60 episodes

Welcome to the connector podcast, an ongoing conversation connecting FinTechs, banks and regulators worldwide. Join CEO and founder Koen Vanderhoydonk as you learn more about the latest available trends and solutions in the markets.

The Connector‪.‬ Koen Vanderhoydonk (The Connector)

    • Business

Welcome to the connector podcast, an ongoing conversation connecting FinTechs, banks and regulators worldwide. Join CEO and founder Koen Vanderhoydonk as you learn more about the latest available trends and solutions in the markets.

    The Connector Podcast - Unveiling AI Ethics with IBM's Insight and Navigating Digital Partnerships with Arrow

    The Connector Podcast - Unveiling AI Ethics with IBM's Insight and Navigating Digital Partnerships with Arrow

    Get ready to navigate the complex tapestry of AI ethics and partnerships with the Connector podcast! I’m Koen Vanderhoydonk, and in this episode, I’m joined by IBM's Michel Van Der Poorten and Arrow's Francis Mukwayanzo to unravel how the tech titan IBM harnesses AI to amplify human ingenuity. Michel grants us exclusive access to IBM's conscientious approach to AI ethics. We don't stop there; join our discourse on the intricate dance of global AI applications and legislation, where you'll learn why the EU is at the forefront of this arena.

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    Michel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelvanderpoorten/
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    Koen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/koenvanderhoydonk/
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    Koen Vanderhoydonk
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    • 18 min
    The Connector Podcast - Fintech's Resurgence and AI Revolution: Uncovering the Next Waves with Bence Siklós from PEAK

    The Connector Podcast - Fintech's Resurgence and AI Revolution: Uncovering the Next Waves with Bence Siklós from PEAK

    Prepare to unlock the secrets of fintech's future as Ben Siklós from Budapest's PEAK  joins me for a captivating exchange. This episode is a treasure trove of insights, with Ben, a trailblazer from Hungary's foremost fintech firm, guiding us through the industry's twists and turns. Together, we chart the resurgence of mega-round financings and dissect the implications of fluctuating equity funding and acquisition rates. With Bence's sharp expertise, get ready to glimpse the sector's promising path to recovery.

    Venture further with us as we unravel the complexities of artificial intelligence in fintech, spotlighting AI's role in revolutionizing fraud detection and personalized banking services. Ben illuminates the rise of generative AI, offering a vision of how it's poised to transform the financial landscape. Moreover, we tackle the entwined fates of cryptocurrencies and 'buy now, pay later' models under the watchful eye of regulation. Our conversation promises a deep dive into how government intervention legitimises crypto, shaping its future and ours.
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    Koen Vanderhoydonk
    koen.vanderhoydonk@jointheconnector.com

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    • 14 min
    The Connector Podcast - Open Banking Evolution: Navigating Future Payment Systems with Jan Willem Stoffer from SOPRA Banking

    The Connector Podcast - Open Banking Evolution: Navigating Future Payment Systems with Jan Willem Stoffer from SOPRA Banking

    Embrace the future of financial transactions as we unravel the potential shift from traditional card payments to innovative open banking solutions with Jan Willem Stoffer from SOPRA Banking. Our latest conversation on the Connector podcast promises to elevate your understanding of the evolving fintech landscape, where the intertwining of technologies and regulations redraws the blueprint of global finance.

    Join us as we dissect the complexities of open banking payments, fueled by Jan Willem's insights from a recent white paper. Together, we tackle the often-muddied waters of open banking, open finance, and open data, clarifying their distinct roles in the financial ecosystem. With the European Commission's P2 regulation acting as a catalyst, we examine how banks are transitioning towards a collaborative business model that could redefine consumer and business transactions. Don't miss the chance to gain a comprehensive perspective on where the future of financial services is heading straight from the experts shaping it.
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    Koen Vanderhoydonk
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    #FinTech #RegTech #Scaleup #WealthTech

    • 15 min
    The Connector Podcast - Unveiling Risk Intelligence in Central Asia's Corporate Landscape with ClearPic's Alexei Panin

    The Connector Podcast - Unveiling Risk Intelligence in Central Asia's Corporate Landscape with ClearPic's Alexei Panin

    Discover the enthralling world of risk intelligence as we sit down with Alexei from ClearPic, who guides us through the labyrinth of corporate information within the emerging markets of Central Asia and the Caspian region. His 15 years of experience unveil a realm where data is both a hidden treasure and a complex puzzle. With ClearPic's innovative approach, Alexei illustrates how, even in seemingly opaque markets, there are insights to be uncovered that can transform the way businesses and advisors navigate through the murky waters of corporate data.

    Venture with us as we dissect the challenges of accessing reliable information in regions where traditional methods fall short and explore the critical importance of understanding local contexts—where sometimes cash flow control overshadows formal shareholding structures. Hear firsthand the geopolitical significance of these markets and how ClearPick's expertise in risk advisory is leading the charge in making sense of Central Asia's intricate and often underestimated economic landscapes. Alexei's comprehensive knowledge and the company's dedication to data discovery present an invaluable conversation for anyone interested in the interplay between regional nuances and global economic dynamics.
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    Koen Vanderhoydonk
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    • 12 min
    The Connector Podcast - WealthTech Live in Zürich 2024 - Charting Asia's Wealth Management Transformation by Valuefy

    The Connector Podcast - WealthTech Live in Zürich 2024 - Charting Asia's Wealth Management Transformation by Valuefy

    In our latest Connector podcast episode, unlock the secrets of Asia's wealth management evolution with Shirkant Tiwari, a luminary from Valuefy. Listen as he narrates his journey from the historic city of Jaipur to reshaping the financial contours of an entire continent. His profound insights into the cultural fabric of Asian savings and investment traditions reveal a seismic shift towards modern financial practices powered by technology and innovation. Discover how systematic investment plans redefine personal finance in India, propelling a new era of economic growth and stability.

    Witness firsthand the transformation of a culture rooted in savings into one embracing wealth management's complexities. Srikant's expertise highlights the massive ripple effects these changes have on global market dynamics, evidenced by the resilience of Indian markets against foreign investor trends. Through engaging stories and comprehensive analysis, this conversation with Srikant Tiwari provides an unparalleled glimpse into the future of finance in Asia, a region that's rapidly becoming a fulcrum of worldwide economic balance. Tune in for an episode that promises not just to inform but to enlighten on the monumental financial shifts occurring in the East.
    Thank you for tuning into our podcast about global trends in the FinTech industry.
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    Koen Vanderhoydonk
    koen.vanderhoydonk@jointheconnector.com

    #FinTech #RegTech #Scaleup #WealthTech

    • 12 min
    The Connector Podcast - WealthTech Live in Zürich 2024 - Revolutionizing Core Banking and Embracing Innovation in Switzerland by SaaScada

    The Connector Podcast - WealthTech Live in Zürich 2024 - Revolutionizing Core Banking and Embracing Innovation in Switzerland by SaaScada

    Unlock the future of fintech with us, Koen Vanderhoydonk, as we invite the astute Nelson Wootton, CEO and co-founder of Saascada, into our conversation. Prepare to have your perspective on banking innovation revolutionized as we dissect SaaScada's minimalist yet powerful approach to core banking solutions. Their cloud-native platform is a game-changer, providing a solid backbone for both fledgling challenger banks and established behemoths undergoing the daunting task of system upgrades. Nelson lays out the intricacies of product offerings and ledger management that form the pillars of SaaScada's strategy and elucidates how their reliance on event sourcing can slash infrastructure costs, making them a beacon for financial institutions navigating the stormy seas of modernization.

    Step into Switzerland's financial haven, where we shine a light on SaaScada's groundbreaking event-driven system. With agility at the forefront, this innovative approach to data management empowers Swiss banking to embrace AI and regulatory reporting like never before, all while upholding its legendary financial stability. The episode goes beyond just tech talk - Nelson unveils our strategic plans to entrench ourselves in the European market, including opening a new Zurich office and the potential of instant payment systems to shake up the banking landscape. Please tune in for an auditory expedition that offers a unique blend of technological prowess, business acumen, and a rare insider view of Swiss banking's fintech evolution.
    Thank you for tuning into our podcast about global trends in the FinTech industry.
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    Learn more about The Connector.
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    Cheers
    Koen Vanderhoydonk
    koen.vanderhoydonk@jointheconnector.com

    #FinTech #RegTech #Scaleup #WealthTech

    • 15 min

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