Ellis Odynn

Canada |  Executive Director & Chief AI Officer, Digital Finance Institute


Ellis Odynn champions the title of Canada’s first chief AI officer. Odynn is the executive director and chief AI officer of the Digital Finance Institute (DFI), a global technology think tank. In this capacity, she heads the Institute’s key initiatives — from building partnerships, supporting innovation development, growing the Canadian FinTech & AI communities, and managing international affairs. Odynn is the producer and co-host of the Let’s Tech Podcast, the founder and executive producer of Canada FinTech Week, a financial technology festival, the executive producer of Canada’s annual FinTech & AI Awards, and the host of both North America’s global Artificial Intelligence forum, the AI World Forum, and Canada’s National FinTech conference, FinTech Canada.

Odynn was an event speaker at the Dialogue.