The Business of Payments

Rotman School of Management

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Who should attend

Established leaders working in payments, whether you are entering the industry or a seasoned professional, a regulator, policy-maker, or a disruptor.

About the course

Navigating a rapidly changing Industry.

The Canadian payments industry accounts for nearly 1% of GDP with revenues from payment activities estimated at over $16.4B in 2016 — and it’s changing, rapidly.

Traditional players in the payments market are extending products, fintech and bigtech are disrupting products and infrastructure while domestic and global regulatory bodies are moving rapidly to adapt.

These changes can mean big opportunities for your organization if you know how to use them to your advantage. Rotman’s Business of Payments program helps payments leaders like yourself harness these opportunities.

Your competitive advantage in a shifting landscape.

Over the course of three days, you will gain a solid understanding of the changing context of the payments landscape, the forces and trends shaping its future and develop the knowledge and competencies you need to stay ahead.

Your schedule


  • Introduction
  • Kick-off dinner


  • Foundational payments concepts
  • Leading Payments Systems Around the World


  • Payments Theory and Building Blocks
  • Global and Domestic Trends and Forces
  • How Key Players Are Responding


  • Framework for the Future
  • Regulations, Infrastructure and Technology
  • Presentations and Graduation

We’re here to help.

This program focuses on technical solutions combined with management training to help you successfully lead your team through major market disruptions. Our faculty are industry-experts with years of consulting experience and deep knowledge of the forces at work in the payments industry.


Walid Hejazi

Walid Hejazi is an Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, and Academic Director, at the Rotman School of Management. He has researched, advised, and testified extensively on global competitiveness, and is currently working on a series of studies which shed light on the competitivene...

Andreas Park

Bio Andreas Park is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto in the Department of Management at University of Toronto at Mississauga, with a cross appointment to the Finance area at Rotman. He has been a University of Toronto faculty member since 2003. His research covers e...

Wendy Rotenberg

Wendy Rotenberg is a Professor of Finance and Accounting at Rotman.   Her teaching and research interests include Financial Management, Corporate Restructuring, and International Accounting and Finance. Academic Positions 2004-present  Professor, Accounting and Finance; Rotman School of Managemen...

Mike Bradley

With nearly 30 years in payments and digital banking, Mike helps develop payment strategies for FIs, networks and processors across North America. In addition to work for Payments Canada, Northcard’s assignments have included: leading a mobile payments initiative and several strategy engagements ...

Jan Pilbauer

As BankservAfrica’s Chief Payments and Innovation Officer, Jan sets our business strategy, leads new business development and strategic partnerships, and oversees payments modernisation in South Africa. Jan has extensive transformational leadership experience from previous roles in Europe and No...

Tracey Black

Tracey joined Payments Canada in November 2018 as the Executive Director of Modernization and is currently responsible for leading the modernization of the Canadian core clearing and settlement payment infrastructure. Tracey has held executive roles at TD Canada Trust and RBC Royal Bank, and has...

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