The Connect IT 2017 Experience

Exploring new paradigms in technology since 2005.

The financial services industry is facing a wave of digital disruption that is starting to reshape the sector through banking, lending, payments and investments. With a generous number of startups in Toronto looking to surf the wave, and some of the largest financial institutions putting the customer at the centre of their business, it's time we explore an industry that has used technology to redefine experiences.

Our speakers from a diverse set of backgrounds will present various perspectives on FinTech and what opportunities it will create for you as students and alumni!

Keynotes and speaker panels

""Not only does Connect I.T consistently bring out speakers with a wealth of information and insight - they are able to keep the audience engaged and wanting more."
- Samuel Kieme - 3rd Year, BTM @ Ryerson

Interactive tech fair

Join us during the tech fair and see what some of the most innovative companies, as well as emerging startups, are upto and how they're leveraging new technology to disrupt their industries.

Case competition

"The competition was truly a rewarding and educational experience, and it was the perfect opportunity for me to meet different people with various communication skills. It was exciting because I could pitch in my own ideas and also listen to other people’s suggestions."
Samuel Lee - 4th Year, CCIT @ UofT Mississauga

Breakout sessions

Our breakout sessions are designed for delegates to learn more about a specific topic within our conference theme and explore what opportunities this creates for you as students and alumni!

Networking reception

"CITC's Networking Reception was immensely valuable to me in learning about careers in both business and information technology. The company reps were approachable and personable as I was easily able to engage them in conversation. The networking reception is for anyone interested in meeting the right people to help kick-start their career in both business and information technology!"
Ken Sequeira - 5th Year, BTM @ Ryerson University

MaRS Discovery District

As our Official Venue Partner, MaRS Discovery District is one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. MaRS cultivates high-impact ventures and equips innovators to drive economic and societal prosperity.

Conference Itinerary

A detailed itinerary will be posted shortly. Check our Facebook page for updates!

Friday, January 27th, 2017

  • 6pm
    Networking Reception
  • Opening Keynote
  • Speaker Panel
  • Open Networking

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

  • 8am
    Breakfast & Registration
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Tech Fair & Lunch
  • Case Competition
  • Speaker Panels
  • Speed Networking

Connect IT Conference is more than just a business technology conference - it's an experience.