Functional Banking Magic

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Introducing our new podcast from The Banker that examines the tales of delight and hard work needed to deliver modern, 21st century banks that just work.

The past 20 years have seen an explosion of cool tech, shiny digital apps and progressive business models, not all have migrated successfully to traditional banking. Have we lingered too long in the glittering halls of cutting edge? Have we forgotten the real goals of reliable, trustworthy, and functional banking? Is it time to find the real magic in building a bank that works?

Every month, Liz Lumley, deputy editor at The Banker sits down with a number of industry leaders to discuss what innovation really means for banks.

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Episode 7: Marketing - Do banks need to 'hack it'?

What can banks learn from the so-called 'growth hacking' of startups? What can B2B learn from B2C? Which banks are hitting a home run with growth and marketing?

Our guests are:

  • Isha Chander, head of EMEA marketing, executive director, payments, J.P. Morgan
  • Lucy Woolfenden, founder, The Scale Up Collective
  • Shilpa Bangera, chief revenue officer- platform and data, Finastra

Episode 6: Partnerships and Finding your Tribe

Whether a bank is partnering with a small, seed stage fintech startup or a global tech enterprise – relationships work because of the people involved. 

Because of this – we here at The Banker Podcasts will be showcasing several shorter Functional Banking Magic episodes focused on the partnerships and relationships that develop between a bank and a tech company. 

To start us off here is an episode where I sit down with:

  • Prashant Jajodia, Managing Client Partner and Financial Services Leader, IBM Consulting UK & Ireland
  • Mike Gamble, Director of Analysis and Design, TSB Bank

Sreeram and Mike talk about startup culture, teamwork and gathering your tribe.

Episode 5: Banking in the ‘real’-verse

Today is all about digital first – but do we still have a need for in person, physical banking? Has a focus on digital first further isolated communities - so rural communities, unbanked, demographics that don't have confidence in the digital world.

Guests:

Chapter 1 – What does the research show us about banking and rural communities?

  • Andra Sonea, postdoctoral research Fellow in FinTech, Said Business School, Oxford 

Chapter 2 – How technology can address some of these ‘banking in the ‘real’ verse issues 

  • Shanker Ramamurthy, global managing partner, banking, IBM 

Chapter 3 – Putting the human touch back into banking 

  • Wendy Redshaw, chief digital information officer at NatWest
  • Nina Raphael, managing director, banking and capital markets, Accenture

Episode 4: The Start-up Mindset

There isn't a bank worth their innovation lab that hasn't spoken about the need to instil 'entrepreneurial values' and the 'start-up mindset' inside their walls. What does that mean exactly? Is startup culture all it's hyped up to be? What does being an entrepreneur mean inside a centuries old incumbent bank with tens of millions of customers?

Liz Lumley, deputy editor at The Banker, sits down with four leading banks to discuss how the seeds of start-ups can blossom in centuries old banks. 

Guests:

Chapter 1 – ‘What does a quick change and pivot look like?’

  • Xavier Rebes, director of innovation, CaixaBank

Chapter 2 – ‘The start-up mindset is the ability to adapt to change’

  • Adizah Tejani, portfolio, HSBC Ventures
  • Wincie Wong, head of services workforce technical capability, NatWest
  • Craig Fox, managing director - fintech, Silicon Valley Bank

Bonus *Money 2020* episode - Glittering Halls of Cutting Edge

Many are attracted to the glittering halls of cutting edge technology – whether that be quantum computing, Web3 or the varied siren calls coming from the depths of the metaverse. Banks are no exception. 

Shows like Money 2020 showcase those ‘glittering halls’ promise a future of seamless, friction-free payments and banking. But what does it really mean? How long does it take for a stage worthy tech trend to make its way into financial services and start improving customers' loves – if it makes that journey at all?

Liz Lumley, deputy editor, The Banker sits down with three guests at Money 2020 to discuss what they have seen, what impressed them and which technologies are the most likely to impact how we bank today. 

Guests:

  • Eimear Creaven, president, Western Europe at Mastercard
  • Kunal Bist, global head of TTS strategic partnerships, Citi
  • Nektarios Liolios, co-founder, Future Farm

Episode 3: Day to Day AI

As artificial intelligence and machine learning is growing in use inside financial institutions - including services that make decisions for customers. How do we ensure AI is fair and ethical, when humans who develop AI are far from it.

Liz Lumley, deputy editor at The Banker sits down with a number of industry leaders and one leading bank to discuss evolution of AI in financial services.

Guests:

Chapter 1 – ‘Algorithms have parents’

  • Clara Durodié, CEO, Cognitive Finance Group and author of Decoding AI in Financial Services

Chapter 2 – ‘Because Daddy said so’ – putting ethical rules and restraints on AI

  • John Duigenan, Global CTO, VP, and distinguished engineer, Banking and Financial Services at IBM
  • Peter van der Putten, director AI lab, Pegasystems

Chapter 3 – Can we build something that is better then ourselves?

  • Prag Sharma, global head, Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence (AI CoE), Citigroup

Episode 2: Making banks a ‘safe space’

From financial crime, domestic abuse and financial control to addictions that impact your bank balance - what role do banks play in creating a safe space to take charge of your life?

Liz Lumley, deputy editor at The Banker sits down with a number of industry leaders and three leading banks to discuss what role banks have to play in our complicated lives.

Guests:

Chapter 1 – Why are ‘fuck off funds’ mainstream?

  • Kimberly Long, Asia editor, The Banker
  • Harriet Allner, associate director, Common Industry

Chapter 2 – How do you create a ‘safe space’ at a bank?

  • Catherine Rutter, Group Ambassador for Yorkshire and The Humber, Director of Group Vulnerability at Lloyds Banking Group
  • Neil Mitchell, Head of Customer Risk at TSB Bank
  • Maxine Pritchard Head of Financial Inclusion and Vulnerability, HSBC

Episode 1: There is magic in a bank that works

The past 20 years have seen an explosion of cool tech, shiny digital apps and progressive business models, not all have migrated successfully to traditional banking. Have we lingered too long in the glittering halls of cutting edge? Have we forgotten the real goals of reliable, trustworthy, and functional banking? Is it time to find the real magic in building a bank that works?

Liz Lumley, deputy editor at The Banker sits down with a number of industry leaders to discuss what innovation really means for banks?

Chapter 1 – ‘What’s your earliest memory of tech and banks?’

  • Joy Macknight, editor, The Banker
  • Marie Kemplay, investment banking and North America editor, The Banker

Chapter 2 – Learning to love legacy and finding lessons in the Middle Ages

  • Alessandro Hatami, founder, Pacemakers
  • Teresa Connors, founder, Payment Matters

Chapter 3 – ‘Young ladies’, canaries in coal mines, and backing innovation before ‘we called it innovation’.

  • Leda Glyptis, chief client officer, 10x Banking
  • Lou Smith, chair, Innovate Finance

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