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The Future Is Now - CIAA Technology Seminar

Thursday, February 28, 2019




Svitlana Nechyporenko
(416)494 1440 x 232

 More than just Compliance: Finance 2025 and IFRS 17
An overview of the technologies being developed by leading Finance functions to remain competitive by 2025, including considerations for IFRS 17 such as a reference architecture and current vendor landscape

Kary Kwok - Business Transformation Specialist, Deloitte

Kary Kwok is a business transformation specialist serving insurers and banks, with over a decade of hands-on experience implementing tech-enabled processes. She is a certified CPA, CA, PMP, and LSS Green Belt holder who has helped Canada’s largest organizations navigate complex projects.
 Blockchain in Canadian Insurance – The Risk Block Alliance
This session will discuss the potential for blockchain-enabled change in the Canadian insurance industry and will introduce the RiskBlock Alliance in Canada – a consortium of carriers, brokers, reinsurers and other industry participants – aiming to bring blockchain-based solutions to the Canadian insurance industry.

Chris Duvinage - Senior Manager, P&C Insurance Strategy, Deloitte 

Chris Duvinage is a Senior Manager in Monitor Deloitte’s Insurance consulting practice in Toronto. Chris has worked on numerous engagements across Canada to help clients develop winning strategies, embrace innovative and emerging technologies, and transform their operating models. Chris’ recent scope of projects includes large scale sales and business transformations as well as numerous go-forward corporate, customer, and distribution strategies for several top 10 P&C insurers in Canada. Chris is leading Deloitte’s business strategy support for the RiskBlock Alliance in Canada.

       Billy Walsh - Manager, Technology (Insurance Transformation), Deloitte 

Billy Walsh is a manager in the Technology practice at Deloitte. He has worked with a number of insurers in both the UK and Canada to help them identify and deliver technology-enabled transformations across both front- and back-office functions. Billy is leading the technology support for the
RiskBlock Alliance in Canada.

The Next Generation of Treasury Technology Presented by Kyriba
The next wave of technology is coming to treasury, offering new levels of speed, transparency, and automation. But leveraging new technology is not just about automating what you do today; it is about understanding the opportunities to evolve treasury to another level. This session will explore the potential of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Robotics, AI and Real-time payments for the Treasury Function. 
  Michelle Beach - Sales Executive, Kyriba

Michelle Brooks-Beach has 18 years experience in the application of treasury technology enabling best practices, strategy and insight, supporting the role of corporate treasury as a key stakeholder in organizational growth and change. She consults on how Canadian corporates and the Fortune 500 can adopt cloud-based solutions to improve cash visibility, optimize working capital, develop precise global cash forecasting methodologies and mitigate FX exposure. She provides best practices on enterprise application integration, business intelligence, data analytics and process re-engineering. She has extensive experience with insurance, finance, retail and manufacturing verticals in Canada & the USA; modernizing treasury and financial systems and reporting for productivity gains, threat mitigation and tighter security, compliance and controls.