The Future is already here, just not widely distributed
November 21, 2013
Hosted by Brett King
Apologies to William Gibson from whom this quote is taken, but this week’s Breaking Banks is all about the disruptive future that is coming fast upon the banking sector. This week we speak to two global leaders and futurists who have enlightening views on the forces that are driving change in the consumer front-end of the business, and in the banking ecosystem. From a fundamental shift in what we think of when it comes to “Trust” to the impact of the quantified-self movement on the way we think about our finances and about our financial health. Alex Lightman author of "Brave New Unwired World”, the first book ever published on 4G and LTE technology, is a futurist who previously served as the CTO of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization, and has advised the US government on the IPv6 protocol. JP Rangaswami is the Chief Scientist for Salesforce.com, a well respected futurist and blogger who was named CIO of the Year in 2003 by Waters Magazine, and CIO Innovator of the Year by the European Technology Forum in 2004. Together they explore how the future of banking is fast becoming distributed.
Breaking Banks Fintech
Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Breaking Banks is the number 1 global fintech radio show and podcast. Every week we explore the personalities, startups, innovators, and industry players driving disruption in financial services, from Incumbents to unicorns, and from the latest cutting edge technology to the people are using it to help to create a more innovative, inclusive and healthy financial future.
We are living in a time of the most dramatic technological advancements in history, and we are telling the stories behind that change, with a focus on the implications of what it all means for industry incumbents and insurgents, the people, the consumers, the markets, and the very nature of banking and money itself.
Listen every Thursday at 3 PM Eastern Time, Noon Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Brett King is a three times bestselling author, well-known futurist and speaker, and founder of a breakout new retail banking and lifestyle concept "Moven.” King was voted as American Banker's Innovator of the Year in 2012, and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the Top 10 "coolest brands in banking.” King has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, The Economist, The Asian Banker Journal, The Banker, Wired magazine and many more. He contributes regularly as a blogger on Huffington Post.
King initially achieved recognition for his bestselling book BANK 2.0, which received widespread industry acclaim and topped category lists in the UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, France Russia and Asia. 'Branch Today, Gone Tomorrow' - King's second book achieved bestseller status in its first week on Amazon. His current book BANK 3.0 is currently topping the charts in the US, UK, China, Canada, Germany, Japan and France and has been published in English, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Korean, Russian and Polish to-date. He is widely considered the foremost global expert on retail banking innovation today.
As an industry thought leader, King has delivered keynotes at conferences in more than 40 countries for organizations like Google, Forbes, and Oracle. He has served as an international judge for The Asian Banker Retail Banking Excellence Awards, the GSMA Global Mobile Awards, the Middle East Business Achievement and Retail Banking Awards.