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Breaking Banks Fintech

Breaking Banks Fintech

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October 17th 2013:Banking 'Perestroika' comes from unexpected quarters in Russia

Russia is one of the biggest emerging economies on the planet, and has one of the largest national banking markets in the world, but innovation comes slowly within the banking sector due to massive technology and process issues. However, in the last few years there has been an explosion of innovation through start-ups, new brands and new technology players that in FinTech that appears second only to Silicon Alley . What has inspired such dynamic change in the Russian banking market? Who are the new players that are making strides, and how are the big banks in Russia responding to these innovat

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Daniel Gusev

Daniel Gusev is a payments geek, innovation practitioner and startup amateur. As the founder of Finfit, the head of innovation at Promsvyazbank, and blogger of Retail Banking In Russia: Innovation Unfolded, he consults on innovation in respect of remote channels strategy and emerging payments platforms. He has sharpened his knowledge and skills on mobile payments and proximity payments schemes for several years, offering advice on traditional (ATM, Internet) and new ways of offering transaction services to top-10 banks in Russia.
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Dr. Mircea Mihaescu

Dr. Mircea Mihaescu is the Director of the Sberbank Technology Research Center in Moscow, leading banking-related emerging technology research and development projects, both internal. and in collaboration with research institutes and Sberbank technology partners. Before joining Sberbank he was Director, CIO Lab Enterprise Agility at IBM, where he lead internal innovation projects in social computing, cyber security and business process management. His has also previously led teams with IBM Tivoli, Think Dynamics, beMANY, and Bank of Montreal Capital. Mircea holds “Engineer” and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics Engineering from the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech 14/12/2017 12:00 14/12/2017 01:00 Breaking Banks Fintech https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech Russia is one of the biggest emerging economies on the planet, and has one of the largest national banking markets in the world, but innovation comes slowly within the banking sector due to massive technology and process issues. However, in the last few years there has been an explosion of innovation through start-ups, new brands and new technology players that in FinTech that appears second only to Silicon Alley . What has inspired such dynamic change in the Russian banking market? Who are the new players that are making strides, and how are the big banks in Russia responding to these innovative new players? This week we talk to Daniel Gusev, co-founder of FinFit, a new Russian start-up that is trying to help Russians save through gamification, and to Mircea Mihaescu, the Head of IT Strategy and Technology Innovation at Russia's largest bank Sperbank. Mircea talks about their $100m investment to modernize and innovate Sperbank, whereas Daniel talks about the start-up scene generally in Russia and the challenges banking faces as consumer demand for technology-enablement skyrockets. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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