Who’s Who Interviews

Who’s Who Interviews

  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 22 September 2021
[Covid] has returned us to our roots as a grocer… Being able to unify behind a single purpose exponentially accelerated what we could deliver. Suddenly there was no such thing as a silo. Perhaps no industry, save for healthcare, felt...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 2 September 2021
There are some parts of the legacy bank you just can’t fix by doing patches and workarounds. My view is that you just need to throw it away and start again. We had the great privilege of having a blank...
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  • FST Media
  • 12 August 2021
When you think about what the pandemic has done, it’s made people focus on their own health and the health of others. The importance of the role of a life insurer in assisting with health prevention and health support is...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 5 August 2021
Having been a banker for a long time, I welcome the regulator into the BNPL space. Of course, regulation should never stifle innovation and should give space to create innovative solutions and experiences. Australia’s buy now, pay later (BNPL) market...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 22 July 2021
There is often a great divide between individuals who believe that cyber is either an enforcing or enabling function… At CommBank, we strive to strike the right balance, acknowledging that we play both roles – the enabler and the enforcer....
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 14 July 2021
There’s a saying in industry: You’re better off to disrupt yourself before someone else does – and at least then you can reap the advantages of it! If it involves digital and the NSW Government, it is almost certain to...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 5 July 2021
The role of data scientist started with the idea of the ‘unicorn’ who could do everything. It has evolved over the years to become a team sport rather than simply one person’s role. The data scientist has been long prized...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 23 June 2021
Being risk-averse could be just as much detrimental as taking excessive risk. For Taj Chopra, BOQ’s operational risk advisory chief and a veteran ‘fire snuffer’ in the world of financial services, the risk function is as much about enabling businesses...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 23 June 2021
We had about 95 per cent of our people working from home right when level four lockdowns started. New Zealand has been a shining example to the world of successful Covid containment – though, some would argue, at the cost...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 2 June 2021
We need a government that can imagine, we need a government that can try, and we need government that can scale. For Mitch Weiss, one of the world’s leading luminaries in public sector innovation, governments in the West are stagnating....
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 20 May 2021
“US law is largely incompatible with our GDPR. So, while we’re still working with American companies like Microsoft and others, our data will ultimately need to be hosted in the European Union.” Making the leap from the private sector to...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 12 May 2021
Cyber actors have proven adept at adapting to amorphous environments, and cyber threats are likely to escalate, morph and mutate as the pandemic continues and the world becomes ever more digitally connected. In the world of cyber, Dr Stephenie Andal cannot...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 22 April 2021
The debates we’re having in the West around adapting to climate change and tackling different global challenges, we need China as a partner in this… there’s a lot to learn from China that can really benefit our home countries. As...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 15 April 2021
Changes in the financial services regulatory landscape have provided Symple and other fintechs with a major advantage by enabling competition with large, traditional financial services organisations. Marketplace (or peer-to-peer) lenders have emerged with force over the last decade. While their...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 8 April 2021
When I think about it, the best service we can give as a government agency is one that is as seamless and invisible as possible, especially at different key moments in citizens’ lives. As one of Asia’s premier innovation hubs,...
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