Online: Panel Discussion on Product Management in Canadian FinTechs

  • 30 Mar 2021
  • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online - Zoom details will be sent in a reminder before the event

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  • TPMA Annual Members, Corporate Annual Members, Sponsors who have memberships, and Student Members
  • Online events are free for all registered attendees.

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This was an on-line event. The recording is available here.

Canada recorded 241 fintech deals in 2019, bringing in $2.7 billion of investment - The FinTech industry in Canada is not only thriving, but also expanding.

Product leaders at High-Tech companies, including Amazon and Apple, are expanding their reach by including banking, lending, payments, and other FinTech capabilities in their offerings. Although these changes and evolving customer needs have created fertile conditions for FinTech startups to flourish, the dynamics of building FinTech products are unique. 

Join product leaders at some of the leading FinTechs in Canada to discuss the rise of FinTech, nuances of building FinTech Products as well as learn some transferrable Product Management skills you could apply in your current roles to level up.


Panelists: 

Scott Affleck
, VP of Product, RateHub


Scott is the VP of Product at Ratehub.ca, a product comparison site that helps Canadians find the best personal finance products for their needs.  Scott leads the Product, Design, and Analytics functions at Ratehub. Scott is an avid lover of high-growth B2C & marketplace startups, and has spent over a decade working in Product in fintech, travel, and social media. Prior to his career in Product, Scott spent 6 years working in Corporate Strategy at Bain & Company and Bell Canada.


Ben Rajabi,
Senior Director, WaveHQ

Ben Rajabi joined Wave Financials in 2017 as a product manager for their accounting and later payroll products. Two laters later, as the Director of Product Management, he led Wave’s product management team working with some of Toronto’s most seasoned product managers. Prior to 2017, Ben was the Director of Product at 500px, another Toronto startup. Ben now manages one of Wave’s business units.



Walid Koleilat, Senior Product Manager, Clearbanc

Walid Koleilat is a Senior Product Manager at Clearbanc, where he is building strategic product initiatives to help more than 4000 online businesses and SaaS companies get funded and grow. Prior to Clearbanc, Walid led the Financial Services group at Element AI where he built innovative, commercially successful products at the intersection of Financial Services, Artificial Intelligence, and Service Design.

Following this experience, he ventured into management consulting where he led digital transformations and built products in the area of payments and lending for the large banks. After 8 years in the corporate world, he leapt into the startup space where he saw a growing opportunity for creating data-informed products that solve core business needs. 

This is an on-line event with breakout rooms for networking before the presentation and afterwards. Networking breakout rooms will be open from 5:45pm to 6:00pm and from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.

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