Before the pandemic, digital transformation was optional for many organizations. When COVID-19 took hold, necessity dictated that all organizations ‘become digital’. Remote work became the norm, and the agenda for technology investment changed as consumers and businesses expected experiences similar to what they received from Amazon, Netflix, Zoom and Uber.
But the future of banking is far from clear. There are optimists who believe the industry will transform itself through modern technology to be more than it is today. There are pessimists who believe traditional banking is dead. The reality is probably somewhere in between.
We are fortunate to be joined today by Theo Priestley, globally recognized futurist and international speaker, author, and authority on the future of business, technology, and society. He is also working on a collaborative book entitled, ‘The Future Starts Now‘. During the interview, Theo provides perspective on what we can expect as consumers and as bankers.
About the Banking Transformed Podcast
In each Banking Transformed podcast, host Jim Marous has candid conversations with the world’s foremost leaders on what it takes to transform financial institutions during an age of digital disruption. His guests discuss technology, channels, innovation, customer experience, leadership, culture and competitive forces that are changing the banking industry faster than ever before.
Named as one of the most influential people in banking, Jim Marous is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and CEO of the Digital Banking Report. The Digital Banking Report is a subscription-based publication that provides deep insights into the digitization of banking, with over 150 reports in the digital archive available to subscribers.
As a sought after keynote speaker, author and recognized authority on disruption in the financial services industry, Marous has been featured by CNBC and CNN, Cheddar, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The American Banker and has spoken to audiences worldwide. Jim has also advised the White House on banking policy.