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  • Beyond Innovation Theatre

    Beyond Innovation Theatre

    Innovation is all about value creation. Or at least it should be. It’s easy to get caught up in the front end of the process. Brainstorming new ideas, drawing on whiteboards, and moving different colored sticky notes around the wall is fun. But all of that should be a means to an end. That end should be about […]

  • Top Five Posts from 2016

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    Thanks to everyone who read, engaged, commented and shared my posts over the past year. I am proud to be a part of a great and growing global community that is committed to changing financial services for the better. Here’s to a great 2017! Want more innovation, strategy, and leadership for fintech and financial services?  Follow […]

  • Integrated Loyalty: How Uber and Capital One Embedded Loyalty into the Customer Experience

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    This is the last of my special Invested in Tech series with Capital One, where I have been taking a look behind the scenes at how they are using technology, innovation, and design to create a better banking experience. In my last post I spoke to Naveed Anwar who runs Capital One’s developer community partnerships […]

  • Banking on Blockchain

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    Last week I attended an IBM blockchain discussion at Rise New York, featuring Jalak Jobanputra, Founder and Managing Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures and Brigid McDermott, Vice President of Blockchain Business Development & Ecosystem for IBM, and moderated by Todd Pruzan, Editorial Director for Ogilvy. You can catch the video of the event here, and also […]

  • Building Better Bank-Fintech Partnerships

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    Talk of banks and fintech companies partnering together has increased dramatically in the past year.  There have definitely been some interesting partnerships announced, particularly with some of the marketplace lenders, various blockchain projects and some artificial intelligence driven bots. Most are in stages that are too early for a full analysis at this point. There […]

  • Improving the Consumer Payment Experience

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    I’m continuing my look behind the scenes at Capital One to see how they are using technology, innovation, and design to create a better banking experience. Last week at Money20/20, I spent some time with Tom Poole, Managing Vice President for Digital at Capital One. I heard Tom speak on a panel called “The Role of […]

  • Designing a Better Banking Experience

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    This week at Money20/20 in Las Vegas I spent some time behind the scenes at Capital One to see how they are using technology, innovation, and design to create a better banking experience. I sat down with Scott Zimmer, Capital One’s Global Head of Design, to focus on how design is taking on a growing […]

  • Fear and Coding in Las Vegas

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    Like so many of the the fintech flock, I am about to make my annual Fall migration to Las Vegas for the Money20/20 conference. I am looking ahead to what I hope to see there, which is how fintech is becoming more and more embedded into customer experiences and customer expectations, and how financial institutions […]

  • Bankers Are From Mars…

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    It is not news here, or anywhere else, but bankers and fintech entrepreneurs are from different planets. They are just wired differently. Just a few years ago, all of the fintech companies wanted to put traditional financial institutions out of business. Disrupt the industry!, they said. Despite the fact that we still have over 6,000 banks in the U.S. alone, […]