Top expert on FinTech
The future of banking
The internet of value
Chris Skinner is known as a leading commentator on the financial markets and FinTech. He is the author of the blog the Finanser.com, as well as the bestselling books Digital Bank, ValueWeb and its 2018 sequel Digital Human: the fourth revolution of humanity includes everyone.
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, as well as strategies to help companies compete.
Digital Human, released in March 2018, builds on these two themes to look at the wider picture of digitalisation. It explores the transformations that are sweeping through all spheres of life: the domination of global digital giants; the advent of new financial structures; the disruption brought about by Bitcoin; the rise of robots; and the fall of banks. The book also gives the first in-depth English case-study of Ant Financial and Alipay, the largest payments processing company in the world. Soon, not only will everyone on the planet be connected digitally, they can be raised out of poverty through inclusion.
Chris is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club, Chair of Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as 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 , a "FinTech Titan" (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), one of the Top 5 most influential people on BankInfoSecurity’s list of information security leaders, as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News and Thomson Reuters.
Chris is high in demand as a speaker, and has presented alongside many leading world figures including Gary Hamel, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Lou Gerstner, Meg Whitman and Bill Gates.
His speeches focus upon the key trends and future scenarios for all areas of financial services across retail, commercial and investment banking, as well as wider areas of the future of society and the economy.