Innovations in Banking

Kimberly Skiffington Exec Dir Manager Technology JP Morgan, Life Sciences & Emerging Growth Middle Market Treasury Services. Kimberly is currently responsible for managing the national Treasury Management team focused on Technology, Life Sciences and Emerging Growth Middle Market companies. Kimberly has spent the past 5 years of her career focusing on domestic and international treasury for technology companies throughout all stages of their life cycles. Prior to this, she held various domestic and international treasury sales roles both at BNP Paribas and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Kimberly is International Treasury Management Certified and is fluent in English and Spanish. She has a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of International Business from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

John Yao Senior Acct Exec Fiserv John has been in financial services for over 25 years mostly on the technology side. Companies like Intuit,, Digital Insight and now Fiserv. For last 10 years John has been helping financial institutions with their digital transformation strategy and specifically digital banking strategy. I have a passion for technology but still understand the importance of the human element but how that dynamic has changed in our technology enabled world.

Vilmar Grüttner Leader Labbs, Banco do Brasil, a Fortune Top 150 company. Labbs is the digital innovation initiative of Banco do Brasil. In less than two years, Labbs grew into an internationally-recognized benchmark for their award-winning innovation and entrepreneurship program. During his 17+year career in financial services, Vilmar was also Head of Digital Strategy, Head of Product for Agribusiness Finance and led initiatives in Strategy, IT and Controlling. His educational background includes a BS and an MSc in Engineering, and also the Stanford GSB Executive Program.

Amar Singh Rathor Executive Director Standard Chartered Bank Amar leads Standard Chartered Bank’s technology and innovation office strategically positioned in San Francisco at the hub of the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem. The innovation office keeps Standard Chartered at the forefront of key technologies and emerging trends. Amar joined Standard Chartered in 2006 and has since held roles in client coverage and banking transformation. Most recently, he was Executive Director, Financial Institutions Group, North America based in New York. Amar has global international banking and consulting experience and apart from Standard Chartered, he has lead transformational projects at Credit Suisse, Accenture and GE. Amar earned his MBA from Chicago University’s Booth Business School, holds an MSc in Economics from Cardiff University and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Brian Ley CEO/Founder Alpharank help banks and credit unions increase deposits, improve cross-sell, and reduce charge-offs by mapping customer connections. Alpharank builds a connected customer graph from massive amounts of anonymous transaction data and uses this to provide real-time intelligence to client financial institutions. Brian has always been fascinated with how viruses, behaviors, trends, and emotions spread through human networks and named as a 2017 Top Innovator by Bank Innovation magazine. Alpharank launched in April 2017 at Finovate where it was voted ‘Best New Technology’ by over 1,000 bankers.

MODERATOR: Dion Lisle Managing Director FACERE25 Dion has 18 years of experience learning how to deliver innovation within the complexity of legacy banks and FIs. Today is the ideal time to drive Contextual Innovation, that is the Innovation that delivers a superior customer experience for bank customers.FACERE25 removes Friction for Fintechs and Banks from POC to Pilot to Production delivering Contextual Innovation for bank customers.

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