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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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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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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…

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Rachel Slade

General Manager, Global Transactional Services at Westpac Group Sydney, Australia @Westpac  |  LinkedIn Profile I lead Global Transaction Services for Westpac Group. As a member of the Institutional Bank Executive Team, I lead teams with accountability for transactional banking and trade products and sales globally, serving financial institutions, government and corporate and institutional clients. I also lead Qvalent – a wholly owned subsidiary that provides web-based software and support services that enable medium to large enterprises…

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Harriet Wakelam

Head of Customer Experience at Medibank Melbourne, Australia @hwakelam  |  LinkedIn Profile Medibank is celebrating a new generation. Generation Better shares the belief that better health leads to better lives. As Australia’s largest private health insurer we cover more than 3 million Australians. We’re improving the way we do things to help all Australians achieve better health. Our relationships with providers mean we can negotiate great deals for our members. Our Members’ Choice network is one of…