Karen Deng is an ecosystem builder and story teller who enjoys understanding and fitting the puzzle pieces to build a sustainable, inclusive, and ethical social and technological environment. She leads the Innovation & Ecosystem Engagement team at Interac Corp., one of Canada’s most trusted financial brands with a long history of innovating for Canadian payments, and focuses on establishing partnerships and communities within fintech and innovation sectors to future-proof organizations and industries. Her experience spans from public sector to industry, with over 10 years of experience in innovation monitoring and evaluation, health policy and programming, funding arrangement strategy, and data interoperability. Through digital and social transformation and the introduction of new concepts and technologies, Karen applies her experience to engage thought leaders and communities of practice to catalyze meaningful innovation with a lens of equity, sustainability and social good.
Director, Innovation & Ecosystem Engagement, Interac