Dan Dickinson | Chief Digital Officer
Equitable Bank

Dan Dickinson, Chief Digital Officer, Equitable Bank

Dan is Chief Digital Officer at Equitable Bank in Toronto, Canada’s ninth-largest independent bank. He is responsible for all technology strategy, delivery, and operations for Equitable, and also leads EQ Bank, Equitable’s digital-only bank. Dan joined Equitable in 2013 as VP Digital Banking and launched EQ Bank in January 2016. Prior to joining Equitable he was Managing Director, Online & Mobile Banking at BMO Bank of Montreal, responsible for sales and service for two million active digital banking customers. Throughout his 18 years of banking experience he has focused on the role technology plays in serving the customer, the employee, and the bank.

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Day 1 @ 09:20

FinTech on the rise – navigating Canada’s opportunity for global leadership as a hub for innovation

  • Taking the temperature of Canadian financial innovation – with over $1 billion raised by FinTech startups since 2010, is Canada on the verge of a tech-fueled revolution in financial services? 
  • Funding, human capital & government support – how does Canada stack up when considering the most critical components involved in fostering a vibrant ecosystem for innovation? 
  • Competing in global markets – is Canada adequately equipped to scale developing FinTech businesses to challenge established international incumbents in the U.S. and Europe? How can Canada’s vast network of global banking resources help stimulate productivity and competition? 
  • Hope, hype & health across new tech – blockchain, payments, lending, wealth management, capital markets
  • Artificial intelligence & machine learning – as autonomous machines take on a larger role in the investment process, how can the industry address potential issues surrounding trust, accountability and fiduciary responsibility? 
  • Democratization, dissemination and disintermediation of data – how can innovation in the way information is controlled, accessed and analyzed usher in a new era for banking?
  • Optimizing access to financial resources – what tools and technologies could drive efficiencies in capital allocation?  
  • Collaborative Canadian culture – how does Canada’s spirit of collaboration and cooperation, rather than competition, between legacy institutions, startups and government agencies propelled its growth as a global innovation hub? Are there drawbacks to this collegial approach? 

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