Sarah Douglas at SecureKey Technologies




LEADING LADY IN FINTECH

What's your story? What drew you to FinTech?

I’ve always worked in security and high tech, after pursuing my love for events with a technology company with operations around the world. The technology industry is unlike any other field – it’s always exciting, never boring and there is always something cutting edge that keeps you on your toes. I’m driven by dynamic, ever changing industries where every day is different, so FinTech was a natural fit. The industry, while still relatively new, is always changing and providing equally new and exciting opportunities to learn and grow.


What makes FinTech an exciting area to build your career in?  

In Toronto specifically, FinTech is a quickly emerging, dynamic and continually changing industry. According to KPMG, Toronto will break out as one of the world’s leading technology innovation hubs over the next four years – demonstrating that the industry is only going to continue growing here. It’s a very exciting time for SecureKey to work with the top financial institutions and innovative partners to bring our new cutting-edge solution, Verified.Me to market.


What do you think are some of the most exciting FinTech trends likely to influence the Financial Services industry?

One of the biggest trends is blockchain, without a doubt. Blockchain has the potential to change the way organizations do business across a number of sectors, but particularly in FinTech, because information can be shared securely, which allows organizations to build trust with clients and consumers. SecureKey is working