The Future of Payments is Fast, Seamless, Safe and Embedded

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FEATURING: Mike Cook, Global Payments Leader at IBM

Before the rise of PayPal, Venmo, and dozens of other new payment solutions, banks didn’t look at the payments function as an epicenter for innovation. Times have changed.

Digitization of front, middle, and back office processes, plus an explosion of fintech experimentation around the world, have turned the payments function into a competitive weapon rather than a cost center. In parallel, the rise of contextual or embedded finance mean that payments innovation is changing the operating models for banks and the industries they serve.

Our guest is Mike Cook, global payments leader at IBM. We discuss how the center of transformation in banking is focused on payments and how legacy financial institutions can keep pace with a new generation of providers.


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IBM has created a payments fabric where ecosystem members can easily, quickly and economically collaborate and consume payments services from banks, other Financial institutions, or FinTechs.. The IBM Payments Center brings together all elements of IBM to offer clients payments modernization services in a Payments as a Service offering.

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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.

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Jim Marous Profile PictureNamed 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.

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