Episode 87: Ecosystem Zoom In: The Estonian Case

The Breaking Banks Europe podcast is back to the Baltics, this time Estonia is under the magnifying glass of our “Ecosystem Zoom In” and Meaghan Johnson is joined by Risto Rossar (INSLY), Allan Martinson M (Xolo), and Aleksei Kolesnikov (Bolt) to tell us all about the country of exclusive only-founders Slack rooms and of course – mindreading! 😂 Curious to get inside the joke? Join another unique tour around this great European nation.

Connect with our guests:
Aleksei Kolesnikov – Regional Operations Manager: Baltics & CIS, Bolt
Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alekseikolesnikov/
Bolt: bolt.eu

Risto Rossar – CEO and Founder of Insly. Investor and Advisor
Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ristorossar/
Insly: https://insly.com/en/

Allan Martinson – CEO, Xolo
Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allanmartinson/
Xolo: https://www.xolo.io/zz-en

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About the Author
Meaghan has over 8 years experience researching and analysing customer journeys, trends and innovations within the digital financial services space. She also has deep experience in customer testing, the jobs to be done framework, and UI design. She began her journey in digital financial services at Mapa Research, where she worked closely with dozens of financial institutions digital teams including: American Express, Barclays, UBS, Nordea, ING, AIB, RBS and others. Here she informed digital product and strategy teams of competitor mobile and desktop banking initiatives and provided bespoke research and workshops in new product development. After Mapa, she co-founded 11:FS, where she co-build 11:FS Pulse. In addition, she worked closely in the early stages of greenfield digital banking projects where she provided support in market, competitor and customer analysis. Since 2017 Meaghan has been consulting banks of all shapes and sizes, fintechs, company builders, management consultancies and crypto companies as a freelancer in customer experience, design, product strategy and data commercialisation in Europe, Africa, North and Central America. She also creates and executes customer testing programmes, and runs competitor insights and blue sky thinking workshops. Meaghan is also a Partner at Pacemakers, Senior Advisor at EFMA, Fintech Lead at Solvers, and Breaking Banks Europe Podcast Host.