Andrew Boyajian

Head of Banking for North America, TransferWise

As Head of Banking for North America at TransferWise, Andrew is passionate about bringing transparency to international money transfer and creating a fairer, more efficient service for a global community that’s over one-million strong.

Improving customer experiences has always motivated Andrew’s career. At Google and Eventbrite, he searched for ways to mitigate and streamline customers’ payment exchanges. As Kickstarter’s Director of International and Payments, he expanded the crowdfunding platform into 17 new markets leading to over $1.75B USD being pledged for over 80,000 funded projects.


Kasper Sylvest

Head of Financial Market Infrastructures, Danske Bank

Kasper Sylvest currently serves as a senior manager in Danske Banks Group Financial Infrastructure department. In this role he acts as an expert on various financial market infrastructures in both payments and securities. Kasper is a member of a number of committees, working groups and task forces. Before his current position Kasper has worked as an (IT) project manager in Danske Bank and before joining Danske Bank he worked for 7 years as an economist in the Payment Systems Department in the Danish Central Bank. Kasper holds and M.Sc. in Economics.


Giles Sutherland

Vice President Strategic Alliances, Carta Worldwide

Giles Sutherland is vice president for strategic alliances at Carta, where he leads a team developing and executing business strategies to drive partnerships, commercialize products, and monetize technology platforms. With a background in financial analysis, enterprise software solutions, business and market development, Giles has played an active role in driving Carta’s market growth since its early days. Giles holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from McGill University.


Greg Wolfond

Chief Executive Officer, SecureKey


Greg is the founder of SecureKey and brings more than 30 years of experience in fintech, security and mobile solutions to his role as Chief Executive Officer. Greg is a serial entrepreneurial whose earlier ventures include Footprint Software Inc., a financial software company he sold to IBM, and 724 Solutions Inc., a wireless infrastructure software provider he took public. He sits on several boards and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 as well as Entrepreneur of the Year. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Life Sciences from the University of Toronto.


Mark Dowds

Chief Strategy Officer, Trov

In 2012 Mark co-founded Trov—the world’s first on-demand insurance platform—and today is accountable for all revenue, strategy and growth as the company expands internationally. In two decades he has helped get dozens of ventures off the ground, through his Canada-based incubators Fresh Initiatives and Creationstep. Mark was an LP in Bullet Time Ventures, an early seed investor in emerging tech startups like Uber and Twilio. 

He currently chairs the board of Generation Innovation—a program that brings entrepreneurial experiences to high school students in Northern Ireland—and he is an advisor to several companies. Mark is an electric speaker—tackling topics like disruption and relevance primarily in the tech, finance, and insurance sectors.

Balinder Ahluwalia

Head of Corporate Strategy & Business Planning, President's Choice Financial

As PC Financial’s Corporate Strategy lead, Balinder is involved in many facets of PCF’s long term strategy. He also plays a lead role in many of the key strategic initiatives throughout the business. Prior to joining PCF, Balinder worked at Monitor Deloitte as a strategy consultant, and for the Government of Canada in Ottawa. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Waterloo.


Derek Colfer

Head of Digital Innovation, Visa

With more than 15 years of digital and mobile experience in North America, Europe and the Middle East, Derek Colfer is currently the Head of Technology & Digital Innovation for Visa Canada, focused on mobile innovations like HCE and NFC, core platform technologies and the recently announced Visa Token Service and Apple Pay initiatives. Since joining Visa in 2010, Derek has led several successful mobile initiatives including Canada’s first commercial NFC deployment in 2012.


Jason Davies

Vice President Digital Payments and Labs, MasterCard Canada

Jason Davies, Vice President of Digital Payments and Labs for MasterCard Canada is responsible for developing the technology platforms changing the way that Canadians pay in-store and online. At MasterCard Jason is responsible for developing emerging payment products and strategies to show leadership in payment solution convergence. As we move into a world of device-based commerce Jason and his team are responsible for turning every connected device into a commerce device.


Jordi Guaus

Head of Digital Marketing, CaixaBank

Mr. Guaus currently serves as Head of Mobile Payments at La Caixa. In his current role he is responsible for developing mobile payment services and also works closely with the Cards Unit of La Caixa to advance mobile internet banking services. At La Caixa Mr. Guaus is also Project Manager of Mobile Shopping Sitges 2010, which is the first near field communication trial in Spain. Mr. Guaus has participated in Mobey Forum since 2005 and has been a member of the Board since 2009.


Pavel Abdur-Rahman