2017 Winners

The Digital Finance Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Canadian FinTech and AI Awards.

The Canadian FinTech and AI Awards honour and recognize banks, innovators, investors, service and law firms, cybersecurity tech firms, impactors and thought leaders across Canada in the financial technology and artificial intelligence space. This year’s Gala Awards Ceremony was held on November 27, 2107, at The Carlu in Toronto and was attended by over 500 people from across Canada and over 2,300 people in FinTech and AI registered for the Networking Cocktail Party.

The MC of the Gala Awards Ceremony was Geoff Cher from Wildeboer Dellelce LLP and the Award presenters included Kevin O’Leary from ABC Shark Tank, Jim Treliving from CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Helene Desmarais from the Centre d’Entreprises et d’Innovation de Montréal and Jos Schmitt from Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.

“We started the Awards to bring the innovation ecosystem together from across Canada in all areas that touch finance to recognize and support Canadian innovation and innovators three years ago, and we are so pleased with the incredible support and growth of the Annual Gala Awards Dinner,” said Christine Duhaime, the founder of the Institute. “It sends a signal that Canada is here to continue to lead in innovation in financial services.”

The Winners for 2017 are:

1. Financial Institution of the Year
Royal Bank of Canada

2. Investment Firm of the Year
Information Venture Partners

3. Judge’s Choice Award 
Kevin O’Leary

4. Accelerator/Incubator of the Year
DMZ

5. AI in Finance Award
MindBridge Ai

6. Law/Professional Services firm of the Year
McCarthy Tétrault

7. Blockchain Company of the Year
Ubiq Technologies

8. Judge’s Choice Award
Zafin

9. FinTech Startup of the Year
MindBridge Ai

10. Established FinTech of the Year
Intuit Canada

11. AI Company of the Year
DeepLearni.ng

12. AI Leader of the Year
Medhi Merai

13. FinTech Leader of the Year
Paul Parisi, PayPal

14. RegTech Company of the Year
Outside IQ

15. Cybersecurity Award for Financial Services
NuData Security

The Digital Finance Institute is a think tank for financial technology, AI, law and innovation.

(Photo: Courtesy of Ferst Capital)