The Canadian FinTech and AI Awards honour and recognize banks, innovators, investors, advisory firms and law firms, FinTechs, impactors and thought leaders across Canada in the financial technology and artificial intelligence space. This year’s Awards Gala Ceremony was held on November 26, 2018, in Toronto and was attended by over 550 people in financial services from across Canada. The MC of the Gala Awards Ceremony was Geoff Cher from Wildeboer Dellelce LLP and Award presenters included Nobel Prize Winner Arthur McDonald, Chairman of Difference Capital Michael Wekerle, PayPal Canada President Paul Parisi and Real Housewives of Toronto Star and FinTech CEO Ann Kaplan.
An independent judging committee of 40 experts determined the recipients of the Awards.
“The FinTech & AI Awards recognize ground breaking innovation in the financial services sector in Canada, and the service companies that support the delivery of FinTech and AI excellence,” said Ellis Odynn, the CEO of the Awards Gala Dinner.
Canada’s Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, prepared remarks for the 4thAnnual Canadian FinTech and AI Awards and The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory opened the Awards Gala Dinner.
The Winners of the 2018 Canadian FinTech & AI Awards are:
1. Financial Institution of the Year
Royal Bank of Canada
2. Investment Firm of the Year
3. Judge’s Choice Award #1
MaRS Discovery District
4. Accelerator/Incubator of the Year
5. FinTech Company of the Year
6. Law Firm of the Year
7. Blockchain Company of the Year
8. Judge’s Choice Award #2
9. FinTech Startup of the Year
10. AI Company of the Year
11. AI Leader of the Year
12. FinTech Leader of the Year
Anthony Di Iorio
13. RegTech Company of the Year
14. Advisory Firm of the Year
15. Global Impact in FinTech Award
Domus Semo Sancus (DSS)
16. AI for Good Award