StreetsTalksTo is a series of podcasts interviewing the CEOs and colleagues from some of the most influential, significant and disruptive firms, bodies and initiatives in the financial industry.
In each half hour episode, host Julia Streets and guests will explore the driving trends facing the industry today as we navigate these extraordinary times. They will examine what’s at the very forefront of innovation and change, addressing the challenges and uncovering the opportunities both today and as we look ahead.
Each episode will be hosted by Julia Streets, Founder & CEO of Streets Consulting, the business development, marketing and communications consultancy that has worked with hundreds of influential fintech firms across the financial services industry helping them to grow. An experienced podcast host and BBC radio guest, Julia’s DiverCity Podcast series, www.divercitypodcast.com, featuring hundreds of leading voices in the industry, has attracted some 30,000 listeners from around the world over the past seven series and continues to go from strength to strength.
Julia is regularly called upon to host and speak at some of the world’s leading conferences about innovations in fintech and to offer insights about the driving trends at play.
StreetsTalksTo FinTech Scotland
In this episode of #StreetsTalksTo we talk to Nicola Anderson, CEO of Fintech Scotland.
In this conversation we learn more about FinTech Scotland, their key objectives to help the community of fintech entrepreneurs, the ambition of the economic contribution, strategic relationships, and the development of an inclusive environment to enable FinTech innovation to really thrive.
We outline the opportunities that fintech collaboration and innovation bring to us all, with an update on the FinTech Research and Innovation Roadmap, one year on since it was launched. The Roadmap was published with a very specific question, what should the future of finance look like? It was developed in close coordination with fintech entrepreneurs, the financial services sector, academia, regulators, Government bodies and consumer groups, and provides a framework to increase the positive impact of FinTech Innovation across Scotland and the UK.
We discuss the significance of fintech in our digital economy and how its evolving innovation and problem solving in the current economic and climate. We talk about how the Kalifa Review and research and development (R&D) in Scotland along with data, can advance business and help economic development in the UK and beyond. And lastly Nicola shares her favourite piece of regulation!
StreetsTalksTo TMX Group
In this episode of #StreetsTalksTo we are joined by Dani Lipkin, Delilah Panio from the TMX Group. We delve into the global listings landscape, the TSX and the TSX Venture exchanges and their support for earlier stage firms and established companies in their journey to going public.
We touch on Canada’s history of supporting innovative, early stage companies and discuss TSX Venture’s unique value proposition in helping scale-ups access growth capital, reduce the burden and cost of going public. We look at lessons we can learn from Canada as the UK and other jurisdictions are assessing their IPO rules to attract more junior listings.
We discover the 4 Rs – reason, readiness, requirement and reality – that can help decide whether your company is ready to go public and the benefits of being aligned. And we look ahead on the listings journey, as many firms have successfully graduated from the TSX Venture Exchange to TSX and gone on to dual list in the US and other major exchanges.
In this episode of #StreetsTalksTo we are joined by Mark Schaedel, CEO and Brandon Baker, Principle of DataBP. We discuss the fascinating world of market data and how the impact of innovation and technology can be used to help make sense of the huge amounts of data and harvest unique insights. We talk about the genuine common goal across the industry for ultimate compliance, the importance of using The Cloud and how DataBP are empowering and connecting the community of data providers to gain efficiencies, reinvent how they manage their market data and ultimately realise and commercialise the full potential of their often unexploited data assets.
DataBP is a global provider of software and managed services for managing market data and index commercialisation. They provide tools that run business lines in one easy to use platform and a whole suite of purpose built tools, allowing data businesses of all sizes to increase their revenue, reduce their risk, and provide an improved customer experience without having to increase any staffing footprint.
In this episode of #StreetsTalksTo we are joined by Stéphane Rio, CEO & Founder of Opensee, and Senior Sales Executive, Julie Louvrier. We discover the challenges of big data, the increased demand for more granular information and how Opensee is transforming this data into a competitive advantage. We talk about different regulations, how ESG is bringing a new dimension to finance and how Opensee is helping its clients to unlock the full potential of their data by removing complexity.
Opensee is a Paris-based FinTech that is helping financial institutions turn their big data challenges into a competitive advantage, by unlocking vital business, user led opportunities. Its solutions allow financial institutions to harness 100% of their vast quantities of data instantly, on demand and for deeper and faster analysis than before. It was started by a team of financial industry and technology experts who were frustrated because they couldn't find a simple, big data analytics solution that enabled them to deep dive into all of their data or to run risk scenarios with the data that they were handling. They built their own instead. Opensee now gives banks, asset managers and other financial institutions the analytical tools for regulatory reporting, risk management, operational efficiencies and business development.
In this episode of #StreetsTalksTo we are joined by Ian Taylor, Executive Director and Su Carpenter, Head of Community at CryptoUK. We delve into the topic of regulation, what the current crypto regulatory landscape looks like and the challenges around ad regulation. We talk about how CryptoUK are trying to help develop policies, processes and standardisation to help crypto providers and institutions and how they are in regular conversations with the FCA. We cover taxation, legislation and so much more in this fascinating conversation.
CryptoUK exists as a cohesive, credible voice for the evolving UK crypto industry. As an independent industry body, CryptoUK represents the UK's crypto asset sector, working directly with policy makers and market players to advocate for better education, mutual understanding and fair and balanced policy. It has more than 80 members, including crypto natives, service providers, custodians and institutional investors.
StreetsTalksTo Volante Technologies
In this episode of StreetsTalksTo we are joined by Vijay Oddiraju, CEO and Co-Founder, and Rachel Hunt, VP Growth Marketing at Volante Technologies. During the discussion we delve into the importance of real-time payments and what this means for financial inclusion and the democratisation of financial services. We consider the impact of COVID-19 across the industry, how this has accelerated the digitisation of payments around the world and how Volante is helping banks and financial institutions adapt quickly and effectively to empower consumers, corporates and economies. We find out more about Volante’s ISO 20022 migration project and how Volante is enabling an ever-growing cloud-native payments ecosystem.
Volante Technologies is the global provider of cloud payments and financial messaging solutions. It serves as a trusted partner to more than one hundred banks, financial institutions, market infrastructures, clearing houses and corporate treasury firms in 35 countries. As a result, Volante’s customers can stay ahead of emerging trends, become more competitive, deliver superior client experiences and grow their businesses through rapid digital transformation and innovation.