Modernizing Payment Systems: A vital step to strengthen Canada’s global competitiveness
CIO and Executive Director of Modernization
Program: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
More than ever, Canada is being looked to as a dynamic economy with world-class infrastructure, talent, and leading-edge research and development.
In an effort to strengthen Canada's global competitiveness, Payments Canada is leading a payments modernization initiative that aims to transform our country's payments infrastructure and act as a catalyst for innovation.
Come hear from Jan Pilbauer, Payments Canada's CIO and Executive Director of Modernization, as he shares the gateway of possibilities that modernized payments will enable and how this transformation will positively impact our country's reputation for financial services — particularly commercial and commerce activity between Canada and Asia and Vancouver's position as a gateway in those payments interactions.
More importantly, learn how you can start to take advantage of payments modernization to benefit your organization, customers and stakeholders and become a part of our country's journey. Together, we have the opportunity to strengthen B.C. and Canada's overall competitive position as a global leader.
About the speaker:
Jan Pilbauer is Payments Canada’s Executive Director, Modernization and CIO. In this role, he leads the modernization of the Canadian core clearing and settlement payment infrastructure, including implementation of ISO 20022. He also sets the strategic direction for the information technology at Payments Canada.
Jan possesses strong business and technology executive-level experience in payment systems and the cash industry. He has served in increasingly senior leadership positions over the years, leading important projects for mission-critical and high availability systems in the central banking environment. Prior to joining Payments Canada in 2015, Jan was Director of the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group, an international collaboration of central banks under the auspice of the Bank for International Settlements.
Jan has 15 years of IT experience. He is actively involved in Payments Canada’s investigation of, and experiments with, blockchain technology and maintains strong ties with the fintech community in Canada.