Chris Skinner Keynote Speaker
- Leading expert on the impact of digital technology on financial services
- Author of Digital For Good (2022)
- Adviser to the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum
Chris Skinner's Biography
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.
Chris is a non-executive director of 11:FS and on the advisory boards of many FinTech and financial firms. He has been an advisor to the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, and is a visiting lecturer with Cambridge University as well as a TEDx speaker. In recent years, he has been voted one of the UK’s foremost fintech observers by The Telegraph and one of the most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News and Thomson Reuters. Chris is also a successful children’s author with a series, focused upon Captain Cake and the Candy Crew, released in 2021 Captain Cake. He is also co-founder with renowned artist Basia Hamilton of The Portrait Foundation, Portrait Foundation, a non-profit platform to encourage children and the arts.
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. His latest book is Digital for Good, focusing upon how technology and finance can work together to address the environmental and social issues we face today and make a better world.
His previous books include Doing Digital, which shared the lessons of how to do digital transformation through interviews with leading global banks such as BBVA, China Merchants Bank, DBS, ING and JPMorgan Chase; Digital Human, which showed how digitalisation is a revolution that allows everyone from the plains of Africa to the mountains of Tibet to be included and served by the network; and Digital Bank that provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete.
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.
Chris has recently been added to The Mad 33 List for Inspirational change and transformation leaders – making a difference – making the future a reality.