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Breaking Banks Fintech

Breaking Banks Fintech

Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific

March 19th 2015:FinTech- Dublin's pot o' gold?

Although London and New York are currently leading the race for FinTech dominance, there are several other cities vying for their place. Not the least among these is Dublin, where the Celtic Tiger of the late 90's hosted a booming tech center. Dublin is emerging from the global recession, humbled, but hungry to take it's place in the FinTech sphere. Today Brett is speaking with Gary Leyden, VP Venture Acceleration of National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), Brett Meyers, CEO & Co-Founder of CurrencyFair.com, John Egan, Head of Innovation at LaffertyResearch.com, Clive Foley, Co-Foun

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Brett Meyers

CEO and Founder of CurrencyFair Brett is an expat from Perth, Australia, who has lived in Ireland for 15 years. In 2008 he set out to solve a problem that had plagued him, and fellow expats, for several years; expense and inconvenience when trying to send money internationally. Using a unique p2p marketplace model, Brett solved the problem by connecting people and business sending money in both directions of each transfer. The result was international transfers that are much faster and 90% cheaper than traditional bank transfers via SWIFT. CurrencyFair has since gone on to process over €1.75 billion in exchanges since launch in 2010, saving its customers €100 million in banking fees. P
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John Egan

The Head of Innovation at Lafferty Group, John Egan is an economist specialising in Innovation in Retail Banking. He has previously founded and sold engineering and finance businesses, earning multiple entrepreneurship awards including Emerging Irish Entrepreneur of the year. Prior to his current role, he was the CEO of Swiss Network Technology firm Sandbox where he oversaw the launch of over 20 new bases in Latin America and Africa as well as the expansion of the orginisations anthropological and economic laboratory where he initiated a digital economy environment, digital currency programme and created the mobile society concept. He currently sits on the University College Dublin
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Gary Leyden

Gary is VP of Venture Acceleration at NDRC, in which role he specialises in supporting new ventures to create value propositions that can contribute to building repeatable and scalable business models. Gary founded Computer Gym and Vrising, and has advised numerous start-ups in a personal capacity and as part of Enterprise Ireland’s Mentor Network. With a background in the ICT sector, Gary brings a strong customer focus to the organisations with whom he works, aligning technical solutions with customer problems. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and holds an MBA from the Smurfit Graduate School, UCD.
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Ann Hunt

CEO of Chasing Returns Ann has a wealth of experience in financial trading and risk management from her time at J.P. Morgan and led major departments in both large companies and start-ups ever since
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech 21/12/2017 12:00 21/12/2017 01:00 Breaking Banks Fintech https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech Although London and New York are currently leading the race for FinTech dominance, there are several other cities vying for their place. Not the least among these is Dublin, where the Celtic Tiger of the late 90's hosted a booming tech center. Dublin is emerging from the global recession, humbled, but hungry to take it's place in the FinTech sphere. Today Brett is speaking with Gary Leyden, VP Venture Acceleration of National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), Brett Meyers, CEO & Co-Founder of CurrencyFair.com, John Egan, Head of Innovation at LaffertyResearch.com, Clive Foley, Co-Founder of 5Coasts.com, Ann Hunt, CEO of Chasing Returns and Emmet Savage, CEO of Rubicoin. Breaking Banks is in full Irish Swag this St. Patty's week! VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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