Meet FinTech’s leading lady, the marvellous maverick, the political promoter and 17 other influencers
Who are the most important people on the European FinTech scene? There is an evergrowing group of influencers that is changing the very nature of financial services in the world, using the tech of the future, focussing on customers and funding the most promising initiatives. Disruptive Finance Magazine lists the 21 most important ones.
Driving force: Vladislav Solodkiy
Incisive thinker: David Brear
Shaping tomorrow: Chris Skinner
CEO of Life.SREDA | Singapore Russian visionary Vladislav has been the driving force behind venture capital firm Life.SREDA’s 40-million-dollar investment in 13 FinTech startups, with five exits having already been successfully negotiated and a second fund on the way. In demand as a speaker, the internationally recognised FinTech expert has featured on the podium at some of the industry’s biggest events, including Money 20/20, European FinTech Awards, Innofin and Finnovasia. This all-rounder, who began his career in advertising and holds postgraduate qualifications in state and business administration and political science, is also the publisher of the well-known annual research report Money of the Future.
CEO of 11:FS | UK David is an industry leader in digital and next-generation financial services. He is one of the brains behind the Think Different Group, an international firm dedicated to advising business leaders on digital banking services. With extensive experience and qualifications across a number of digital disciplines, gained from years working on agency, consultancy and client relationships for a number of top financial services global brands, David has a truly unique vantage point on the FinTech and banking industry and doesn’t mind sharing it. This incisive thinker and thought-provoking speaker regularly features on the rosters of the Money20/20, European FinTech Awards and Next Money events.
CEO of The Finanser | UK Chris is a man for all seasons in banking and technology, penning a daily blog about the present, consulting on future trends and co-founding the Shaping Tomorrow research and analysis service. He leads one of the most highly regarded networking groups for financial services in all of Europe, the Financial Services Club, and can be seen sharing his revolutionary ideas at various conferences. Having been described as “one of the most authoritative voices on FinTech anywhere”, the bestselling author has worked with companies such as Innovate Finance, Moven and Meniga, and is renowned for his blockchain expertise.
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