Saba Shariff

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy, Product & Innovation Officer


Saba Shariff oversees multiple teams responsible for designing and launching innovative products that address industry-wide challenges, along with a mandate for charting Symcor’s corporate strategy towards continued growth. Saba joined Symcor in 2002 and held progressive senior positions thereafter. Prior to joining Symcor, Saba had preceding experience in both start-ups and telecommunications sectors. Named as one of Canada’s Top 50 Women in Fintech in Canada, Saba is a sought-after public speaker who shares insights on topics such as Open Banking, Innovation and Women in Technology in the Canadian financial industry. Saba obtained her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English, Rhetoric & Professional Writing from the University of Waterloo. Saba is a mentor with Women in Open Banking, an Honorary Chair of the Princess Margaret’s Weekend to Conquer Cancer event, and a Board member for Women in Communications and Technology (WCT). In her spare time, Saba enjoys travelling, trying new and interesting cuisines and avidly cheering on her favourite sports teams.


wednesday – 11:00am Partner Event

Time Icon 60 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Castle Point Numa Lounge

The Open Banking Ecosystem: Driving the Perfect Balance for Innovation

Open Banking ecosystem participants, including fintechs and banks, have the ability to significantly transform the financial landscape, providing new opportunities for competition, collaboration, innovation, and digitization. This panel, representing key Open Banking stakeholders, will explore the intersection of Open Banking and innovation and their roles in driving digital transformation within the financial sector.