A former strategist with Unisys and NCR, Chris argues that tomorrow’s technology and the pace of change must inform today’s business strategy.
Chris Skinner is an expert on technology trends, financial markets and fintech. Described as “one of the most authoritative voices on fintech anywhere”, he shows how the rapid pace of change and tomorrow’s technology must inform today’s business strategy.
Chris has over twenty years of management experience in technology industries, and has had significant exposure to both retail and commercial banking and consumer finance. He created a Global Leadership Forum for Unisys, and helped them transform from a product-led company to a more consultative, benefits-based organisation. He previously served as a Director of the financial systems group NCR, responsible for strategy and European insurance operations. He is Chair of the Financial Services Club, a European networking forum for financial professionals focusing on the future of banking.
As a consultant and speaker, Chris analyses the key shifts in technology and the implications for businesses, policy makers and individuals. He also incorporates forecasts from a variety of sectors around the world to inform strategy and influence predictions.
Chris has written several books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking. His best-selling book Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and its sequel ValueWeb describes the impact of fintech, mobile and blockchain technologies on the face of finance. Chris is a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC and Bloomberg, and works closely with HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank and the World Economic Forum.
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