An interview with Ben Heap, Founding Partner, H2 Ventures25/05/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Heap: For H2, we are investing deeply in the fintech space, so we make sure everything we do has a strong focus around digital or new distribution channels. For us,...
An interview with Craig Moore, Founder & CEO, Beehive UAE24/05/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 12-18 months? Moore: The main priorities over the next 6 months include the optimisation of our platform, which is a constant focus, and would incorporate more machine based learning. We are...
An interview with Andrew Ward, Chief Risk Officer, Sovereign18/05/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 12-18 months? Ward: The changes in regulatory and legislative trends from other jurisdictions, such as Australia, UK and South Africa are likely to find their way to New Zealand, so for us,...
An interview with Datuk Iswaraan Suppiah, Group Chief Information and Operations Officer, CIMB17/05/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What key trends or themes will dominate the arena of financial services this year? Suppiah: Banks will continue to push the envelope on digitisation to deliver greater instancy and personalisation. Turnaround times will shrink...
An Interview with Stuart Richardson, Founder, York Butter Factory03/05/2016 Who’s Who
Silicon Valley has long stood as a byword for innovation and entrepreneurial mettle – an open, collaborative and engaging environment to inspire the world’s most ingenious thinkers. But what can we make of Australia’s budding, though less well-...
An interview with Nic Pollock, Chief Executive Officer, Decimal Software26/04/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 6 months? Pollock: Decimal has built the world’s most advanced automated financial advice platform and delivered success with key cornerstone clients. The market is now ready and eager to...
An interview with Clare Tam, Executive Manager Member & Employer Services, and Chief Information Officer, VicSuper19/04/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 6 months? Tam: In the last financial year VicSuper successfully implemented a new integrated core administration platform that provides a consolidated view of member data and an improved...
An interview with Marco Bressan, Chief Data Scientist, BBVA19/04/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your key business and digital priorities for the next 12 months? Bressan: We have two main lines of work ahead. The topics are shared issues across the banking industry – things like risk, fraud, regulatory compliance,...
Profit with principle – at the vanguard of Australia’s ethical banking movement, David Brennan, Head of Engagement, act., Australia18/04/2016 Who’s Who
Banks, like any business, exist for the financial interest of their owners. But what if – rather than simply returning profits to shareholders – business earnings were invested back into the community? Australia’s nascent ethical banking sector...
An interview with Marco Morana, Senior Vice President of Cyber-Security, Citi UK21/03/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What is the ‘holy grail’ that is yet to be delivered in financial services? Morana: One of the main challenges that financial institutions face today is to be capable to detect data compromises and the occurrence of fraud, as...
An interview with Michael Bullock, Chief Operating Officer, ANZ New Zealand14/03/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Bullock: Since we merged The National Bank and ANZ systems in New Zealand in 2012, we have experienced a fantastic energy in our business. My main priority is to build on this...
An interview with Sandeep Deobhakta, Head of Retail Banking, Vietnam Prosperity Bank14/03/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What will retail banking look like in Asia in 2020? Deobhakta: Asian retail banking in 2020 is a big canvas to cover. Emerging Asia and Developed Asia will be quite different. In Emerging Asia, we will see a rapid increase in financial...
An interview with Chris Larsen, CEO and Co-founder of Ripple07/03/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What is the ‘holy grail’ that is yet to be delivered in financial services? Larsen: Interoperability is the holy grail of financial services. Today, the world’s payments infrastructure is siloed by company and country. This...
An interview with Raj Dhamodharan, Group Head of Digital Payments, Asia Pacific, MasterCard01/03/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What is the ‘holy grail’ that is yet to be delivered in financial services? Dhamodharan: I don’t believe there is one ‘holy grail’ for anything. That term means different things for different consumers. Digital consumers can be...
An interview with Benjamin Melia, Managing Director, physiSECURE22/02/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What is your promise to everyday Australians? Melia: At physiSECURE, we provide a solution which allows people to be more of themselves. The company was founded on a belief of simplifying our access to goods and services by recognising...