Canadian Dream Summit announces Interac sponsorship for 2019 tech conference
Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by Brad McCabe

Interac joins leaders from technology, government and venture capital in discussing the current and future state of Canada's innovation economy

Interac Corp. has been announced as a founding sponsor of the 2019 Canadian Dream Summit. The Summit will feature leaders in business and technology on February 19th at the Telus Tower in Toronto. 

Notable speakers at the conference will include:
  • Debbie Gamble, Chief Officer, Innovation Labs and New Ventures, Interac Corp.
  • Mike Wessinger, CEO at PointClickCare
  • David Ossip, CEO at Ceridian
  • Tanya Baker, Global Head of GS Accelerate, Goldman Sachs
  • Dan Daviau, President and CEO at Canaccord Genuity
  • Michael Denham, CEO, Business Development Bank of Canada, BDC

Canadian Dream Summit is a tech conference focused on energizing Canada's innovation economy by connecting scale-ups to the capital, talent and customers they need to grow. All of this is in service of making the Canadian Dream more accessible and achievable.

"Interac Corp. is committed to supporting Canada's rapidly expanding technology and innovation ecosystem. We are excited to be a founding sponsor of Canadian Dream Summit," said Gamble. "With senior representatives from the public and private sectors and many more leaders in technology and innovation in attendance, Canadian Dream Summit will drive conversations on the expansion of Canadian companies in a wide variety of areas, including fintech, artificial intelligence and other next generation technologies."

A core theme running through the conference will be the future of Canada's innovation economy in the face of massive technological disruption in established industries. Dream Summit speakers, many of which are leaders in their field, will bring insight into how transformative technologies, including artificial intelligence and fintech, can be infused with Canadian values to drive lasting competitive advantage.

Highlighted Topics:
  • Where is the Canadian Dream? In Search of Canada's Unicorns
  • Building Global Companies: Centurions, Narwhals, and Beyond
  • Leadership at the Edge of Disruption: Fintech, Open Banking and the Future of Finance
  • The Global Race for AI

"It's our pleasure to welcome Interac as a founding sponsor and our privilege to have these business and technology leaders sharing their insights on our stage." said Claudio Rojas, founder of the Canadian Dream Initiative and organizer of the Canadian Dream Summit. "Interac is truly an early adopter of Canadian potential. Canada has never been more innovative. Our advances in artificial intelligence and financial technology are admired around the world and Canadian talent is highly sought after. Leading global companies are flocking to Canada for our values of inclusion and diversity. It's clear that Canada's moment to shine on the international stage has arrived."
When:Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Where:Telus Tower, 3rd Floor
25 York Street, Toronto, Canada


Other key supporters of Canadian Dream Summit include the City of Toronto, BDC, TD, Capital One, BDO, Miller Thomson, Dentons Canada, Highline BETA, and PwC. Community partners include MaRS Discovery District, OneEleven, The DMZ, #MoveTheDial, C100, CVCA, and the Canadian Council of Innovators. To reserve a ticket, please visit
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