‘Open here’ – Why?

When I was at school, my teacher sent home a note. ‘Elizabeth has trouble following directions.' You see I had opened my milk carton from the ‘wrong end’. <==Meaning the end that didn’t have the little blue ‘Open Here’ stamped on it. The first time I did it – it was an accident. The second... Continue Reading →

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Banks need to see fintech as a mindset

Banks need to see fintech as a mindset - My Nets Payments Interview With the updated Payment Services Directive (PSD2) just around the corner, and the similar UK directive by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) forcing the largest banks to open up their platforms for new entrants, change is inevitable. To embrace the opportunities... Continue Reading →

FinTech Insider: Winefield

In our first all female episode, Sarah Kocianski takes the lead alongside Fiserv's Anna Bennett, Bud's Nina Mohanty, Girl Disrupted Liz Lumley and Innovate Finance's Sophie Winwood, to go through the top stories from the world of fintech and financial services in the last seven days. Kicking off with the US' first new payment system... Continue Reading →

How to be a successful Manbassador

So I am sitting on a stage in Abu Dhabi last month with two investors and one member of the Singaporean regulatory authority. We were on a panel talking about FinTech trends, innovation and hubs. Our moderator was a super cute chap from CNBC who pronouced ICOs 'icos'. (He was adorable). I was asked my... Continue Reading →

The Innovation Re-Education Centre

I attend a lot of conferences. (you know I do). Many years ago (well four years ago) the braver FinTech-y conferences would invite speakers from the 'innovation world'. Gurus and thought leaders and (my favourite job title of all time) futurists, would venture onto the stage to give a talk or sit on a panel.... Continue Reading →

FinTech Abu Dhabi 2017 Highlights

The inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi event was held on 22 and 23 October 2017. This strategic platform allowed financial institutions, FinTech start-ups and participants, investors, regulatory agencies and the business community to network, collaborate and exchange knowledge in FinTech developments in Abu Dhabi, the wider Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region and on... Continue Reading →

It’s about power, stupid

Last year in Oslo I met an awesome young female entrepreneur. She impressed me and we kept in contact with each other over social media. I had dinner with her last week in Copenhagen. She had just left the company she helped found (Investor issues - Stay tuned for a series I am writing with... Continue Reading →

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