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MLX Fintech Conference

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

MLX Fintech Conference

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Early Bird Ticket Ended CA$399.00 CA$24.55 CA$55.06
Regular Price Ended CA$499.00 CA$30.55 CA$68.84

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Machine Learning Exchange - Fintech: making financial services more secure, faster, easier and cheaper.

This is a one day Machine Learning conference focused on Fintech in which over 200 leading financial institutions and startup executives will be exchanging issues, ideas and solutions. Speakers from SAS, Microsoft, IBM, Thompson Reuters Labs, Blackrock,Accelerator Center, and more will be joining us in October.


8:00 am – 8:45am 
Registration and Refreshments

8:50am - 9:00am 
Opening Remarks 

MLX Co-Chair Anthony Peccia, Citibank Canada

9:00am - 9:45am
Keynote: ML: Future is Now
Anthony de Fazekas, partner Norton, Rose, Fulbright

9:45am - 10:45am​
Financial Institutions Panel: In-house Innovations and Startup Collaboration
Moderator: Richard Nesbitt CEO Global Risk Institute
Peggy Van De Plassche, Vice President Innovation, CIBC
Ray Sharma, Ceo Extreme Ventures
Dubie Cunningham, Vice President Innovations Scotiabank
Bryan Smith, CEO ThinkData 

10:45am - 11:00am 
Networking and Refreshments

11:00am - 12:00pm 
ML: Creating a Competitive Advantage Panel
Moderator: Ramy Nassar, Managing Director Architech 
​Ozge Yeloglu, Data Solution Architect, Microsoft 
Amir Hajian,  Data Scientist Thompson Reuters Data Innovation Lab 
Stefano Pasquali, MD Head of Liquidity Research, Blackrock
Oleksandr Romanko, Senior Research Analysts IBM
Bajiu Devani, Head of Analytics IIROC

12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Lunch and Keynote
Benjamin Alarie, CEO of Blue J Legal and the Osler Chair in Business Law at the U of T

1:00pm - 2:00pm 
ML: Creating Actionable Analytics Startup Panel
Moderator: Anthony Peccia, CRO Citibank Canada
Stephen Sherma, Data Scientist PAYCASE
Dan Rosen, CEO R2FCapital
Adrian de Valois Franklin, CEO Castle Ridge Asset Management

2:00pm - 3:00pm 
ML Risk Management: Protecting Client and Enterprise Assets Startup Panel
Dan Adamson, CEO OutsideIQ
Graeme Hein, BrainWave
Jan Scholtz, Senior Data Scientist Architec
Ron Glozman, CEO KNOTE

3:00pm - 3:30pm 
Networking and Refreshments

3:30pm - 4:30pm 
Nurturing ML Innovation Accelerators & Venture Capital
Moderator: Janet Ecker CEO, Toronto Financial Services Alliance
Dinaro Ly, Director Fintech and Innovations, MaRS-Fintech
Paul Salvini, CEO Accelerator Center, Waterloo
Mario Grech, Co-Director, DCSIL, University of Toronto
Joseph Bou-Younes,​ Communitech, Waterloo

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Keynote: Survival Guide for Machine Learning: 10 Tips from a Battle Tested Team
Patrick Hall, Senior Data Scientist, SAS Institute

5:00pm to 5:10pm 
​Closing Remarks by Co-Chairs
Anthony Peccia, Citibank Canada

5:10pm - 7:00pm  
​Networking and Refreshments





TFSA: Toronto Financial Services Alliance


GRI: Global Risk Institute

Norton Rose Fulbright


Community Partners




Accelerator Centre










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DoubleTree by Hilton
108 Chestnut St
Toronto, ON M5G1R3

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Machine Learning Exchange

Machine Learning Exchange is a Toronto-based group dedicated to fostering the Canadian Machine Learning community from large corporations to startups to academics.

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