Today's Featured Guest: 

ZACH SMITH, CEO and Co-Founder, Funded Today (LinkedIn)

About this Episode

Checkout this not to be missed episode with NCFA Founder Craig Asano and Zach Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Funded Today.  In 2017, Zach delivered a keynote at NCFA's Canadian Crowdfinance Summit in Toronto after raising $150 million dollars.   Fast forward to today, and the Funded Today machine has raised north of $426 million USD and counting.  In this episode, learn what it takes to be a serial entrepreneur -- "It's not really about how much money you raise on the platform, it's about what you learn from the money that you've raised."  They discuss the story of Funded Today, pivoting, diversifying investments, being strategic, doing what you love, and of course how to raise millions of dollars with rewards-based crowdfunding including a couple of real life examples.  If you have an innovative project, gadget or piece of hardware, or have an app or board game and want to know if you can crowdfund dollars for it in 2022, tune in now....grab a cup of your favourite and dig in.  Enjoy!  (FULL TRANSCRIPT)

EP55: Global Hiring Trends: How Gen Z Talent Thrives

Guest:  ANNE-MARIE FANNON, Director, Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo (LinkedIn)

About this Episode

On this Season 4 kickoff episode, NCFA Founder Craig Asano sits down with the incredible Anne-Marie Fannon, Director, Work-Learn Institute at the University of Waterloo, to better understand the motivations and needs of the next major human capital resource - Gen Z.  If you're a start-up, scale-up or HR professional seeking intel on an emerging tech savvy, innovative, and talent asset class then this podcast is for you.  Tune in now and learn not just the how but also the why you should be building relationships with Gen Z today.  Enjoy!  (FULL TRANSCRIPT)

About this episode:

10 years ago in 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) was signed into law in the U.S. (and eventually a similar exemption was approved in Canada) to encourage more capital to flow to startups, support innovation, and, create jobs. It's significance cannot be understated as the rule change allowed private companies to raise capital by selling securities digitally for the first time via registered online platforms and dealer-brokers.  Regulation crowdfunding also democratized previously excluded retail investors (non-accredited) by allowing them to invest directly in startup ventures empowering a new era of digital finance.

A tremendous amount of advocacy and regulatory change efforts took place to make this happen, and since then, the original JOBS Act rules were improved for investment crowdfunding in the U.S., such as increasing the fundraising cap from US$1 million to US$5 million (not in Canada though, we've asked for years ahem).  But there are still many challenges and myths to be debunked. While venture financings are at an all time high in sectors like fintech, it does not mean that startups are awash with capital.  While there is growing interest among retail investors to participate directly in these offerings, and take control of their investment future, education and awareness still remains a top priority if industry is to grow in the right ways.  Having said that, in the United States, RegCF recently surpassed $1billion raised.  Canadian figures are more modest with at least CA$100 million in equity financings raised on a leading platform.

Today there's also a JOBS Act 2022 proposal on the table but will these changes be sufficient to support evolving technologies and their capabilities while also protecting investors?  Regulatory change is slow and regulators should support innovation and competition.  All stakeholders need to continue to support efforts to make capital markets whole, so EVERYONE can benefit from the advancements in technology or the wealth gap will continue to widen.

This is a not to be missed episode for anyone interested in the past or future of digital finance and capital markets.  Join investment crowdfunding pioneers in both Canada and the U.S. who discuss the 10 year journey from a wide variety of perspectives including the evolution of first generation marketing platforms to the arrival of second generation decentralized finance models powered by blockchain technologies.

Duration:  92mins

 
 
 
 

EP58: Using Risk Management to Improve Your Business and Life

Featured Guest:

ALEX SIDORENKO, CEO and Chief Risk Officer / Founder, Risk Academy / Risk Awareness Week (LinkedIn)

 

About this episode:

For anyone who needs to make complex decisions or wants to add more clarity into their lives by applying modern risk management techniques, then this one is for you. Join NCFA Founder, Craig Asano, who sits down with Alex Sidorenko, the CEO and Chief Risk Officer of the Risk Academy and Founder of Risk Awareness Week, one of the largest risk management conference programs in the world.  They discuss the commoditization of science, horoscope fairy tales, beating the bear and how intuition may not always be your best friend (in some scenarios).  Understand the difference between risk management for ‘box tickers’ vs modern techniques, generators vs users, virtual data, and how to think about risk management to electrify decision-support for any problem in your business or life.  Enjoy!

Duration:  69mins

EP59: Master Entrepreneurship with YEDI!

Featured Guest: MARIA KONIKOV, Director of Operations at the York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) (LinkedIn)

About this episode:

On this week's episode of the Fintech Friday Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Maria Konikov, Director of Operations at York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI). They talk about why education is crucial for entrepreneurs, how YETI offers tuition-free programs for Canadians, and what makes their diploma so special? Could it be because they have diploma program allows entrepreneurs to apply their learnings directly to their business and is taught by experienced professors who are also successful entrepreneurs? Enjoy!!  (Full Transcript)

Duration:  25mins

EP60: Revolutionizing Small Business Lending and Empowering Entrepreneurs

 

Featured Guest

DAVID SOUAID, Chief Revenue Officer at OnDeck Canada (LinkedIn)

About this episode

In this insightful episode of "Fintech Fridays," we dive into the evolving landscape of small business financing with David Souaid, the Chief Revenue Officer of OnDeck Canada. David brings over two decades of experience in the fintech industry and shares his journey from co-founding Evolocity Financial Group to its merger with OnDeck Canada, illustrating his role in transforming small business lending. The discussion delves into the challenges and innovations in the industry, highlighting OnDeck's customer-centric approach, technological advancements, and future trends. David's insights reveal how OnDeck Canada is not just financing businesses but also empowering them to thrive in a dynamic economic environment.  This episode provides a valuable perspective on the transformative world of fintech, especially in the realm of small business lending, and is a must-listen for entrepreneurs and industry enthusiasts seeking to understand the future of financial services. Enjoy!!  (Full Transcript and Video)

Duration:  45mins

SEASON 1 EPISODES:

EP1-Jul 20:  Global Crypto Payments and the Future of Digital Assets (CoinPayments)

EP2-Jul 27:  Canada's Role in the Global Fintech Ecosystem (Fintech Growth Syndicate)

EP3-Aug 3:  Doubling Down on Female Founders (Roar Ventures)

EP4-Aug 10:  Importance of a Smart Contract Safety Net (Sagewise)

EP5-Aug 17:  First Coin's M&A Story - Wall street meets Crypto (Galaxy Digital Canada)

EP6-Aug 24:  Asian Crypto Markets meet Canadian talent (Fintech Association of Hong Kong)

EP7-Aug 31:  Structuring an ICO and the Mind of a Fintech-preneur (Pegasus Fintech)

EP8-Sep 7:  Institutionalization of Crypto, China’s Ban and the Potential of Blockchain Decentralization (NexChange)

EP9-Sep 14:  New SmartPay Product & Front-line of Global Digital Payments (Curexe)

EP10-Sep21: A Regtech-based Blockchain KYC Solution for Document Custody (Commercial Passport)

EP11-Sep 28:  How Amazon Bank is Dominating and Risks of a Digital Bifurcated World (Schulte Research)

EP12-Oct 5:  Building Blockchain Products & Decentralizd Solutions for Enterprise and Start-ups (Northern Block)

EP13-Oct 12:  Road to Fintech IPO:  Capital Networks, Scalable Solutions, Putting People First (Progressa)

Ep14-Oct 19:  The Convergence of Data Intelligence and Money Algorithms (Senso.ai)

Ep15-Oct 26:  Gearing up Hyperion Exchange, Hybrid Models and Security Tokens (Hyperion Technologies)

EP16-Nov 2:  Envisioning the Future of Open Banking for Consumers and Businesses (Lending Loop)

Ep17-Nov 9:  How Artificial Intelligence is Optimizing Sales and the Future of Business AI (Fortuna.ai)

Ep18-Nov 16:  Bridging the AML/ATF Gap with Financial Institutions and the New Economy (Coinsquare)

Ep19-Nov 23:  Future of Business Tokenization and How Blockchain Challenges Concept of Money (TokenFunder)

SEASON 2 EPISODES:

Ep20-Jan 11:  Bitcoin Backed Loans and 2x Credit - Putting Your Crypto to Work (Mauricio Di Bartolomeo)

Ep21-Jan 18:  Meritocracy, Decentralized Innovation and the Power of Collaboration (Hussein Hallak)

Ep22-Jan 25:  Reducing Regulatory Burden by 25% in Ontario (Amar Nijjar)

Ep23-Feb 1:  Getting Smart About Crypto and Insurtech Snapchat Models (Justin Hartzman)

Ep24-Feb 8:  Re-imagining Philanthropy (Daryl Hatton)

Ep25-Feb 15:  Unlock the World (Kate Guimbellot and Jason Sosnowski)

Ep26-Feb 22:  Investing in Private Canadian Companies (Peter-Paul Van Hoeken)

Ep27-Mar 1:  Blockchain Gaming and esports (Shidan Gouran)

Ep28-Mar 8:  Rethinking Brokers (Muhammad Rashid)

Ep29-Mar 22:  The Future of Securities (Richard Carleton)

Ep30-Apr 12:  The Future of Canadian Crypto (Andrei Poliakov)

Ep31-May 14:  Blockchain Law (Jason Saltzman)

Ep32-May 24:  Rallying behind Bitcoin (Frederick T. Pye)

Ep33-May 31:  Indexing Consumer Loans and Financial Literacy (Phillip Postrehovsky)

Ep34-Jul 6:  Accelerating Fintech Growth (Brendan Holt Dunn)

Ep35-Aug 9:  Autonomous Alternative Lending (Vit Arnautov)

Ep36-Aug 22:  Techfins (Michael King)

Ep37-Sep13:  Funding is Female (Jill Earthy)

Ep38-Mar25: Why Identity Matters in an Evolving Online Environment (David Lucatch)

Ep39-Apr23: The Power of Digitization and How to Get Exponential (James Wallace)

Ep40-May22:  Why Bitcoin Exists and Education for the Masses (Austin Hubbell)

SEASON 3 EPISODES:

EP41:  40% pandemic growth, taking risks and innovating Insurtech in Canada (Danish Yusuf, Zensurance)

EP42:  Insights into the Teen Banking Sector and Improving the Financial Well-being of Families (Rim Charkani, WALO)

EP43:  Taking the Mortgage Process From 40 Days to Minutes (Chris Gries, FundMore.ai)

EP44:  The Vanguard of Digital Innovation and Ecosystems in Canada (Various NCFA Advisors)

EP45: Mission-driven and Consumer-centric Financial Services (Keith Taylor, DUCA Impact Lab)

EP46: Making Business Borderless: International Payments and Partnerships (Alastair Thompson, TransferWise)

EP47: How to Change the World: Risk Culture and Work-life Balance (Michelle Beyo, Finavator)

EP48:  How to Connect and Resonate with Customers Through Podcasting (Fatima Zaidi, Quill Inc.)

EP49: Managing Private Placements Has Never Been Easier (Brock Murray and Karan Khiani, Katipult)

EP50:  Compliance to the moon (Mark Binns, Digital Assets Inc.)

EP51:  Bacon and Eggs (Julien Brault, Hard Bacon)

EP52:  Technology Due Diligence Process and Cyber Security Risks (Forward Security, CIBC, RiskAware Group)

EP53:  Staying True to Bitcoin (Chris Naprawa, TAAL)

EP54:  How Digital Identity will Transform Human Potential (David Lucatch, Liquid Avatar Technologies)

 

SEASON 4 EPISODES:

EP55: Global hiring trends: How Gen Z Talent Thrives (Anne-Marie Fannon, Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo)

EP56: How We Raised $426 million Using Rewards Crowdfunding (Zach Smith, Funded Today)

EP57: 10 Years of Investment Crowdfunding: Past, Present, and Future Since the Act (Expert Advisors)

EP58: Using Risk Management to Improve Your Business and Life (Alex Sidorenko)

 

 

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FINTECH FRIDAYS Podcast: Season 3

JOIN US ON A STORYTELLING JOURNEY:  SEASON 3

Welcome to Season 3 of NCFA Canada's Fintech Fridays podcast, your trusted source for the latest trends and innovations in the fintech and funding community. This season, we continue our exploration of the fintech landscape, delving deeper into the world of digital identity, blockchain, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

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EP54: How Digital Identity will Transform Human Potential

Featured Guest: DAVID LUCATCH, Co-Founder, Director and President, Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. (LinkedIn)

 

About Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc.

Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. focuses on the verification, management and monetization of Self Sovereign Identity, empowering users to control and benefit from the use of their online identity.

The Liquid Avatar Mobile App, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play is a verified Self Sovereign Identity platform that empowers users to create high quality digital icons representing their online personas. These icons allow users to manage and control their digital identity and Verifiable Access and Identity Credentials, and to use Liquid Avatars to share public and permission based private data when they want and with whom they want.

The Company has a suite of early stage revenue generating programs that support the Liquid Avatar Mobile App program, including KABN KASH, a cash back and reward program that has over 500 leading online merchants and coming soon, an integrated offering engine. In Canada, the Company also has the KABN Visa Card, a "challenger financial" platform that allows users to manage and control a range of financial services for traditional and digital currencies. The Company is currently exploring expansion of the KABN Visa Card program to other geographic regions, including the USA. The Company's subsidiary, Oasis Digital Studios, is a creative and development agency that supports a wide range of artists, talent, and enterprises with Non-Fungible Token (NFT) solutions.

Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. is publicly listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the symbol "LQID" (CSE:LQID).

The Company also trades in the United States under the symbol "LQAVF" and in Frankfurt under the symbol "4T51".

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For more information, please visit www.liquidavatartechnologies.com

 

About this Episode:

On this episode, show host Anna Niemira sits down with guest David Lucatch of Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. They discuss the ins and outs of digital identity and it's transformative potential for both consumers and businesses.Enjoy!

EP41:  40% pandemic growth, taking risks and innovating Insurtech in Canada 

GUEST: DANISH YUSUF, Founder and CEO, Zensurance (Linkedin)

About this Episode:  Danish Yusuf of Zensurance joins Craig Asano for the kickoff episode of Season 3 of Fintech Fridays. They discuss Danish's entrepreneurial journey, the story behind the creation of Zensurance and dive into what it's like adding 40% new staff during the pandemic to sustain growth, and innovating B2B insurance products for small businesses in Canada.

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP42:  Insights into the Teen Banking Sector and Improving the Financial Well-being of Families

GUEST: RIM CHARKANI, Co-Founder and CEO, WALO (Linkedin)

About this Episode:  Rim Charkani, the Co-Founder & CEO of WALO connects with NCFA Founder, Craig Asano, to discuss why Teen Banking is a growing opportunity for banks, and why financial wellness education is more crucial than ever for both kids and families. Did you know women in Canada weren't allowed to open a bank account without a man's signature until 1965? They navigate the history, psychology, cultural differences, and the need to improve Canada's financial literacy gaps and personal finances in every day life.

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP43:  Taking the Mortgage Process From 40 Days to Minutes

GUEST: CHRIS GRIMES, Co-Founder and CEO, FundMore.ai (Linkedin)

About this episode: Chris Grimes, co-founder, and CEO of Fundmore chats with Tristram Waye about the mortgage market, inefficiencies, and entrepreneurship. Vetting mortgages by lending companies is a complex process involving several parties and considerable time. Whether a first-time buyer or doing a refinancing, this process can last up to 40 days. The conversation explores the mortgage process, its deficiencies, and how technology is being used to enhance this financial transaction.

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP44:  The Vanguard of Digital Innovation and Ecosystems in Canada

GUESTS:

RICHARD REMILLARD, President, RCG Group (LinkedIn)

ROBIN FORD, Principal, Robin Ford Consulting (LinkedIn)

DAVID LUCATCH, Co-Founder and CEO, KABN Systems North America (LinkedIn)

LYNN JOHANNSON, Owner, E2 Management Corporation (LinkedIn)

 

About this episode:  Join us for a special Episode 44 where Craig Asano sits down with a panel of NCFA Advisors and members who discuss the vanguard of digital finance and it's ability to fund, develop and scale digital innovations in green finance, digital identity and other emerging ecosystem opportunities in Canada. Are success stories like Wealthsimple and Shopify repeatable? Covid has afforded us all the time to take stock on the past and present while considering a relaunch of the future. Will Canada get it right?

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP45:  Mission-driven and Consumer-centric Financial Services

Guest:  KEITH TAYLOR, Executive Director, DUCA Impact Lab (LinkedIn)

About this episode: Keith Taylor, Executive Director of the DUCA Impact Lab chats with Anna Niemira about consumer-centric and fair banking (social finance).  They discuss how a group of underbanked Canadian newcomers back in 1954 focused on solving a real problem in financial services.  Fast forward 65 years later, DUCA’s mission has never been stronger.  From innovative escalator-loans to digging deeper into retail financial literacy gaps, and their commitment to improving the financial well-being of its customers.  As a registered B-corporation, learn how DUCA is innovating and living up to their motto of not only being ‘the best in the world but the best FOR the world’.

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP46:  Making Business Borderless:  International Payments and Partnerships

Guest: ALASTAIR THOMPSON, Global Head of Business Development & Partnerships, TransferWise (LinkedIn)

About this Episode:

Alistair Thompson, Global Head of Business Development and Partnerships at TransferWise joins host Manseeb Khan to talk about their mission to make sending money as easy and free as sending an email.  They discuss how TransferWise began 9 years ago, and how transparent pricing, putting customers first and partnering with banks and non-banks globally has grown into a $5 billion monthly business and international fintech success.

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP47:  How to Change the World: Risk Culture and Work-life Balance

Guest: MICHELLE BEYO, Founder and CEO, Finavator (LinkedIn)

About this Episode:

Michelle Beyo, Founder and CEO of Finavator joins Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan who talk about taking risks, celebrating success and finding work-life balance. They talk about innovation during crisis and the need for Canada to adopt Open Banking and how companies that aren’t creating 50/50 diverse teams are leaving money on the table. Join us for an action packed episode that will have you participating in a sprint triathlon next year.

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP48:  How to Connect and Resonate with Customers Through Podcasting

Guest: FATIMA ZAIDI, CEO and Co-Founder, Quill Inc. (LinkedIn)

About this Episode:

Fatima Zaidi, CEO and Co-Founder of Quill Inc joins Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan to understand why podcasts have grown 200% in the last 6 months, and how influencers and corporate brands are building authentic customer relationships and motivating prospects with them. They talk about inspiring stories of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, building trust, advice for female (under-represented) founders, and how to connect with affluent, educated millennial professionals. If you’re new to the power of podcasts, tune-in to learn why they are quickly becoming an integral part of a company’s marketing mix, today.

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP49:  Managing Private Placements Has Never Been Easier

Guests:

BROCK MURRAY, Co-Founder and Global Head of Business Development, Katipult (LinkedIn); and

KARAN KHIANI, VP Solution Engineering, Katipult (LinkedIn)

About this Episode:

Join Brock Murray (Co-founder and Head of Global Business Development) and Karan Khiani (VP Solution Engineering) of Katipult, an award winning private placement software as a service company. They navigate the origins of their company, the challenges of product/market fit, the impact of COVID19, emerging retail investor trends and going public early. The best part is....their journey is just beginning. Welcome to EP49 of Fintech Fridays.  Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP50: Compliance to the Moon

Guest: MARK BINNS, Chief Executive Officer, BIGG Digital Assets Inc.  (LinkedIn);

About this Episode:

On this milestone episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Mark Binns CEO of BIGG Digital Assets. They cover the rally behind bitcoin, big tech investing in crypto, and giving your kids crypto instead of fiat for allowance money.  Enjoy!  (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP51: Bacon and Eggs

Guest: JULIEN BRAULT, Chief Executive Officer, Hardbacon  (LinkedIn);

About this Episode:

On this episode of Fintech Fridays, Craig Asano, CEO of NCFA connects with Julien Brault the CEO of Hardbacon, an emerging high growth financial fitness and tracking app in Canada. They talk about the story behind Hardbacon, raising capital via equity crowdfunding and IPO routes, digital platforms as lead generation, and helping Canadians improve their wealth by making better financial decisions.  Enjoy!  (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP52: Technology Due Diligence Process and Cyber Security Risks

Guests:

1. FARSHAD ABASI, Founder and CSO, Forward Security Inc. (LinkedIn)

2. DANIEL LEE, Managing Director, Technology & Innovation, Mid-market Investment Banking, CIBC (LinkedIn)

3. MICHAEL CASTRO, Founder and Risk Executive, RiskAware Group (LinkedIn)

About this Episode:

On this episode of the Fintech Fridays Podcast our Host, Manseeb Khan is joined by Daniel Lee Managing Director, Technology & Innovation, Mid-market at CIBC, Farshad Abasi the Founder and CSO of Forward Security Inc., and Michael Castro the CEO of RiskAware Group. They chat about why you should make sure your company is secure from Day 1 and how you go from secure to sale. Enjoy!   (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP53: Staying True to Bitcoin

Guest:  CHRIS NAPRAWA, President, TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc.(LinkedIn)

About this Episode:

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Chris Naprawa the President of TAAL. They chat about what is Bitcoin SV, how crypto can save global warming, and how to stay true to Bitcoin. Enjoy!  (FULL TRANSCRIPT)

SEASON 1 EPISODES:

EP1-Jul 20:  Global Crypto Payments and the Future of Digital Assets (CoinPayments)

EP2-Jul 27:  Canada's Role in the Global Fintech Ecosystem (Fintech Growth Syndicate)

EP3-Aug 3:  Doubling Down on Female Founders (Roar Ventures)

EP4-Aug 10:  Importance of a Smart Contract Safety Net (Sagewise)

EP5-Aug 17:  First Coin's M&A Story - Wall street meets Crypto (Galaxy Digital Canada)

EP6-Aug 24:  Asian Crypto Markets meet Canadian talent (Fintech Association of Hong Kong)

EP7-Aug 31:  Structuring an ICO and the Mind of a Fintech-preneur (Pegasus Fintech)

EP8-Sep 7:  Institutionalization of Crypto, China’s Ban and the Potential of Blockchain Decentralization (NexChange)

EP9-Sep 14:  New SmartPay Product & Front-line of Global Digital Payments (Curexe)

EP10-Sep21: A Regtech-based Blockchain KYC Solution for Document Custody (Commercial Passport)

EP11-Sep 28:  How Amazon Bank is Dominating and Risks of a Digital Bifurcated World (Schulte Research)

EP12-Oct 5:  Building Blockchain Products & Decentralizd Solutions for Enterprise and Start-ups (Northern Block)

EP13-Oct 12:  Road to Fintech IPO:  Capital Networks, Scalable Solutions, Putting People First (Progressa)

Ep14-Oct 19:  The Convergence of Data Intelligence and Money Algorithms (Senso.ai)

Ep15-Oct 26:  Gearing up Hyperion Exchange, Hybrid Models and Security Tokens (Hyperion Technologies)

EP16-Nov 2:  Envisioning the Future of Open Banking for Consumers and Businesses (Lending Loop)

Ep17-Nov 9:  How Artificial Intelligence is Optimizing Sales and the Future of Business AI (Fortuna.ai)

Ep18-Nov 16:  Bridging the AML/ATF Gap with Financial Institutions and the New Economy (Coinsquare)

Ep19-Nov 23:  Future of Business Tokenization and How Blockchain Challenges Concept of Money (TokenFunder)

SEASON 2 EPISODES:

Ep20-Jan 11:  Bitcoin Backed Loans and 2x Credit - Putting Your Crypto to Work (Mauricio Di Bartolomeo)

Ep21-Jan 18:  Meritocracy, Decentralized Innovation and the Power of Collaboration (Hussein Hallak)

Ep22-Jan 25:  Reducing Regulatory Burden by 25% in Ontario (Amar Nijjar)

Ep23-Feb 1:  Getting Smart About Crypto and Insurtech Snapchat Models (Justin Hartzman)

Ep24-Feb 8:  Re-imagining Philanthropy (Daryl Hatton)

Ep25-Feb 15:  Unlock the World (Kate Guimbellot and Jason Sosnowski)

Ep26-Feb 22:  Investing in Private Canadian Companies (Peter-Paul Van Hoeken)

Ep27-Mar 1:  Blockchain Gaming and esports (Shidan Gouran)

Ep28-Mar 8:  Rethinking Brokers (Muhammad Rashid)

Ep29-Mar 22:  The Future of Securities (Richard Carleton)

Ep30-Apr 12:  The Future of Canadian Crypto (Andrei Poliakov)

Ep31-May 14:  Blockchain Law (Jason Saltzman)

Ep32-May 24:  Rallying behind Bitcoin (Frederick T. Pye)

Ep33-May 31:  Indexing Consumer Loans and Financial Literacy (Phillip Postrehovsky)

Ep34-Jul 6:  Accelerating Fintech Growth (Brendan Holt Dunn)

Ep35-Aug 9:  Autonomous Alternative Lending (Vit Arnautov)

Ep36-Aug 22:  Techfins (Michael King)

Ep37-Sep13:  Funding is Female (Jill Earthy)

Ep38-Mar25: Why Identity Matters in an Evolving Online Environment (David Lucatch)

Ep39-Apr23: The Power of Digitization and How to Get Exponential (James Wallace)

Ep40-May22:  Why Bitcoin Exists and Education for the Masses (Austin Hubbell)

SEASON 3 EPISODES:

EP41:  40% pandemic growth, taking risks and innovating Insurtech in Canada (Danish Yusuf, Zensurance)

EP42:  Insights into the Teen Banking Sector and Improving the Financial Well-being of Families (Rim Charkani, WALO)

EP43:  Taking the Mortgage Process From 40 Days to Minutes (Chris Gries, FundMore.ai)

EP44:  The Vanguard of Digital Innovation and Ecosystems in Canada (Various NCFA Advisors)

EP45: Mission-driven and Consumer-centric Financial Services (Keith Taylor, DUCA Impact Lab)

EP46: Making Business Borderless: International Payments and Partnerships (Alastair Thompson, TransferWise)

EP47: How to Change the World: Risk Culture and Work-life Balance (Michelle Beyo, Finavator)

EP48:  How to Connect and Resonate with Customers Through Podcasting (Fatima Zaidi, Quill Inc.)

EP49: Managing Private Placements Has Never Been Easier (Brock Murray and Karan Khiani, Katipult)

EP50:  Compliance to the moon (Mark Binns, Digital Assets Inc.)

EP51:  Bacon and Eggs (Julien Brault, Hard Bacon)

EP52:  Technology Due Diligence Process and Cyber Security Risks (Forward Security, CIBC, RiskAware Group)

EP53:  Staying True to Bitcoin (Chris Naprawa, TAAL)

EP54:  How Digital Identity will Transform Human Potential (David Lucatch, Liquid Avatar Technologies)

 

SEASON 4 EPISODES:

EP55: Global hiring trends: How Gen Z Talent Thrives (Anne-Marie Fannon, Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo)

EP56: How We Raised $426 million Using Rewards Crowdfunding (Zach Smith, Funded Today)

EP57: 10 Years of Investment Crowdfunding: Past, Present, and Future Since the Act (Expert Advisors)

EP58: Using Risk Management to Improve Your Business and Life (Alex Sidorenko)

 

 

Interested in getting involved in FINTECH FRIDAYS?  info@ncfacanada.org

FINTECH FRIDAY$ is a weekly podcast brought to you by NCFA and partners, where we sit down with the incredible people in the Fintech and Funding community and talk about trends, product innovations, developments and challenges!

Fintech Fridays is an evolving and innovative educational platform focused on delivering authentic personalities, content and story telling on the journey of mainstream adoption of new financial technologies and their impact on the future of finance.

Subscribe and tune in each Friday to check out the latest movers and shakers.  Want to get involved?  Contact us about partnerships opportunities, hosting and more:  info@ncfacanada.org

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NCFA Jan 2018 resize - FINTECH FRIDAYS Podcast:  Season 3 The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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FINTECH FRIDAYS Podcast: Season 2

JOIN US ON A STORYTELLING JOURNEY:  SEASON 2

Welcome to Season 2 of NCFA Canada's Fintech Fridays podcast, your go-to platform for insights into the evolving world of fintech and funding. This season, we take you on a storytelling journey, exploring the intricacies of Bitcoin, the power of collaboration, the impact of decentralized innovation, and much more.  Whether you're a fintech enthusiast, an industry professional, or someone curious about the future of finance, Season 2 of Fintech Fridays offers a wealth of knowledge and insights.  Streaming on demand now.  Interested in participating?  Drop us a line:  info@ncfacanada.org

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EP40: Why Bitcoin Exists and Education for the Masses

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GUEST: AUSTIN HUBBELL, Founder and CEO, Consilium Crypto (Linkedin)

BIO:  Austin is the CEO and co-founder of Consilium Crypto (https://consiliumcrypto.ai/), a big data company developing institutional grade investment analytics and liquidity access tools for the digital asset markets, helping funds find alpha and place large orders efficiently in times of thin liquidity. With a background in software development and machine learning, as well as previous tech startup experience, Austin brings a skillset balanced between the technology and business worlds. He previously worked with a distributed team based in L.A./San Francisco to build predictive models for crime hotspotting in major US cities, before transferring to the FinTech world to build machine learning based trading systems for currency markets.

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

Ep20-Jan 11:  Bitcoin Backed Loans and 2x Credit - Putting Your Crypto to Work

About this episode:  To kick off Season 2, NCFA Fintech Fridays show host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CSO of Ledn Inc.. Mauricio Di Bartolomeo. They chatted about what crypto backed loans are, going global and saving the world. Enjoy! (Transcript)

  • Experiencing the dismantling of the Venezuelan economy; a broken financial system
  • The use case and value of collateralizing digital assets
  • Libertarian aspects of bitcoin and how it is benefiting the people outside of North America or in tyrannical regimes

Ep21-Jan 18:  Meritocracy, Decentralized Innovation and the Power of Collaboration

About this episode:  On this episode NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with Hussein Hallak the CEO of Next Decentrum. They chat about AI in the education space, mentorship, and what decentralized innovation looks like to him. Enjoy !  (Transcript)

  • Humans aren't perfect but we've managed to create online meritocracy through communities and value systems
  • A vision for global education and decentralized access to innovation and mentors
  • Top advice to startups and entrepreneurs launching new ventures (passion, idea, ability to add value)

Ep22-Jan 25:  Reducing Regulatory Burden by 25% in Ontario

About this episode:  On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our Manseeb Khan sits down with Amar Nijjar the CEO of R2 investments. They chat about how R2 is helping innovate the real estate space, the Ontario's Securities commission hitting their 25% burden reduction goal, and Canada becoming a force to be reckoned with. Enjoy! (Transcript)

  • The complexities of Canada's regulatory burdens are preventing us from becoming a global player
  • All innovative entrepreneurs in the fintech sector should be getting behind the burden reduction initiative
  • Commercial real estate is a good asset class and now open to regular investors

Ep23-Feb 1: Getting Smart About Crypto and Insurtech Snapchat Models

About this episode:  On this episode of the Fintech Fridays Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Justin Hartzman the CEO of Coinsmart. They chat about education the average Canadian on crypto, the future of digital wallets and the new wave of insure-tech. Enjoy! (Transcript)

  • Move over bear, OTC markets are biting at the bit
  • Supporting Canadian entrepreneurs and awesome tech
  • The latest in insurtech snapchat models

Ep24-Feb 8:  Re-imagining Philanthropy with Daryl Hatton

About this episode:  On this Episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Daryl Hatton the CEO of Connection Point. They chatted about microprojects, saving little girls and puppies and how to get hooked on Philanthropy. Enjoy!  (Transcript)

  • Focus on value and avoid the complicated terminology when growing new innovative markets
  • Branding customer segment-focused funding products, white labeling collaborative uses cases
  • Crowdfunding for good at the intersection of technology, people and impact

Ep25-Feb 15:  Unlock the World with Kate Guimbellot and Jason Sosnowski

About this episode:  On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast our host, Manseeb Khan sits down with Kate Guimbellot and Jason Sosnowski from the TravelCoin Foundation. They chat about bringing Free Wi-Fi to the world, blockchain in medicine and how their ICO is different from the rest. Enjoy! (Transcript)

Guests:

  • KATE GUIMBELLOT, Executive Director, TravelCoin Foundation (LinkedIn)
  • JASON SOSNOWSKI, CTO, TravelCoin Foundation (view)

Ep26-Feb 22:  Crowd raising with Peter-Paul Van Hoeken

About this episode:  On this episode of the Fintech Friday Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Peter-Paul Van Hoeken the CEO of Frontfundr. They chat about crowd raising, drinking your own whiskey and the future of Canadian crowdfunding.  Enjoy!  (Transcript)

Ep27-Mar 1:  Blockchain Gaming with Shidan Gouran

About this episode:  On this week's episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Global Blockchain Technologies Shidan Gouran. They chat about acquiring X2 games, Facebook getting into the blockchain, and the future of Fortnight - Enjoy! (Transcript)

GUEST:  SHIDAN GOURAN, CEO, Global Blockchain Technologies (Linkedin)

Ep28-Mar 8:  Rethinking Brokers with Muhammad Rashid

About this episode:  On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Muhammad Rashid the CEO of Moregidge. They chatted about how to find a broker that will work for you, how they are revolutionizing the mortgage space and their plans for the future. - Enjoy! (Transcript)

 

Ep29-Mar 22:  The Future of Securities

About this episode:  On this Episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Richard Carleton the CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange. They chat about the future of Canadian Securities, STO's and Icelandic mining being the next big thing. Enjoy! (Transcript)

GUEST:  RICHARD CARLETON, CEO, Canadian Securities Exchange (Linkedin)

Ep30-Apr 12:  The Future of Canadian Crypto With Andrei Poliakov

About this episode:  On this episode of the Fintech Fridays Podcast, our Host Manseeb Khan sat down with Andrei Poliakov the CEO of Coinberry. They chatted about the future of Coinberry, the power of blockchain and his favorite failure.  Enjoy!(Transcript)

GUEST:  ANDREI POLIAKOV, CEO and Co-Founder, Coinberry (Linkedin)

 

Ep31-May 14:  Blockchain Law with Jason Saltzman

About this episode: 

On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Jason Saltzman partner at Gowlings WLG law firm. They chat about how to make your ICO compliant, Blockchain in law and how to create a business structure.  Enjoy! (Transcript)

GUEST:  JASON SALTZMAN, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (Linkedin)

Ep32-May 24:  Rallying behind Bitcoin with Frederick T. Pye

About this episode:  On this week's episode of NCFA's Fintech Friday Podcast, our host sits down with Frederick T. Pye from 3iQ. The chat about bitcoin trusts, ETF's and rallying behind bitcoin.  Enjoy!  (Transcript)

GUEST:  FREDERICK T. PYE, President & CEO, 3iQ Corp (Linkedin)

Ep33-May 31:  Indexing Consumer Loans and Financial Literacy EP33

GUEST:  PHILLIP POSTREHOVSKY, SVP Marketing, Progressa (Linkedin)


About this episode: 

On this week's episode of NCFA's Fintech Friday Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Philipp Postrehovsky the SVP of Marketing at Progressa. They chat about the results of Progressa's Annual State of the Non-Prime Canadian Consumers Survey, incorporating behavioural characteristics into underwriting decisions, helping borrowers become more financially literate and improve their credit scores.  Enjoy!  (More details)

Ep34-July 6:  Accelerating Fintech Growth EP34

GUEST:  BRENDAN HOLT DUNN, Founder Holt Accelerator (Linkedin)


About this episode: 

On this week's episode of NCFA's Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Brendan Dunn the Managing partner of the Holt Accelerator program. They talk about why are accelerators are important, how the can find the right companies and what their Fintech Show is.  Enjoy!  (TRANSCRIPT)

Aug 9:  Autonomous Alternative Lending with Vit Arnautov of Turnkey Lender EP35

GUEST:  VIT ARNAUTOV, Chief Product Officer of Turnkey Lender, (Linkedin)

About this episode:  On this episode of NCFA's Fintech Fridays Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Vit Arnautov from Turnkey Lender. They chat about how AI will help the lending space, underbanked countries and why cloud lending is a trillion dollar industry. Enjoy!  (Full TRANSCRIPT)

Aug 23:  Techfins EP36

GUEST:  MICHAEL R. KING, PhD CFA, Lansdowne Chair in Finance, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, (Linkedin)

About this episode:  On this episode of NCFA's Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Prof. Michael R. King PhD CFA, Lansdowne Chair in Finance at University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business. They chat about transformational fintech, big tech vs techfins and fintech 3.0.  Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP37-Sep 13: Funding is Female with Jill Earthy

GUEST:  JILL EARTHY, Head of Female Funders (Linkedin)

About this episode:  On this episode of NCFA'S Fintech Fridays Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Jill Earthy the Head of Female Funders. The talk about what the Angel Academy is, why female funders matter, and the holistic approach to innovation.  Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP38-Mar 25:  Why identity matters in an evolving online environment

GUEST: DAVID LUCATCH, President & Director – KABN Systems North America Inc. (Linkedin)

About this episode:  David Lucatch of KABN Networks North America joins Tristram Waye for this episode of Fintech Friday. David discusses why identity is a foundational element of the evolving online and data environment, and why KABN Networks North America has developed a business around it. During this episode he will also discuss:

  • How KABN ID works and why it’s a foundational technology
  • The suite of products KABN Networks North America has developed around identity and why
  • Their vision of the future including the release of Liquid Avatar

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP39-Apr 23: The Power of Digitization and How to Get Exponential

GUEST: JAMES WALLACE, Co-founder and CEO, Exponential (Linkedin)

In this episode of Fintech Fridays, Tristram Waye has an in-depth conversation with James Wallace, Co-founder and CEO of Exponential.io

The discussion looks at:

  • Exponential thinking and why it’s hard but necessary
  • How Exponential sees the digital world, and their unique full stack approach to it
  • Why the private markets are both archaic and a gigantic untapped opportunity for digitization
  • Why accreditation decides what gets built, and why that needs to change, and much more

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

EP40: Why Bitcoin Exists and Education for the Masses

GUEST: AUSTIN HUBBELL, Founder and CEO, Consilium Crypto (Linkedin)

On this episode our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Austin Hubbell from Consilum Crypto. They chat about how quarantine is going, the state crypto and much more.  Enjoy!

Enjoy! (Full TRANSCRIPT)

SEASON 1 EPISODES:

EP1-Jul 20:  Global Crypto Payments and the Future of Digital Assets (CoinPayments)

EP2-Jul 27:  Canada's Role in the Global Fintech Ecosystem (Fintech Growth Syndicate)

EP3-Aug 3:  Doubling Down on Female Founders (Roar Ventures)

EP4-Aug 10:  Importance of a Smart Contract Safety Net (Sagewise)

EP5-Aug 17:  First Coin's M&A Story - Wall street meets Crypto (Galaxy Digital Canada)

EP6-Aug 24:  Asian Crypto Markets meet Canadian talent (Fintech Association of Hong Kong)

EP7-Aug 31:  Structuring an ICO and the Mind of a Fintech-preneur (Pegasus Fintech)

EP8-Sep 7:  Institutionalization of Crypto, China’s Ban and the Potential of Blockchain Decentralization (NexChange)

EP9-Sep 14:  New SmartPay Product & Front-line of Global Digital Payments (Curexe)

EP10-Sep21: A Regtech-based Blockchain KYC Solution for Document Custody (Commercial Passport)

EP11-Sep 28:  How Amazon Bank is Dominating and Risks of a Digital Bifurcated World (Schulte Research)

EP12-Oct 5:  Building Blockchain Products & Decentralizd Solutions for Enterprise and Start-ups (Northern Block)

EP13-Oct 12:  Road to Fintech IPO:  Capital Networks, Scalable Solutions, Putting People First (Progressa)

Ep14-Oct 19:  The Convergence of Data Intelligence and Money Algorithms (Senso.ai)

Ep15-Oct 26:  Gearing up Hyperion Exchange, Hybrid Models and Security Tokens (Hyperion Technologies)

EP16-Nov 2:  Envisioning the Future of Open Banking for Consumers and Businesses (Lending Loop)

Ep17-Nov 9:  How Artificial Intelligence is Optimizing Sales and the Future of Business AI (Fortuna.ai)

Ep18-Nov 16:  Bridging the AML/ATF Gap with Financial Institutions and the New Economy (Coinsquare)

Ep19-Nov 23:  Future of Business Tokenization and How Blockchain Challenges Concept of Money (TokenFunder)

SEASON 2 EPISODES:

Ep20-Jan 11:  Bitcoin Backed Loans and 2x Credit - Putting Your Crypto to Work (Mauricio Di Bartolomeo)

Ep21-Jan 18:  Meritocracy, Decentralized Innovation and the Power of Collaboration (Hussein Hallak)

Ep22-Jan 25:  Reducing Regulatory Burden by 25% in Ontario (Amar Nijjar)

Ep23-Feb 1:  Getting Smart About Crypto and Insurtech Snapchat Models (Justin Hartzman)

Ep24-Feb 8:  Re-imagining Philanthropy (Daryl Hatton)

Ep25-Feb 15:  Unlock the World (Kate Guimbellot and Jason Sosnowski)

Ep26-Feb 22:  Investing in Private Canadian Companies (Peter-Paul Van Hoeken)

Ep27-Mar 1:  Blockchain Gaming and esports (Shidan Gouran)

Ep28-Mar 8:  Rethinking Brokers (Muhammad Rashid)

Ep29-Mar 22:  The Future of Securities (Richard Carleton)

Ep30-Apr 12:  The Future of Canadian Crypto (Andrei Poliakov)

Ep31-May 14:  Blockchain Law (Jason Saltzman)

Ep32-May 24:  Rallying behind Bitcoin (Frederick T. Pye)

Ep33-May 31:  Indexing Consumer Loans and Financial Literacy (Phillip Postrehovsky)

Ep34-Jul 6:  Accelerating Fintech Growth (Brendan Holt Dunn)

Ep35-Aug 9:  Autonomous Alternative Lending (Vit Arnautov)

Ep36-Aug 22:  Techfins (Michael King)

Ep37-Sep13:  Funding is Female (Jill Earthy)

Ep38-Mar25: Why Identity Matters in an Evolving Online Environment (David Lucatch)

Ep39-Apr23: The Power of Digitization and How to Get Exponential (James Wallace)

Ep40-May22:  Why Bitcoin Exists and Education for the Masses (Austin Hubbell)

SEASON 3 EPISODES:

EP41:  40% pandemic growth, taking risks and innovating Insurtech in Canada (Danish Yusuf, Zensurance)

EP42:  Insights into the Teen Banking Sector and Improving the Financial Well-being of Families (Rim Charkani, WALO)

EP43:  Taking the Mortgage Process From 40 Days to Minutes (Chris Gries, FundMore.ai)

EP44:  The Vanguard of Digital Innovation and Ecosystems in Canada (Various NCFA Advisors)

EP45: Mission-driven and Consumer-centric Financial Services (Keith Taylor, DUCA Impact Lab)

EP46: Making Business Borderless: International Payments and Partnerships (Alastair Thompson, TransferWise)

EP47: How to Change the World: Risk Culture and Work-life Balance (Michelle Beyo, Finavator)

EP48:  How to Connect and Resonate with Customers Through Podcasting (Fatima Zaidi, Quill Inc.)

EP49: Managing Private Placements Has Never Been Easier (Brock Murray and Karan Khiani, Katipult)

EP50:  Compliance to the moon (Mark Binns, Digital Assets Inc.)

EP51:  Bacon and Eggs (Julien Brault, Hard Bacon)

EP52:  Technology Due Diligence Process and Cyber Security Risks (Forward Security, CIBC, RiskAware Group)

EP53:  Staying True to Bitcoin (Chris Naprawa, TAAL)

EP54:  How Digital Identity will Transform Human Potential (David Lucatch, Liquid Avatar Technologies)

 

SEASON 4 EPISODES:

EP55: Global hiring trends: How Gen Z Talent Thrives (Anne-Marie Fannon, Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo)

EP56: How We Raised $426 million Using Rewards Crowdfunding (Zach Smith, Funded Today)

EP57: 10 Years of Investment Crowdfunding: Past, Present, and Future Since the Act (Expert Advisors)

EP58: Using Risk Management to Improve Your Business and Life (Alex Sidorenko)

 

 

Interested in getting involved in FINTECH FRIDAYS?  info@ncfacanada.org

FINTECH FRIDAY$ is a weekly podcast brought to you by NCFA and partners, where we sit down with the incredible people in the Fintech and Funding community and talk about trends, product innovations, developments and challenges!

Fintech Fridays is an evolving and innovative educational platform focused on delivering authentic personalities, content and story telling on the journey of mainstream adoption of new financial technologies and their impact on the future of finance.

Subscribe and tune in each Friday to check out the latest movers and shakers with hosts Manseeb Khan, Tristram Waye, Anna Niemira, and others coming soon.

Want to get involved?  Contact us about partnerships opportunities, hosting and more:  info@ncfacanada.org

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Welcome to the first season of NCFA Canada's Fintech Fridays podcast, where we delve into the fascinating world of financial technology. This season, we sit down with the movers and shakers of the fintech and funding community, discussing trends, product innovations, developments, and challenges that are shaping the future of finance.  In Season 1, we've had the privilege of engaging with a diverse range of industry leaders, each bringing their unique insights and perspectives to the table. Our conversations have spanned a wide array of topics, from the mainstream adoption of new financial technologies to the impact of these innovations on financial services today. 

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Ep1-Jul 20:  Facilitating Global Crypto Payments and the Future of Digital Assets

To kickoff the first episode of our Fintech Fridays weekly podcast, our host Manseeb Khan is joined by Samir Bandli, Director of Strategic Partnerships of CoinPayments, to talk about the future of crypto from its role today and its role in the future.  CoinPayments offers merchants an option to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment and currently works with over 700+ altcoins. (more...)

Ep2-Jul 27:  Canada's Role in the Global Fintech Ecosystem

On this episode of the Fintech Friday Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the legendary Sue Britton, CEO & Founder of the Fintech Growth Syndicate, and talk about what Canada has to do to stay competitive in the fintech space, Canada being super hot to outside investors, and why diversty is going to revolutionize finance. (more...)

Ep3-Aug 3:  Doubling Down on Women Founders and Backing Diversity

In this episode of the Fintech Friday Podcast, host Manseeb Khan interviews the incredible Peggy Van De Plassche, General Partner Roar Ventures, about doubling down on investing in diversity and launching her new Data/AI investment fund! (more...)

Ep4-Aug 10:  Importance of a Smart Contract Safety Net

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with LA legal tech entrepreneur Amy Wan, CEO/Founder of Sagewise. They talk about why smart contact safety nets are important, the bridge between legal tech and fintech and how Amy closed out her seed round while being pregnant. Enjoy!  (more...)

Ep5-Aug 17:  First Coin's M&A Story - Wall street meets Crypto

Guest: Frans Tjallingii, Managing Director, Galaxy Digital Canada

About this episode:  show host Manseeb Khan sits down with Frans Tjallingii, Managing Director, Galaxy Digital Canada (ex-CEO and Co-founder of First Coin Capital). They talk about their acquisition and where the future of blockchain is heading and how tokens could be used as securities and Galaxy Digital Canada's plan moving forward. Enjoy! (more...)

Ep6-Aug 24:  Asian Crypto Market Opportunities for Canadian Talent

About this episode: On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Henri Arslanian, PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia and Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong. They talk about future institutions in crypto, Why Hong Kong is a home away from home to him and to other fellows Canadians and his best practices. Enjoy! (more...)

Guest: Henri Arslanian, Chairman, Hong Kong FinTech Association and FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, PwC

 

Ep7-Aug 31:  Structuring ICOs and the Mind of a Fintech-preneur

About this episode: This week our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Gary Schwartz the Managing Director of Pegasus Fintech Inc.. They covered how to structure an ICO, to surgary donuts , and impacting investing. Enjoy! (more...)

Guest: Gary Schwartz, Managing Director, Pegasus Fintech Inc.

 

Ep8-Sep 7:  Institutionalization of Crypto, China's Ban and the Potential of Blockchain Decentralization

About this episode: On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Juwan Lee the founder and CEO of NexChange. They talked about institutions investing in crypto, some the up and coming players in the market and China being pro blockchain. Enjoy! (more...)

Guest: Juwan Lee, Founder and CEO, NexChange

Ep9-Sep 14: Curexe's New SmartPay Product & Front-line of Global Digital Payments

About this episode:  On this episode our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO And founder of Curexe, so chat about their new product called SmartPay! They also talked about how A.I is going to touch the payments and every other industry, regulations that could be in place when accepting crypto and many more. Enjoy!  (more...)

Guest: Johnathan Holland, Founder and CEO, Curexe

Ep10-Sep 21:   A Regtech-based Blockchain KYC Solution for Document Custody

About this episode:  On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Commercial Passport Brice Penaud. They chat about what KYC looks like in blockchain, how fintech and regtech can work alongside with governments, and the benefits of creating a digital identity. Enjoy!  (see Transcript)

Guest: Brice Penaud, CEO, Commercial Passport

Ep11-Sep 28:  How Amazon Bank is Dominating and Risks of a Digital Bifurcated World

About this episode:   On this weeks episode our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Paul Schulte Founder & Editor of Schulte Research, whose insights have reshaped the finance world for the past 30 years. They talk about how Amazon is the biggest bank in the world, China being 2 generations ahead compared to the West, and what his next book could be about it. Enjoy!  (transcript)

Guest: PAUL SCHULTE, Founder and Managing Editor, Schulte Research (LinkedIn)

 

Ep12-Oct 5:  Building Blockchain Products & Decentralized Solutions for Enterprise and Startups

About this episode:   On this week's episode of the Fintech Friday$ podcast our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Mathieu Glaude the CEO and president of Northern Block. They talk about having a sovereign digital identity, the excitement behind stable coins and why supply chain in blockchain shouldn't be overlooked. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  MATHIEU GLAUDE, President and CEO, Northern Block (LinkedIn)

Ep13-Oct 13:  Road to Fintech IPO:  Capital Networks, Scalable Solutions, Putting People First

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA show host Manseeb Khan sits down with Ali Pourdad the CEO of Progressa who recently closed out an $84 million dollar round. They talk about P2P loans, loan services operating within the blockchain and why being people first business matters. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  ALI POURDAD, Co-founder and CEO, Progressa (LinkedIn)

Ep14-Oct 19:  The Convergence of Data Intelligence and Money Algorithms

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA show host Manseeb Khan sits down Saroop Bharwani. Founder of Senso, a data intelligence platform for the financial services industry. They chat about regulations in the AI space, fears of AI taking over the world and how screens and machines are as important as the birds and the bees. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  SAROOP BHARWANI, Founder and CEO, Senso.ai (LinkedIn)

Ep15-Oct 26:  Gearing up Hyperion Exchange, Hybrid Models and Security Tokens

About this episode:   On this episode, our NCFA Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan sit's down with Michael Zavet the CEO of Hyperion Exchange a crypto securities exchange. They talked about the importance of security token offerings( STO), how to regulate STOs, and the potential marriage of cannabis and crypto. Enjoy! (see Transcript) Guest:  MICHAEL ZAVET, Founder and CEO, Hyperion Technologies Inc. (LinkedIn)

Ep16-Nov 2:  Envisioning the Future of Open Banking for Consumers and Businesses

About this episode:   On this episode NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Lending Loop Cato Pastoll. They chat about what opening banking is, how it might look like an app store, and how it gives power back to consumers. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  CATO PASTOLL, Co-founder and CEO, Lending Loop (view Linkedin)

Ep17-Nov 9:  How Artificial Intelligence is Optimizing Sales and the Future of Business AI

About this episode:   On this episode NCFA Fintech Friday's our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the co-founder and president of Fortuna Asad Naeem. They chat about how AI can supplement salespeople, the excitement behind computer vision and the future of business AI. Enjoy!(see Transcript)

Guest:  ASAD NAEEM, Co-founder and President, Fortuna.ai (view Linkedin)

Ep18-Nov 16:  Bridging the AML/ATF Gap with Financial Institutions and the New Economy

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan sits down with Charlene Cieslik the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer at Coinsquare. They talk about not everyone using crypto is a terrorist, cape shopping and guidance in the crypto space. Enjoy!  (see Transcript)

Guest:  CHARLENE CIESLIK, Chief AML Officer, Coinsquare (view Linkedin)

Ep19-Nov 23:  Future of Business Tokenization and How Blockchain Challenges Concept of Money

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with Alan Wunsche the CEO of TokenFunder. They chat about ICO's funding startups, tokenization of businesses and buying real estate through tokens. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  ALAN WUNSCHE, Founder and CEO, TokenFunder (view Linkedin)

SEASON 1 EPISODES:

EP1-Jul 20:  Global Crypto Payments and the Future of Digital Assets (CoinPayments)

EP2-Jul 27:  Canada's Role in the Global Fintech Ecosystem (Fintech Growth Syndicate)

EP3-Aug 3:  Doubling Down on Female Founders (Roar Ventures)

EP4-Aug 10:  Importance of a Smart Contract Safety Net (Sagewise)

EP5-Aug 17:  First Coin's M&A Story - Wall street meets Crypto (Galaxy Digital Canada)

EP6-Aug 24:  Asian Crypto Markets meet Canadian talent (Fintech Association of Hong Kong)

EP7-Aug 31:  Structuring an ICO and the Mind of a Fintech-preneur (Pegasus Fintech)

EP8-Sep 7:  Institutionalization of Crypto, China’s Ban and the Potential of Blockchain Decentralization (NexChange)

EP9-Sep 14:  New SmartPay Product & Front-line of Global Digital Payments (Curexe)

EP10-Sep21: A Regtech-based Blockchain KYC Solution for Document Custody (Commercial Passport)

EP11-Sep 28:  How Amazon Bank is Dominating and Risks of a Digital Bifurcated World (Schulte Research)

EP12-Oct 5:  Building Blockchain Products & Decentralizd Solutions for Enterprise and Start-ups (Northern Block)

EP13-Oct 12:  Road to Fintech IPO:  Capital Networks, Scalable Solutions, Putting People First (Progressa)

Ep14-Oct 19:  The Convergence of Data Intelligence and Money Algorithms (Senso.ai)

Ep15-Oct 26:  Gearing up Hyperion Exchange, Hybrid Models and Security Tokens (Hyperion Technologies)

EP16-Nov 2:  Envisioning the Future of Open Banking for Consumers and Businesses (Lending Loop)

Ep17-Nov 9:  How Artificial Intelligence is Optimizing Sales and the Future of Business AI (Fortuna.ai)

Ep18-Nov 16:  Bridging the AML/ATF Gap with Financial Institutions and the New Economy (Coinsquare)

Ep19-Nov 23:  Future of Business Tokenization and How Blockchain Challenges Concept of Money (TokenFunder)

SEASON 2 EPISODES:

Ep20-Jan 11:  Bitcoin Backed Loans and 2x Credit - Putting Your Crypto to Work (Mauricio Di Bartolomeo)

Ep21-Jan 18:  Meritocracy, Decentralized Innovation and the Power of Collaboration (Hussein Hallak)

Ep22-Jan 25:  Reducing Regulatory Burden by 25% in Ontario (Amar Nijjar)

Ep23-Feb 1:  Getting Smart About Crypto and Insurtech Snapchat Models (Justin Hartzman)

Ep24-Feb 8:  Re-imagining Philanthropy (Daryl Hatton)

Ep25-Feb 15:  Unlock the World (Kate Guimbellot and Jason Sosnowski)

Ep26-Feb 22:  Investing in Private Canadian Companies (Peter-Paul Van Hoeken)

Ep27-Mar 1:  Blockchain Gaming and esports (Shidan Gouran)

Ep28-Mar 8:  Rethinking Brokers (Muhammad Rashid)

Ep29-Mar 22:  The Future of Securities (Richard Carleton)

Ep30-Apr 12:  The Future of Canadian Crypto (Andrei Poliakov)

Ep31-May 14:  Blockchain Law (Jason Saltzman)

Ep32-May 24:  Rallying behind Bitcoin (Frederick T. Pye)

Ep33-May 31:  Indexing Consumer Loans and Financial Literacy (Phillip Postrehovsky)

Ep34-Jul 6:  Accelerating Fintech Growth (Brendan Holt Dunn)

Ep35-Aug 9:  Autonomous Alternative Lending (Vit Arnautov)

Ep36-Aug 22:  Techfins (Michael King)

Ep37-Sep13:  Funding is Female (Jill Earthy)

Ep38-Mar25: Why Identity Matters in an Evolving Online Environment (David Lucatch)

Ep39-Apr23: The Power of Digitization and How to Get Exponential (James Wallace)

Ep40-May22:  Why Bitcoin Exists and Education for the Masses (Austin Hubbell)

SEASON 3 EPISODES:

EP41:  40% pandemic growth, taking risks and innovating Insurtech in Canada (Danish Yusuf, Zensurance)

EP42:  Insights into the Teen Banking Sector and Improving the Financial Well-being of Families (Rim Charkani, WALO)

EP43:  Taking the Mortgage Process From 40 Days to Minutes (Chris Gries, FundMore.ai)

EP44:  The Vanguard of Digital Innovation and Ecosystems in Canada (Various NCFA Advisors)

EP45: Mission-driven and Consumer-centric Financial Services (Keith Taylor, DUCA Impact Lab)

EP46: Making Business Borderless: International Payments and Partnerships (Alastair Thompson, TransferWise)

EP47: How to Change the World: Risk Culture and Work-life Balance (Michelle Beyo, Finavator)

EP48:  How to Connect and Resonate with Customers Through Podcasting (Fatima Zaidi, Quill Inc.)

EP49: Managing Private Placements Has Never Been Easier (Brock Murray and Karan Khiani, Katipult)

EP50:  Compliance to the moon (Mark Binns, Digital Assets Inc.)

EP51:  Bacon and Eggs (Julien Brault, Hard Bacon)

EP52:  Technology Due Diligence Process and Cyber Security Risks (Forward Security, CIBC, RiskAware Group)

EP53:  Staying True to Bitcoin (Chris Naprawa, TAAL)

EP54:  How Digital Identity will Transform Human Potential (David Lucatch, Liquid Avatar Technologies)

 

SEASON 4 EPISODES:

EP55: Global hiring trends: How Gen Z Talent Thrives (Anne-Marie Fannon, Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo)

EP56: How We Raised $426 million Using Rewards Crowdfunding (Zach Smith, Funded Today)

EP57: 10 Years of Investment Crowdfunding: Past, Present, and Future Since the Act (Expert Advisors)

EP58: Using Risk Management to Improve Your Business and Life (Alex Sidorenko)

 

 

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Campaign | March 2, 2024 Ontario regulator introduces an online tool to check financial advisors' qualifications The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has initiated an educational campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to verify the credentials of financial advisors before seeking advice. With the introduction of the new online Check Credentials Tool, individuals can now easily confirm if their financial professionals possess the necessary qualifications to use titles like Financial Planner or Financial Advisor in Ontario.  The Check Credentials Tool allows consumers to verify if financial professionals hold the required credentials to use specific titles, ensuring they meet minimum education standards and are under proper supervision. See:  Ontario’s FSRA Spearheads Insurance Innovation with Direct Access Model FSRA's research indicates a concerning trend where 50% of respondents spent more time researching their last cellphone purchase than verifying the credentials of their financial advisor.  The tool is designed for convenience, enabling users to quickly check a financial professional's standing, including any disciplinary actions.  In Canada, financial advisor scams have evolved, becoming more sophisticated and causing significant losses to consumers. Huston Loke, Executive Vice President of Market Conduct, FSRA: "In many cases people are entrusting their life savings to financial professionals and ...
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AI Innovation | March 1, 2024 Streamlining Investment Documents and Democratizing Deals with AI Per VentureBeat's briefing, Allocations, a pioneering fintech startup, has achieved a huge milestone by surpassing $2 billion in assets under administration, showcasing the burgeoning demand for alternative investments and the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) in the financial sector.  Founded by Kingsley Advani, Allocations uses AI to streamline the process of private capital fundraising, making it faster, more efficient, and less costly. The platform's AI capabilities enable the instant generation of customized legal documents necessary for fund launching, such as private placement memorandums and operating agreements, a task that traditionally consumed hours of legal work and significant financial resources. By employing machine learning models trained on over 100,000 investment documents, Allocations can generate legal paperwork in seconds, a stark contrast to the traditional, labor-intensive process. This efficiency allows each employee at Allocations to service up to 70 funds, dramatically outperforming the industry average. See:  Revolutionizing the Legal Function Through Legal Process Automation Allocations is not just about efficiency; it's also about accessibility. The platform has facilitated investments in high-profile deals, including a $23 million investment in Leeds United and SPVs for SpaceX, OpenAI, and Anthropic ...
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AI | Feb 29, 2024 Canada's tech sector voices concern over slow AI adoption, risking its global AI leadership status Canada's reputation as a frontrunner in artificial intelligence (AI) is under threat due to its sluggish pace in adopting AI technologies, according to voices within the country's tech community. At the MaRS Impact AI conference in Toronto, experts discussed the critical need for Canada to embrace AI more rapidly to sustain its position as a leader in this innovative field. Krista Jones, Chief Delivery Officer at MaRS Discovery District, highlighted the slow adoption of Canadian-made AI technologies as a significant challenge, potentially jeopardizing Canada's leadership in AI.  Note, Canada ranked 5th on last year's Global AI Index and Deloitte reported that there were 670 Canadian AI startups with good potential. See:  How AI is Shaping the Future of Financial Services in Canada A KPMG study revealed that only 35% of Canadian companies had adopted AI by last February, compared to 72% of U.S. businesses, underscoring the urgency for Canada to close this gap. Canadian companies face several obstacles in embracing AI, including funding shortages, risk aversion, and a lack of clear starting points for implementing AI technologies. Catherine Fortin LeFaivre ...
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March 1, 2024 The iGaming industry is one of the biggest and fastest-growing industries in the world and is constantly being shaped by the latest advancements in technology. One of the key areas helping to revolutionise the experience for players is the Fintech (financial technology) sector, which has transformed how people deposit and withdraw on Canada’s most trusted iGaming sites. Let’s dive straight in and take a closer look at some of the latest trends and emerging Fintech innovations that are helping to shape the future of iGaming websites. How are the latest emerging innovations and trends in the Fintech industry changing the iGaming industry? The global Fintech industry is changing the iGaming industry for the better in many ways. It has opened up the online gambling experience to a broader audience, making payments more convenient, quicker, and far more secure than ever. Here are several Fintech solutions, technologies, services, and tools that are impacting several key areas of the global iGaming industry and helping take it to the next level: The mass adoption of blockchain networks and cryptocurrency payments is opening up the iGaming industry and making globally renowned sites like the official com online casino and sportsbook in ...
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Crypto | Feb 29, 2024 SEC scrutinizes Terraform Labs for a $166 million fund amid bankruptcy proceedings The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking action against Terraform Labs by scrutinizing a $166 million transfer to the law firm Dentons.  Amidst Terraform Labs' bankruptcy saga, the move raises questions about the intentions behind substantial financial transfers made since the start of 2023. The SEC's allegations suggest these funds may have been aimed at evading potential future judgments related to the SEC's lawsuit against the company. This development adds a new layer to the complex narrative surrounding Terraform Labs, particularly in light of the company's involvement in the dramatic collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin, which erased billions in investor assets. The SEC has highlighted suspicious financial activities involving Terraform Labs, including a significant $166 million transfer to Dentons. This action is part of a broader investigation into the company's financial management and legal strategies following its bankruptcy filing. Terraform Labs' decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy was reportedly influenced by the looming financial penalties from federal regulators. The company's financial maneuvers, including the contested transfers, were ostensibly aimed at covering legal expenses, including those of its co-founder, Do Kwon, ...
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Report | Feb 29, 2024 Sharp increase in SEC enforcement on accounting practices in FY 2023 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) significantly stepped up its enforcement actions concerning accounting and auditing in the fiscal year 2023, as detailed in a recent report by Cornerstone Research as pointed out by at The D&O Dairy This marked increase, particularly pronounced in the fiscal year's final quarter, highlights the SEC's reinforced efforts to ensure financial transparency and uphold regulatory standards. With a 22% rise in accounting and auditing enforcement actions. The SEC initiated 83 accounting and auditing enforcement actions in FY 2023, a 22% increase from 68 actions in FY 2022. This represents the highest annual number of such actions since FY 2019, emphasizing a renewed regulatory emphasis on accounting standards and auditing integrity. Of the 83 actions, 71 (86%) were administrative proceedings, an increase from 75% in FY 2022. This indicates a preference for internal regulatory processes over civil court actions, with the SEC bringing 12 civil actions in FY 2023, down from 17 in the previous year. Among the individual respondents, 24% were CEOs, and 22% were CFOs. This highlights the SEC's focus on holding top corporate executives accountable for ...
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AI News | Feb 29, 2024 Klarna's AI-Chatbot Does the Work of 700 Humans, Eyes $20B IPO Klarna has embraced AI in a significant way, leveraging OpenAI's technologies to enhance its customer service operations. The company's AI-powered chatbot is reported to do the work of 700 human employees, handling inquiries for its 150 million customers. This adoption of AI has fundamentally altered Klarna's hiring strategy, focusing more on engineering roles while reducing the need for traditional customer service positions. The chatbot has improved efficiency, reducing repeat inquiries by 25% and shortening average conversation times from 11 minutes to just two minutes. Despite the reduction in human customer service roles, Klarna's CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski emphasized the benefits of AI in providing superior customer experiences, more interesting challenges for employees, and better returns for investors. Klarna's workforce was reduced to 4,201 by the end of 2023, from 5,441 a year earlier, partly due to these technological advancements. See:  Klarna’s New $7.99 Monthly Subscription Plan Pre-IPO Klarna's AI initiatives have positioned the company as a leader in adopting and applying AI technologies in the fintech sector. The company's partnership with OpenAI has been particularly fruitful, making Klarna a "favorite guinea pig" for testing ...
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Partnership | Feb 29, 2024 Empowering Financial Literacy and Wealth Creation Through Intraverse Technology In a press release today from BIGG Digital Assets Inc. announces a strategic partnership between its wholly-owned subsidiary TerraZero Technologies Inc. and FINLITI. This collaboration aims to revolutionize financial literacy and wealth creation opportunities through the use of TerraZero's "Intraverse" technology. The partnership focuses on building an immersive virtual experience accessible across mobile, laptop, and desktop platforms, where users can learn about their investor risk profile by building a character and navigating through the experience, akin to character creation in MMORPGs. This innovative approach is intended to engage new audiences within Finliti's network of brokerages and day-trading investor apps. TerraZero, known for its expertise in creating immersive virtual environments and web3 technology, has previously worked with notable clients such as Miller Lite, Estée Lauder, Fidelity International, and Warner Records. See:  Finliti Delivers Personalized Financial Insights Using the Power of Psychometrics The collaboration with FINLITI, a wealth management software company leveraging behavioral science for investment decision-making, aims to create gamified experiences that educate retail investors and uninitiated consumers about financial instruments and risk profiles.  Finliti, led by CEO and Founder Jennifer Schell, emphasizes the importance of bringing ...
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Enforcement News | Feb 29, 2024 Gemini agrees to a $1.1 billion refund plan after NYDFS findings The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has announced an agreement with Gemini Trust Company, LLC, mandating the return of at least $1.1 billion to customers of its Earn program. This decision follows the discovery of compliance failures and the mishandling of a partnership with Genesis Global Capital, LLC (GGC), which led to substantial customer losses. The settlement includes a $37 million fine and outlines Gemini's commitment to rectify the situation through the bankruptcy proceedings of GGC. Gemini's pledge to reimburse $1.1 billion to Earn customers represents a substantial effort to address the fallout from the Earn program's suspension and Genesis Global Capital's subsequent bankruptcy. See:  New York Takes Legal Action Against Major Crypto Firms This settlement highlights a shift towards stronger protections for cryptocurrency investors, particularly in response to the risks associated with lending programs and third-party partnerships.  The NYDFS has imposed a $37 million penalty on Gemini for various compliance failures, emphasizing the importance of regulatory adherence in the cryptocurrency sector. Gemini's operational practices, including insufficient due diligence and inadequate reserve maintenance, have led to significant reputational and financial ...
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Policy | Feb 28, 2024 FCA Consultation on Strategic Shift in Enforcement Case Transparency The FCA plans to be more open about its enforcement investigations. This includes publishing updates on ongoing investigations and disclosing when cases are closed without enforcement action.  The decision to announce an investigation will be made on a case-by-case basis, considering factors such as the potential impact on the UK financial system's integrity, public reassurance, and the assistance in any investigations.  Previously, such announcements were made under very limited circumstances.  Read the consultation paper. Increased transparency is expected to enhance public confidence and demonstrate the FCA's proactive enforcement stance. It also aims to deter potential misconduct by making firms aware of the serious failings that could lead to an investigation, encouraging quicker behavioral adjustments.  This new approach is anticipated to drive greater accountability for the FCA as an enforcement agency and enable the use of intervention powers to prevent harm in real-time. See:  FCA Highlights Common Issues in Crypto Marketing Therese Chambers, Joint ED Enforcement at the FCA (related announcement): "By being more transparent when we open and close cases we can enhance public confidence by showing that we are on the case.  At the same ...
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FSRA Launches Tool to Verify Financial Advisors’ Credentials

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Ontario regulator introduces an online tool to check financial advisors' qualifications

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has initiated an educational campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to verify the credentials of financial advisors before seeking advice. With the introduction of the new online Check Credentials Tool, individuals can now easily confirm if their financial professionals possess the necessary qualifications to use titles like Financial Planner or Financial Advisor in Ontario.  The Check Credentials Tool allows consumers to verify if financial professionals hold the required credentials to use specific titles, ensuring they meet minimum education standards and are under proper supervision.

See:  Ontario’s FSRA Spearheads Insurance Innovation with Direct Access Model

FSRA's research indicates a concerning trend where 50% of respondents spent more time researching their last cellphone purchase than verifying the credentials of their financial advisor.  The tool is designed for convenience, enabling users to quickly check a financial professional's standing, including any disciplinary actions.  In Canada, financial advisor scams have evolved, becoming more sophisticated and causing significant losses to consumers.

Huston Loke, Executive Vice President of Market Conduct, FSRA:

"In many cases people are entrusting their life savings to financial professionals and they expect that these people are properly trained and supervised.  We encourage consumers to check credentials and we are making it easy through our new Check Credentials Tool."

Investment Scams Are Getting More Sophisticated

In Canada, financial advisor scams have evolved, becoming more sophisticated and causing significant losses to consumers. According to a CTV News, the top scams include:

See:  Can AI Truly Replace Human Financial Advisors?

  • Investment Scams: These scams lead with Canadians losing substantial amounts, such as $70.2 million in 2021 alone. Fraudsters create fake accounts or websites, convincing people to invest in cryptocurrencies or other ventures, with none of the money being genuinely invested.
  • 'Pig Butchering' Scams: Utilizing social media and dating sites, scammers build virtual relationships and eventually solicit money, resulting in over $42.2 million lost by Canadians.
  • Spear Phishing: This scam involves sending emails or texts pretending to be legitimate entities to access personal accounts, causing $38 million in losses.
  • Merchandising Scams: Using classified ads or fake websites to sell items or rent properties, leading to $5.6 million in losses.
  • Service Scams: Offering fake services like phone plans or insurance to steal personal information or access bank and credit card accounts, with $4.8 million lost.

Outlook

By making it easier for individuals to verify the qualifications of financial advisors, the FSRA is empowering consumers to make more informed decisions regarding their financial planning and investments.

See:  OSC’s New Financial Advisory Reforms

This initiative promotes transparency and accountability among financial professionals and also contributes to the overall trust and integrity of the financial services industry.


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Wealthtech Startup, Allocations, Surpasses $2 Billion AUA

AI Innovation | March 1, 2024

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Streamlining Investment Documents and Democratizing Deals with AI

Per VentureBeat's briefing, Allocations, a pioneering fintech startup, has achieved a huge milestone by surpassing $2 billion in assets under administration, showcasing the burgeoning demand for alternative investments and the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) in the financial sector.  Founded by Kingsley Advani, Allocations uses AI to streamline the process of private capital fundraising, making it faster, more efficient, and less costly. The platform's AI capabilities enable the instant generation of customized legal documents necessary for fund launching, such as private placement memorandums and operating agreements, a task that traditionally consumed hours of legal work and significant financial resources.

  • By employing machine learning models trained on over 100,000 investment documents, Allocations can generate legal paperwork in seconds, a stark contrast to the traditional, labor-intensive process. This efficiency allows each employee at Allocations to service up to 70 funds, dramatically outperforming the industry average.

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  • Allocations is not just about efficiency; it's also about accessibility. The platform has facilitated investments in high-profile deals, including a $23 million investment in Leeds United and SPVs for SpaceX, OpenAI, and Anthropic. By automating the creation of legal entities and regulatory filings, Allocations lowers the barriers to entry for investing in alternative assets, enabling deals with minimum investments as low as $5,000.
  • Allocations plans to launch a mobile app to cater to a generation that prefers managing finances via smartphones, aiming to power over $1 trillion in private market assets by 2030.

May Help

  • By automating the generation of legal documents and facilitating the launch of funds with minimal effort, Allocations lowers the barrier to entry for smaller players. This democratization allows smaller asset managers and family offices to compete more effectively with larger institutions.
  • The platform enables the creation of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) with lower minimum investments, making it feasible for angels and retail individuals to participate in deals that were previously out of reach due to high capital requirements. This opens up opportunities for a broader range of investors to engage in private equity, venture capital, and other alternative investments.

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  • By facilitating easier access to capital through SPVs and other investment vehicles, Allocations can help startups and emerging companies find the funding they need more efficiently, potentially leading to a more vibrant and diverse innovation ecosystem.

Might Hurt

  • The automation of tasks such as generating legal paperwork and performing compliance checks, which traditionally required significant manual effort and expertise, could reduce the demand for these services from traditional providers. This might lead to a shift in the market, where traditional roles such as fund administrators and law firms need to adapt to the new technology-driven landscape.
  • While not directly hurt, large institutional investors might find the competitive landscape changing as smaller investors gain access to deals that were once exclusive to them. This could lead to increased competition for high-quality investment opportunities.

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  • Individuals or entities that are slow to adopt new technologies or are skeptical of AI's role in investment decision-making might find themselves at a disadvantage compared to those who embrace these innovations.

Conclusion

AI-driven efficiency and accessibility are breaking down traditional barriers. This evolution empowers a wider range of investors to participate in alternative assets and also fosters a more inclusive and dynamic financial ecosystem.


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