Archive for November, 2015

Renee Brown

Renee D. Brown

SVP, Director of Social Media, Wells Fargo Charlotte, North Carolina @ReneeDBrown  |  LinkedIn Profile Please provide a summary overview of your role at Wells Fargo. Today I lead Enterprise Social Media which includes the development and implementation of enterprise social media strategies. My team runs point on team member social engagement, social listening, analysis, marketing, new trends and partnership on social care practices across the company. Your first job was in radio.  Can you elaborate…

Angela Biener

Angela Biener

Chief Operating Officer at nTrust Vancouver, Canada @Ang_Biener  |  LinkedIn Profile Please describe your a typical work day.   As Chief Operating Officer, I have my hands in pretty much everything.  I oversee the day-to-day global operations, business development and compliance regime efforts in existing and emerging jurisdictions. You originally worked in the on-line fraud security space. What has the transition been like to nTrust?  What experiences did you draw on? When we started out,…

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Jo Lang

Jo Lang

Director, Platform & Research at R3CEV LLC New York City, New York @ProofofJo & @R3CEV  |  LinkedIn Profile What makes R3 unique in the FinTech space in your opinion? Founded and led by noted creative thought leader in financial markets innovation, David Rutter, R3 is composed of a highly specialized team of financial services industry veterans, technologists, financial markets experts and new tech entrepreneurs. We leverage our members’ decades of experience and deep networks within financial services and…

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Eve Callahan

Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications at Umpqua Bank Portland, Oregon @umpquabank  |  LinkedIn Profile You are the first classically trained Juilliard violinist we’ve interviewed.  How important is a diverse background, and in particular Liberal Arts, in establishing a strong management team with respect to banking? Ultimately, business is about people – whether you’re trying to reach other businesses or consumers, people are at the center of both. Management teams with diverse perspectives and life experiences are…

Katryna Dow

Katryna Dow

CEO & Founder at Meeco Sydney, Australia   @katrynadow  |  LinkedIn Profile What makes your company unique with respect to FinTech in your opinion? A recent report by the Boston Consulting Group, estimated that by 2020 the personal information economy would be valued at 1 Trillion Euros.  The research concluded that approximately 670 Billion Euros would flow back to individuals via new services such as Meeco. Currently Financial institutions purchase personal data and on-line behaviour…

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Sylvie Boucheron-Saunier

Regional General Manager & VP, Continental Europe at ACI Payment Systems Mairseille, France @sylvieboucheron  |  LinkedIn Profile You have an extensive background in the tech and payments industry.  What do you believe have been the most influential changes to the FI space over the past five years? First, we have seen an acceleration of consolidation and standardization: Business consolidation: (banks, but also technology providers) and technical consolidation of payment systems for instance, which is the…

ACI Global Payments: The Importance of Diversity

My first months at ACI over a decade ago produced a constant stream of discovery and amazement.  While much of that amazement was exciting, other times it was confusing and somewhat disappointing.  For example, while I was happy to continually find more and more talented and motivated people producing important and highly regarded products, I was concerned and even puzzled that there were no women in senior roles at ACI. At first I rationalized this…

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Mani Thiru

Practice Director – Digital Transformation at Cognizant Sydney, Australia @ManiThiru  |  LinkedIn Profile What exactly is your role at Cognizant? I head the digital consulting practice for Australia. I work with a motley crew of pirates, hipsters, self-confessed geeks and artists passionate about creating great experiences for customers (of our corporate clients). The technical lingo would translate that as digital advisory and transformative delivery by a multi-disciplinary team of strategists, technologists, designers and data scientists. Our…

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Melanie (Ciufo) Shapiro, PhD

Founder/CEO at Case New York City, New York @melshapiro  |  LinkedIn Profile Case ties physical identity & location to secure transaction signing, and provides advanced cryptographic key management services.  The native implementation is crypto currency, but we’ve since configured our technology for a variety of use-cases both on and off the blockchain. You sold your first company, Digsby, back in 2010.  How did you make the transition from a company such as Digsby to cryptocurrency? I…

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Rebecca Schapiro

Director of Brand & Strategy at Funding Circle @rschapi  |  LinkedIn Profile San Francisco, California What do you consider to be unique with respect to Funding Circle’s  in relation to the FinTech community? Funding Circle is unique in that it’s the leading global marketplace focused exclusively on small business loans. Everywhere in the world we go, we see small business owners facing similar challenges of accessing fast, affordable financing to grow their business.  I’m quite proud…