Paolo Sironi

Special Episode – Platform Innovation from within a Bank 101

If you still think banks cannot innovate in the platform economy, you can’t miss this episode. Paolo Sironi hosts 2 interviews: first with Rajesh Kumar, former Chief GM of State Bank of India and mastermind of YONO (“You Only Need One”) lifestyle and banking app – a digital marketplace and financial superstore. Rajesh kindly shared…

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Episode 62: News From The FinTech Front (January / 2021 Predictions)

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Episode 61: Innovation and Tech Zoom In – Talking Gamification

Welcome to the 62st episode of Breaking Banks Europe – where we are “Talking Gamification” with experts Jasmin Karatas and Philipp Wagner, and with a special participation of Matthias Kröner. This week we are moderated by Paolo Sironi, that personally took an interest on the topic on his literature (http://amzn.to/38Xvlyb). But that does this concept…

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Episode 59: Breaking Carbon – Financial Services & Climate Change

This week, Paolo Sironi inaugurates the first episode of a new series, while opening the new year for our show! BREAKING CARBON will investigate the link between technology and the environment, discussing all positive and negative externalities of exponential technologies, hence the needed responsible role of banking and fintech. We will open this new series…

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Episode 55: Innovation and Tech Zoom In: EdTech

A new week of Breaking Banks Europe, this time with a discussion around the facilitation of knowledge through the usage of technology – commonly known as EdTech. Paolo Sironi leads this 3-part interview with 3 different initiatives that are bringing education to new standards, by using the digital space as a way for new literacy…

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Episode 42: Innovation and Tech Zoom In – Decentralized Finance

DeCentralised Finance or DeFi is a shorthand for peer to peer public blockchain based financial services. While this sector has seen exponential growth from a low base in the last two years, skepticism abounds. On one hand Silicon Valley VCs such as Andressen and Draper have raised 500+ million dollar VC funds for the defi…

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Episode 41: Building Bridges

This week, we gathered non-other of some of the biggest thought leaders in the fintech and banking ecosystem to discuss a few highlights trending in everyone’s feed, and give their unmuted, unfiltered perspectives, from both an EU & US perspective. Furthermore, the hosts debate co-joint initiative live to all the audience, for Banking Transformed (Jim…

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Episode 30: Innovation and Tech Zoom In – When Theology meets Technology

“When Theology meets Technology” BBE hosts two inspiring conversations about the essence of technology, the condition of human beings and the need of ethics to guide their interaction towards inclusive progress for humanity on a planet made of limited resources. By the way, did you know that the first bank in the world was created…

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Special Episode: The European Commission talks Digital Innovation

Breaking Banks Europe brings to you the very voice of the European Commission. This special #BBE episode discusses current initiatives to create an efficient digital infrastructure across the EU. Paolo Sironi and Matteo Rizzi are pleased to host Joan Rodrigues Frade – lead ITC architect of the 7 Billion EUR “Connecting Europe Facility” (CEF) –…

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Episode 27: BBE Outside In – Singapore

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Special Episode: News From The FinTech Front – Part 2

One month later, it’s time for a follow up with our European correspondents on the state of things around Europe. What has changed? What is the impact of Covid-19 and how some fintechs are helping SME’s survive?Government resources unlocked to help SME’s – will it be enough?Coronavirus hits fintech funding in Q1 globally, but not…

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Episode 22: Innovation and Tech Zoom In: Platform Mindset and Open Banking Reality

Open Banking is here to stay but fintech and bank mindsets have to change from early-days sandbox to strategic platform thinking. this way only they can harvest the revenue-generating capabilities of outcome economies. Nina Mohanty and Paolo Sironi host an in-depth conversation with two seasoned professionals: Louise Beaumont of tech UK, who advises industry leaders…

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