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CEO Confidential

By Michelle Moffatt and Amy Ciolek Picture this… You are at a work function or out at a dinner party with friends, and someone asks you, ‘what do you do’? Do you: A)   Mumble something hardly audible because you feel a little awkies because in reality you are the big boss running the show B)   Add words like; ‘just’, ‘only’, ‘small’ or ‘little’ to describe your empire that is minting it C)   Proclaim proudly and…

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Diversity Buffet: Sydney FemTech Meetup

By Michelle Moffatt & Amy Ciolek Since our inaugural Femtech Leaders Meet Up a few new and exciting things have happened here in Sydney which we want to let you know about: We linked up with the New Finance Sydney Meet Up group, cosying up for a fireside chat with Blythe Masters (block chain guru and fellow Femtech Leader) The Tyro Fintech Hub that hosts our Meet Up moved into their brand spanking new hub…

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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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Chief Operating Officer at NZX Limited Wellington, New Zealand @mandysimpson  |   LinkedIn Profile You are originally from the UK.  What prompted the move to New Zealand?  And how hard was it to be away from family? I made the move initially for lifestyle reasons. I was spending at least 3 hours a day commuting in London and just felt like I was wasting so much time. I spent some holiday time in New Zealand, fell…

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Michelle Moffatt

Head of Internal Audit at Tyro Payments @fintechcoach  |  LinkedIn Profile Sydney, Australia You grew up in South Africa but have lived and worked all over the world.  How has this impacted your world view, particularly with respect to FinTech? My experience of growing up in a developing country meant that there is always a way to make it work, you just need to be persistent and innovative. I did hold a view that things were bigger…

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Claire Rogers

Head of Digital Strategy and Innovation for the Retail Bank of ANZ. Melbourne,  Australia LinkedIn Profile What led you into a career in Digital? I spent nearly four years working in Europe around 2000, based in London, at the time when the Euro currency was launched – an exciting time participating in the formation of  a new market!  As a consumer in the UK I enjoyed the online purchasing experience while I lived there, the like…

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Amy Ciolek

Senior Associate at Ashurst Sydney, Australia @AmyCiolek  |  LinkedIn Profile I am a senior associate in the financial services and products team, a subset of Banking and Finance.  I work with Australia’s major banks, smaller banks, mutuals (community banks),  non-bank lenders, foreign banking branches, and various other financial or credit service provider.  I  also work with industry associations, start-ups, existing clients looking at opening new lines of business, software companies and other businesses dealing with lenders…

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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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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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Jessica Ellerm

Business Development Manager at Tyro Payments Sydney, Australia @JessicaEllerm  |  LinkedIn Profile As a Business/Partner Development Manager, my role is to facilitate new Tyro partnerships. Traditionally we have focused on building a partner community with local and global point of sale software vendors, however as we are evolving as a banking business we’ll be seeking new partnerships in other software verticals, like the cloud accounting sector. In addition to this, I work with our sector…