An Interview with Tanya Smith, Chief Customer Officer, Citi15/10/2018 Who’s Who
With Citi Australia doubling down on its commitment to digital-first banking, and in turn stepping away from their brick and mortar branches, technology has been thurst to the core of the company's customer engagement strategy. FST Media spoke...
An Interview with Tim Whiteley, General Manager, Application Development, Westpac04/10/2018 Who’s Who
FST Media: What do you see as the biggest challenge posed by technology today? Whiteley: For me, the biggest challenge is the ever-increasing speed of advances in technology. This puts significant expectations on our people to continuously re-...
An Interview with Steve Weston, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, volt bank20/09/2018 Who’s Who
FST Media: What opportunities do you see for neobanks and challenger banks starting up in Australia? Weston: New banks can start with a clean sheet of paper. Not being shackled by high-cost operating models, they will be able to pass these...
An Interview with Erich Gerber, General Manager Asia Pacific and Japan, TIBCO05/09/2018 Who’s Who
While enthusiasts envision ‘rivers of gold’ unleashed by swelling data lakes – data that could deliver a wellspring of inspiration for next-generation platforms and infrastructure – critical analytics models and algorithms (necessary to deciphering...
Simulate me: embracing the next evolution of predictive analytics for financial services03/08/2018 Executive Columns
The rapid proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has made what was once fanciful prophesying into a predictable reality. Countless financial services institutions (FSIs), particularly in the wealth and asset management space,...
An Interview with Sharron Botica, Chief Customer Officer, Sovereign16/07/2018 Who’s Who
FST Media: In this era of increasingly prevalent cybercrime, how does Sovereign build and maintain customer trust and confidence? Botica: Trust and confidence are really fundamental for all insurers. We focus on building the right processes in...
An Interview with Muhammad Majid, General Manager, Strategy and Transformation, RACQ Bank18/05/2018 Who’s Who
After decades of unrivalled dominance by the 'big four', the challengers are in the midst of a renaissance. As the industry licks its wounds from a bruising judicial inquiry, Australia’s burgeoning challenger banking institutions have...
An Interview with Craig Kirk, General Manager and Co-founder, Delta Insurance27/03/2018 Who’s Who
As co-founder and general manager of Delta Insurance, one of the rising stars of New Zealand’s burgeoning specialist insurance industry, Craig Kirk has been a key driving force behind the company's digital-focused agenda. Technology lies at the...
An Interview with Harvey Deak, Head of Security Strategy and Architecture, NAB07/03/2018 Who’s Who
As NAB's digital security chief, Harvey Deak has been the guiding hand – and steadfast protector – behind the bank’s cloud-first adoption strategy. In the lead up to his presentation at the FST Future of Security conference, we sat down with...
An Interview with Troels Oerting, former Group Chief Security Officer and GCISO, Barclays25/01/2018 Who’s Who
Troels Oerting has established himself as one of the foremost authorities in global cybersecurity. Over the course of his distinguished career, Oerting has served as head of the Nordisk Copyright Bureau (NCB) in his native Denmark, director of...
An Interview with Derek Corcoran, Chief Experience Officer, Avoka15/11/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities over the next six months? Corcoran: Earlier this year we launched a new analytics capability in the Avoka platform called Insights. It gives banks detailed data on exactly where...
An Interview with Greg Hawkins, Chief Technology Officer, Starling Bank30/10/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: Where do you predict traditional banking services will be in five years’ time? Hawkins: Ultimately, we think banking will be invisible. Already we're seeing people interacting with their banks in ways that involve much less friction or...
An Interview with Lee Hatton, Chief Executive Officer, UBank19/10/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: How do you define ‘innovation’? Hatton: We are focused on ‘next practice’ not ‘best practice’. There is no point innovating for innovation’s sake; innovation is about doing things faster and more efficiently than anyone else out there...
An Interview with Adrian Lovney, Chief Executive Officer, New Payments Platform (NPP)21/09/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: How does NPP Australia foster a culture of innovation? Lovney: The New Payments Platform was born because the industry recognised the need for infrastructure that would support the future of payments. Already the Australian public has...
'Becoming a mobile-first, customer centric bank' – Felimy Greene, Regional Head of Customer Franchise, Citi Asia Pacific and EMEA12/09/2017 Executive Columns
Technology has evolved at an extraordinary pace since the invention of the silicon chip in 1961. But its global consumer reach and its impact on businesses has been most dramatic in the last decade. Just over ten years ago, Apple launched the...