One more thing – financial services, tech & human intersection
In this series, One more thing, Theodora (Theo) Lau, a prominent speaker on all things fintech and innovation, writes about the intersection of financial services, technology, and the human element.
Financial services can play a more crucial role in lifting people out of poverty and help break the cycle of inequality, and with focus and intention, more inclusive economic growth can finally be within reach.
Theo is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, a public speaker, and an advisor with extensive experience in tech and start-up ecosystems. She is the co-author of Beyond Good, and host of One Vision, a podcast on fintech and innovation.
You’ve checked the DEI box. Now what?
To truly transform is to have DEI values infused in the DNA of your company.
On the evolution of work
The future of work is human — and tech can help create new economic opportunities for more people.
The trust that binds us
What will become of the trust that binds us when people misplace their faith in faceless algorithms?
The future of work is a story of data and empathy
The future is not about using technology to displace humans, but leveraging technology to be more human.
A tale of two worlds
We have a responsibility as an industry to do more to improve financial security and create a more equal society.
ChatGPT and generative AI – what does banking have to do with it?
Ready or not, the generative AI genie is out of the bottle and there is no going back.
Diversity of socks is our future
Awareness does not always translate into action, unfortunately. It’s intention that we need.
Reasons to be hopeful for 2023
Perhaps, the universe has a plan hiding in plain sight. The glimmers of hope that are just around the corner...
Being an entrepreneur: from A to Z
It’s easy to start a company, but it’s much harder to sustain it.
Sibos 2022: Food, shelter, water – what does banking have to do with it?
Banks can play a crucial role in lifting people out of poverty.
Video: Theo Lau at Finovate Europe 2022 – the future of AI in finance
FinTech Futures chats with Theo Lau about the use of AI in finance and future tech trends.
Digital makes the world go round: a reflection
We have the tools and resources to do more, and to do better, but more action is needed.
A jar of hope
We might be from different backgrounds, but we are all part of the universe.
It’s time to put our heart back into our ecosystem – and build what matters
Access to financial services is a crucial tool to help our most marginalised citizens escape poverty.
Just do it?
How can we, as an industry, be more empathetic and create solutions that matter?
My dollars matter
Branch closures hurt not only consumers, but also small businesses and their local communities.
A voyage of optimism from the city of angels to mountains of clouds
Entrepreneurs, local governments and socially minded enterprises spark innovation in their communities.
Is voice the next UI?
Theodora Lau discusses what the future might look like for fintech and brands.
Celebrating Finovate’s #WomeninFinTech
For fintech to be for everyone, it needs to be from everyone.
The empathy deficit
As the cost of living continues to rise, what will banks do? What should they do?
The forgotten faces of diversity: the invisibles
To be successful, diversity and inclusion must start from within – and it must be built into the culture.
The forgotten generation: driving digital adoption with older customers
Everyone - regardless of their age, would like a good user experience.
True diversity or tokenism
It is not only time for us to say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. It is now time for us to hold ourselves accountable.
We were all beginners once
Be intentional in finding new voices. And be intentional in elevating them.
What the Fintech? Episode 10 | Diversity & inclusion: AI bias
Theodora Lau, founder of Unconventional Ventures provides her take on artificial intelligence.
Demystify Podcast: Demystifying core banking with Prema Varadhan, Temenos
Demystifying the intricate world of core banking and offering a comprehensive perspective on its evolution.
UK SME lender Fleximize secures £136m financing from Goldman Sachs and Citi
The financing will be used to redeem existing debt, expand lending operations and accelerate Fleximize’s growth.
Clear Street bolsters technology leadership with two new hires
Jon Daplyn joins as chief information officer and Hari Godbole as vice president of engineering.
Sibos dreams of a T+1 settlement utopia on eventful day three
Panels at this year’s Sibos have discussed the benefits of T+1 settlements across all global capital markets.
Video: How Mauritius is emerging as a global financial services hub
We speak with the Honourable Mahen Kumar Seeruttun about the evolution of the financial services landscape in Mauritius.
Sibos 2023: HSBC launches new virtual card and digital trade finance solution
The UK banking giant has also announced the launch of HSBC TradePay, a document-free digital trade finance solution.
Sibos 2023: Visa and Swift collaborate to streamline cross-border payments
Through the partnership, both firms aim to provide their customers with “more choice” when sending money globally.
Sibos 2023: Revolut Business launches new payment solution RevTags
RevTags, already available to Revolut’s retail customers, is now being rolled out to its business customers globally.
Sibos highlights ISO 20022 as key enabler of financial innovation
Experts at Sibos evaluated how enriched data is enabling innovation in AI and the rise of predictive analytics.
Romania’s Libra Internet Bank taps Temenos to modernise payments
With Temenos Payments, the bank aims to facilitate ISO 20022 cross-border payments and reporting on the Swift network.