Facebook Bets on Libra

Brett King and Chloé James host an all star cast on to the show to discuss the launch of Facebook’s new crypto Libra, a financial inclusion app and blockchain (sort of) with Brian Roemmele, early Bitcoin and VoiceFirst evangelist, returns along with Brian Solis (bestselling author of LifeScale), Sankar Krishnan (Capgemini’s EVP for Banking and Capital Markets), regular contributor John Best (Best Innovation Group), author of Breaking Digital Gridlock, and Anna Irrera (Fintech Correspondent and Financial Companies Team Leader at Reuters).


Finding Your Voice

Brett King and Jason Henrichs are joined by Jim Marous and Ron Shevlin from The Financial Brand. Penny Crosman shares the latest Fintech news. Our first guest is VoiceTech expert Brian Roemmele and Best Innovation Group‘s Elizabeth Robins talk #VoiceFirst and the huge action happening at #CES2019 in Las Vegas. Then, Jason, Jim, and Ron discuss the present and future state of marketing with futurist Alex Lightman, talking why content marketing is dead, why engagement matters, and why now is the time for thought leaders and organizations to start becoming content creators.

For more, check out these links:

Jim Marous’ 2019 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions In-Depth Analysis and Insights: http://bit.ly/2CWdCaf 

Alex Lightman’s new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClNFShIuNhsbnbAH7WS6Q-Q/videos


My Voice Is My Password

Brett King hosts Brian Roemmele, sharing an update on Alexa’s new range of voice activated appliances, and Dmitry Malyanov, Co-Founder of AdHive. Then, we’re joined by Daniel Abrahams, CEO of CurrencyTransfer.com.


Painless Frictionless Investing

One of the aims of Fintech is to lower the price of access to services that were once considered the province of the well-to-do.

In 2015, Brandon Krieg noticed that there was a large swath of the public that were underserved in investing. They either didn’t know how to start, or didn’t have the assets to make investing a priority. And they considered meeting an advisor too costly or beyond their means. He decided to found Stash, a mobile app that takes the pain out of entry into investing.

Today, Brett King, Ron Shevlin, Brian Roemmele, and Brandon Krieg talk about why or how that population is underserved, and what Stash is doing to create a comfortable frictionless point of entry for investing.

Also, we will be talking to Travis Dulaney, member of the Fed’s Faster and Secure Payments task force about why 2018 is the year that adoption will exponentially increase across the US.


Bitcoin: Bubble or Just Beginning

Bitcoin is soaring, both in price and in imagination.  It captured enough pop culture attention that the Big Bang Theory- with 12.6 million viewers in the US alone- featured it prominently in this week’s episode.

Along with that, it has reached the $10,000 USD milestone, and is now acting as a digital asset. Steve Wozniak spoke at the Money 2020 conference and explained that Bitcoin is a better store of value than gold or USD because it is finite and mathematical, so it is constant. But with the spike in value, many people are wondering if this is a bubble or just the beginning.

Today, Brett hosts 4 experts in bitcoin:
Brian Roemmele- renaissance man, entrepreneur, and payments expert.
Bailey Reutzel- US Editor of Coin Desk.
Gabe Sukenik- the founder of Morph Token, an instant crypto portfolio exchange.
Suleman Din is a technology editor at SourceMedia’s American Banker and Financial Planning.


NTT Data presents Breaking Banks at Money 2020 pt 2

NTT Data sponsored Breaking Banks at Money 2020 to catch a word with the movers and shakers in the Fintech industry. In this second part we are talking to some of our favorite presenters at Money 2020.

We start with Brian Roemmele, a huge pioneer in the #Voicefirst movement, who talks to us about how the natural interface of voice will change commerce and everything around it.

Then we talk to Rob Heiser and Boxley Llewellyn from IBM/ Segmint partnership and their new data insights platform.

Then we talk to Dana Nino at GeoSwift and the incredible movements in cross-border payments, particularly in and out of China.

And we finish with a conversation between Brett and Andrew Morris, Chief Content Officer for Money 2020.


Apple Announcement, Alternative Data, and Finovate Insights

Brett King hosts Brian Roemmele as he phones in from the Apple headquarters to tell us all about Apples new iPhone8, iPhoneX and what those innovations could mean for how we think about security and identity.
Then he talks to Luke Jacobi and Adam Zientarski from Benzinga and their thoughts on alternative data in the credit and security landscape. And then he wanders around Fintech Week NYC talking to Melanie Shapiro from Token, Julie Godfrey from Samsung, and Pascal Bouvier from Santander. And he finishes up with a fan- Mahesh Raghavan!


Faster Payments with Fintech

The Faster Payments Task Force of the Federal Reserve  just released its final report with proposals to be adopted by 2020.   Today, Ron Shevlin hosts a member of that task force-  Travis Dulaney, Founder and CEO of Push Payments.   James Wester, Research Director of Worldwide Payment Strategies at IDC will also being joining to discuss the 10 different proposals, the future of banking, and the idea of virtual accounts vs legacy accounts.

Also, we are talking about #VoicePay and #AmazonPay with Brian Roemmele.

Julie Conroy, from Aite Group, talks to Ron about the new uses of AI and how it will enhance faster payments and assist fraud prevention accuracy.


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