Europe


“Most banks don’t have people in their board room who understand technology and technology leadership”


“Most banks don’t have people in their board room who understand technology and technology leadership”

February 2016

Chris Skinner, founder of the Financial Services Club in Europe, and writer of Value Web and The Digital Bank, identifies technology-led change as the challenge for banks, two-fifths of whom “do not have the technology leadership to do that change.” But he is not saying banks are going to be disintermediated anytime soon. If you […]


“Mobile is extremely important and influences everything we do”


“Mobile is extremely important and influences everything we do”

April 2015

Conversation with Matthias Kroner, Co-founder and CEO, FIDOR Bank, on a strong emphasis in financial technology, how web tools can help banks regain trust and competing in a traditional bank marketplace. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio


“We must invest in education, research and innovation”


“We must invest in education, research and innovation”

April 2015

Conversation with Hans Eichel, former finance minister, Germany, on building a competitive economy, beginning a global economic government and creating productive assets. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio


“It’s not enough to ensure that each individual bank is sound”


“It’s not enough to ensure that each individual bank is sound”

April 2014

Sir Paul Tucker, former deputy governor, Bank of England, discusses soundness of the banking system, focus of central banks, and impact of financial markets.


“Great economic development is always associated with an increase of inequalities”


“Great economic development is always associated with an increase of inequalities”

January 2014

Conversation with Thierry de Montbrial, CEO, French Institute of International Relations on – foreign trade and investment policies – IFRI’s establishment – modern economic inequalities


“Uncertainty has become the norm”


“Uncertainty has become the norm”

December 2013

Conversation with Ignacio Garcia Alves, chairman, Arthur D. Little on


“The real strength here is the diversity of the board and its expertise”


“The real strength here is the diversity of the board and its expertise”

December 2012

Conversation with Yawar Shah, Chairman of SWIFT, on


“Community is the hardest thing to build in financial services today”


“Community is the hardest thing to build in financial services today”

November 2012

Conversation with Gottfried Leibbrandt, CEO of SWIFT, on