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

Season 7

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.

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  • Do we want banking to be spicy or boring?

    30:27
    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.”
  • 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.
  • 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

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    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