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What Makes a Leader? Senator Colin Deacon speaks with Sara Mazhar of Valeyo
Senator Deacon speaks with Sara Mazhar, Vice President of Technology and Professional Services at Valeyo, to discuss his leadership styles, advice to building new leaders and leadership, diversity and inclusion, motivation during the pandemic, and plans and attributes for success. Click here to hear their full discussion.
Interviews with Nick Ogden, Founder of Worldpay, ClearBank, RTGS Global, and primary founder of e-commerce
Senator Deacon sits down with Nick Ogden to discuss Britain's use of fintechs in their COVID-19 response and the ways in which the Canadian industry can catch up; establishing the first new clearing bank in the UK in 250 years; the importance of RTGS Global, advice for Canada going forward, and the consequences of inaction in this sector. Follow the link below, and check out all three videos in this first installation of Senator Deacon's ongoing series, Prioritizing Innovation, on his YouTube account.
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.
Small Business Workshop #2: Financial Services for Small Businesses during COVID-19
In this second workshop, Senators and staff heard from leaders in the equity and investment sectors: Janet Bannister, Managing Partner at Real Ventures, Andrew Graham, Co-Founder and CEO at Borrowell, and Som Seif, President and CEO of Purpose Investments. Find out how they have been able to support businesses during the crisis, and their roles in jump starting small businesses in the recovery on Senator Deacon's YouTube channel.