Innovations from a fresh continent- Episode 1
October 16, 2014
Hosted by Brett King
At the turn of the 20th century, two shoe salesman were sent to Africa to report on what opportunity was available there. One reported back "No good, no one here wears shoes", and the other reported "Golden Opportunity! No one has any shoes here!" Unburdened by aging technologies, African countries present an array of opportunities to leap forward and employ evermore ubiquitous technology to incorporate new populations in the financial system. We plan to do one show each quarter about the variety of different opportunities that African nations represent and what other nations can learn from them. On today's show, Brett speaks with Peter Schlebush, CEO of Personal and Business Banking, Standard Bank about the tremendous opportunities that he sees in South Africa and the greater continent. We will also speak to Alec Boere, Managing Partner of Rufus Leonard which is celebrating its 25 year anniversary with a week long event challenge to reinvent the banking sector.
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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.