IBM FinTech Strategy and Author
About the Author
Paolo is one of the most respected voices in the FinTech industry globally, providing business expertise and strategic thinking to a network of executives among banks, insurers, startups and investment firms. Celebrated author on quantitative finance, digital transformation and economics theory, he explores the biological underpinnings of financial markets and how to bolster with technology and business innovation the global economy’s immune system in today’s volatile times.

Episode 231: The Bankers’ Bookshelf: Financial Intermediation and Technology: What’s Old, What’s New?

In the latest episode of The Bankers’ BookShelf, host Paolo Sironi engages in an insightful discussion with renowned economist Arnoud Boot. Boot, a professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, delves into the European Central Bank’s Working Paper,…

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Episode 228: The Bankers’ BookShelf – Banking in 2035: three possible futures

In a dynamic conversation on the Bankers’ Bookshelf podcast, Paolo Sironi and Edwin Saliba from Economist Impact delve into the future of banking through qualitative scenarios and quantitative data. They explore Economist Impact’s report “Banking in 2035: Three Possible Futures,” outlining five Mega Trends shaping banking, including digital transformation and economic fragmentation. The discussion focuses…

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Episode 225: The Bankers’ BookShelf: Customer Centricity

The Bankers’ BookShelf is back, and this week Paolo Sironi invited Erin Taylor and Anette Broløs – Co-founders of Finthropology to delve into the essence of finance beyond mere numbers. They argue that for most people, finance serves to achieve life goals and maintain social relationships, emphasizing the human aspect of financial transactions. The conversation highlights the…

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Episode 222: The Bankers’ Bookshelf: Digital Finance in the EU

In the second episode of THE BANKERS’ BOOKSHELF hosted by Paolo Sironi, Mario Nava (Director General of DG REFORM for EU Commission) and Thorsten Beck (Director of the Florence School of Banking and Finance at the European University Institute) discuss the recent research “Digital Finance in the EU: drivers, risks, and opportunities”. The episode delves…

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Episode 219: The Bankers’ BookShelf – Platforms and Sandwich Economics

In the premiere episode of “The Bankers’ BookShelf,” Sangeet Choudary and Paolo Sironi explore the intricacies of sandwich economics, AI, and the future of banking. Drawing inspiration from Choudary’s book “Platform Revolution,” they delve into how platforms reshape industries and the geopolitical landscape. They discuss AI’s role in commoditizing knowledge, the shift from labor to…

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Episode 213: News From The FinTech Front (January 2024)

In this engaging podcast episode hosted by Paolo Sironi, and joined by Bruno Macedo and Natasa Kyprianidou the discussion delved into the dynamic landscape of financial technology. The JPMorgan Chase latest announcement kicked off the conversation by revealing a staggering increase in hacking attempts, reaching 45 million cyber attacks daily, highlighting the evolving sophistication of…

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Episode 178: News from The FinTech Front (May)

Too much to catch up with? No problem, your “News From The FinTech Front” is back – this time unmuting the incredible Sandra Mianda and Monica Millares, hosted by Paolo Sironi.In this episode, we talked about Goldman Sachs spinning off an AI-powered social-business network Louisa. Linda Yaccarino wanting to turn Twitter into a super app?…

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Episode 126 – Breaking Payments: Keys to success in hyper-growth companies

The first Breaking Payments episode is here! PPRO is powering this incredible overview of some of the “Keys to success in hyper-growth companies” – basically how to ensure growth through the voices of some of the most dynamic companies in the industry. How to generate growth for your clients? Which are the operational challenges that…

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Episode 115: Innovation in Capital Markets

Today’s word is “Capital Markets”. Paolo Sironi with two top guests explores the fintech opportunities in corporate finance for companies and investors.Mariem Mahdbi, founder and CEO of Valuecometrics proposes a solution to make ESG analysis on companies to include these metrics in valuation, considering not only backward-looking but also forward-looking data.Rami el Dokany, Secretary General…

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Episode 104: Breaking Carbon – ESG Billion Funds

A new installment of Breaking Carbon is here and this time – it is all about ESG! During this one-hour episode, we forget the acronym and step by step – break down what it actually means to integrate “environmental, social and corporate governance”. The momentum was well chosen with the #COP26 summit in Glasgow, and…

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Episode 78: Breaking Wealth – The Intersection between the Wealth of Families and the Needs of entrepreneurs

BBE brings you the first installment of “Breaking Wealth” with a focus on the particular “Intersection between the Wealth of Families and the Needs of entrepreneurs” led by Paolo Sironi and industry experts Matteo Novelli and Roberto Nicastro! Wealth Management never sounded more insightful featuring the personal journeys and specific touchpoints in each conversation, respectively….

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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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