Fintech5

Fintech5
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Where we talk to those who are struggling to overturn the status quo, making real change

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Dec. 5, 2017
YOU’VE BEEN HACKED.   Three words no  financial institution wants to hear.  Financial losses that might not be covered depending on whose at fault.  Answering to angry customers and regulators.  How do you guarantee that it won’t happen again. Michiel Prins is a professional hacker, but instead of exploiting vulnerabilities, he is alerting companies to their vulnerabilities.   Michiel and his friends started coding as a kid, and began writing software programs as a teen.  As he progressed, he realized that software code almost always has minor mistakes- mistakes that can lead to security vulnerabilities.   He and his friends made a game of finding the mistakes.  They would then attempt to warn the companies. Bio: Michiel Prins tries to make the internet safer one bounty at a time. All kidding aside, he has helped many organizations ranging from mid-sized companies to large enterprises and governments build out vulnerability disclosure processes and formalize bug bounty programs. Through HackerOne,  he has  been fortunate to work with organizations like Uber, Slack, Lufthansa, U.S. Department of Defense, General Motors and many others. He is passionate about Hacker-Powered Security. So if you see him speak publicly, you will hear him talk about the power of tapping hackers to improve the security of your software through vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty programs.  
Nov. 21, 2017
Jake Tyler wants you to control your money with the ease that you ask Alexa for the weather or Siri for the best ramen in town.   He and his partners have built Finn.ai.   Think Siri, or Google, but for banking. So, why not use Siri or Google?   Finn.ai works exclusively with banks so it can truly access the data that the bank has.  It also increases the usability and improves the experience of the banks app.  Finn.ai’s natural voice recognition program has been trained in over a 1000 questions that have to do with your money, your accounts, your credit, all in an effort to help you. AI could be the best kind of personal financial manager to bring professional, nonjudgmental service to those that need the service most.  Because AI has no judgement, humans can be more frank about their decisions with AI.  This helps eliminate a lot of the shame around money and financial decision making that can paralyze those who need the help most. Jake and his team don’t want to disrupt your financial lives.  They want to enhance it.  They want to help banking institutions refocus to help the customer.   It is one example of how AI could be used to refocus life on humans over numbers. Bio: Jake Tyler is the CEO of Finn.AI (formerly PAYSO).  He is the  1st employee & Director @ Brook Intelligence, a London based start-up providing outsourced secondary research to large law and accounting firms. In between start-ups I worked as a Strategy Consultant @ PMSI in London, mostly in M&A advisory.
Nov. 15, 2017
Michael Diamond, SVP and GM of Payments at Mitek Systems, wants you to know he is from Wisconsin. He is not some soft beach dweller.  And that background has given him the resilience, grit, and character to close deals in Silicon Valley. Mitek provides a lot of the background technology for identity in Mobile channels.   If you want a pedigree- remember the Progressive Insurance commercial where Flo tells about getting an Auto Insurance quote with just a pic of your driver’s license?   Mitek software enabled that. Michael thinks that banks should be focusing on encouraging customer adoption of mobile integrated services rather than getting too enamored with new toys like AI bots.  Making sure you take the route you need to take, and fostering customer adoption at the same time can be critical to not losing your business as you prepare for the future. BIO: Michael Diamond is a proven business leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong track record for leading organizations in fast paced environments where ambiguity and market change are constants. He has over 20 years of experience building, motivating and growing business teams in software companies with particular emphasis in sales, business development, professional services and any related teams that touch products, markets, and customers. His career has been focused largely on #fintech, #mobile, and #analytics software. He has extensive experience in B2B, B2C, on-premise, SaaS, and mobile products. His strength and passion is leading organizations: identifying market opportunities, developing strategic plans, building teams, creating winning cultures, developing talent, executing on objectives and growing the business.  He has led high-performing teams in war zones (both actual and metaphorical) and have a wealth of career experience to draw from which circumvent common mistakes. He is endlessly curious and loves to learn. He reads voraciously and enjoys writing and public speaking, particularly about his passions:  leadership and innovation.  His blog is at www.michaeldiamond.com. For more information , stop by the About Me page.
Oct. 11, 2017
The only constant is change.  And the only sure thing is disruption.  Which is why Mike Laven doesn’t think of it as disruptive at all-  but all part of the natural evolution of the world constantly making things work faster.   He might have gotten that insight from his mother, who at 93, was still the greatest person he knew. Mike Laven, CEO of Currency Cloud,  claims not to be Utopian, but he is obviously working at making money work better for everyone.
Oct. 11, 2017
Sandhog: member of elite team of tunnel and foundation builders who make it so we can travel swiftly and safely on bridges and tunnels.   Financial services is undergoing a massive infrastructure overhaul. As money can now move faster and cheaper, it also needs to move safer.At Marqueta, Dave led his team to recreate the payment foundations that other fintech innovators can build on.    And that is why I am giving Dave Matter, the Chief Product Officer at Marqueta, the title of Fintech Sandhog.The post Dave Matter_Fintech Sandhog appeared first on Provoke Media.
Oct. 5, 2017
Noah Breslow has spent a decade in the fintech trenches and if you ask him about disruption, he rolls his eyes.  He is really over the term disruptive.  He thinks that is just a synonym for life.   But it doesn’t change the fact that he has been part of a business inciting change for his entire career.   And when it comes to the changes in lending markets and products, he has had a front seat to the entire landscape shifting.
Oct. 5, 2017
Travis Dulaney is a payments guru.  Founder and CEO/CTO of Push Payments, he has over 20 years of experience working in payments and has been on the forefront of the digitalization of money.  His list of professional accomplishments include serving on the Fed’s Faster Payments Task Force that recently gave guidelines to update the entire US system of payments, and designed and developed a CRM chargeback system to which interfaced with Visa / MasterCard while enforcing Reg E regulations for call contact center disputes.    Whether deep in the code or in the boardroom he is perfectly at home.  
July 19, 2017
Dominic Venturo, the Chief Innovation Officer at U.S. Bank, is one of those industry legends who floats under the radar somehow.  Those of us in the industry consider him to be one of the best in the business, someone who pretty quietly just gets things done.More importantly, somehow I missed in my research how talented his daughter Sophia Venturo is.  She just released her first EP – listen to the song “Denver” – the talent shines through.The post Dominic Venturo Internal Disruptor Episode 93 appeared first on Provoke Media.
July 19, 2017
Dominic Venturo, the Chief Innovation Officer at U.S. Bank, is one of those industry legends who floats under the radar somehow.  Those of us in the industry consider him to be one of the best in the business, someone who pretty quietly just gets things done. More importantly, somehow I missed in my research how talented his daughter Sophia Venturo is.  She just released her first EP - listen to the song "Denver" - the talent shines through.
July 18, 2017
I finally met someone who can explain “cognitive banking” to me!  Devika Thapar, IBM Watson’s Chief of Staff for Financial Services, is one of those rare techies who can explain deep AI concepts in simple English, or Hindi for that matter.  We lift up the curtain a bit on Watson and where IBM is headed with their industry solution.The post Devika Thapar_Meta Scaler_Episode 92 appeared first on Provoke Media.