Breaking Banks Europe

Episode 12: Crypto banking: Regulated banking comes to the wild west of crypto

Crypto banking, (i.e. providing retail and corporate banking services in Cryptocurrency rather than fiat currencies) is a European phenomenon that started in Switzerland and is rapidly catching up in Germany, France, various European countries and even Singapore. In this episode, we explore technology, business and regulatory challenges in detail with Sygnum and Solaris who are…

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Episode 11: The new landscapes of InsurTech

Summary: The new landscapes of Insurtech. We are excited to welcome Scott Walchek, CEO and Founder of TROV, one of the leading companies in the insurance B2B space, and Pascal Bouvier, seasoned investor now Partner in Middlegame Ventures in this episode. The rapidly evolving dynamics of technology applied to insurance space, how TROV pivoted from…

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Episode 10: Digital Wealth Management: Lessons learned for Fintech realism in 2020

Join BB Europe conversation with BlackRock’s Henry MacLeod and BNY Mellon’s Adriana Pierelli, discussing pros and cons of digital wealth management from clients and institutional perspectives.

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Episode 9: Talent and Academia

Success in the digital era requires building new skills and competences, innovative training and nurturing talent. Paolo Sironi and Nina Mohanty will discuss with our guests Tram Anh Nguyen, Paolo Tasca and Markos Zachariadis.

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Episode 8: SME Challengers

SME businesses are “under-banked” in Europe. Why do incumbent banks find it so hard to bank with SMEs? What are the risks? The under-banked status of European SMEs creates niches of opportunities in the market. What are they? What are the opportunities? Join us as our three formidable hosts share their views from an SME…

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Episode 7: European RegTech: Focusing on GDPR

Europe races ahead in the RegTech debate one year into GDPR. Is Self Sovereignty the next big thing to shape Fintech business models? Join the conversation hosted by Paolo Sironi with Ghela Boskovich, James Varga and Helena Verhagen

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Episode 6: European Blockchain in FinTech

In this episode Ajit and Matteo are joined by four of the best known power women in blockchain who explain why they think the Crypto winter is over, how blockchain is starting to produce business outcomes in financial services, why Europe is ahead, not behind in blockchain technology – and the journey ahead for European…

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Xmas Special Episode

Join us for our Christmas special episode, featuring hosts Matteo Rizzi, Brett King, Ajit Tripathi, Paolo Sironi, Spiros Margaris, along with special guest David Birch of 15MB, discussing 2020 plans for Breaking Banks Europe and the future of Fintech.

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Episode 5: Tales from Giants and Pioneers

There are not many people who can claim a decade of experience in financial services, and saw the rise (and the falls) of what FinTech brought to the world. We will share their stories with you, knowing that being a giant doesn’t mean to have raised huge amounts or a billion dollars exit. This is…

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Episode 4: The FinTech Carbon Footprint

In today’s episode we dive into the evolution of the green finance movement. What does a truly sustainable, green future look like for the banking world and beyond?

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Episode 3: InsurTech

Paolo Sironi hosts Matteo Carbone, Founder and Director of IoT Insurance Observatory, a global insurance think tank, talks the Connected Insurance Report and the main differences between EU and US markets. Then, Spiros Margaris and Matteo Rizzi are joined by Serena Torielli, Co-founder and CEO of Virtual B and Mark Dowds, TROV Inc.

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Episode 2: Corporate Culture and HR/Talent

Chris Colbert and Guido Betz discuss how innovation within financial services might be enabled by technology, but first, it needs the right cultural set up, environment and understanding. Meet the hosts of Breaking Banks Europe: Matteo Rizzi, Paolo Sironi, Meaghan Johnson, Nina Mohanty, Ajit Tripathi, Matthias Kroener, and Spiros Margaris, as they discuss what sets…

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