Thought Leadership
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As a credit union leader, it can be hard to keep up with all of the influencers and organizations who are thought leaders in finance and technology.

We are always on the lookout for who is shaping ideas in these sectors and bringing relevant new information to the table in an ever-changing business landscape.

Below is a quick roundup of the top nice people we are following right now who offer the latest and greatest in all things finance and tech. Check them out below.

Senator Colin Deacon

Colin Deacon is an Independent Senator representing Nova Scotia within the Canadian Parliament. Prior to his work in government, Senator Deacon spent many years as an entrepreneur developing new technologies and offering his expertise to several non-profit organizations operating in the social innovation space. He is a strong advocate for open banking and digital ID in Canada, and has played a key role in developing the federal government’s plan to implement open banking in Canada as a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.

Brett King

Brett King is a futurist, an Amazon bestselling author, an award-winning speaker, hosts a globally recognized radio show and is the Founder of the neo-bank Moven. Having worked with the Obama administration as an advisor on the future of banking, King works to challenge the status quo, creating a new financial and digital experience for all. King is also the creator of two leading global fintech podcasts, Breaking Banks and The Futurists.

Dr. Efi Pylarinou

Dr. Efi Pylarinou is the No.1 Global Woman Influencer in Finance and the Data conversation by Refinitiv, a Top Thought Leader by Onalytica in Fintech and AI, a Top Digital Futurist, and amongst the Top 100 Technology Influencers by the Awards Magazine. She is a seasoned Wall Street professional and is a recognized technology thought leader on innovation topics. Efi is also the founder of Pylarinou Advisory servicing Big Tech, Financial Services and Fintech clients.

Jim Marous

Jim Marous is the co-publisher of The Financial Brand, and owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. Marous speaks on innovation, digital transformation, customer experience, marketing strategies, channel distribution, payments and change management. In addition to his written content, Marous publishes a weekly podcast, Banking Transformed, and hosts webinars that dive deeper into all things finance.

Debbie Gamble

Debbie Gamble is the Chief Innovation and New Ventures Officer at Interac. Gamble is recognized as a thought leader in the digital economy, acting as an advisor for MaRS, Luge Capital, Women in Payments and FINCA Canada. She has been named “one of the most influential women in payments” and has received many accolades, including being recognized as a Top 50 Canadian Executive, FemTech Leader of the Year, and one of the Top 50 Women in FinTech. She is definitely someone to follow if you’re interested in the status of payments in Canada.

Abraham A. Tachjian

As a self-proclaimed “lawyer turned digital banker”, Abraham A. Tachjian is an expert on technology, challenger banks, regtech and open banking. He serves as Canada’s open banking lead and is a renowned thought leader within the fintech and banking space across the globe. Follow him on LinkedIn to keep up with his insights on emerging digital technologies.

Serena Chan

Serena Chan is a consultant and TD Bank with experience in financial services transformation and strategy. She is considered a leading voice of technology in Canada, being recognized as one of the top 50 FinTech women by the Digital Institute. Follow her on LinkedIn for insight on digital strategy in retail, commercial banking and more.

David M. Brear

David M. Brear is CEO of 11:FS and an expert in financial services who has worked on digital transformation and digital banking initiatives at some of the world’s largest players in the industry. He co-hosts the popular Fintech Insider Podcast, offering deep insight on emerging tech trends.

Dr. Leda Glyptis

Dr. Leda Glyptis is Chief Client Officer at 10x Banking. She is a former banker who specializes in employee-driven and market-led innovation strategy and execution. As a self-proclaimed “fintech nerd”, Glyptis has been featured in many industry publications within the financial services space.

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