Masters of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alberta
Accredited with the Professional Risk Manager designation (PRM)
TD Employee for 14+ years; prior to TD spent 5 years in the public sector
TD Work Experience: TDS, Market Risk & Model Development
Currently: TDS Program Delivery & Enterprise Business Owner, IBOR Transition
Actively involved in various TD Women in Leadership Initiatives
Proud mother of an amazing 3 year old girl
Dubie Cunningham is an investment Partner at ScaleUP Ventures, one of Canada’s leading early stage venture funds focused on helping Canadian technology firms through the ‘scale-up’ phase of their growth path. ScaleUP is backed by 9 corporate and 3 Institutional LP’s, many of which are represented on ScaleUP’s unique Leadership Council. The Council is comprised of 17 of Canada’s most successful business leaders, entrepreneurs and tech investors including Dave McKay, CEO Royal Bank, Rick Nathan, Managing Director Kensington Capital Partners, Joe Natale, President and CEO of Rogers, and Elyse Allan President of GE Canada. The ScaleUP team and Leadership Council share one vision: to engage, coach and invest in the most promising start-ups to build a stronger Canada. To date the fund has invested in 27 early stage investments including Sonder, a virtual hoteling service ; Coconut software, a Saskatoon- headquartered enterprise calendaring application used by Telus and RBC; and Plooto, an all-in-one business payment solution used by many top Canadian Fintechs.
Dubie has over twenty years of experience in financial services and technology. In her most recent role as Vice President of Innovation at Scotiabank, Dubie had an enterprise-wide mandate to accelerate the bank’s digital transformation, which included a Corporate Venturing portfolio of $100 Million USD with over fifty global investments. In addition, she established over forty Fintech partnerships and led Scotiabank’s Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence labs.
Dubie is a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools and holds an MBA in Strategic Information Systems and Negotiation from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She lives in Toronto with her four wonderful children where she is active in the community including serving as board member and president of the Whitney Child Care Centre.
Claire Célérier is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Rotman. Claire's research interests include household finance, financial innovation, and banking. Recent projects investigate how banks can use innovative security designs to cater to household behavioral biases and affect household portfolio choice. Her work has been published in refereed academic journals, such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Financial Studies, and has raised the interest of several central banks and regulators around the world, such as the FDIC, the IMF, European Central Bank and the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Daniel Garcia Moreno
Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Masters of Business Administration in Financial Engineering and Risk, Schulich School of Business
TD Employee for 15+ years
Spent over 10 years in TD Securities
Science fiction and horror fan
Dog Person! Especially love my two mini Schnauzers Oliver & Daniel
Work Experience: Market Risk, Liquidity Risk & Model Control
Currently: Head of EMRC, in charge of second line oversight of Treasury's Market & Liquidity Risk
Enjoy reading and camping with my three wonderful children
Iranian born, Canadian and US citizen
Masters of Statistics
MBA Finance and Banking
TD employee for 3 years
Work Experience: Technology, Capital Markets and Large Program Delivery (SunGard, BMO, OTPP)
Currently: Program Delivery Lead on a large Insurance Transformation Program
Trilingual and have lived and worked in 3 continents and 6 countries
Proud mom of 3 wonderful boys
Movie lover and avid traveler
Garry is a Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Studies at the Australian National University. He received his PhD from the Australian National University in 2013. His main are of research is in numerical dynamic programming methods and their application in lifecycle models.
Honors BA.- University of Toronto
Juris Doctor - University of Toronto
TD Employee for 10+ years
Work Experience: TD Legal, TD Risk; Osler (Law Firm)
Currently: Lead Operational Risk team and Financial Crisis Management and Planning team
Proud mom to a daughter (5) and cat that acts like a child (7)
Enjoy traveling, food, family time
John Mighton OC is a mathematician and playwright and is the founder of JUMP Math, a charity that is dedicated to helping children learn math.
Honors B.A. Economics, University of Manitoba
Masters of Quantitative Finance, University of Waterloo
TD Employee for 19+ years
Work Experience: AVP Model Validations, Head of Treasury Front Office & Investments
Currently: Head Treasury Modelling and Stress Testing, Treasury and Balance Sheet Management
Lead the Finance Indigenous Employee Inclusion and Diversity Committee
Alik is a mathematician and data scientist, and holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Toronto, as well as the CFA designation. Alik has extensive practical experience with machine learning, with a career focus in applying and creating machine learning algorithms to tackle problems within the financial services industry. As a data science leader in Omnia, Deloitte Canada's AI Practice, he has built models and led teams that created cutting edge solutions in enterprise risk and other areas, creating practical machine learning solutions for complex business problems.
Alik is also focused on helping set the AI strategy, talent models, toolsets & general best practices for machine learning teams, internally at Deloitte and for some of the largest Canadian enterprises.
Alik has also created courses teaching data science and machine learning that have been delivered to hundreds of Deloitte practitioners, Deloitte clients, as well as his students through a machine learning course he delivers at the University of Toronto.
Salim Teja brings over 20 years of experience in the technology sector as an entrepreneur, venture investor, corporate innovator and innovation ecosystem builder.
Salim is currently a Partner at Radical Ventures, a USD $350 million venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to transform massive industries.
Prior to Radical Ventures, Salim served as President, Venture Services for MaRS Discovery District, one of the world’s largest urban innovation centres. Salim led the strategic direction of MaRS’ Venture Services Program across four sectors including Health, Cleantech, Fintech and Enterprise. This program engaged a portfolio of over 1200 high growth ventures who raised over $1.3B in capital and generated over $1.4B in revenue.
Prior to MaRS, Salim was Vice President Corporate Development with Indigo Books & Music where he drove the formation of the company’s Digital Innovation Lab. Prior to Indigo, Salim held the position of Chief Operating Officer at CX Digital, a leading online ad network.
Salim has also held roles as Chief Operating Officer of b5media and Partner with early-stage VC firm Brightspark Ventures, where he was the driving force behind investments, including Radian6 (acquired by Salesforce.com). He was also Co-founder and Vice President of Sales & Business Development for San Francisco-based MobShop Inc, a pioneering e-commerce venture funded by GE Capital, Visa International, Mayfield Fund and Marc Andreessen.
Salim is a graduate of Western University's Ivey Business School.
Büşra Temocin is a postdoctoral researcher at the ERGO Center
of Excellence in Insurance at the
Technical University of Munich. After her undergraduate studies in mathematics, M.Sc. in financial
mathematics, she completed her Ph.D. at the Middle East Technical University (Turkey) under the
supervision of Prof. Ralf
KL) and Prof. Sevtap Kestel (METU). Subsequently, she worked
as a postdoctoral researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial Mathematics under a grant by
the Fraunhofer Society where she worked on asset
liability management of life insuranc
companies. She is currently continuing her postdoctoral research with an emphasis on pension plan
modelling and design
Stefan Trück is a Professor of Business Analytics and Co-Director of the Centre for Financial Risk at Macquarie University. Previously, he has held positions at Queensland University of Technology and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, where he received a PhD in Business Engineering. Stefan’s research interests focus on risk management, financial econometrics and business analytics, including the fields of energy and commodity markets, credit risk, systemic risk, emissions trading, climate change economics and international financial markets. He has published in several high impact journals including the European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, Global Environmental Change, Energy Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Portfolio Management, Computers and Operations Research, and Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics. He also has received various research grants, including two Discovery Grants from the Australian Research Council in the area of risk management and major grants from the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF).
Vice President, Legal and Compliance
Honors BSc. University of Toronto
Masters of Mathemartical Finance
Project Mamagement Profesional (PMP) Designation
Td Employee for 20+ years
Work Experience: TD Securities, Risk Management & EPDE
Currently: Head of EPDE Program Dellivery, Strategy and Business Management
Actively Involved in Corporate Office Women in Leadership
Proud Mom to Zoe and Justin
Enjoy traveling to visit family in England, Switzerland and Greece
Thomas Balzer, Managing Director, is Global Head of the Resource Management Quant Team at RBC Capital Markets, based in Toronto. In this role, he oversees XVA model development and all quantitative aspects related to the use of financial resources from derivatives trading. After Quant roles at Credit Suisse and DrKW, Thomas joined RBC in London in 2005 as a Credit Derivative Quant and re-located to Toronto in 2009 to head the XVA Quant team. He holds a PhD and a Master's Degree in Mathematics from University of Duesseldorf in Germany. In addition, he teaches Stochastic Analysis at the MMF programme at University of Toronto.