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New Frontiers in Regulation and Supervision: Keeping Regulation & Supervision in Step with Innovation

Program Date: July 9-13, 2018
Session #9: July 10, 2018 – 11:15 AM -1:00 PM
Vantages Venue (formerly St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre)
Located in the Sun Life Financial Centre - 27th floor
150 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9

Join Pat Chaukos, Deputy Director of OSC LaunchPad, and other experts and regulators from across different jurisdictions who will illustrate inventive approaches to dealing with the root causes of financial crises. Each training session will be highly practical and interactive, incorporating the use of panel discussions, group activities, and a crisis simulation exercise to reinforce learning.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
11:15 AM
SESSION 9
Modernizing Regulation to Support Innovation

Lise Estelle Brault, Senior Director, Derivatives Oversight, Autorité des marchés financiers, Québec (AMF); Pat Chaukos, Deputy Director, OSC LaunchPad, OSC; Randee Pavalow, Program Leader, Toronto Centre

  • Potential financial stability implications of the latest financial innovations
  • Regulatory tools that deal with FinTech and Artificial Intelligence in capital markets
  • Strategies to partner with the private sector in order to engage new market participants and foster economic growth and development

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OSC LaunchPad Information Day

June 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Ontario Securities Commission 17th Floor, Cadillac Building 20 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON M5H 3S8

The OSC LaunchPad team is opening its doors to the public to answer questions related to fintech.

We welcome members of the community to come in, have a coffee, and chat about developments that may affect their business, including the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Regulatory Sandbox and staff notice on cryptocurrency offerings.

Registration is free and is first come, first served. Please note that due to space constraints, and efforts to ensure representation from across the community, ONLY 1 registrant per firm will be invited to attend this session.

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2018 Lunch Panel Series: Navigating the Tides of Change
Panel 3: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency - Demystified

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
The National Club, 303 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5H 2R1

Join Pat Chaukos at the National Club Tuesday, June 19, 2018 as she and other panelists discuss Navigating the Tides of Change, Cryptocurrency: Demystified, in this year’s Lunch Panel Series.

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Ontario Bar Association - Professional Development:
Your Comprehensive Guide to Blockchain

Monday, June 18, 2018 from 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events, 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor

Blockchain technology is making strides towards fundamentally changing the way we do business. Don’t get left behind! Ensure you are up to speed on how blockchain works, as well the opportunities, potential pitfalls and key legal challenges. Get the expertise you need to advise your clients with confidence in this evolving space.

Panel: Capital Market Challenges: Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings

Panelists: Pat Chaukos, Deputy Director, OSC LaunchPad, Policy. Jason Saltzman, Gowling WLG

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SecOps North America - Canadian Markets Grapple with Crypto Currencies

June 6, 2018 at 9:20 AM
Toronto

Join FTF for our annual SecOps North America conference on June 6-7, 2018 in Toronto. The FTF SecOps North America 2018 conference brings together financial services securities operations leaders and financial technology innovators to discuss the pressures facing operations teams, including data management, regulatory changes, messaging standards, shortened settlement cycle, and more.

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Cryptocurrencies: Balancing Regulation & Innovation in a Booming Market

May 16, 2018 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front Street West, Toronto

We’ve seen the push and pull between innovation and regulation play out with a number of disruptive technologies and business models, notably with companies like Uber and Facebook. The rapid growth of the cryptocurrency market has led to the same tension between advocates of the technology and securities regulators. Our panelists, some of the leading voices in this rapidly-evolving space, will share their insight: how do we keep pace with change in a fast-moving, highly competitive space? Is enough being done to protect the public interest? What is the right path forward for the cryptocurrency market in Ontario?

Panelists:

  • Cole Diamond, CEO, Coinsquare
  • Som Seif, President & CEO, Purpose Investments
  • Pat Chaukos, Chief, OSC Launchpad, Ontario Securities Commission

Moderated by:

Eric So, Co-Founder, Managing Director & Chief Strategy Officer, Globalive Technology Partners Inc.

Learn more:

https://www.economicclub.ca/events/display/cpa-ontario-presents-the-challenges-of-blockchainrelated-technology-the-relationship-between-initial

https://www.cpaontario.ca/stewardship-of-the-profession/insight-research/thought-leadership/navigating-the-brave-new-world-of-cryptocurrency-and-icos

Pat Chaukos, LaunchPad Deputy Director to participate in Delivering and Operationalising FinTech Bridges roundtable

March 19, 2018 from 2:35 P.M. to 3:35 P.M.
Chief Commoner's Parlour Guildhall, Gresham Street London, EC2V 7HH

Innovate Finance in partnership with the Department for International Trade will host a roundtable discussion to explore how businesses, key institutions, regulators and government can collectively operationalise FinTech Bridges in order to ensure maximum benefits for UK Fintech's seeking to scale and export. This is a closed, invite-only event. However, you can express your interest in attending by clicking below, the IFGS team will review your request and get back to you.

This session will seek to clarify:

  • What are the FinTech Bridges?
  • How do these differ from other co-operation agreements, and how do both sets of agreements operate alongside each other?
  • What are the challenges firms are facing when seeking to export?
  • What do firms most need from FinTech Bridges?
  • What is the intention for the FinTech Bridges going forward?

This discussion will provide attending businesses with a view as to how their plans to scale could be greatly enabled by government support for FinTech Bridges and what that support could look like. The roundtable will also provide all attendees – especially those policy makers and government representatives who will be present – insight into the challenges FinTech businesses face when seeking to export.

Places are limited and you must be a Global Summit delegate in order to attend. Express your interest in attending by clicking here.

Learn more: https://ifgs.innovatefinance.com/agenda-2018/

Amy Tsai Speaking at FFCON18: VELOCITY

Trading Floor Main Stage 234 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5K 1B2

FFCON18 features 5 different streams of content, immersive learning and prime networking over two days, including 50+ speakers, 12+ pitching companies, firm demos, workshops, VIP 1x1 meetings, ’ask an expert’, cocktail receptions and launch Toronto edition CryptoMonday!


March 05, 2018 from 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

GOWLING WLG, BCSC, ASC, OSC, AMF: CSA Regulatory Updates on Fintech, Blockchain and Crypto

Canadian regulators from BCSC, ASC, OSC and AMF discuss the latest updates and news from the CSA sandbox program, emerging regulations, and initiatives.

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March 05, 2018 from 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

CSA, COMPETITION BUREAU, VENTURE LAW CORP Networking Sandbox: Opportunity to directly network with CSA Regulators

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Women in Payments

February 28, 2018 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Dentons Canada LLP 77 King St. W., 5th floor Toronto, M5K 0A1

Cryptocurrency, ICO (Initial Coin Offering) and blockchain were undoubtedly three of the biggest buzz words of 2017, and are expected to remain so in 2018. With over 2,000 cryptocurrencies currently in circulation globally, ICOs similarly on the rise, and blockchain technology underlying many of these —how exactly do these rapidly growing initiatives fit together? In partnership with Dentons Canada LLP, we’re hosting a panel of leading industry experts to examine this trio of assets, the regulation needed to support widespread adoption, and the potential impacts to financial services. Join us to equip yourself with a relevant understanding of what is poised to be a transformational year for the continued crypto craze.

Not For Women Only!

Moderator

  • Tracy Molino, Counsel, Dentons
Panelists
  • Pat Chaukos, Deputy Director, OSC LaunchPad, Policy at Ontario Securities Commission
  • Cloudesley J. C. R. Hobbs, B.F.A., J.D. Blockchain lawyer, General Counsel, C.L.O. Dominion Bitcoin Mining Company Ltd.
  • Fred Pye, President & CEO, 3iQ Corp
  • Tracy Molino, Counsel, Dentons

To learn more: https://www.womeninpayments.org/ca/wipevents/cryptocurrencies-icos-and-how-they-all-fit-together/

 

OSC LaunchPad Information Day for Lawyers

January 26, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Ontario Securities Commission 17th Floor, Cadillac Building 20 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON M5H 3S8

The OSC LaunchPad team is opening its doors to lawyers who practice in the fintech space.

We welcome members of the legal community to come in, have a coffee, and chat about developments that may affect their practices, including the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Regulatory Sandbox and staff notice on cryptocurrency offerings.

Registration is free and is first come, first served. Please note that due to space constraints, and efforts to ensure representation from across the legal community, ONLY 1 registrant per firm will be invited to attend this session. We will confirm attendance via confirmation email by January 19, 2018.

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OSC LaunchPad Information Day #4

January 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
Ontario Securities Commission 17th Floor, Cadillac Building 20 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON M5H 3S8

The OSC LaunchPad team is opening its doors to the public to answer questions related to fintech.

We welcome members of the community to come in, have a coffee, and chat about developments that may affect their business, including the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Regulatory Sandbox and staff notice on cryptocurrency offerings.

Registration is free and is first come, first served. Please note that due to space constraints, and efforts to ensure representation from across the community, ONLY 1 registrant per firm will be invited to attend this session. We will confirm attendance via confirmation email by January 12, 2018.

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OSC LaunchPad Information Day for Lawyers

November 10, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Ontario Securities Commission 17th Floor, Cadillac Building 20 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON M5H 3S8

The OSC LaunchPad team is opening its doors to lawyers who practice in the fintech space.

We welcome members of the legal community to come in, have a coffee, and chat about developments that may affect their practices, including the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Regulatory Sandbox and staff notice on cryptocurrency offerings.

Registration is free and is first come, first served. Please note that due to space constraints, and efforts to ensure representation from across the legal community, ONLY 1 registrant per firm will be invited to attend this session. We will confirm attendance via confirmation email by November 8, 2017.

To register, visit: https://osceventregistration.ca/infodaylawyers/invitational/&lang=en https://osceventregistration.ca/infodaylawyers/index&lang=en

North American Securities Administrators Association 2017 Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2017
NASAA, 750 First Street, N.E., Suite 1140 Washington, DC 20002

OSC LaunchPad Chief Pat Chaukos will be speaking at the upcoming NASAA conference, “The Financial Services Technology Revolution”. Pat will be speaking on Panel Discussion #1: The Future is Here: New Technologies for Raising Capital, Managing Money, and Investing, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

To learn more and register, visit: http://www.nasaa.org/about-us/events/2017-annual-conference/

OSC LaunchPad Information Days

October 5, 2017 from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M and November 1, 2017 from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M
Ontario Securities Commission, 20th Floor, Cadillac Building 20 Queen St. W, Toronto ON, M5H 3S8

Once again, the OSC LaunchPad team is opening its doors to the fintech community.

We welcome fintech businesses to come in, have a coffee, and chat about developments since launching the initiative, including the Canadian Securities Administrators Regulatory Sandbox and staff notice on cryptocurrency offerings.

Registration is free and is first come, first served. (Registration will be limited to 1 registrant per firm/organization)

Register - October 5, 2017 from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M

Register - November 1, 2017 from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M

Sibos 2017 Toronto - Building for the Future

October 16, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Canada

OSC LaunchPad Chief Pat Chaukos will be speaking at the upcoming Sibos 2017 conference. Under the theme of “Building for the Future”, the 2017 conference programme will study the financial industry’s burning issues, including cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the impact of geopolitical and regulatory shifts, and data and identity. MoreExternal Link

Canadian Bitcoin Blockchain meetup: Blockchain Revolution!

May 8, 2017
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MaRS Discovery District Auditorium
101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

Members of the core and extended OSC LaunchPad team will be present at Blockchain Revolution! Please come by to say hello and to learn more about how securities regulation may apply to your business and how we can help if it does. MoreExternal Link

2017 PCMA Private Capital Markets Conference

April 20, 2017
7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Toronto Board of Trade
First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, Ontario

OSC LaunchPad Chief Pat Chaukos will be speaking at the 2017 PCMA Private Capital Markets Conference on “What is FinTech? Hottest FinTech Trends for 2017”. MoreExternal Link

Canadian Crowdfinance Summit

February 28, 2017
1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
OneEleven
325 Front St. W., Toronto, Ontario

March 1, 2017
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
MaRS Discovery District
101 College St., Toronto, Ontario

The OSC LaunchPad team will be speaking at the 3rd annual Canadian Crowdfinance Summit presented by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada. MoreExternal Link

FinTech Workshop

February 21, 2017
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Shaw Centre, Ottawa

OSC LaunchPad Chief Pat Chaukos will be speaking at the Competition Bureau's #FinTechCan Workshop on February 21. More External Link

RegHackTO

5:00 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2016 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2016
Bitmaker
220 King Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON
M5H 1K4

#RegHackTO is Canada’s first hackathon by a securities regulator!

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published a white paper to highlight key insights gained from RegHackTO, the first hackathon by a securities regulator in Canada

Visit the RegHackTO siteExternal Link for details on the problem statement, judging criteria, panel of judges, and more.