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Disruption & Innovation
Fintechs are facing unique challenges in the pandemic. There might be a resurgence in funding on the horizon, but startups are looking to see what they can do now to weather the storm.
The Most Powerful Women in Banking Highlights
The events of 2020 have only served to accelerate a number of potentially disruptive trends among consumers when it comes to banking and financial services — What does the emerging future of consumer and retail banking now look like?
Jane Fraser, President of Citigroup and CEO of Global Consumer Bank, shares her thoughts on becoming the firm’s next CEO, expresses her gratitude for the outpouring of support she’s received, and pays homage to all the women who have paved the path before her.
Innovation is key in today's dynamic market. Suni Harford, president, asset management at UBS walks us through two significant innovations she drove in the asset management industry this year — including a ground-breaking approach to climate change and sustainable investing.
Customers' needs and expectations changed drastically in 2020, overturning conventional thinking about their experience in the process. How can we strike the right balance between embracing digital channels and recognizing the value of human touch?
Future of the Workplace
2020 has been a year of adapting and accelerating customer experience goals based on changing customer behaviors. Arizent CEO Gemma Postlethwaite speaks with Beth Johnson, Chief Experience Officer at Citizens Financial Group, about aligning an organization around the voice of the customer, taking a holistic view of front-end and back-end investments, and designing experiences for a full range of customer interactions, from answering daily needs to delivering higher value insights and deep advice.
It may be a long time before corporate travel resembles anything close to normal. While most organizations keep their generic travel bans in place, which increasingly look likely to last for the remainder of the year, what are the predictions around restarting business travel in the near future?
Michal Katz, Head of Investment and Corporate Banking in the Americas at Mizuho talks with Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO of Arizent, about organizational flexibility born out of the Covid-19 crisis and supporting the long-term diverse needs of a distributed workforce.
Erminia Johannson, Group Head North America, Personal and Business Banking at BMO and Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO of Arizent talk about adapting to new modes of working, discernment and decision making, and how the Covid-19 crisis has shown how to accelerate change in an organization.
Diversity & Inclusion
While many companies and organizations try, diversity and inclusion efforts within the financial services have generally failed. What needs to be done in order to succeed? Join us for a panel discussion featuring guests from the Access Denied: Systemic Racism in Financial Services podcast.
Claudine Gallagher, Head of Americas at PNB Paribas speaks with Arizent CEO Gemma Postlethwaite about servant leadership, sponsorship vs mentorship, and what it will take to attract and retain women in financial services.
Stephanie Epstein, Managing Director, Global Head of Models Infrastructure at BlackRock talked with Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO of Arizent in the early days of the Covid-19 crisis about purpose-led workforce management and how the crisis may have lessons for leadership in supporting the needs of diverse teams.
Regulation & Policy
The pandemic has changed Americans’ tolerance for germ-laden cash transactions. Aaron Klein, the Economic Studies Policy Director at the Brookings Institution is worried about how the latest stride toward a cashless society is impacting lower-income communities.
Future of Money
Nano Banc's president, Mark Troncale sits down with PaymentsSource's senior editor Kate Fitzgerald to discuss how the fintech decided to be amongst the first wave of small-to-midsize banks adopting The Clearing House's real-time payments solution. So how did it go?
AI & Automation