Events We Attend

Collin Canright attends and covers banking and payments industry conferences, provides pre- and post-event marketing support, hosts and moderates panel discussions, and participates in webinars.


Collin offered his thoughts on his experiences at Terapinn’s Trading Show Chicago held May 6-7 at Navy Pier, along with the Morningstar Investment Conference held May 8-10, 2019.

April 3, 2019

Collin was in attendance at the Flourish Branded Currency Conference, looking into what a cashless future means for retailers.

April 2, 2019

Collin gave a talk at the International Blockchain Congress, transcribed here.

Chicago Payments Forum

February 20, 2019

Four Chicago-based startups presented to about 50 professionals with interests across the payments ecosystem, including bankers, startup founders, investors, lawyers, and marketers.


April 17-20, 2016

Collin Canright covered NACHA Payments 2016 for Independent Banker magazine FinTech Rising.


FinTech New York Fast Track

February 3, 2016

London-based StartupBootCamp brought its FinTech fast-track event to Chicago. Collin served on the panel of mentors, who heard from Chicago-area FinTech startups seeking to join the New York accellerator program. We heard from and gave feedback to five startups in the morning session, held at the CME Innovation Lab and sponsored by FinTEx Chicago.


Chicago Fintech Breakfast Roundtable Discussion

January 19, 2016

The opportunities and challenges of digital technologies for banks of all sizes promised to be one of the major trends discussed in 2016. This presentation at the offices of the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago was designed to jump-start the conversation at the beginning of the year. Collin presented three case studies of banks that have created successful fintech partnerships that was also covered in an article published in Independent Banker magazine.


Money20/20 Conference

Oct. 25 – 28, 2015, Las Vegas

Regulation moves much more slowly than innovation and often is seen as a roadblock, especially in financial services. It’s easy to hear moaning and groaning about the regulators. It was refreshing to hear reasoned discussions about the pitfalls, the complexities, and the requirements of financial services regulation and FinTech innovation. Read our report on  the three key themes from what conference promoters called the world’s largest FinTech conference to date.


FinTech Rising: How to create synergies with financial institutions

Webinar with Finextra and Yodlee Interactive

October 8, 2015

Historically on opposite sides of the playing field, smart fintech firms and financial institutions are beginning to see that they need one another to thrive. Yodlee Interactive presents an on-demand webinar hosted by Finextra, with engaging commentary and analysis about the evolution of the financial services model and how banks and fintech companies can work together through joint innovation. The webinar includes contributions from Collin Canright—as well as other panelists that included Clair Calmejane, director of innovation at Lloyds Banking Group; Matt Ford founder and CEO of Pariti, and Jason O’Schaughnessy, VP of International at Yodlee Interactive.

Listen to an on-demand version of the webinar.


Enabling Trusted, Ubiquitous Innovation

September 23 – 24, 2015

The 15th Annual Payments Symposium

Canright has published articles and proceedings in past years. Collin attended the first symposium in 2000.


FinTech Rising: How to create synergies with financial institutions

Webinar with Ventura Beat and Yodlee Interactive

May 20, 2015

Digital technologies and mobile apps are changing the face of financial services — it’s not an overstatement to say the industry is undergoing a major digital transformation. U.S. investment in fintech is accelerating rapidly and shows no sign of slowing down. As a result, traditional financial institutions and new digital fintech companies are beginning to realize they actually need one another to thrive. In this webinar, you’ll walk away with an understanding of the current fintech market conditions — how we got there — and exactly what’s needed to put this kind of symbiosis between traditional FIs and digital fintech startups into action. Collin Canright, Principal, Canright Communications, provides an overview followed by a discussion with Jason Henrichs, Managing Partner of the Kinetic Group and Co-Founder of FinTEx Chicago; Jason O’Shaughnessy, VP of International, Yodlee Interactive; and Jesse Podell, Co-Founder & COO, TechDay.


Chicago FinTech Networking

November 13, 2014

Canright held a screening of the documentary film “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” to help to foster the exchange of ideas and energize the development of financial technology in Chicago.


SIBOS 2014

29 September – 2 October 2014, Boston

Canright’s FinTech initiatives took off at the SIBOS 2014 global banking and payments conference, the premier business forum for the global financial community organized and facilitated by SWIFT, the Brussels-based international bank messaging network. One of the highlights of that conference was how serious participants took the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The first FinTech Rising report and its focus on the the need for cooperation between challenger startups and incumbent startups grew from interviews and sessions during the conference. Read the initial conference report, “How and Why Banks Collaborate with Ditigal FinTech Companies.”