About

The Council of Canadian Innovators was created in 2015 by Canada’s most successful technology CEOs to ensure their voice was heard in the public policy development process. Innovation experts say that one essential element in sustained regional growth is the presence of significant concentrations of homegrown high-growth scale-ups. Companies that scale from millions to billions provide the most returns to national economies. For far too long, Canada’s public policy regarding innovation has been dominated by foreign multinationals and other actors whose primary purpose is not to create economic growth in Canada.

Currently, the Council is composed of more than 150 CEOs leading high-growth companies headquartered in Canada. The Council is chaired by Jim Balsillie, former Blackberry Co-CEO and John Ruffolo, Founder & Managing Partner of Maverix Private Equity, and Founder of OMERS Ventures.

Our Exectives

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Chair, Canadian Web3 Council

Laurence is also the founder and CEO of nanopay Corporation, a technology company that offers payment and liquidity management solutions to businesses and banks. Active in the fintech community, Laurence is not only Chairman of Fintechs Canada but a member of FinPay and the US Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force.

Prior to starting nanopay, Laurence worked with WIND Canada, as Vice President of Wireless at Shaw Communications Inc, and COO of Bell Mobility. Laurence was also a senior executive at Accenture in London. Laurence co-founded two wireless data businesses in Europe, Melodeo, Inc. and Xtempus.

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Chair, Canadian Web3 Council

Laurence is also the founder and CEO of nanopay Corporation, a technology company that offers payment and liquidity management solutions to businesses and banks. Active in the fintech community, Laurence is not only Chairman of Fintechs Canada but a member of FinPay and the US Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force.

Prior to starting nanopay, Laurence worked with WIND Canada, as Vice President of Wireless at Shaw Communications Inc, and COO of Bell Mobility. Laurence was also a senior executive at Accenture in London. Laurence co-founded two wireless data businesses in Europe, Melodeo, Inc. and Xtempus.

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Chair, Canadian Web3 Council

Laurence is also the founder and CEO of nanopay Corporation, a technology company that offers payment and liquidity management solutions to businesses and banks. Active in the fintech community, Laurence is not only Chairman of Fintechs Canada but a member of FinPay and the US Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force.

Prior to starting nanopay, Laurence worked with WIND Canada, as Vice President of Wireless at Shaw Communications Inc, and COO of Bell Mobility. Laurence was also a senior executive at Accenture in London. Laurence co-founded two wireless data businesses in Europe, Melodeo, Inc. and Xtempus.

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Chair, Canadian Web3 Council

Laurence is also the founder and CEO of nanopay Corporation, a technology company that offers payment and liquidity management solutions to businesses and banks. Active in the fintech community, Laurence is not only Chairman of Fintechs Canada but a member of FinPay and the US Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force.

Prior to starting nanopay, Laurence worked with WIND Canada, as Vice President of Wireless at Shaw Communications Inc, and COO of Bell Mobility. Laurence was also a senior executive at Accenture in London. Laurence co-founded two wireless data businesses in Europe, Melodeo, Inc. and Xtempus.

Our Board​

Our board is composed of influential leaders in Canada’s fintech ecosystem. Fintechs Canada board members bring decades of experience to the table and represent the vast range of fintech interests from policy enablers to enabling technologies and fintech activities.

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Chair, Council of Canadian Innovators

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Chair, Council of Canadian Innovators

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Chair, Council of Canadian Innovators

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Chair, Council of Canadian Innovators

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Chair, Council of Canadian Innovators

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Chair, Council of Canadian Innovators

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Chair, Council of Canadian Innovators

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Chair, Council of Canadian Innovators