Biography

Jan Pilbauer

Jan Pilbauer

Executive Director, Modernization and CIO
Payments Canada

Jan Pilbauer joined Payments Canada in 2015 as Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. In this capacity he provides leadership and management of payment operations and IT, day-to-day direction on exchange, clearing and settlement services and acts as the Payments Canada’s internal expert on payment operations and IT decisions. Jan also oversees the Payments Canada’s emergent technologies unit. He is in demand as a speaker on blockchain technology, and is actively involved with the Fintech Association of Canada.

Prior to joining Payments Canada, Jan was Director of the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group. In this role, he was responsible for the overall management of the organization, which represents a unique international collaboration of central banks under the auspice of the Bank for International Settlements. Jan has 15 years of IT experience in increasingly senior leadership roles, and has led important projects for mission-critical and high availability systems in central banking environment. He has a strong background in business and international executive-level experience in payment systems and cash industry.

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