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SESSIONS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

1:30 PM – 2:25 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Coronavirus, Climate change & the future of oil
DAVID YAGER
Author & Writer,
Energy Policy Analyst

The global coronavirus pandemic has changed the world more quickly than we have changed our thinking.  Governments have borrowed and spent trillions of dollars to mitigate the impact of the forced lockdown of the economy. Yet many believe that the post-COVID priorities of people and governments will be same as they were before the dramatic events of 2020 occurred.  No major social, geopolitical and economic file reflects this more than the discussion and debate about climate change and the future of fossil fuels.  David Yager will link coronavirus, climate coronavirus, climate change and the future of oil together in a way that demonstrates how the post-COVID world will be much different than what we were told it will be or should be.

4:30 PM – 5:25 PM
Transforming digital identity for Canada & beyond
CHIEL HENDRIKS
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,
Google
COLIN MOONEY
Chief Digital Officer, Business Transformation,
Robert Half
GREG WOLFOND
Founder & CEO,
SecureKey
  • Disruption: Accelerating pace of innovation. We are currently at the fastest pace of change, underestimating exponential growth curves.
  • Opportunities: How can Financial Leaders take advantage of the new capabilities, trends? Empower your workforce, save costs, launch new business models. If you were to start your company today with today’s technology, what would it look like?
  • Threats: What are some actions to take to mitigate downside risk to your company of the increased utilization of AI & ML? What parts of your company are at risk of disruption? Innovator’s Dilemma.
  • How to maintain and enhance privacy in an every expanding technology world.
  • Resilience: How to future-proof your career?
Ready to book attendance?

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
Sustainability and the finance industry
ANDY CHISOLM
Director,
Royal Bank of Canada
SEAN CLEARY
Executive Director
Smith School of Business,

Queens University
MARGARET GUNAWAN
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer,
BlackRock Canada
CRAIG STEWART
Vice-President, Federal Affairs,
Insurance Bureau of Canada

This session will discuss the role and impact of sustainable finance issues on the major players in the Finance industry – banks, pensions, insurance and asset managers, with representatives from the major groups. Discussions will focus on the macro level (ie the financial sector as a whole – including some discussions re the recommendations of the Canadian Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance) and at a more micro level (ie what it means to banks, pensions, etc) in particular.

5:00 PM – 5:55 PM CANADA’S CFO OF THE YEAR™ PANEL
Managing through Covid-19 and the evolving role of the CFO
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GORD NELSON
Chief Financial Oficer,
Cineplex Entertainment
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MICHAEL ROUSSEAU
Deputy CEO & Chief Financial Officer,
Air Canada
PAMELA STEER
Chief Financial & Corporate Strategy Officer,
Payments Canada
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NADEEM VELANI
Chief Financial Officer,
Canadian Pacific

These Canada’s CFO of the Year™ winners will share their story of how these major Canadian Corporations managed through COVID-19. They will discuss how their organizations and business models had to pivot, the impact on their corporations both financially, internally and publicly and where they are nine months later. This session will touch on the role of the CFO in today’s challenging times and how this role had to evolve to manage through a world pandemic. We have read about it in the news every day. What does it take to be a leader at the helm so that recovery can be accomplished.

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