6. David Birch
Dave Birch is a founding director of of innovation at Consult Hyperion, an independent strategic and technical consultancy, based in the UK and US, specialising in secure electronic transactions. Birch provides specialist consultancy support to clients around the world and is the author of the Tomorrow’s Transactions blog. Birch also a sought out speaker on the topic of new currencies.
“Identity is the new money“
7. JP Nicols
As the president/COO of Innosect and co-founder of the Bank Innovators Council, JP Nicols is recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership, and has previously been named to multiple international lists as a top financial services industry influencer and thought leader. JP posts regularly on his own blog and is constantly traveling the globe providing the guidance to organizations hoping to support an innovative culture.
“Most financial institutions are ill-equipped to innovate, and fewer still are prepared to address their cultural barriers and their own ‘business prevention departments’.“
8. Rob Findlay
Rob Findlay is SVP of experience design at the Singapore-based DBS Bank and the founder of Next Bank, an independent, open and collaborative community driving change for the better in financial services through design, innovation and entrepreneurship. Rob is also a mentor for the StartupBootcamp FinTech accelerator and regular contributor to the Next Bank blog.
“Starting with what the customer wants, and how they interact with money is not just the best way, its the ONLY way.“
9. Sam Maule
As co-leader of Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group‘s Emerging Payments Practice, Sam Maule focuses on alternative payments, P2P payments, and cryptocurrency as each relate to current and prospective clients. He is a highly sought after speaker and is the Chief Inspirational Officer at the Digital Finance Institute. His well thought out and highly visual presentations are some of the best in the industry.
“FinTech, generally speaking, doesn’t give near enough attention to those who simply get $h*t done. The art of delivery and actual execution is highly under rated in our industry.“
10. Matteo Rizzi
Matteo Rizzi co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT in 2008. This is where Matteo launched the Innotribe Startup Challenge, the first global challenge for FinTech entrepreneurs. In 2013, Matteo became a Partner in SBT Venture Capital, one of the first funds solely dedicated to FinTech investment. He regularly writes on FinTech and innovation on his personal blog.
“The next generation of Financial Services will be fundamentally different. Our duty is not to fight the disruption, but to embrace it. The journey to fairer, faster, ubiquitous and global access to value has just begun.“