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About Our Speakers



Kader Khan
Director - Strategic partnership & Alliances

Kader is a seasoned professional with expertise in building and leading high impact teams.  He has been a dynamic leader in several senior management roles leading international, multicultural R&D and   Business cross-functional teams in the USA, Canada, China, Korea, Japan, India, and Europe.

Kadar is an expert technologist passionate about innovation and finds ways to leverage the latest technology such as NFV, MEC, 5G, IoT, AI, and Blockchain to deliver world-class products.  As a strategist, investor, and startup advisor, he is a very active speaker in seminars, webinars, conferences, and other industry events to a wide variety of audiences.


Apurva Talsania
Commercial Banking Manager
BMO Financial Group

Apurva has been a  Business Owner’s Trusted Financial Advisor with over 2o years of experience in Banking and  Business Finance.  He has a passion to connect well with Young Entrepreneurs, Women in business, and Visible minority communities to help them achieve their Financial Dreams. 

With a team, they provide Innovative Digital Treasury and Payments Solutions, offer solutions to improving Cash Flow, Corporate Security & Environment Sustainability, Technology Upgrade Advice and Financing, Access to Private Banking, Wealth Management, & Succession Planning,  arranging Government Guaranteed  Business Loans for Asset or Share Purchase and more.


Ankit Varma, CPA, CA, FCA
Senior Manager
Valuation and Transaction Advisory Services
Valuation Support Partners Ltd. (VSP)

Ankit is a Chartered Professional  Accountant with over 15 years of experience in professional services, 10 years of which is in the valuation and transaction advisory area.


Ankit supports the business and legal communities with independent expert valuation and litigation support services. Services include rendering of conclusions on the value of businesses and intangible assets as well as the quantification of economic damages. He has completed numerous valuation and expert reports for various purposes, including: tax planning, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, insurance coverage, financial reporting, commercial, shareholder and matrimonial disputes.


Ankit also assists private business owners with exit planning and transaction advisory services, including preparing comprehensive exit plans, benchmark business valuations, value enhancement and pre-sale planning.

Meenakshi Singh (Mona)
Treasury and Payments
Sales Specialist
BMO Financial Group

Mona is a seasoned Banking professional and has been with BMO Financial Group for over 10 years. She is an experienced Client Services Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Client Services, Treasury and Payment options.



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