Associate Vice President, Strategy & Emerging Solutions Delivery
Kashmera Self helps determine the role Interac plays within the Canadian innovation ecosystem. She leads the evaluation of opportunities on emerging trends and technologies and through enterprise strategy development determines what that could mean for Interac. Her focus today is on future-looking initiatives, specifically digital commerce, consumer-directed finance (aka open banking), data exchange, blockchain, connected cities and social commerce. She has twenty years of experience in product management and leading go-to-market strategies within the payments, financial services, and travel industries with her career concentration on the digital economy. Kashmera was the recipient of the Women in Payments Rising Star Award and is often called upon to speak at industry conferences where she has contributed to the dialogue on innovation and transformation both within Canada and abroad.
Kashmera can speak to various topics including: emerging trends and payments innovation within digital commerce, open banking (aka consumer-directed finance), blockchain, connected cities and using technology for social good.
Interac is Canada’s payments and digital information exchange and is chosen an average of 18 million times daily to pay and exchange money. We operate an economical, world-class debit payments system with secure, broad-based acceptance, reliable technical infrastructure, and a history of bringing the ecosystem together. For more than 35 years, Interac has been one of Canada’s most trusted financial services brands with one of the lowest rates of fraud globally.