Chris Skinner Speaker

Chris Skinner

Cited as “one of the most brilliant minds in banking” by The Financial Brand

Chris Skinner: Biography highlights

Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog thefinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its sequel ValueWeb.

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Chris Skinner is an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, thefinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its new sequel ValueWeb.

In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club, Chair of Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He has been voted:

  • one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand, one of the top blogs for financial marketers,
  • a FinTech Titan by Next Bank,
  • one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow by City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance,
  • one of the Top 5 most influential people on BankInfoSecurity’s list of information security leaders,
  • one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News,
  • Game Changer of the Year and Financial Markets Advisor of the Year by Finance Monthly,
  • CEO of the Year by CV Magazine and
  • FinTech Speaker of the Year by TMT Global

Chris has also been an advisor to the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.

Described by Seth Wheeler, Brookings Guest Scholar and Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House, as “one of the most authoritative voices on Fintech anywhere”, Chris has previously written many books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking.

His new book is a sister to his last book, Digital Bank. ValueWeb describes the impact of Fintech and how mobile and blockchain technologies are changing the face of finance in building an internet of value. As a result of the emerging internet of value, banks have to become digitalised and Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete.

The Financial Services Club is a network for financial professionals and focuses on the future of financial services through the delivery of research, analysis, commentary and debate. Founded in 2004, the Financial Services Club meets regularly in Austria, England, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia and Sweden.

Chris is a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC and Bloomberg about banking. He is on the Advisory Boards of many organisations including B-Hive, Bankex, empowr, IoV42, Innovate Finance, Life.SREDA, Moven, Meniga, Pintail, Project Exscudo and the Token Fund; and is a Judge on many awards programs including the Asian Banker’s Retail Excellence Awards, as well as having worked closely with leading banks such as HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank and Société Générale, as well as the World Economic Forum.

Chris is known for speaking and keynote presentations at leading industry forums. Through these keynotes, he has presented alongside many other leading world figures including Jack Dorsey, Will.i.am, Hillary Clinton, Richard Branson, Meg Whitman, Bill Gates and Sir Clive Woodward.

Prior to founding the Finanser, Chris was Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Unisys Global Financial Services and Strategy Director with NCR Financial Services. These roles sparked Chris’s specialisation in the future of financial services after he created the Global Future Forum in Unisys and the Knowledge Lab in NCR.

He studied at Loughborough University in the UK and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences alongside a Diploma in Industrial Studies. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Services, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.

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Money20/20 Europe 2017 - How banks' crumbling core systems will cause their collapse
Money20/20 Europe 2017 - How banks' crumbling core systems will cause their collapse
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Chris Skinner, Finanser | Blockchain Innovation Conference 2017
Chris Skinner, Finanser | Blockchain Innovation Conference 2017
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Keynote by Chris Skinner - Paris Fintech Forum 2017
Keynote by Chris Skinner - Paris Fintech Forum 2017
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Chris Skinner - TheNextWeb 2017 - #tnw2017
Chris Skinner - TheNextWeb 2017 - #tnw2017
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Chris Skinner on stage: Finance 2.0 Conference Zurich
Chris Skinner on stage: Finance 2.0 Conference Zurich
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The White House

Chris Skinner - one of the most authoritative voices on Fintech.'

Seth Wheeler
Brookings Guest Scholar and Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
Bank of England

'Global payments are ripe for disruptive innovation. Chris Skinner argues, persuasively, that the combined technologies of mobile connectivity and distributed ledgers could deliver just that disruption, for the benefits of billions of citizens.'

Andrew G Haldane
Chief Economist
FT Summit Dubai

'Can I just start by SINGING my praises for Mr. Skinner. What a lovely, down-to-earth, intelligent (insert ALL adjectives that apply here) person. When I say it was a pleasure and an honour to meet such a great guy, I mean every word. He was the highlight of the Summit.'

Organiser
Global Retail Banking, Barclays Bank

'Chris Skinner captures the maturing of fintech.'

Deanna Oppenheimer
Former Vice Chair
Deutsche Bank AG

'Just a quick note to thank you for your contribution in the last 2 days. It's not easy to moderate a 90 minute discussion on risk and follow it up with one on Regulation. As for your presentation ... well ... that was a REAL eye-opener.'

Vice President
BAI

'Over the many years we have worked with Chris Skinner, we have found him to have both a multi-dimensional understanding of the financial services business, as well as unique insights into what the future holds for our industry. Most of all, he is uniquely skilled in articulately painting a clear picture of the dynamics impacting our future to help other financial services executives see what's ahead for them.'

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