Connecting Industry Problems With Machine Learning Startup Innovations

October 26, 2016

DoubleTree Downtown Toronto

Produced by

Machine Learning

Fintech Conference


Peggy Van de Plassche

Head of Innovation Engagement CIBC


As VP Innovation Engagement at CIBC, Peggy and her group lead the charge on external partnerships and innovation management.

A finance professional by trade Peggy started working in technology 15 years ago, before Fintech was cool or even a word.

Prior to joining CIBC, Peggy worked at CGI and BMO, started a couple of FinTech ventures, invested in tech companies, and consulted for large organizations & startups.

Peggy holds a M.Sc. and a B.B.A. from Ieseg School of Management and is a CFA Institute member.

Peggy has been involved in the community as a board member, head of committee and volunteer for several non-profits.

Despite having spent many years in Canada, Peggy still has a very strong French accent from her natal country, as well as a deep love for all things French.