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Chris Skinner

Commentator, CEO of The Finanser and best-selling author at The Finanser

Konstancin-Jeziorna, Mazowieckie, Poland

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, which is updated daily. 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 how 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 has been an advisor to the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, and 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.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Poland
Speaking Topics: How can we use technology and finance to improve society and the planet?, Tomorrow's bank: digital, open and human, Doing Digital - Lessons from Leade

Chris Skinner Points
Academic 0
Author 180
Influencer 814
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 994

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Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Fintech
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
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Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy
Climate Change 56.09
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 30.77
Ecosystems 34.27
Emerging Technology
FinTech 37.98
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Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking


3 Books
Digital for Good
Marshall Cavendish
June 01, 2022
How can technology and finance work together to create a better society and better planet?
Digital for Good 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.

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Tags: Climate Change, FinTech

Digital For Good: Stand for something… or you will fall
Marshall Cavendish Business
June 01, 2022
Digital for Good 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 the book 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.

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Tags: FinTech, Climate Change, Ecosystems

Doing Digital: Lessons from Leaders
Marshall Cavendish
April 07, 2020
There has been lots of discussion of digital and open banking, banking-as-a-service, banking platforms, FinTech and TechFin and more, over the past decade. This all indicates that we are in a decade of rapid cycle change that presents huge challenges and huge opportunities. Billion-dollar unicorns appear rapidly, whilst internet giants achieve global domination. How are banks dealing with these changes and are any banks showing leadership? Well yes, a few are. With all the gloom merchants saying that traditional banking is doomed, a few banks have made radical moves to adapt and survive.

Chris Skinner, a world-leading commentator on banking and technology, has selected five of those banks―JPMorgan Chase (USA), BBVA and ING (Europe), and DBS and CMB (Asia)―to share their experiences. In detailed interviews, and with wide-ranging commentary, he has discovered the secrets of how not just adapt and survive, but how to thrive in this sea change of finance and technology.

Learn the lessons of the leaders, and learn how to become a successful digital bank, by Doing Digital.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

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