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Do we want banking to be spicy or boring?

Season 7

What are the real problems that real people are facing, and what is the financial services industry doing about it? Barb, Mary, and Theo reunited for a new episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! where we asked the rhetorical question of: “Do banks feel like the only way to compete is to put on a hoodie and pretend to be a startup?” Should we just put a .ai on everything? Perhaps time to consider Fintech Fuse dot AI? 


All jokes aside, do check out startups such as Debbie — a fintech that rewards consumers for saving and paying off debt, and “Send Now, Pay Later” fintech Pomelo — a remittance product on credit card rails. And don’t miss Mary’s new podcast: Money isn’t everything. Till next time … heed Barb’s advice: “Think about your fundamentals first. Get to your fancy stuff later.”

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  • The future of payments and expense reporting

    15:35
    Just as the pandemic has accelerated the acceptance of digital payments in retail for consumers, it has sped up similar changes in the financial operations of organizations, enabling improved compliance and spending controls while reducing complexities. In this episode of One Vision, Theo chats with Chris Juneau, SVP, Head of SAP Concur Product Marketing, on the future of payments and expense reporting, powered by AI and mobile connectivity. We cannot create more time, but we can streamline processes so that we can spend more time focusing on what matters — at moments that matter. ***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 
  • Be part of the AI revolution!

    39:10
    While AI is not new, the excitement has skyrocketed in the past 2 years. As organizations embark on the AI journey, what do they need to keep in mind? What does responsible AI really mean? Are we being overly critical when we are biased and imperfect human beings? And how do we even stay ahead in the rapidly evolving field of AI and risk management? In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! Theo chat with the brilliant Nicole Königstein, Chief AI Officer and Head of AI & Quant Research at Quantmate, on the current AI hype cycle and what the future holds. Be sure to check out Nicole’s latest book: Transformers: The Definitive Guide. ** 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. *** ► About Nicole Königstein: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-koenigstein/⁠ ► 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 ⁠ #OneVision #Podcast #FinTech #FinancialServices #AI #DataScience #MachineLearning #Innovation: 
  • GPS for homeownership journey

    32:43
    Homeownership is normally looked upon as a part of the American Dream. Unfortunately, reality often squeezes out many of those who don’t have access. In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! Theo chats with Brendan Kennealey, Founder/CEO at NESTER, and part of the first cohort for CAFE (Center for Accelerating Financial Equity), on his quest to take some of the guesswork and stress out of the home buying and selling experience. Imagine a world where technology can be used to create a positive impact for LMI communities and uplift those who are underserved. ** 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. *** ► NESTER: ⁠https://nester.app/⁠⁠ ► 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 ⁠#OneVision #Podcast #FinTech #FinancialServices #FinancialInclusion #Startup
  • The year of AI adoption

    16:33
    Generative AI in 2023 was a bit of an enterprise parlor trick: something that fascinated and amused workers-maybe helped them create an image or revise a blog post — but didn't provide substantial value to the broader organization. That's changing. In 2024, adoption is ramping up, and we're starting to see how generative AI will actually reshape the future of work. In this episode of One Vision, Theo chats with Chris Juneau, SVP, Head of SAP Concur Product Marketing, on how we can adapt to a changing world of finance with AI.
  • The evolving role of the CFO as the guardian of performance and value and your financial copilot

    30:30
    It is an exciting time to be in tech. With nine out of ten CFOs projecting higher AI budgets in 2024, how will the integration of AI in business impact the skill sets required for the CFOs? How can AI bring benefits to the day-to-day financial processes including working capital management? And what are some of the things that we need to keep in mind to ensure relevant, reliable, and responsible business AI? In this episode of One Vision, we chat with Christian Hecker, SVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Office of the CFO at SAP, and Thomas Mehlkopf, GM and Head of Working Capital Management Center of Excellence at SAP, on how AI can transform the future of work and the collaboration between CFOs and CIOs in driving digital transformation.For more insights, download second edition of the exclusive eBook — CFO Perspectives: Unlocking Insights Through Conversations.#OneVision #AI #DigitalTransformation #FinancialServices #FinTech #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. About us: Unconventional VenturesSubscribe on LinkedIn: Fintech Prose newsletter
  • From Print to Crypto: Navigating the digital revolution with Keith Grossman

    49:50
    How do you go from extraordinarily principled libertarian ideals that challenge the status quo to mass adoption? In this week’s One Vision podcast, we chat with Keith Grossman, President, Enterprise at MoonPay, former President of TIME magazine, and former Global Chief Revenue Officer of Bloomberg, on the partnership between MoonPay and PayPal, the maturity of the crypto ecosystem, the importance of regulation, and the need for concessions to drive mass adoption. As an accomplished C-Suite executive, Keith is an incredible thinker, a pragmatic leader, and a charismatic visionary. From digital currency, technology revolution, to media, and everything in between, this episode is full of nuggets of wisdom and is definitely one for the books. Besides, where else would you have a conversation on life, death, and possibilities if not here? As Keith said, “Don’t fall in love with the past. Go to the edges.”
  • Beyond numbers: Creating a customer-centric future of finance

    23:57
    What drives people’s financial behaviors in real-life contexts? Do we truly understand what people need and what is functional for them? In the latest episode of One Vision, we welcome authors Erin Taylor and Anette Broløs to share the story behind their company, Finthropology, and to discuss their new book, Customer-Centric Innovation in Finance. Money is personal and emotional; financial institutions must find ways to adapt to the evolving digital world while maintaining the human elements behind financial transactions. The duo’s work serves as a great reminder that there is much value in actually talking to people and understanding where they come from — it doesn't always have to be bits and bytes.
  • 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.