Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, to speak at Canada’s largest payments conference

OTTAWA, April 1, 2019 – Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century”, joins the growing roster of notable speakers at the 2019 edition of The Payments Canada SUMMIT. Berners-Lee will be in the company of other high-profile innovators and industry leaders including Victor G. Dodig, Dr. Leila Fourie, Jim Marous, to discuss the future of payments in Canada.

“Sir Tim Berners-Lee created what is arguably one of the  most important innovations of our time. The Web has had a profound impact on every aspect of our lives, including the way we pay,” said Justin Ferrabee, Chief Operating Officer of Payments Canada. “I am looking forward to hearing what this technology pioneer has to say about the evolution of the payments space now and as we look to the future.”  

This year, The Payments SUMMIT is expected to attract more than 1,800 industry leaders, innovators and challengers from over 400 companies spanning the globe. The three-day event will be held in Toronto, Ontario, at the Beanfield Centre from May 14-16, 2019. Members of the media are invited to attend. For details and registration information, visit thesummit.ca, or subscribe for news and updates.

For further information, please contact: Tricia Weagant, Payments Canada, tweagant@payments.ca, 613-806-5168.