10 Of The World's Top FinTech Speakers
FinTech has been disrupting the financial services industry for just over a decade, and now what may once have been discarded as a 'fad' or an 'impossibility' is tightening its grip on the ever-changing industry.
Tech is leading the charge, and those who move the fastest to meet customer's high demands are winning. Investment in FinTech is fast approaching £100 billion. With the industry alive and kicking, we look at the FinTech experts who are driving these innovations. Here are 10 of the best FinTech speakers.
A credible force on all things FinTech, Elliot Limb has worked within the banking technology sector for over twenty years. Formerly the CIO of Citi Group and Barclays, Elliot heads up corporate banking for the world's third-largest FinTech company, Finastra. Responsible for large scale transformations and innovations in the industry, he helps top FinTech companies in their pursuit of growth.
Alastair Lukies CBE
As the British Prime Minister's Business Ambassador for the financial services industry, Alastair Lukies CBE has become a pioneer of FinTech. Alastair founded Monitise in 2003, seeing the scope for mobile devices to be used in the management of finance. He grew the corporation towards a $2 billion market cap and truly global entity. In 2014, he became Non-Executive Chairman of Innovate Finance and was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking.
Dr Jacques Attali
Recognised as one of the top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy, Dr Jacques Attali is a French economist, advisor and theorist. He created PlaNet Finance in 1998, developing a platform for the growth of the international microfinance sector and social development. Positive Planet, an NGO which he founded was created to empower entrepreneurs around the world to become self-reliant. The outcome has had a transformational effect, with over 11 million families around the world having been supported.
Renowned Blockchain expert and director for 9 Spokes, a business platform designed to help banks to grow their SME ecosystem, Thomas Power offers dynamic expertise on technology, the cloud, FinTech and community building. He has spoken over 1000 times in 56 countries in the world and is widely in-demand as a consultant and keynote speaker helping companies to find better FinTech solutions and technologies.
He was voted Best FinTech Speaker in the World at the TMT Awards, cementing his reputation as one of the most engaging commentators in the FinTech industry. Chairman of The Financial Services Club, Chris Skinner discusses the growth, future and current life of digital finance. He has authored bestselling books including, Digital Bank, ValueWeb and Digital Human, showcasing his immense knowledge in the arena. A specialist in the role of blockchain in creating faster and more secure payments, Chris continues to lead the way as one of the leading FinTech influencers in the UK.
Co-founder and director of the mobile payment platform, Square, alongside Twitter and Square CEO, Jack Dorsey, Jim McKelvey is renowned around the world. Jim designed the hardware used by Square and has since become an ever-presence in the world of FinTech, where his expertise is highly sought-after. Jim remains on the board of directors at the St Louis Federal Reserve, MoneyOnMobile and Cultivation Capital, in addition to Square.
Ranked by Red Herring among the top 40 women in technology, Inma Martinez holds a stellar reputation in the fields of innovation, FinTech, the Internet of Things, digital transformation, venture capital and artificial intelligence. Having served as the spokesperson for the British government on technology and entrepreneurship since 2010, she offers a powerful, fiery and infinitely insightful keynote presentation to all in attendance.
Dan Cobley is quite simply a FinTech icon. The former MD of Google now oversees the largest FinTech portfolio in the world. He has advised, chaired and invested in some of the most dynamic tech startups in the world. His Ted Talk covering physics and marketing has been viewed over a million times and he himself has been voted by popular tech publication, Wired magazine as one of the world's most influential people.
The terms FinTech disruptor or digital disruptor no better typifies anyone than Metro Bank and Atom Bank co-founder, Anthony Thomson. The UK has not seen a new bank emerge in over 150 years before Anthony set sail with Metro Bank. He quickly turned Metro Bank into a high street challenger by putting faith in both FinTech and a customer-first strategy before co-founding fast-growing smartphone banking service provider Atom Bank in 2014 making him one of the best FinTech speakers and consultants around.
A passionate and experienced commercial banker, Richard Davies' eye for innovation has seen him emerge as one of the leading financial strategists in the UK. Having been CEO of OakNorth, Richard became COO of HSBC in 2014, moving into a global role driving strategy and digital innovation before he joined FinTech mobile app dubbed the 'Amazon of banking', Revolut as COO in 2019.