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Payments Canada Modernization…A Practitioner’s View

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • PwC Tower, 18 York Street, Suite 2600, Toronto

Following on an informative session last year, Sue Whitney, Payments Canada and Bill Piggot, ADP,  will outline the key benefits and opportunities of modernizing. This will include an understanding about how access to richer data through the adoption of ISO 20022 will help streamline business processes and strengthen Canada’s competitive position as a global leader in financial services. Also, how the implementation of a new Real-Time Rail, additional EFT windows with two-hour funds availability, and deployment of the new Real-time Gross Settlement system via Lynx will support faster and more efficient payment interactions.

Event Speakers

Sue WhitneySue Whitney is Head of Industry Relations for Payments Canada. She is responsible for direct engagement with all participants to shape modernization of the core clearing and settlement infrastructure. Sue is a 20 year veteran in the Canadian payments industry. After running her own consulting business, she led the design and launch of new retail payment solutions for Visa in Canada for more than eight years, including Visa Debit, Visa payWave, prepaid and Visa Checkout. Sue also launched new products and solutions for the Interac Network, including the development of its EMV capabilities. She has hands-on technology experience with a major Canadian fin tech company, optimizing software performance in fraud management and EMV processing. Sue also brings a unique perspective as a former regulator in payments, having held several executive roles in the Department of Finance in Ottawa.

Bill PiggotAs Vice President of International Money Movement Bill Piggot is responsible for driving the growth and operational excellence of ADP’s international money movement organization. He has been a key participant in the roll out of payment services for ADP’s Payroll Clients in Canada, the U.K., Europe and now Asia Pac.  He is also a member of the Senior Leadership team for ADP Canada.

During his 20+ year career with ADP, Bill has assumed increasingly senior roles in the company’s banking, tax and money movement functions, including the integration of the company’s bank payroll platform acquisitions in Canada, representing more than 20,000 clients and 1 million payment recipients.  He was named Vice President, Canada Money Movement in 2010 and assumed his current role in 2013.

He is a graduate in Commerce from McMaster University, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and completed the Canadian Securities Course. He lives in the Toronto GTA and is an active member of the Canadian Payments Association (CPA) Stakeholder Advisory Council acting as Vice-Chair and sits on the Department of Finance consultative FINPAY committee for payments modernization in Canada.

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