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Chris Skinner speaker

Chris Skinner

London, UK

Leading expert on the impact of digital technology on financial services

Author of VALUEWEB (2016) and Digital Bank (2014)

Author, "The Future of Banking" (2007)

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and technology trends through his blog the Finanser. Here he regularly discusses key issues and opportunities in banking and financial services, summarising research, white papers and other analysis that is topical for the day.

When he’s not travelling and delivering keynote speeches, Chris chairs the Financial Services Club, which he founded in 2004. The Financial Services Club is a network for financial professionals, and focuses on the future of financial services through the delivery of high quality and in-depth research, analysis, commentary and debate. The Club has regular meetings in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Vienna, providing a critically independent platform for practitioners, regulators and industry leaders to meet, network and discuss the future of our industry. Chris is also Chief Executive of Balatro Ltd, and a co-founder of the website Shaping Tomorrow.

He is the author of several books including “The Future of Banking”, “The Future of Finance after SEPA” and “The Future of Investing after MiFID”; and regularly appears on news media including the BBC, Sky, Bloomberg and print media such as the Banker with his informed views.

Most recently he has published Digital Bank: Strategies to launch or become a digital bank (2014) and VALUEWEB: how fintech firms are using bitcoin blockchain and mobile technologies to create the internet of value (2016).

Chris is known for his regular speaking and keynote presentations at leading industry forums. He has also been a Judge with the Card Awards, the TradeTech Awards, the Banker’s Awards, the Asian Banker’s Excellence in Retail Financial Services program, and a contributor to the World Economic Forum.

Prior to founding Balatro, Chris was Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Unisys Global Financial Services and Strategy Director with NCR Financial Services. These roles sparked Chris’s specialisation in the future of financial services after he created the Global Future Forum in Unisys and the Knowledge Lab in NCR.

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Our Comment

"An expert on technology trends, Chris shows how the rapid pace of change and tomorrow's technology must inform today's business strategy. He also incorporates forecasts from a variety of sectors around the world to inform strategy and influence predictions. As such, he delivers knowledgeable keynotes on banking, crises and the future of financial institutions."

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