Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo and Communitech

present ...

A Smart Community Seminar

Smart Communities, E-Business

and the Future of the Financial Services Industry

Jeff Chisholm

Vice-Chair, Bank of Montreal &
President, mbanx Direct

Wednesday, February 16, 2000
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Luncheon and Networking
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Presentation
Ballroom, Waterloo Inn, 475 King St. N., Waterloo

About the Presentation

The Internet and electronic business hold both promise and peril for Canada and Canadian businesses. As a nation, we have meaningful competitive advantages that are being put at risk by significant disincentives to new investment needed to make the most of our opportunities. Jeff Chisholm will draw on his involvement with the Canadian e-Business Opportunities Roundtable to discuss the ways in which Canada can accelerate its leadership in the Internet Economy. He will also offer a perspective on the lessons Bank of Montreal has learned from its considerable experience with e-business and suggest opportunities for Canada's banks to play a broader role in fostering Canadian e-business with companies of all sizes.

Jeff Chisholm

Jeff Chisholm is Vice-Chair, Bank of Montreal and President of mbanx Direct. Mr. Chisholm previously served as Vice-Chairman, Corporate and Institutional Financial Services, Bank of Montreal, where he was responsible for a $54 billion business, dealing with worldwide large corporations, other financial institutions and large public sector accounts, as well as the Bank's global treasury activities. He began his career with Chicago-based Harris Trust and Savings Bank and moved to Toronto when Harris was acquired by the Bank of Montreal. Mr. Chisholm is a Director of Grupo Financiero Bancomer SA, the leading Mexican financial institution, a Director of Nesbitt Burns Inc. and President of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

mbanx Direct

mbanx DIRECT, Bank of Montreal's direct banking service, was Canada’s first virtual bank. Launched in October of 1996, as a bank within a bank, mbanx Direct has introduced many innovations in banking.
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Seminar Sponsorship

This seminar is sponsored by the infraNET Project, University of Waterloo and Communitech, CTT‘s Community Technology Association.

The infraNET Project, initiated by the University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage, MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.