Archive for April, 2016

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Maria Flyvbjerg Bo

Co-founder at Hufsy Oslo, Norway @MariaFlyvbjerg  |  LinkedIn Profile   What exactly does Hufsy do? Hufsy is a fintech startup. We are making banking better for small businesses. We do this by really investigating their current banking norms and habits, getting a deep understanding of their pains today and their real needs. We found that most small businesses are very dissatisfied with the banking services they get from their bank: The user interface is outdated, it…

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Kristin Hallstrom

Senior Payments Consultant – Digital Payments for American Express London, United Kingdom @KristinHalls1  |  @AmexUK  |  LinkedIn Profile You’re originally from Arizona. How did you come to live in London? When people first learn that I moved from such a warm, sunny and generally easy place to live in, they normally ask this question with shock and wonder! But for me, it easy to answer how the move to London was a very conscious decision. I have…

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Cade Tan

Head of Innovation Partnerships & Culture at DBS Bank Singapore @breadcrummy  |  LinkedIn Profile You grew up in Singapore yet attended university in Texas.  What drove this decision and how was this experience? Upon graduation, my first job was in financial analysis. I had graduated with a Banking & Finance degree but after a year of working with numbers, it was apparent to me that I’m not one of those lucky people that could weave stories…

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Nicole Anderson

CEO at FinTech Circle Innovate | Partner at Circini Partners | Founder Redsand Partners London, United Kingdom @nicoleanmo  |  LinkedIn Profile Please provide a summary overview of FINTECH Circle Innovate. We are a dedicated FinTech innovation advisory working with financial services companies, corporates and international venture arms helping to accelerate innovation and investment returns by connecting them to global FINTECH ecosystems. You are originally from South Africa and began your professional career there.  What prompted you…

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Kaisu Christie

Head of Digital and Innovation at Bank of Queensland Brisbane, Australia @kaisuchristie  |  LinkedIn Profile Can you please provide an overview of your role at Bank of Queensland? My job title is ‘Head of Innovation and Digital’. But what my role actually entails – that’s to transform the way we think, act and deliver so we can continue to be relevant to our customers and to be a bank our customers love and trust. My responsibility…

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Luvleen Sidhu

Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at BankMobile New York City, New York @BankMobile  |  LinkedIn Profile You initially studied medicine at university. What was the deciding factor that drove you to pivot and focus on the ‘family business’? Growing up, I had always wanted to go into medicine, for one overwhelming reason and that was to help others. I felt this need to serve humanity and better people’s lives. To me, medicine was the vehicle to do…

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Roberta Profeta

Innovation Manager London Hub – European Region, for the Chief Innovation Officer Area of Governance at Intesa Sanpaolo @robbieprofeta  |  LinkedIn Profile London, United Kingdom What exactly is your role at Intesa Sanpaolo? Intesa Sanpaolo is Italy’s largest bank and has a global footprint, with a brick and mortar presence of over 4,100 branches in the country and circa 1,200 abroad. Innovation is of strategic relevance for our Group, hence the positioning of the department at Governance…

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Manbassadors, #FemTechLeaders & Wisdom from Generation Z

Manbassadors are magical creatures. I met one this week, probably in one of the best places a sighting can happen: at a FemTechLeaders meetup in New York. Actually, I spotted several amongst the audience, they were already familiar friends. But there was a new one, and just like that, he made our evening discussing how to enlist Manbassadors in promoting diversity simply magical. Meet the Manbassador Magician: Claude Goetz, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP…