Glen reports from last week's Bank AI conference in Chicago, including interviews with author and former SBA head Karen Mills, American Banker Editor Penny Crosman, Capacity CEO David Karandish, and West Community CU CEO Jason Peach. Also, climate change makes itself heard.
In this episode, John talks to Benedikt Bünz, Chief Scientist at Findora and PhD student at Stanford, about his invention Bulletproofs, which are a next-gen form of Zero-Knowledge Proof Technology. John and Benedikt discuss what Zero-Proof Technology is and why it’s useful.
Glen speaks with Nacha's new CEO Jane Larimer about the group's ongoing push for faster payments, its efforts to streamline API banking, and other priorities under her leadership. Also, BHMI CEO Jack Baldwin shares a unique perspective on real time payment challenges.
Glen checks in from NYC on Finovate trends and takeaways, including interviews with Best of Show Winner Zogo and standouts Breach Clarity, Plinqit, Wallit and BBVA Open Platform. Judging by the newfound spirit of FI/Fintech collaboration, perhaps we CAN all get along….
Glen checks in from the CUNA Tech and Operations/Member Experience Councils Conference, including on-site interviews with Speed Round standouts Voleo, POP i/o and Eltropy, and an overview of John’s general session on artificial intelligence. Plus another reason why Ohio State can’t trademark “The.”
Glen sits down with Sunrise Banks’ CEO David Reiling to discuss public benefit corporations, fintech partnerships, underserved communities and “doing well by doing good.” Plus Glen swipes a page from West Side Story and geeks out on the Minnesota State Fair.
John chats with Bret Kinsella, the CEO of Voicebot.ai, and Bradley Metrock, the host of This Week In Voice, about the future of Voice Platforms. The future of voice is undetermined, find our more about the potential of voice, and the how it will affect every aspect of our lives.
John speaks with Patrick Muldoon, a managing partner of CrytpoScores.org, a service that scores cryptocurrency to make it more welcoming to investors. Also, the past and present of Bitcoin and the crypto market in general.
Hot on the heels of the provocative FedNow announcement, Glen speaks with The Clearing House’s innovation head Peter Davey about its own real time payments course and RTP’s road to ubiquity. Also, Sherpa Technologies’ CEO Keith Riddle on the service provider’s quest to enable credit unions for real time and the prospect of riding two horses.
John and Glen unpack Netflix's new Cambridge Analytica documentary "The Great Hack," and consider potential scenarios for financial services. Also- a clear-eyed view of Capital One’s breach, and Amazon dashes the Dash button.
Glen visits with California/Nevada Credit Union Leagues CEO Diana Dykstra for our ongoing state-by-state exploration of CU culture. Also- the latest on the US Senate’s cannabis banking hearings, and a disturbing real-life unbanked tale.
John and Glen celebrate Amazon Prime Day by comparing notes on this marketing phenomenon, discussing the collateral damage to brick and mortar retailers, and consider how banks and credit unions can combat the time-tested model of competitors pursuing adjacent markets. Plus a “Stranger Things” spoiler.
Glen connects with 3 early stage companies at the NY Venture Summit with intriguing models: in/PACT (charitable giving through FIs), Leondrino (digital currency platform) and Pago 46 (cash network for e-commerce payments). Plus- Trump gets cranky on crypto, cuts loose on Libra.
Brazilian retailer Magazine Luiza’s stock price has increased 100-fold by transforming from a brick-and-mortar seller into a tech-forward e-commerce trailblazer. John and Glen speak with Simon Olson, Magalu’s Director of Business Development, about his company’s journey, the culture and importance of its Luizalabs development shop, and its participation in the Hedera Council.
Glen takes a detailed, pun-free look at the critical issues surrounding cannabis banking- such as public safety, financial inclusion and compliance. Features an interview with industry pioneer Deirdra O'Gorman and discussion of Glen's Credit Union Magazine cover story. Also, John gets under the hood of Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency.
John and Glen recap last week’s AXFI Conference onsite from Minneapolis, including interviews with security expert Roger Grimes on the latest email hacking threats, futurist Patrick Schwerdtfeger on the next logical uses for robotics, and Borsetta CEO Pamela Norton on the challenge of keeping counterfeit parts out of the supply chain.
Glen reports from the HOPE Global Forum on financial inclusion and empowerment, including interviews with Operation HOPE President Anita Ward, Mariel Beasley of Duke University's Common Cents lab on behavioral hacks for financial wellness, and the Aspen Institute's Ida Rademacher on the latest consumer fintech data.