The Financial Wellness Pandemic

A recent poll of 1000 Americans found 85% are stressed about money at least sometimes and a full 30% are constantly stressed about money. This is supported by a Bankrate study that found over half of Americans couldn’t cover a $1,000 emergency. This isn’t just a US phenomenon. The German National Wellbeing survey reported less than a third of Germans felt they were able to live financially free and study by Wilis Towers Watson of their Asian Pacific employees found 43% often worried about their financial future. In a period of rising prosperity, greater access to information and technological tools, why are we financially unwell? Find out as Jason Henrichs and JP Nicols host Jennifer Tescher, CEO of CFSI, talking financial wellness in America. Then, we’re joined by Dean Brauer, Co-Founder of GoHenry, sharing their mission to help kids learn how to be good with money. 

Innovating with Heart and Soul

We talk a lot about technology on the show, and we are going to do that again this week. But we are also going to talk about the important role people have in making technology work. This week, Jason Henrichs and JP Nicols host Duena Blomstrom, CEO and Co-Founder of PeopleNotTech, talking their #MachineLearning powered software that helps redefine employee engagement, team formation and team health. Then, we’re joined by Julie Thurlow, CEO of Reading Cooperative Bank sharing her experiences in leading teams and creating change, and how technology can help or hinder that along the way.

Moven Forward

Brett King, JP Nicols and Jim Marous are joined by Theodora Lau and Spiros Margaris, talking Fintech 2020 and where the momentum we gained in 2018 is going to take us over the next couple of years. We’ll talk AI, Voice-tech, Spatial Computing, Blockchain and the general shape of the industry? Can we expect the same record levels of investment in FinTech that we’ve seen in 2018? Who is really leading globally when it comes to Fintech and the changes we’re likely to see over the next few years? In the second half of the show, JP interviews our very own Brett King (Founder and Executive Chairman) and Marek Forysiak (CEO) of Moven, giving us a long awaited update on their progress heading into 2019.

Closing the Gap Between Ideas and Results

Lauren Amarante, co-founder of World Entrepreneurship Day, said: “You could have a million ideas, but they’re all worthless if you don’t get them done.” 

Today’s show features banks that are getting it done. Jill Castilla, CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond and John Epperson, Global Regulatory & Compliance Solution Leader at Crowe, share why compliance shouldn’t be your blocker. 

Co-hosts Jason Henrichs and JP Nicols will also share details on the public launch of the Alloy Labs Alliance, a consortium based approach to innovation. 

Then, in the second half, Andrew Nash head of Digital Identity for Capital One joins us for Part 3/4 of our #InvestedInTech series, sponsored by Capital One.

The Glue That Binds Us

Brett King and JP Nicols host Shamir Karkal (ex Simple/BBVA), talking his new startup. We preview the big Fintech conferences happening around the world this month and we deep dive with Kevin Johnson from Innotribe on the 8,000 people expected at Sibos in Sydney next week. Then, we’re joined by Duena Blomstrom and Katie King (Miss Metaverse) on their upcoming Future of Work panel at Sibos. 

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