Kris Hansen is a director of the Digital Finance Institute. He is also a Managing Director of the software giant SAP’s innovation hub in Canada and is the CEO of Digital Payment Partners LLC, a US based financial services technology innovation company. Kris is also the Acting President of the FinTech Association of Canada.

Kris has over 15 years of experience in providing solutions for the financial services industry. Throughout his career, he has led teams in architecture design, executed successful core banking transformation projects, and implemented IT solutions for growing financial services organizations. Kris is a well-recognized visionary in the industry and is dedicated to helping organizations develop innovative solutions that tackle today’s issues, while strengthening them for the challenges ahead.

Kris advises banks and financial services startups on topics related to financial services transformation and innovation.

He began his career as a system administrator and software developer, started one of the first internet provider companies in Canada and built a successful software services company in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the former chief architect at ATB Financial and former head of solution architect at the Royal Bank of Canada.

Kris has an Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University and an undergraduate degree in applied studies.