BAFT CONNECT – Trade Tech Day


Webinar + Virtual Networking Co-Hosted by BAFT and CGI

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time: 10:00 EDT (New York) / 15:00 BST (London) / 16:00 CEST (Frankfurt) / 18:00 GST (Dubai) / 22:00 SGT (Singapore)

The State of Trade Technology: Where are we Now and Where are we Going?

The influx of new and innovative technologies has given rise to a variety of initiatives in banking and trade finance to support digital acceleration, collaboration, rising compliance requirements, and improving processes to increase efficiencies. Banks are also contending with mounting ESG expectations as well as the continued challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With this in mind, BAFT and CGI asked for member input on financial institution technology priorities. This webinar will discuss the survey results, providing current insights from banks on the state of technology in trade and the criticality of future innovation investments.


  • Scott Stevenson, Senior Vice President, Trade, BAFT


  • Patrick DeVilbiss, Senior Offering Manager, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, CGI
  • Dyanne Carenza, Vice President & Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Scotiabank
  • Maryse Lepage, Product Owner & Product Manager, National Bank of Canada


Registration for this webinar is now closed. Select webinars are available to watch on-demand.


April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022 - BAFT CONNECT - Trade Tech Day
Dyanne Carenza
Dyanne Carenza
Vice President & Head Trade and Supply Chain Finance

Dyanne is a world-wise executive with experience in the banking sector including transaction banking, lending, product management and strategy creation. She is a multi-lingual, high energy, enterprise solutions leader with a proven track record for building relationships and leading high-performance teams. Dyanne re-joined Scotiabank and as Vice-President, Head Trade Finance & Supply Chain, she has global responsibility to build and promote the traditional trade and supply chain finance businesses. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Dyanne graduated from McGill University with a major in Economics and successfully completed programs at Queen's University and the Richard Ivey School of Business. She is passionate about cross-border flows and in helping businesses realize their success in international markets. Dyanne is sought after as advisor and board member for numerous public, private and government entities. In addition, she is often called on to present at conferences and industry association meetings.

Patrick DeVilbiss
Patrick DeVilbiss
Senior Offering Manager, Trade and Supply Chain Solutions

Patrick DeVilbiss is a subject matter expert in trade finance and oversees product management of CGI Trade360, a SaaS-based end-to-end trade finance platform utilized by global financial institutions to deliver trade services. He has supported the development of large-scale platforms delivered to top 10 global financial institutions in the trade finance space. Previously he worked for the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade, where he helped to position the transaction banking industry for long-term growth and success by developing best practices and delivering education and training to member institutions.

Maryse Lepage
Maryse Lepage
Product Owner & Product Manager
National Bank of Canda

Maryse Lepage is a Manager for International Solutions at National Bank of Canada. She is responsible for the evolution of the International products platform. More precisely, in collaboration with her team, she manages the platform on a day-to-day basis, including updates, new functionalities, internal processes, support for all users and the transformation of legacy systems towards a more modern vision. She has been at the Bank for more than 10 years as an Account Manager, IT Advisor, Product Owner for Data Project, Advisor for Letter of Guarantee, Manager, and Product Owner for International Products. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce with a minor in IT from John Molson School of Business and a Certificate in Project Management from HEC Montreal.

Scott Stevenson
Scott Stevenson
Senior Vice President, Trade

Scott Stevenson is the Senior Vice President of Trade at BAFT. Stevenson leads the association’s trade-focused policy, practices, and education initiatives, and supports its trade-related councils and committees. Prior to joining BAFT, Stevenson was a senior advisor for AF Capital Partners, which provided expertise in emerging market structured and project finance for development banking institutions. For two years, he consulted development banks and export credit agencies following a 17-year career at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank Group in various trade and investment project leadership roles. Before joining the IFC, Stevenson was the regional head of financial institutions at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, and his MBA from York University.