Find all of Senator Deacon's latest media appearances here:
Insight Series: OBIC on Lending
In the fourth episode of Open Banking Initiative Canada's (OBIC) Insight Series, Senator Deacon and host Michelle Beyo (CEO of Finavator INC.) speak with Keren Moynihan and Simon Cureton, CEOs of Boss Insights and Funding Options respectively. Their discussion explores the importance of open banking in supporting fintech growth, and the need for and role of lending, especially in terms of seed stage lending and life cycles for fintech growth in Canada and in the UK. Further discussions consider how COVID-19 has accelerated digitization and how Canada can improve to better incentivize Canadian growth.
Insight Series: Open Banking Initiative Canada on Personal Finance
In the third episode of OBIC's Open Banking Insight Series, Senator Deacon speaks with host Michelle Beyo (CEO of Finavator INC.), and expert panelists Oleg Mukhanov (COO and CFO at SteadyPay) and Ramy Nassar (Chief Experience Officer and Co-Founder of Olive Group Ltd). This session focuses on personal finance, especially for early-stage Canadian fintech companies, and how open banking can provide secure, efficient onboarding for early-stage businesses, and grant consumers access to unique personal finance tools.
Prioritizing Innovation: Michael Katchen, CEO of Wealthsimple
Prioritizing Innovation's latest iteration brings us a discussion between Senator Colin Deacon and Michael Katchen, CEO of Wealthsimple. Hear the two speak about strategic priorities in investing, the power and value Wealthsimple brings to consumers, regulatory barriers, and what an open banking framework could look like in the Canadian context. Click here to watch the full interview!
A day in the life: Senator Colin Deacon
Curious what a day in the life looks like for Senators outside of the Chamber? While their duties are mostly legislative, Senator's work continues outside the chamber as well, both in person and virtually. This week's 'At A Glance' gives a glimpse into the work of Senator Deacon (and his colleagues) as he speaks with university students about fintech, open banking, and more. Click here to see more.
Prioritizing Innovation: Andrew Chau, CEO & Co-Founder of Neo Financial
In this latest iteration of Prioritizing Innovation, Senator Deacon speaks with Neo Financial Co-Founder and CEO Andrew Chau. In this full interview, hear them discuss the value Neo Financial can bring to small businesses and consumers, financial innovation, and the role government can play in supporting the financial sector in lieu of the Minister of Finance's restarting of open banking consultations in Canada. Click here to watch!
Data Portability and Consumer Directed Finance: Senator Colin Deacon for Flinks Data Webinar
See the clip below to hear Senator Deacon speak to the importance of data portability/mobility in the context of Canada's newly reopened consultations on consumer directed finance (or 'open banking') and the new Digital Charter Implementation Act, Bill C-11, with Flinks Data.
Senator Colin Deacon opens Day 3 of the 2020 Kids Brain Health Network Conference
Bringing forth his experiences as former Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Kids Brain Health Network, Senator Colin Deacon opens Day 3 of their 2020 Conference with a message of his vision for a prosperous future for Canadians in a post COVID-19 world. Click the link to watch the full interview on his YouTube channel, and hear him discuss the incredible work of KBHN and the role and importance of knowledge mobilization in capitulating scientific research in the private and public sector.
Prioritizing Innovation: Phil Barrar, Founder & CEO of Moka
In this latest installment of Prioritizing Innovation, Senator Colin Deacon chats with Moka Founder and CEO, Phil Barrar. Moka is a Canadian based and global reaching fintech aiming to make saving, investing, and meeting your financial goals easier. In the full interview on Senator Deacon's YouTube channel, the two discuss financial literacy and independence, how Moka is helping Canadians take control of their finances, and regulatory barriers in Canada and across the globe. Click here to learn more.
Dalhousie Business Review: Senator Deacon Discusses Fintechs and the Future
Senator Colin Deacon recently spoke to the students of Dalhousie University’s fintech course in the Rowe School of Business —the only university fintech course in all of Atlantic Canada. Click here to read the article by Ameir Yahia to catch the full discussion.
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.