November 2015

Digitally Connected Commerce: A View From 2020

11:30am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King Street West, Toronto

Brian Lang, President of MasterCard Canada, and Mary Turner, President of Canadian Tire Financial Services, discuss the ways in which technology and innovation are shifting the consumer experience and what it means for business in Canada. Digital innovation is shaping the financial and payments industries - how corporations, business and government adapt to these changes will determine their success now and in the future.

Member Pricing:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Guest Pricing:
Individual: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- Lunch will be served following the discussion -

Digitally Connected Commerce: A View From 2020

Brian Lang

MasterCard Canada

Brian Lang

As President, MasterCard Canada, Mr. Lang oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, including regional strategy, business development, acceptance expansion, operations, regulatory, marketing and product introductions with a mandate for continued growth and innovation.

Mr. Lang is committed to expanding electronic payment verticals in Canada to strengthen MasterCard’s position as the fastest growing payments brand in Canada. Dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to MasterCard Canada’s customers and stakeholders while promoting the advantages of electronic payments, Mr. Lang is focused on advancing Canada’s position as a global leader in the cashless economy.

A MasterCard employee for 10 years, Mr. Lang has extensive global experience driving revenue growth and leading innovative, market leading initiatives in MasterCard regions around the world. Most recently, Mr. Lang was Senior Vice President, Market Development for MasterCard Middle East and Africa. In this role he led acceptance development, non-traditional business development, sales, strategy, interchange and pricing across 69 countries. In previous regional roles in Eastern Europe, Europe and North America, Mr. Lang advanced key programs to address customer needs and deliver unique, customized industry leading solutions. Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. Lang worked for CIBC, Aeroplan, Air Canada and LANG & Associates.

Mr. Lang holds a BA from the University of British Columbia and is a Board Member of Junior Achievement with global experience in the African, European and Canadian organizations. He is a previous member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Mr. Lang also serves as trustee of the Adair Trust.

Mary Turner

Canadian Tire Financial Services

Mary Turner

As the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Tire Bank and Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Tire Financial Services, Mary Turner is responsible for growing revenue and managing operational costs and credit risk for both businesses.

During her 20-year career with Canadian Tire, Mary has held positions of increasing responsibility in finance,
information technology, customer service, credit risk, and operations. Mary's most recent role was Vice-President of Accounting and Finance for Canadian Tire where she led the implementation of the shared services model for Accounting and Finance operations across the Company.

Mary spent 15 years at Canadian Tire Bank in various roles, including Vice-President of Credit Risk Management and Chief Operating Officer where she was responsible for the Credit Services, Credit Risk Management, Chip Card technology and governance and oversight of our banking operations. She also led the Customer Service and Operations division.

As a Chartered Accountant, Mary was a partner at Deloitte & Touche prior to joining Canadian Tire. She holds an honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, and also received the FCA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and a Chartered Director accreditation.

Since 1992, Mary has been a member and Treasurer of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. In addition, she is an active volunteer in the Niagara community as a member of the Board of Trustees of Niagara College. Mary was recognized for her dedication to the Niagara Voluntary Sector through the receipt of the Community Leadership Corporate Sector Award from the 2006 Peter F. Drucker Canadian Voluntary Sector Innovation Awards.

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