How Can We Use Technology & Finance To Improve Society & The Planet?
Webinar

This webinar looks at everything from how banking plays a role in the climate emergency through to the FinTech world using technology to overcome issues of inequality and inclusion. The themes of Mr Skinner's new book 'Digital for Good' include questioning the purpose of banking, and whether it is socially useful; how purpose can impact a bank's role in the climate emergency; the way in which we can use finance to do good for society and the planet; the latest developments in cryptocurrencies; and more.

Speaker:

Chris Skinner is known as one of the most influential people in technology and a best-selling author. He is an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com, which is updated daily. He helped to found one of the first mobile banks in the world, and has advised CEOs and leaders from every continent of the world including the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.

His latest book (seventeenth!) is Digital for Good, focusing upon how technology and finance can work together to address the environmental and social issues we face today and make a better world. His previous books include Doing Digital, which shared the lessons of how to do digital transformation through interviews with leading global banks such as BBVA, China Merchants Bank, DBS, ING and JPMorgan Chase; Digital Human, which showed how digitalisation is a revolution that allows everyone from the plains of Africa to the mountains of Tibet to be included and served by the network; and Digital Bank that provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete. Chris has recently been added to The Mad 33 List for Inspirational change and transformation leaders - making a difference - making the future a reality.

He is a non-executive director of 11:FS and on the advisory boards of many FinTech and financial firms. Mr Skinner is a visiting lecturer with Cambridge University as well as a TEDx speaker. In recent years, he has been voted one of the UK’s foremost fintech observers by The Telegraph and one of the most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News and Thomson Reuters. Chris is also a successful children's author with a series, focused upon Captain Cake and the Candy Crew, released in 2021 Captain Cake. He is also co-founder with renowned artist Basia Hamilton of The Portrait Foundation, Portrait Foundation, a non-profit platform to encourage children and the arts.

Date
Monday, 30 January 2023

Time
11:00 - 11:45 GMT

Cost
Free

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    Chris Skinner
    Advisor, Author, Commentator & Troublemaker
    The Finanser
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  • Simon Mills
    Simon Mills
    Senior Associate
    Z/Yen Group