Ep. 147. State of the Union 2
About This Episode
Sam welcomes us into the Fintech Insider flat, our temporary base while we explored this year's Sibos conference, hosted by SWIFT. He's joined by some fantastic guests - Mike Sigal from 500 FinTechs (part of 500 Startups), Dion Lisle from CapGemini, Jo Lang from IBM, and April Rudin from The Rudin Group - to talk about the state of Canadian fintech.
First, the guys talk about the conference circuit and discuss their standout experiences of Sibos, including Sam's interview with Brad Garlinghouse, CEO at Ripple. We hear how Innotribe started out, and how it's evolved since then. Plus, which topics pulled the biggest crowds; how did distributed ledger technology (DLT) fare at Sibos; and why describing yourself as "the Uber of..." might just make you a moron!
Are the prices in the payments industry on a race to zero? And why might banks be struggling to bank fintechs? We also hear why some fintech Blockchain "experts" might be talking, um, nonsense, and what might have been the secret to Stripe's success?
And it's no surprise that we're talking about Jamie Dimon's views on Blockchain and Bitcoin once more. Think he's spot on or way off? Let us know! Plus, why talking ICOs might make Sam shoot himself. Despite that, we do speculate about the future of cryptocurrencies.
The guys talk asset management, how spending patterns have changed across generations, and the transfer of wealth. Also, how have data and ethics impacted investment decisions?
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