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 technology strategy for Payments Canada.
Jan has extensive experience in leading large-scale IT transformations and major industry projects for mission-critical and high‐availability systems. Prior to joining Payments Canada in 2015, he 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’s passion for financial inclusion and worldwide access to secure, efficient payment systems and financial services, drives him to consult with various international organizations and governments, assisting them with influencing positive and dynamic change through setting and executing their own modernization strategies and adopting cashless economies.
Jan has almost 20 years of professional 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.