Christine Day is a performance-driven technology and business leader known for disruption in the Financial Services Industry. An entrepreneur by nature, an innovator, and a visionary, Christine has defined Questrade’s technology posture for 11 years, steering it from a small start-up to one of Canada’s top online financial services firms. As the CIO at Questrade Financial Group, Christine led the growth of the technology team from 8 to 160 IT staff in 3 countries. In tandem, she led the creation of Questrade’s suite of proprietary brokerage systems including an industry-leading, low-latency, direct access trading platform for equities on all North American markets. Christine offers a unique blend of objective analytical thinking, creativity, curiosity, and the tenacity to deliver results. She is a passionate advocate for consumers and digital transformation and thrives on challenge. Christine is responsible for a fundamental change in Canada’s regulatory posture and the introduction of Canada’s first robo-advisory platform. Questrade is consistently ranked as the fastest growing online brokerage and one of Canada’s best-managed companies for 6 consecutive years with business success fueled by emergent technology adoption and innovation.
CIO Peer Forum 2019, Day 2: Track Speaker
Title: CIO – The Executive With Many Hats & Change Agent Extraordinaire
Change is the new normal, it is constant and ever-present. This session will explore the many hats of a CIO and what it means to be a change agent extraordinaire within IT, across the organization and within the industry itself. Driven by curiosity and a healthy sense of danger, Christine will share an approach to the role that entails a comfort with ambiguity, courage to cross the digital divide and a global perspective. Every CIO needs to be a futurist but not one who just sees what is possible and tells a story to an audience of incredulous onlookers, one that takes action. Christine was recognized as Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada and is the CIO of Questrade Financial Group, Canada’s largest and fastest growing independent online brokerage, 8 time winner of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies, the Dalbar Seal of Excellence for Customer Service and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
Speakers: Arlene McDonald, Christine Day