Senator Deacon discusses Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA) of North America's recently released paper on competition issues surrounding customer-directed finance and the financial data access competitive landscape in Canada, with FDATA North America Executive Director Steve Boms and Michael Binetti, partner at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP. Click the attached link to find the recorded webinar and read FDATA North America's most recent paper.
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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.
FFCON20: How Businesses and Government Need to Adapt to Consumer Ownership of Data with Senator Colin Deacon and Speakers
Innovation Integration: Senator Colin Deacon and RTGS Executive Director Jim Cowles
Senator Colin Deacon chats with Jim Cowles, former CEO of the 23,000 employee division of Citibank. Central to the discussion was the tremendous global opportunity before our banks once they start embracing open banking (consumer directed finance). Follow the link to watch the full interview.
Employment Opportunity: Executive Assistant to Senator Colin Deacon
We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and highly organized Special Assistant/Executive Assistant to support the office of the Honourable Colin Deacon. Your passion for excellence and quality service must be second to none. The successful incumbent will bring expertise in a broad range of administrative areas, including highly developed social media and writing skills. The candidate must possess the ability to communicate effectively across numerous channels, demonstrate a high level of autonomy and be effective in managing a variety of tasks, including; maintaining the Senator’s calendar, preparing expense/travel claims and drafting official correspondence. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this position, follow the attached link and be sure to apply before the closing date of July 30th, 2020.
Rotman FinHub: Experts Discuss the Challenges of Lending to SMEs in the Pandemic: The Role of Canadian ALT Lenders
Senator Deacon joins the expert panel of academics and practitioners participating in a webinar organized by Rotman FinHub to discuss why alternative lenders, like fintechs, have been excluded from assisting to facilitate the government sponsored pandemic response programs.