New Partnership Links Technology and Financial Services Sectors

Janet Ecker, President and CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, and Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence, sign a new partnership agreement that will connect Toronto's financial services sector with Ontario's innovation ecosystem.

Janet Ecker, President and CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, and Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence, sign a new partnership agreement that will connect Toronto’s financial services sector with Ontario’s innovation ecosystem.

Canada’s financial services and technology sectors are heading into a new era of innovation and collaboration.

Working in partnership, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) will connect companies and institutions in the country’s largest financial services cluster with Ontario’s innovation ecosystem including its academic community and technology companies, to address individual businesses and industry challenges.

“OCE is pleased to be working with the TFSA to find made-in-Ontario solutions to address current and future issues, opportunities and threats,” says Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO of OCE. “Every day we work with leading innovators, educators and technology companies, and we know that they have the skills and knowledge needed to assist the modern financial services industry.”

Through a collaboration agreement OCE will work with the TFSA to identify and develop collaboration and networking opportunities.

“The Toronto region’s financial services sector already ranks in the global top ten and is an international leader in a number of financial sub-sectors,” says Janet Ecker, President and CEO of the TFSA. “However in an increasingly competitive global market place we want to ensure that the region’s financial industry has access to the most innovative technologies. We believe that by effectively tapping into local solutions Toronto’s financial services sector will not only continue to grow as a world leader, but the financial technology ecosystem being created will attract businesses, jobs and investment into the region.” More

 

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