Author, Co-Founder of FTS Group, BBE Executive Producer
About the Author
Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT - where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now - a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of "The FinTech Revolution" and "Talents & Rebels" and is fluent in 5 languages. Twitter: Website: Instagram: Linkedln: Provoke:

Episode 95: AI Takes Over

AI is taking over! But fear not, at the wheel of this movement, we find some top key players in the field – to educate our audience on its termonology, current landscape, pandemic impact, the evolving roles and opportunities for the technology – either for entrepreneurs or large entreprises. This and more, in an engaging…

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Episode 94: Money2020 Special – Exclusive Sneak Peak

If you are an insider in this revolutionary industry, you already know it – but let us shout it out loud… Money2020 Europe is back! Breaking Banks Europe takes the lead into this exclusive sneak peek, led by our Executive Producer – Matteo Rizzi, and the event orchestrators Tracey Davies (President) and Scarlett Sieber (Chief…

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Episode 405: Driving Change Through Talent and Infrastructure

Matteo Rizzi, Executive Producer and co-host for Breaking Banks Europe talks with Neville Bourke from Futurus and Drew Graham, former Director of Digital Strategy for Barclays to explore the tensions between talent and infrastructure, and between corporate executives and entrepreneurs. From the corporate inclination to try to explain a future that is unexplainable, to how…

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Episode 93: Talent Infrastructure

Time to shake things up! This week, Matteo Rizzi takes us on the “Talent Revolution”, showcasing stories and strategies that two brilliant trailblazers on the space went through in their impressive careers both in the corporate space and as advisors for diverse projects in order to create some structure for retaining and attracting real measurable…

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Episode 91: BlockIS Mini-Series: Focusing on AgriTech

This week we finalize our BlockIS Mini-Series with the fascinating theme of AgriFood. Matteo Rizzi (also mentor at the initiative) leads the discussion, where Alessandro Chelli (Apio) and Žiga Drev (Trace Labs – OriginTrail Core Developers) showcase their incredible track records and innovative solutions for the space. Join us this week for one more episode of…

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Episode 88: News From The FinTech Front (July)

This month’s News From The FinTech Front is hosted by Matteo Rizzi and starred by two of the responsables for providing the fintech audience with the latest updates in the financial industry. We will be exploring the neo banks panorama (Bunq, Railsbank, Revolut, Starling), the intensified “talent battle” in the US banks and the rise…

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Episode 86: Open Innovation Series: Collaboration models with startups and entrepreneurs

Open Innovation! A key concept for the financial services industry, in which several use-cases have been drawn for, on how innovation has been deployed and collaboration has been instaurated. To start this new series, Matteo Rizzi calls 4 stakeholders from different corners of the planet – absolute leaders in their regions: Diego Calascibetta (Grupo Santander,…

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Episode 85: Introducing the Block.IS Initiative

Breaking Banks Europe meets Block.IS! The mission of our show is to highlight European Fintech at large with a special taste for specific projects along the way – one of which, is the Block.IS. A European Commission project that set sail to find, nurture and boost solutions and clusters across the continent in the search for blockchain…

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Episode 83: The future of payments and the disappearing “point of sale”

Transactions at the point of sale have been shifting for some time now withapps like Uber turning payments invisible and contactless. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed even more transactions online and consumers have begun to experiment with new ways of paying. Improved, innovative payment experiences will be in many more places in the years to…

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Episode 79: Innovation and Tech Zoom In: Digital Native Financial Products, a blink to real blockchain use cases

Did someone say..#BLOCKCHAINN? The buzzword is out, and we are making a case for real blockchain use cases & digitally native financial products, on our first installment of the new series “Breaking Chains”, hosted by Matteo Rizzi and (of course…) Ajit Tripathi! For this, we invited Stani Kulechov (Aave) and Jean-Marc Stenger (Societe Generale Forge)! …

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Episode 76: SHE/HER 360

WELCOME TO SHE/HER – an honest checkpoint discussion on where gender equality is in the fintech sector and, more broadly speaking, in tech and innovation. Where do we still see the most problematic gaps, how we can ally to overcome them and how has the pandemic impacted this progress in different social clusters. A new…

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Episode 75: FinTech Journeys Across The World – Israel

Let’s take a trip to the Middle Eastern Silicon Valley – a progressive, disruptive and innovative ecosystem, that our audience must know more about! For this, our Executive Producer Matteo Rizzi, invites old friends and industry leaders to tell us the tales of their backgrounds and introduce you all to the country in the newest…

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