This is the fintech conference you're looking for
Funding concerns and talent shortages, as well as geopolitical tensions and conflicts, have cast a shadow on our thriving, vibrant industry. Against the backdrop of these challenges and the cost of living crisis, what should we focus on and how do we move forward? Don’t miss this week’s One Vision, where Theo welcomes Raf De Kimpe, CEO of FinTech Week London, back to the show to talk about what to expect at the flagship conference — a meeting of the minds and hours of thoughtful conversations with some of the brightest in the industry. This is the FinTech Conference you’ve been waiting for. And it’s not to be missed!
Monday, May 29, 2023
Insiders and outliers
In this episode of One Vision Arun and Max chat with Abdalla Amjalli and Dimitrios Chatzianagnostou from Outlier Ventures. Outlier ventures are one of the most versatile web3 investors. They also run several incubation and acceleration efforts to help web3 startups. Abdalla and Dimi describe the role of the firm in this space and how they help founders get the basics right while launching their web3 startup.
Monday, May 22, 2023
It’s time we take data privacy seriously
Every day as we navigate from one company to another, consuming one service to the next, we leave behind a long trail of digital exhaust. Do we know how our data travel and where to? Do we truly have control over our data and who can we entrust it with? In this episode of One Vision, Theo welcomes back Joe Toscano, author and international keynote speaker, on data, privacy, and compliance. As for the new tools such as AI chatbots? You can’t control AI hallucinations. But we must proceed with caution and always keep humans in the loop.
Monday, May 8, 2023
Money Matters: What does financial freedom mean to you?
How does your childhood impact your money memory? How do you phase into retirement from savings to spending, when the future is full of uncertainty and some people simply don’t earn enough to save enough? In this episode of One Vision, Theo and Sonya chat with Jaime Hopkins, Managing Partner of Wealth Solutions at Carson Group, on financial planning, setting goals, the role of technology in our society, and Jaime’s journey from his first book, Rewirement, to his latest WSJ best seller: Find Your Freedom: Financial Planning for a Life on Purpose. We love Jaime’s advice: “Don’t compare yourself with the universe. You are enough.”
Monday, May 1, 2023
Navigating the nascent world of ESG reporting
We can’t improve what we cannot measure. With the world changing around us, and with humanity facing one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime — climate change — how can companies be more transparent about their operations and provide more non-financial information about the risks and opportunities they face? And how best can institutional investors incorporate environmental, social, and governance concerns into their investment decision making process? After all, making pledges is one thing; being able to measure and quantify the impact, is another. In this episode of One Vision, we chat with Richard Peterson, Head of Data and AI / ESG Enterprise Solution Strategy at FIS on the current landscape of ESG reporting and regulations and what the future holds.
Monday, April 24, 2023
Bringing better UX and security to web3
Over the years, the crypto and the web3 industry has suffered from below par user experience and lack the security features that are needed when users hold digital assets. However, that is changing. In this episode of One Vision Arun and Max speak with Ouriel Ohayon, the CEO of Zengo. Zengo is a crypto wallet that uses MPC technology to offer a web2 like frictionless user experience with high levels of security.Ouriel talks about his reasons for founding Zengo, his journeys with the unique MPC technology and the road forward for the firm and the industry.
Monday, April 17, 2023
Institutional adoption is critical for web3 as it scales and gains credibility. In this episode of One Vision, Arun and Max talk to Vijay Krishnan, Director of Technology at Consensys. Vijay shares his experiences of becoming an Ethereum miner several years ago, and how that helped him jump into the crypto rabbit hole. Crypto is nothing without its boom and bust cycles and the winters reveal the broken plumbing. Vijay discusses the challenges that the industry faces and what the solutions could be. Vijay also gives us a glimpse of the products that he is working on at Consensys and how they help institutional adoption for web3 and cryptos.
Monday, April 10, 2023
Musings from a life-long banker: This is the way
Community banks are an integral part of our society. Yet, in the digital era where we are carrying mini computers in our pocket, many of them have sadly been left behind. In this episode of One Vision, Theo chats with Tammy Bangs, VP of Sales at PortX and life-long banker, on fintech, open banking, and autonomy. Can we envision a future where banks could control their own tech destiny and would no longer be completely dependent on their core provider to innovate or enable fintech partnerships? Follow Tammy’s timely advice: Don’t just stay on the ranch. Take time to go outside and experience the world.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
There has never been a more exciting time to work in financial services
Instead of pursuing growth at all cost, the current economic climate has forced fintechs to go back to the drawing board and focus on the fundamentals of building a more sustainable business. From diversifying product offerings to finding ways to lower the cost of customer acquisition and better monetize existing customer base, fintechs need to recalibrate and build a team that is fit for purpose for the next stage of growth. In this episode of One Vision, Theo and Arun chat with industry veteran, Jeff Tijssen, Expert Partner and Global Head of FinTech at Bain & Company, on the role that fintechs play and why he is bullish about the future. From closing the gap for the unbanked and underbanked, to optimizing efficiencies in banking, there is still plenty of work that fintechs can do to challenge the status quo. While the current generation of neobanks might not have significantly disrupted the financial services landscape yet — the pace of change has quickened in recent years, and will continue for years to come. Transformation is a journey. For Jeff, there has never been a more exciting time to work in financial services.