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Bye Bye Metaverse. Hello Metaverse.

Season 6

While the metaverse and web3 are receiving less airtime compared to the likes of generative AI, the ecosystem is still thriving and rapidly evolving — especially after the Vision Pro announcement by Apple. But what exactly is the metaverse, beyond the hype, and why do we care? In this episode of One Vision, Theo chats with Chris Duffey, author of Decoding Metaverse, on the intersection of AI and creativity, the core principles of the metaverse, and the impact of such powerful technology on jobs and future of work. According to Chris, we are on the verge of the most significant expansion of societal and business potential in the history of humanity. So hang tight, and stay on for the ride! 

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  • The making of an influential fintech marketer and the future of payments

    42:53
    What has changed and hasn’t changed in payments and marketing in the past two decades? What can we do to help more women become visible? In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! We chat with Kathryn Vazquez Kmiotek — Top 30 Influential Fintech Marketer — on the future of payments and true inclusion. Kathy’s advice? Own your voice and be the driver of your career; time is never given back.
  • Going beyond PFM: Fintechs have grown up

    27:36
    From connecting businesses to helping consumers manage their everyday spending, open banking has been in action for a while now. In this episode of One Vision — Fintech Fuse! Theo chats with Meaghan Johnson, Fintech and Bank Advisor, on the next iteration of finance and how it can deliver more value to the data-driven ecosystem. If our payments data can tell a story, how can we create a narrative that is more impactful and more relevant to our everyday lives? To anyone who thinks PFM is old news … hold your horses.
  • You can be anything you want to be.

    37:55
    Have you ever looked back at your career path, and wondered out loud, what if? And if you could pursue anything, what would it be?  In this episode of One Vision podcast, Theo chats with Bhuva Shakti, fractional COO and board director, on her roles as angel investor, advisor, and digital transformation strategist. From economic inclusion and entrepreneurship to responsible innovation, the next chapter is still yet to be written. And as it turns out, in the age of AI where opportunities abound, sky is indeed the limit. It’s time to choose your own adventure. Remember the old adage: “You can be anything you want to be.” 
  • Fintech with a side of Fish and Chips: There is nowhere else like London

    26:59
    Where incumbents come together with fintechs, Fintech Week London is a city-to-city event spanning some of the most current themes in financial services. From artificial intelligence, ESG, and insurtech, to embedded finance, payments, and digital assets, what’s in store for this year’s festivities? In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! Theo chats with Raf De Kimpe, CEO of Fintech Week London on the past, present, and future of fintech events. Join us as we pave the way for a brighter future for the fintech industry. Change is a constant.*** About Fintech Week London: https://www.fintechweek.london ***About One Vision: One Vision podcast, hosted by Theodora Lau, brings purposeful innovation to spotlight. It is where impact meets innovation. One Vision is a convergence of minds that dream of a sustainable world for future generations galvanized by innovation. The new season, Fintech Fuse! features the powerful trio of women in fintech: Barb McLean, Stephanie Foster, and Theodora Lau.***Unconventional Ventures: https://www.unconventionalventures.com/Subscribe on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/build-relation/newsletter-follow?entityUrn=6598548173482967040       Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaLj99yHUUGFTHLdJeZqaPg?sub_confirmation=1    ***
  • Inaction is not a strategy — wise words from a benevolent troublemaker

    28:20
    Yes, ESG is both complex and complicated, as Matthew Sekol wrote in his new book, ESG Mindset. But at the heart of it, it should not be difficult to explain — nor should it be controversial — why a business needs to go beyond pure financials, to build resilience — to better understand the risks and capture the opportunities — so that they can better adapt to a changing world. After all, it should be in the inherent interests of companies to build to last. Though the term might be nuanced, the intention and the result should not be. In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! We chat with our wonderful friend Matthew Sekol about his new book, ESG Mindset, and how leaders can learn how to think critically about ESG to ensure their organizations remain resilient.******ESG Mindset: https://www.esg-mindset.com/******About One Vision: One Vision podcast, hosted by Theodora Lau, brings purposeful innovation to spotlight. It is where impact meets innovation. One Vision is a convergence of minds that dream of a sustainable world for future generations galvanized by innovation. The new season, Fintech Fuse! features the powerful trio of women in fintech: Barb McLean, Stephanie Foster, and Theodora Lau.***Unconventional Ventures: https://www.unconventionalventures.com/Subscribe on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/build-relation/newsletter-follow?entityUrn=6598548173482967040       Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaLj99yHUUGFTHLdJeZqaPg?sub_confirmation=1    
  • FinTech in a field of daffodils

    23:28
    As one of the first flowers that bloom in spring, daffodils symbolize new beginnings, resilience, and prosperity. But what do the flowers have in common with fintech and rugby? In this new episode of One Vision, Theo chats with Sarah Kocianki, CEO of Fintech Wales, on her top priorities in growing the world-class collaborative FinTech ecosystem in Wales as she embarks on her new journey as the CEO of FinTech Wales. We explored the secret behind the prominence of female angel investors in Wales, as well as the impact of technology on work, talent, and culture of learning. Bonus question for our audience: What was the one term that we successfully navigated around in our conversation? Tune in to find out!***About One Vision: One Vision podcast, hosted by Theodora Lau, brings purposeful innovation to spotlight. It is where impact meets innovation. One Vision is a convergence of minds that dream of a sustainable world for future generations galvanized by innovation. The new season, Fintech Fuse! features the powerful trio of women in fintech: Barb McLean, Stephanie Foster, and Theodora Lau.***Unconventional Ventures: https://www.unconventionalventures.com/Subscribe on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/build-relation/newsletter-follow?entityUrn=6598548173482967040       Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaLj99yHUUGFTHLdJeZqaPg?sub_confirmation=1   
  • From law school to boardroom: Millicent Tracey’s mission to change the status quo

    45:14
    VC investment in startups is crucial for the industry. Yet, the funding into underrepresented founders is dismal and seems to be getting worse by the year. Could bringing more women into investment communities and helping them secure board roles be the answer we are looking for? In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! We chat with Millicent Tracey on her impactful journey from banking and beyond. Millicent is an independent public company Board Director and Audit Committee member, FinTech Board Advisor, and former Fortune 50 senior executive. Tune in to hear her perspectives on what gets her excited in financial services and how we can own our power.
  • Prepare for the unexpected

    17:16
    Against the backdrop of economic uncertainty and geopolitical tensions, how can we make the supply chain more resilient? In this episode of One Vision, Theo chats with Rene Ho — CFO at Taulia, and Thomas Mehlkopf — GM and Head of Working Capital Management CoE at SAP, on realizing the synergies from the power duo of SAP-Taulia, building the future of finance with working capital optimization and liquidity. Change is inevitable, but we can put measures in place and be ready for surprises in this interconnected world. For more insights, download the CFO Perspectives: Unlocking Insights Through Conversation. #OneVision #SupplyChainFinance #FinancialServices #SponsoredAbout One Vision: One Vision podcast, hosted by Theodora Lau, brings purposeful innovation to spotlight. It is where impact meets innovation. One Vision is a convergence of minds that dream of a sustainable world for future generations galvanized by innovation. The new season, Fintech Fuse! features the powerful trio of women in fintech: Barb McLean, Stephanie Foster, and Theodora Lau. Unconventional Ventures: https://www.unconventionalventures.com/ Subscribe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/build-relation/newsletter-follow?entityUrn=6598548173482967040
  • Credit unions and the heart and soul of Atlantic Canada

    27:07
    In many rural communities, credit unions are the financial institutions of choice. But these credit unions facilitate more than just money movement. As financial cooperatives, they are owned by their members and embedded within the communities that they serve. In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! We chat with Carrie Forbes, CEO of League Data and Technicost on the changing technology landscape, the challenges and opportunities of transforming while preserving the human touch, and the future of consumer-driven banking. Bank with purpose, we can. Tune in and feel the love.