Usama Fayyad is the CEO of Open Insights, a US-based data strategy and technology company. Usama also serves as CTO of Stella.AI a Mountain View, CA based, VC-Funded startup, and as Interim Chief Operations & Technology Officer for new, innovation-focused division of MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications provider.
From 2013-2016, Usama was Chief Data Officer at Barclays. He remains active in UK banking as a special advisor to the Board of Nationwide, the world's largest building society.
From 2004-2008, Usama was Chief Data Officer at Yahoo.
Usama has a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, and holds adjunct professorships and university advisory positions on three continents.
Thanks so much for listening today. Please welcome, Usama Fayyad.
David Brear is one of the most prominent thinkers and doers in our industry. David is focused on addressing one of the biggest challenges in banking: driving technological innovation at large, incumbent organizations.
David is CEO and co-founder of 11:FS, a FinTech consultancy that helps banks become truly digital. He's also cohost of FinTech Insider, a blockbuster podcast about FinTech and financial services. Named among the Top 100 Most Influential FinTech Leaders of 2016, David is one of the most recognized and influential people in financial services. David worked at Lloyds Banking Group and Aviva on large-scale digital transformations and then led Gartner's Global Digital Banking practice before starting 11:FS.
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Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, David Brear.
Two Queens of Fintech, Duena Blomstrom and Liz Lumley, join us today for an insightful conversation about bank-fintech collaboration, plus an exclusive announcement from Duena.
Duena headed sales for Meniga, a successful Icelandic fintech startup, from 2010-2015. Duena has been investing in and advising fintech startups since then, especially on commercial and go-to-market strategies.
Liz ran StartupBootcamp Fintech's 2015 London program and then led ecosystem development for the accelerator. She is currently Managing Director for Thought Leadership at Rainmaking, one of the parent companies of StartupBootcamp.
To find out more about Duena's exciting new endeavor, visit www.finwinners.com.
Eugene is literally a rocket scientist: He led a software engineering team developing NASA-certified software for the International Space Station prior to founding Mambu.
Mambu is a cloud-based technology platform that enables banks and fintechs to rapidly address new market opportunities and reduce the high costs previously associated with software licenses, maintenance and in-house infrastructure. Mambu supports a range of customers all over the world, including OakNorth, a new UK bank we covered in Episode 12, when we sat down with their co-founder Joel Perlman. If OakNorth's early success is any indication, Mambu is a powerful platform. We've touched on core technology in a few episodes recently, which has been a conscious decision.
Even with all the coverage around fintech, it can be tough to get clear, comprehensive insight into one of the most important components of banking & fintech success: core technology.
Please enjoy today's episode with Eugene Danilkis.