Tag: future

The Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

Today, we have the honor of connecting with Azeem Azhar, the brain behind the Exponential View newsletter and podcast. How to describe Azeem… Thinker, writer, advisor, technologist and former founder. After studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford, Azeem has pursued a career spanning journalism, venture investing, machine learning, natural language processing, entrepreneurship and advisory. In addition to his work on the Exponential […]

The Power of Artificial Intelligence for Good and Evil

Artificial intelligence and automation are becoming powerful forces of change in the world today, and the impacts of these technologies will shape the next few decades at least. This episode is part of a conversation I had with three smart and experienced entrepreneurs and thinkers, who all happen to work in fintech. Maybe I’ll released […]

Can a Bank Be a Unicorn? with OakNorth

Today we have the great pleasure of catching up with Cristina Alba Ochoa, CFO, and Valentina Kristensen, Head of Marketing, of OakNorth, one of the UK’s leading banks. You thought I was going to say leading challenger banks, which of course they are, but I think it’s fair to say they’re punching well above their […]

All About Insurtech with Nigel Walsh

Today we’re thrilled to be joined by Nigel Walsh, aka Mr. InsurTech. Nigel is a partner in Deloitte’s Financial Services technology practice, where he focuses on insurtech. With a background in end-to-end technology transformation, Nigel works with insurers on the journey to becoming truly digital. Prior to joining Deloitte, Nigel led the UK Insurance business […]

Tech, Talent and Diversity in a Changing World with Russ Shaw

Russ Shaw is the Founder of Tech London Advocates (TLA), a private sector led group of leaders promoting London’s technology sector and addressing the issues on the horizon. The group is a not-for-profit community of individuals with aspirations to build and promote London as a world leading digital and technology city. Russ has led a […]

Making Banking 10x Better with Former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Chairman of 10x Future Technologies, a UK-based fintech company creating digital platforms for banks. Antony is also Group Chairman of Currencies Direct, an FX and international payments provider, and a board member of Blockchain, one of the leading software platforms for digital assets, backed by the likes of […]

Bringing Google Thinking to Core Banking with Thought Machine

Paul Taylor is the founder and CEO of Thought Machine, a brand new banking platform combining a Google-like approach to software with bank-like requirements for functionality. Prior to Thought Machine, Paul headed the text-to-speech group at Google. He joined Google in 2010 when they acquired his company, Phonetic Arts. Phonetic Arts developed speech synthesis technology […]

Fintech, Blockchain and ICOs with Futurist Lex Sokolin

Lex Sokolin is a futurist and entrepreneur focused on the next generation of financial services. He directs Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a leading research firm for the financial sector, helping clients understand and leverage innovation. Prior to joining Autonomous Research, Lex founded and ran NestEgg Wealth, a roboadvisor that pioneered online wealth management and […]

Creating A New Experience Layer with Curve

Shachar Bialick is the Founder and CEO of Curve – the smarter banking card for business. Curve works like….well, magic. It lets you spend on all your cards on a single piece of plastic and even go back later and change which card you paid with. Over 75,000 have signed up since Curve launched last […]

Innovation & Open Talent with BBVA

Today, we’re thrilled to be joined by not one but three guests from BBVA, a bank setting the pace for innovation among incumbents. We connected with BBVA as part of their Open Talent Competition. Last week in London, BBVA held their Fintech for Companies final, organized in conjunction with Innovate Finance. In this episode, we’ll […]

ICOs, Tokens and the Future of Money

Today we’re thrilled to be joined by acclaimed author Dave Birch, back on Rebank for Round 2. Dave previously joined us on Episode 24 to explore developments in digital identity. Dave is an internationally-recognized thought leader in digital money and digital identity. He has been named one of the global top 15 best sources of […]

Incubating Fintech Startups with Entrepreneur First

Matt Clifford is the co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading technology company builder. EF invests in top technical individuals to help them build world-class deep tech startups in London and Singapore. Since 2011, they’ve created over 100 startups, including Magic Pony, an AI company acquired by Twitter in 2016, and Cleo, a […]

Special Episode: Insider Advice for Fintech Founders

Welcome back after a week off last week – our first in a year. Wow. Hope everyone’s having some fun this summer. We’ve got some amazing guests lined up over the next few months, so stay tuned for that. We’re increasingly active in our newsletter lately – if you’d like to be a part of […]

The VC View: Balderton Capital on European Fintech

Rob Moffat is a Partner at Balderton Capital, a London-based venture capital firm that has invested in fintech businesses including GoCardless, Revolut, Crowdcube, Nutmeg, Seedcamp, ComplyAdvantage, Wonga, Zopa and more. Prior to joining Balderton, Rob worked at Bain & Company and Google. Rob holds degrees from Cambridge and INSEAD. As always, connect with us on […]

Episode 49: Fintech Serial Entrepreneurship

Charlie Delingpole is the founder and CEO of ComplyAdvantage, a company using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help prevent financial crime. Prior to founding ComplyAdvantage, Charlie co-founded and ran MarketInvoice, a leading alternative lending platform focused on invoice finance. Charlie founded his first startup in 1999, and somehow managed to run it for seven […]

Episode 48: The Fintech VC’s View: Eight Roads Ventures

Michael Treskow is a Partner at Eight Roads Ventures, focusing on venture and growth investments in technology companies across Europe. Previously, Michael worked at Accel in London, where he was involved with investments in companies such as Funding Circle, GoCardless and WorldRemit. He moved to London from San Francisco, where he did cross-stage investing in […]

Episode 47: The Fintech VC’s View: Octopus Ventures and Atomico

A couple weeks ago we joined our friends at Innovate Finance in London for their annual VCs Take the Stage event, where we caught up with two of the headliners. The first interview you hear is with Alex Macpherson, CEO of Octopus Ventures, the £660 million venture capital arm of UK fund manager Octopus Group. […]

Episode 46: Rethinking Mortgages with Trussle

Ishaan Malhi is CEO and Founder of Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage advisor. Trussle uses technology to help homebuyers and existing homeowners select from the over ten thousand mortgage and remortgage options on the market in the UK. Trussle has attracted investment from a range of noteworthy backers, including Zoopla, Seedcamp and the co-founders […]

Episode 45: Building the Rails to Support the Data Industry

Danny Gilligan is back for round 2 with Rebank, this time to discuss the future of data. Danny is the co-founder of Data Republic, a company building the rails to support the emerging data industry. Danny is also co-founder and managing partner of Reinventure, an Australia-based, fintech venture capital fund. Danny joined us in Episode […]

Episode 44: ClearBank: The Biggest Thing in Fintech?

Nick Ogden is the Founder and Executive Chairman of ClearBank, the UK’s first new clearing bank in more than 250 years. ClearBank offers banking infrastructure, including clearing, to incumbent and startup financial services companies and fintechs. Built on real time technology, ClearBank aims to support increased transparency and competition in the UK banking market. Prior […]

Episode 41: An API Layer That Could Change Banking Forever

Nigel Verdon is a pillar of the London fintech community. Prior to founding Railsbank, an API-layer connecting fintechs to a wide range of banking and payments services in five lines of code, he founded and ran CurrencyCloud, an API-based FX and payments solution, invested as a venture capitalist at Orange Growth Ventures, advised startups in […]

Episode 38: The Future of Computing

Scott Crowder is the CTO of IBM’s Quantum Computing business. In March, IBM announced the construction of a 50-qubit quantum computer as part of its IBM Q program, an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems. IBM Q enables customers to access quantum systems and services via the cloud. The technology sits […]

Episode 36: The Convergence of SME Banking & Accounting

Darren Fell is the Founder and CEO of Crunch, one of the original cloud-based accounting platforms, launched in 2009. Crunch serves thousands of sole traders and small businesses in the UK with an ever-increasing range of accounting and financial services products. Lav Odorovic is Co-Founder and CEO of Penta, a Berlin-based neobank offering banking services to early-stage […]

Episode 35: Quantum Computing & AI

Brett King, acclaimed author, speaker, futurist and host of the Breaking Banks radio show joins us to discuss quantum computing and AI following the Innovate Finance Global Summit event in London on April 10th, 2017.

Episode 32: Why Data Will Change the World

Today, we’re thrilled to be joined by Usama Fayyad. Usama is the CEO of Open Insights, a US-based data strategy and technology company. Usama also serves as CTO of Stella.AI a Mountain View, CA based, VC-Funded startup, and as Interim Chief Operations & Technology Officer for new, innovation-focused division of MTN, Africa’s largest telecommunications provider. […]

Episode 31: Digital Banking is 1% Finished

Today we’re thrilled to be joined by fintech superstar David Brear, one of the most prominent thinkers and doers in our industry. David is focused on addressing one of the biggest challenges in banking: driving technological innovation at large, incumbent organizations. David Brear is CEO and co-founder of 11:FS, a FinTech consultancy that helps banks […]

Episode 30: The Future of Bank-Fintech Collaboration

Today, we’re joined by two of the Queens of Fintech, Duena Blomstrom and Liz Lumley, for an insightful conversation about bank-fintech collaboration, plus an exclusive announcement from Duena. Duena headed sales for Meniga, a successful Icelandic fintech startup, from 2010-2015. Duena has been investing in and advising fintech startups since then, especially on commercial and […]

Episode 28: Fintech Venture Investing & The Future of Data

Today we’re thrilled to be joined by Simon Cant and Danny Gilligan, founding partners of Reinventure, an Australia-based, fintech venture capital fund. Simon and Danny are entrepreneurs, and they bring that experience and mindset to venture investing. We cover a number of interesting topics today, including how Reinventure thinks about fintech investing, how best to […]

Episode 26: AI, VR and the Future of the Banking Experience

In Episode 26, we’re joined by entrepreneur and innovator Dhiraj Mukherjee. Dhiraj is Head of Innovation at Virgin Money, a prominent UK bank and part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. After graduating from Dartmouth College and then Stanford GSB, Dhiraj co-founded Shazam, one of the best known apps of all time. Launched in 2002, the […]

Episode 22: Fintech & Venture Capital

Today’s episode is a fascinating look at fintech from the venture capitalist’s perspective. Pascal Bouvier (@pascalbouvier) is a full-time venture capital investor, fintech practitioner and prolific blogger. Before becoming a full-time venture capitalist, Pascal founded and ran startups, worked for commercial and investment banks, and has been at one time or another a CFO, COO, […]

Episode 20: Where We’re Going From Here, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part review of our first 18 episodes. Before you rip out your headphones in disgust, let me explain. I’m not a fan of the classic “year in review”, I mean, we were all there, right? If we were paying attention the first time around, why do we need to […]

Episode 19: Where We’re Going From Here, Part 1

Episode 19 is a special one. We’re celebrating the year-end with a long-overdue dive into some of the key concepts that have found their way across multiple episodes to date. We’ve interviewed some of the most noteworthy founders, investors, thinkers and doers in fintech & banking innovation over the past few months. Their insight and […]

Episode 16: Building Moven and Breaking Banks

Brett King (@brettking) is a bestselling author and was voted Innovator of the Year for 2012 by American Banker. Since 2010 Brett has released 5 Global Bestselling books, including Bank 2.0, Branch Today – Gone Tomorrow, Bank 3.0, Breaking Banks and his latest Augmented. His books have topped bestseller charts for banking in 18 countries […]

Episode 15: IBM Watson & the Future of Cognition

David Robson leads IBM Watson business in the European financial services sector. Perhaps the world’s most recognizable AI system (after HAL 9000), IBM’s Watson is live across multiple industries and is using artificial intelligence to solve hard, real world problems. For the uninitiated: Watson is a cognitive computer that can read, understand, reason and engage […]

Episode 14: The Voice First Revolution

Brian Roemmele is the consummate Renaissance man. He is a scientist, researcher, analyst, connector, thinker and doer. More than anything, I’ve found Brian to be an observer of the world, asking questions and following his seemingly infinite curiosity to the root of an astounding variety of issues. Over the long, winding arc of his career, […]

Episode 6: Blockchain!

Today, we’re joined by Alex Tapscott, a globally recognized thought-leader, advocate, speaker and writer focused on the impact of emerging technologies on business, society and government. Alex is the co-author of the critically acclaimed best-seller, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World. He is the author of dozens […]

Episode 4: The Future of Banking

Today, we’re joined by none other than Chris Skinner, one of the world’s most authoritative voices on the future of banking. Chris is a writer, speaker, analyst and commentator covering all things digital banking. Chris has published multiple books on the future of banking and fintech, including most recently ValueWeb, which in Chris’s own words […]

Episode 2: The Future of Data Science

In Episode 2, we take a look at what’s going on in the world of data science, where recent and coming developments are likely to have a huge impact on customer experience across industries and in turn shape customer expectations for banking and financial services. Skylar Lyon, Senior Data Scientist at Accenture, breaks it down […]

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