DeGroote Insight Lecture: Open Banking

A fireside chat with Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Implementation Trustee for Open Banking in the UK.
Door to a bank safe, opening.

Details

Date & Time

March 28, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location

St. Regis, 325 Bay St, Toronto, ON

Cost

$65

Cocktails, light dinner, networking

Contact

Kellie Rabak
rabakk@mcmaster.ca

Description

Imran Gulamhuseinwala will speak at our annual DeGroote Insight Lecture on March 28.

Mr. Gulamhuseinwala was appointed as Trustee for the Open Banking Implementation Entity, (OBIE), UK in 2017.

The UK is recognized among the most advanced jurisdictions that are revolutionizing banking. FinTech around the world is evolving and affected by the use of open APIs, as well as the implications for open and private data. In his role as Trustee, Mr. Gulamhuseinwala has oversight and responsibility for Open Banking’s development and delivery of the common technical standards underpinning the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) open banking initiative.


This DeGroote Insight Lecture is graciously supported with a philanthropic gift from Adam Felesky, President of Portag3 Ventures.

Map

St. Regis, 325 Bay St, Toronto, ON

(The St. Regis Toronto, 325, Bay St, Toronto, ON, Canada)

Notes

Agenda

4:30-5:15 p.m. Registration, networking, cocktails & light dinner
5:15 p.m. Presentation followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A with Julien Brazeau, Senior Director and Special Advisor – Financial Institutions, Finance Canada

Speaker

Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Implementation Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity

Mr. Gulamhuseinwala was appointed as Trustee for the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) on 13 April 2017.

In his role as Trustee, he has oversight and responsibility for Open Banking’s development and delivery of the common technical standards underpinning the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) open banking initiative.

He is seconded to Open Banking from Ernst & Young LLP (EY) where he is a London-based partner in its financial services practice. He is also EY’s Global Head of FinTech. He joined EY in 2014.

At EY, he has worked closely with government, regulators and industry bodies to drive the FinTech agenda, leading studies for both UK Trade & Investment and HM Treasury to measure the size and growth of the FinTech sector in the UK and develop a strategy for future growth.

Prior to joining Open Banking, he has been involved with the Entity’s work through its stakeholder working groups and has been active in financial technology as both an investor and a start-up founder.

He has worked in financial services for 18 years and spent eight years investing in the fintech sector. He is the co-founder of CommuterClub, a FinTech 50 start-up which helps commuters to access savings for annual travel season tickets.

He was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for his contribution to the financial services sector.

He has a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University and is a CFA charter holder.

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