Alumni/Industry Lecture: Ghislaine Chan - Modernization in the Financial Industry


Title: Modernization in the Financial Industry

Speaker: Ghislaine Chan, VP Applications Development - Wealth Management (Global Technology and Operations), Broadridge Financial

Date: January 24, 2019

Time: 6 - 7:30 pm.  Networking starts at 6 pm, talk begins at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: ACL, 14th Floor, 980 Howe St. Vancouver

RSVP: Please rsvp below


Financial institutions that have been around for decades have a foundation of legacy applications and many intertwined systems. The risks are plentiful with upgrading and rewriting critical systems, however the cost of not modernizing and keeping the status quo will make organizations irrelevant with fintech startups that are more innovative and nimble than large banking giants. The financial industry must modernize to stay relevant. With the increase in regulations and more complexity from globalization, organizations will need to find efficiencies and innovation through artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud and digitalization.

How does a firm with high frequency and large volumes take on the approach to modernization? In this presentation, Ghislaine Chan (VP of Applications Development for Wealth Management)  from Broadridge will discuss real-life scenarios and strategies to modernizing legacy financial systems, explain challenges with modernization, and share how to get buy-in from stakeholders for investing in modernization.


Ghislaine is a business technology leader from Vancouver with 18 years of industry experience in Financial Technology (FinTech). Currently the Vice President of Applications Development, she leads the Wealth Management technology teams at Broadridge. She specializes in business development and technology-intensive projects in either a start-up environment or an established global corporation. She is involved in developing new financial products, on-boarding new clients, and implementing operational excellence. Ghislaine is also the Co-Managing Director of Girls in Tech Vancouver, a non-profit which supports and encourages young women to stay in technology. Ghislaine graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor in Computer Science. She is most passionate about people leadership and talent development.

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Thank you to ACL for hosting the lecture.