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The Hill Times: An Innovative Economy Requires an Innovative Government
Check out Senator Deacon's most recent opinion piece published in The Hill Times, "An Innovative Economy Requires an Innovative Government". As he discuses, the COVID-19 pandemic shook Ottawa out of business as usual. If we want to emerge from the pandemic stronger, we need to foster a culture of innovation in the federal government. Click here to read more.
Innovation Integration: Keren Moynihan, CEO of Boss Insights
This week, Innovation Integration features discussions between Keren Moynihan, CEO of Boss Insights and Senator Colin Deacon concerning the growth and vision of Boss Insights, regulatory barriers in the Canadian financial sector, and the importance of data accessibility and consumer directed finance. Boss Insights is a Canadian fintech focused on scaling technology and digitizes lending to grow relationships between banks and their business clients. Click here to watch the full interview!
Innovation Integration: Michele Romanow and Senator Colin Deacon
Serial entrepreneur, Co-Founder and President of Clearbanc, and everyone's favourite Dragon, Michele Romanow, chats with Senator Colin Deacon about fin-tech, Clearbanc, and the regulatory barriers standing in the way of fintech growth in Canada.
Click here to watch the full interview on Senator Deacon's YouTube channel.
Innovation Integration: Harinder Takhar, CEO of Paytm Labs
In this latest segment of Innovation Integration, Senator Colin Deacon and Paytm Labs CEO Harinder Takhar discuss digital payments, credit card fraud, and a shared vision for the future of the Canadian financial sector. Paytm Labs is a Toronto based, Indian-owned, fintech offering payment technology services in Japan. Click here to watch the full interview on Senator Deacon's YouTube channel.
2020 Women in Payments Symposium Canada: Open Banking Around the World
In this session moderated by Joleen Young (Partner, Advisory, KPMG Canada), hear panelists Helen Child (Co-Founder, Open Banking Excellence), Christian Clapton (Open Banking Initiative Canada), Lisa Shields (CEO, FISPAN), Debbie Gamble (Chief Officer, Innovation Labs and New Ventures, Interac), and Senator Colin Deacon discuss open banking in Canada and around the world at the 2020 Women in Payments Symposium.
Flinks Podcast: Ensuring that Consumer-Directed Finance Works for Consumers
Catch the latest episode of Flinks Podcast to hear Senator Deacon and Flinks’ Chief of Staff Dominique Samson dive into what a consumer-centric approach to open banking looks like, the importance of data sharing in the financial sector, and the different approaches to open banking being implemented across the globe.
Innovation Integration: Senator Deacon sits down with Mahima Poddar, Senior Vice-President at Equitable Bank
In the latest in his interview series, Senator Colin Deacon sits down to chat with Mahima Poddar, Senior Vice-President Digital Banking and Strategy at Equitable Bank. Hear them discuss digital banking and identity, value creation for consumers, and the realities of the current regulatory environment in Canada. Click here to watch the full interview.
Senator Deacon for the 2020 Canadian Export Challenge, submit your pitch today!
Just over one week left to submit your pitch for Startup Canada's 2020 Canadian Export Challenge (CXC). The CXC aims to help startups become export-ready, connect with the trade and global growth system, and to gain global exposure through a series of digital events powered by Google. Click to hear Senator Deacon's thoughts on why you should apply!
Registration for the event along with pitch applications are open until September 9th.
"Tech sector eyes procurement as way to stimulate business" via The Hill Times, with quotes from Senator Deacon.
As Canada’s tech sector grapples with the fallout of COVID-19, more nimble federal procurement practices are being eyed as a lever to stimulate the sector’s recovery, particularly among small- and medium-sized businesses, and to drive innovation in the public and private sectors. Senator Deacon discusses how the only way to address the government’s financial issues, while stimulating the economy is through disruptive technologies.
HIGHLIGHT: FFCON20 Panel Discussion with Senator Colin Deacon
Senator Deacon discusses digital identity and how it will help to support consumer directed finance, digital commerce, online engagement and social identification, as well as the need for early use cases that will catalyze broad adoption as part of FFCON20.