Payments Canada announces Bruce Schneier, renowned cyber-security technologist, as the latest keynote speaker at Canada’s largest payments conference

Top tier speaker roster complemented by exclusive networking and exhibitor experiences, including the SiriusXM connected car

OTTAWA, May 6, 2019 - The roster of high-profile speakers at The Payments Canada SUMMIT continues to grow with the addition of Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Resilient and Special Advisor, IBM Security. As an internationally renowned security technologist, author and security expert, Bruce will discuss Internet of Things security during his keynote talk, What does security look like in a world where everything could be a computer?, on the first day of The SUMMIT.

The SUMMIT provides an opportunity for the payments industry to connect and understand the future-state of payments and technology, where Canada fits in the global ecosystem, and how the modernization transformation will impact us as a nation, as an industry and as individuals.

Other notable speakers in attendance will include:

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Founder of the World Wide Web
  • Victor G. Dodig, President & CEO of CIBC
  • Marjan Delatinne, Global Head of Banking at Ripple
  • Sam Vassa, CEO of Payment Evolution
  • Rene McIver, Chief Security Officer, SecureKey
  • Jose Ribau, EVP of Digital & Innovation at Cadillac Fairview
  • Chloé Poirier, VP, Treasurer at Bombardier Inc.
  • Richard Prior, Director of International Policy at Kabbage

“We’re astounded by the level of talent and innovation that will be in one room at this year’s conference,” said Justin Ferrabee, Chief Operating Officer of Payments Canada. “From high-profile speakers to showcasing new paytech and offering integrated networking opportunities, there is no other conference in the world like The Payments Canada SUMMIT.”

The 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, or subscribe for news and updates.

Exclusive networking experiences with The SUMMIT Social and Networking app

The SUMMIT Social offers a casual social event and networking experience following the close of the Main Stage on May 15. The event will feature live music by The St. Royals and other festivities.

The latest information on the speakers, attendees and exhibitions at The SUMMIT will be available using The Payments Canada SUMMIT app. Conference attendees can also participate in an exclusive networking opportunity using the Networking feature in The SUMMIT app. This feature allows attendees to select a topic and they will be paired with a subject matter expert for a 15-minute meeting. Attendees can register as an expert to host a meeting on a topic of their choice.

New SUMMIT Interactive Zone exhibitor

Just announced, The SUMMIT’s Interactive Zone will feature a SiriusXM Connected Vehicle. This is an exclusive look at SiriusXM’s seamless interface, designed to mitigate the risk of driver distraction and revolutionizing consumers’ daily life with in-vehicle intelligence that helps motorists stay connected, productive and safe – and even make payments. SUMMIT attendees will experience first-hand the technology that powers the SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services.

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