434. Insights: transforming financial services infrastructure post COVID-19

45min listen

Sarah Kocianski is joined by some great guests from Equinix, Mastercard and RTGS to discuss the long-term business transformation and the need for agile infrastructure in financial services organisations in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Sarah Kocianski is joined by a fantastic panel of guests to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on digital infrastructure and transformation, as the pandemic has already forced FS organisations to innovate quicker than they’ve ever done before, out of necessity . Our guests are:

  • Lance Homer - Global Head of Digital Payments and Banking Ecosystem at Equinix
  • Andrew Smith – CTO and founding member RTGS Limited
  • Scott Abrahams, SVP, Business Development & Fintech at Mastercard
  • Nick Funnell - Head of Consulting Engineering- 11:FS

Sarah and her guests discuss how businesses even define infrastructure, what changes they've already seen already for both themselves and their customers, and to discuss the really big question: how do you create truly digital infrastructure that will be sustainable long after the pandemic is over?

This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix. Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses.


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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: Andrew Smith, Lance Homer, Nick Funnell, and Scott Abrahams.

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