JP Nicols

David Reiling – The Sun Rises on an Equal Playing Field

In the age of innovation, it is now more important than ever to find technology solutions at every financial level.  David Reiling, CEO of Sunrise Bank, explains how they built a strategy on inclusivity and underserved populations, where customer driven innovation powered their rapid growth and when the community succeeds, banking succeeds. David Reiling: David…

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Asher Tan – Bitcoin from the Beginning

When Asher Tan became interested in bitcoin, the best way to be involved was to start a company based on bitcoin. So he did. He began Coinjar in 2013. Now 5 years later, bitcoin is on every tongue in the cultural and economic landscape. Lately, with prices shooting through the roof and then falling again,…

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Dominic Venturo Internal Disruptor Episode 93

Dominic Venturo, the Chief Innovation Officer at U.S. Bank, is one of those industry legends who floats under the radar somehow.  Those of us in the industry consider him to be one of the best in the business, someone who pretty quietly just gets things done. More importantly, somehow I missed in my research how…

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Devika Thapar_Meta Scaler_Episode 92

I finally met someone who can explain “cognitive banking” to me!  Devika Thapar, IBM Watson’s Chief of Staff for Financial Services, is one of those rare techies who can explain deep AI concepts in simple English, or Hindi for that matter.  We lift up the curtain a bit on Watson and where IBM is headed…

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Stephen Ufford The Dapper Tech Founder #91

I immediately hit it off with Stephen.  We were introduced by Kim Hong from Trullio and we spent must of the interview cracking jokes and riffing off each other.  Therefore, for this write-up, I’m going to continue giving Stephen a hard time.  He is one of those younger, hip, good looking, in shape, well-dressed, successful…

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Ohad Samet_Financial Rehabilitator_Episode 90

Ohad Samet describes himself this way on this Twitter profile:  “One of the best Ohad Samets in the world.”  That one sentence pretty much sums up Ohad.  He is funny as hell, smart as hell, sharp witted as hell, and he is the founder of one hell of a product in TrueAccord.

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Margaux Avedisian_The Crypto Comic_Episode 89

Yes, Margaux Avedisian was profiled in the Wall Street Journal.  Yes, she is a bitcoin comic.  Yes, she is quite funny.  But Margaux is also one sharp entrepreneur when it comes to cryptocurrency and the future of money.   During the day she is the world’s funniest EVP at Transform Group and can pretty much…

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Richard Crook_Innovating Bank Ledgers_Episode 88

Richard leads a team of engineers and innovators looking at emerging technologies and their application across RBS. His current focus is on the application of distributed ledger technology including blockchain across RBS.  Or as Richard puts it, I’ve been focused on innovating banking ledgers way before this was cool. Yes, it’s cool now.  Stop your…

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Bianca Lopes The 24/7 Entrepreneur #87

Bianca has done more in her brief time on the tech scene than most people have accomplished in a 30 year career.  She’s founded multiple companies stretching across multiple industries and has now fully grasped the impact biometrics can have on the question of digital identity.  Make sure you check out Bioconnect. Spend five minutes chatting…

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Chloe James_A Curious Mind_Ep86

Chloé James is Group Media and PR Director and Editor of the Australian Retail Banker and Global Retail Banker for global business intelligence and digital media provider, RFi Group.    She is also a presenter on Sky News Australia.  What makes Chloé  stand out in my opinion is the authenticness of her love of tech and…

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Dion Lisle_Rosetta Stone_Episode 85

There are several reasons I’m friends with Dion.  1) He’s smart as hell;  2) he heads up fintech for CapGemni so we basically have the same job; 3) he has less hair than I do; and 4) he is a huge Arsenal football fan.  What more could you ask for in a friend?

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Matthias Kröner_The FinTech Bard_Episode 84

At this point Fidor Bank is a fintech dinosaur, which is actually a compliment.  Matthias Kröner, the CEO of Fidor, founded the bank in Germany back in 2009.  Many of the current concepts and themes of “Neo” and “Challenger” banks have their roots in the Fidor ethos.  Matthias has, and continues to be a true…

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