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The Conversation Continues: Greg Palmer and the Finovate Podcast with Quilo, Themis, Northern Trust, and More!

The Conversation Continues: Greg Palmer and the Finovate Podcast with Quilo, Themis, Northern Trust, and More!

Finovate Podcast host Greg Palmer wrapped up a year’s worth of fintech conversations with this handful of episodes featuring Finovate Best of Show winners, innovative bankers, and insightful venture capitalists.

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Rob Antoniades, Co-founder and General Partner, Information Venture Partners

Finovate VP Greg Palmer talks with Information Venture Partners’ co-founder Rob Antoniades on whether or not now is a good time to launch a fintech company. Episode 156.

“What you should understand about our fund is that it’s all B2B. There are four themes that we specifically focus on – the key one is modernizing financial institutions. And whether that’s banks or insurers or asset managers or wealth managers, I think it’s all about bringing the technology, the digitalization, and more to these institutions to increase their competitiveness.”

Michael Ruttledge, Chief Information Officer and Head of Technology Services, Citizens Bank

Finovate podcast host Greg Palmer talks with Citizens Bank’s Michael Ruttledge for the CIO perspective on digital transformation in banking. Episode 155.

“We set out a bold vision to modernize the technology platforms and infrastructure through something we called Next Generation Technology Strategy. What I’m most excited about are some of the key critical businesses we have been able to enable. We’ve done a tremendous job moving to the cloud; we partner with both AWS and Azure and, with AWS, we’ve actually built a platform that’s really been able to unleash developers.”

Melanie Pickett, Head of Asset Owners, Americas, Northern Trust

Finovate’s Greg Palmer talks with Northern Trust Head of Asset Owners, Americas, Melanie Pickett on the institution’s digital journey. Episode 154.

“I joined Northern Trust specifically to launch a fintech within the bank called Front Office Solutions, where we serve the world’s largest and most complex endowments, foundations, family offices, and pensions, and help them with the very complex portfolios that they’re managing and some of the very complex data management challenges that they have.”

Neepa Patel, Founder and CEO, Themis

Finovate podcast host Greg Palmer talks with Themis founder and CEO Neepa Patel on expecting more from your compliance department. Episode 153.

“Themis is a collaboration tech platform. Think of something like Airtable or Jira or Monday, but specifically created for governance, risk, and compliance workflows. Our modules represent different workflows that your company is already doing, but are probably doing it in the most inefficient way possible. We’ve brought all those tools that you’re using (and) put that information into one holistic view so that you get a better sense of what’s going on with compliance in your company.”

Don Shafer, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist, Quilo

Finovate’s Greg Palmer talks with Quilo co-founder and Chief Evangelist Don Shafer about the company’s transformative approach to funding loans. Episode 152.

“We need(ed) to build a platform that would enable a banker or credit union to provide all of their customers (with) a way to get a loan quickly. And so with Quilo, we’ve timed it over and over. If you’re already a customer of a bank or a member of a credit union, you can get your phone and apply, go through approvals and get funded, and have the money show up in your debit card in less than 70 seconds.”

Photo by Jean Balzan