COVID-19 has undoubtedly transformed the way we live and work, and in ways where things may never be quite the same again. Many of the changes are here to stay. The demand for digital, contactless, and contact-free ways to bank and pay is accelerating the pace of the digital revolution. Even as they streamline to absorb the economic shockwaves, banks and payment providers must embrace the ‘new normal’ their customers have set. That’s why FIS has created this series of short virtual events to help you adapt to the new normal, rise to the challenges you face, and thrive in the post-pandemic era. At just 75 minutes, they offer maximum value for minimum time.
Cyrus and Chris will be joined by FIS’ Andrew Beatty, SVP, Next Generation Solutions, to discuss the important topics from today’s session, as well as answer audience questions.
During the panel discussion Cyrus and Chen Way will be joined by FIS’ Raja Gopalakrishnan, EVP - Strategic Initiatives, to discuss the important topics from today’s session, as well as answer audience questions.
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Founder and Cheerleader-in-Chief at Greenscreen
Host and Moderator
Banking and Payments
Lindley Gooden has worked in television and radio since the early 1990s as a Senior BBC Journalist, Head of News, Consumer & Technology Correspondent and Presenter in the BBC’s national newsrooms, Sky, Five News, ITN and commercial radio.
Apart from running the day-to-day work of Greenscreen, Lindley writes and chairs some of the City of London’s most watched and highly rated business webinars and events, on a wide range of subjects.
He also works with the largest companies in the world as a media and presentation coach and has advised some of the world’s largest businesses, government, and scientific organisations on their media work – as well as lecturing at the UK’s most prestigious postgraduate journalism courses including the London College of Communications, City University, University of Cardiff and Highbury College (Portsmouth).
Lindley was a scientist until his mid twenties. He has a research masters (M.Phil.) in theoretical solid state physics and published research that contributed to the creation of modern solid state recording devices.
IDC Financial Insights
Speaker and Panelist
Banking and Payments APAC
Cyrus Daruwala is the Managing Director for IDC Financial Insights. Cyrus and his teams focus on all aspects of "run the firm" or "change the firm." His research and advisory practices cover banking, insurance, and capital markets and topics such as legacy modernization and transformation, hybrid cloud, Big Data and analytics, customer life-cycle management, digital experience, ecommerce ecosystems, Internet of Things, cognitive, blockchain, and fintech.
For the past 20 years, Cyrus has been working with financial institutions to help them assess their business and operational and technical challenges, select the right vendors/partners, better understand their IT TCO, and grow their customer base. Before joining IDC Financial Insights, Cyrus was a managing partner with a regional research and publication firm. He was instrumental in growing the firm's proprietary as well as subscription-based research business along with the publishing businesses. His understanding of a range of business, market, regulatory, and investment-related issues enable him to work closely with financial institutions, consultants, vendors, and government agencies on various multidisciplinary initiatives.
Cyrus holds a master's degree in Business Finance, Economics, and Business Law from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics and is a commerce graduate with Accounts, Political Sciences, and Business Planning as specialist subjects.
Chris Skinner is known as one of the most influential people in technology as well as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com. His three latest books focus on how banks can become truly digital. Doing Digital shares the lessons of doing digital transformation learned through interviews with BBVA, China Merchants Bank, DBS, ING and JPMorgan Chase. ValueWeb describes the impact of Fintech and how mobile and blockchain technologies are changing the face of finance in building an internet of value. As a result of the emerging internet of value, banks have to become digitalized, and Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete.
Chris has recently been voted Game Changer of the Year and Financial Markets Advisor of the Year by Finance Monthly, CEO of the Year by CV Magazine, FinTech Speaker of the Year by TMT Global and has been an advisor to the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum and is described by Seth Wheeler, Brookings Guest Scholar and Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House, as “one of the most authoritative voices on Fintech anywhere”.
He studied at Loughborough University in the UK and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences alongside a Diploma in Industrial Studies. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Services, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.
Financial Institutions, Network & Transit Partnerships Lead
Speaker and Panelist
With more than sixteen years of experience in the technology industry, he leads Google Pay partnerships for financial institutions, networks and transit agencies across South East Asia and Greater China. Google Pay is the consumer payments application from Google that serves to make money simple, secure, and helpful for everyone.
Andrew Beatty holds the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of the LFI & Next Generation Banking division at FIS. As such, he has P&L accountability globally for the company’s Modern Banking Platform, including Code Connect, FIS’ extensive API Marketplace, with expanded responsibility in the Americas for the banking business, including the Profile and Systematics portfolios. Andrew oversees business operations, solution strategy and business development for the division.
Andrew is a proven business leader and executive with over 30 years of experience in financial services and technology. His current role expands upon previous responsibilities, which included leading product strategy and management for FIS’ core platform and facilitating a consulting practice focused on core modernization for our large financial institution (LFI) clients. Also, Andrew is a recognized thought leader and author, and an active participant in the Fintech community, with regular appearances in industry press, FIS company channels, and other outlets.
Since joining FIS in 1998, Andrew has held positions of responsibility, including Senior Vice President of the Office of Innovation and Solutions, and Vice President for Canadian Banking. Andrew’s domain knowledge expands across FIS’ Banking, Payments and Wealth Industries. Before FIS, Andrew held General Management, Sales, Business Strategy and Product Management positions across Banking and Wealth in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. His experience includes leadership roles at HSBC in the UK and Canada Trust in Canada.
As Executive Vice President of Global Real Time Payments at FIS, Raja Gopalakrishnan is responsible for the strategy, investment and execution of Enterprise wide real time payments. He and his team are focusing on developing and bringing to market revolutionary new propositions and use cases to execute a high growth strategy in the exciting, rapidly evolving world of faster payments. Raja will drive disruptive new offerings, transform the way new payments products and services are being built, deployed and utilized; forge innovative strategic alliances and drive business growth, scale & profitability for FIS and its clients.
With nearly three decades of payments, banking and technology expertise, Raja has an acute understanding of the growth, profitability and environmental changes and challenges facing banks, financial institutions, SMB’s and corporates. He also has a successful track record identifying and capitalizing on growth opportunities in current and new markets, as well as creating stable, high-performing teams that foster innovation and business development.
An economics major and MBA graduate, Raja started his career at Bank of America, where he spent 10 years in retail and commercial banking. He then spent the next 5 years across 2 startups, before joining FIS. Now in his 15th year with FIS, Raja has built and managed multiple high growth businesses across the globe.
Interests include fitness, cooking and wine. He is also a passionate supporter of the need for socially and financially inclusive growth in emerging economies.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Live sessions on 14 and 15 July. For each attendee, FIS has donated 10 USD to the global charity Save the Children.
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