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    Becoming a FinTech Unicorn | FinTech Focus TV with Ali Mashoofi, CEO and Co-Founder of Alfo Deep Tech

    ​We're back in the FinTech Focus Studio, and this time Toby is delighted to welcome Ali Mashoofi, CEO and Co-Founder of Alfo Deep Tech to the Show.Ali and his team have founded a truly impressive business that is breaking access barriers to transformative AI technology, catalysing development across our industry at an impressive space. Providing unique solutions to global clientele, Ali shares how they have been able to instil confidence in people that their new product can outperform the tried and tested pieces. In a landscape where change is inevitable, it can still be difficult to truly embed that change- but Ali reveals the approach and mindsets that Alfo Deep Tech to swiftly impact the industry.We also learn what it takes to become a FinTech Unicorn, and what is next for this truly impressive firm.Thank you for joining us Ali!Watch the full episode here:​Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​

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    Always Be Present: A Manual for Networking | FinTech Focus TV with Chaim Hack, Head of Business Development at Coremont

    We return to the FinTech Focus Studio, and this time Toby is joined by Chaim Hack, Head of Business Development at Coremont.Chaim will be familiar to many across the industry, being a prominent and successful networker, building fruitful relationships across the space. This has served him well since joining Coremont, and his innate personable nature has aided the business in growing from strength to strength.We gain a better understanding of Coremont's position in the marketplace, and the people and technology strategies they are deploying to give them a competitive edge.This is a truly fantastic episode- thank you for joining us Chaim!And we can't wait to see Coremont expand on their thoughts in the upcoming edition of The Financial Technologist!Watch the full episode here:​Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​

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    Cutting-Edge Post-Trade Tech | FinTech Focus with Mack Gill and David Pearson at Torstone

    ​On the latest episode of FinTech Focus TV, Toby is excited to welcome Mack Gill, COO, Board Member and David Pearson, Product Manager at Torstone Technology. ​With a lot of excitement in the marketplace at the moment, Mack and David join Toby to give their views and predictions on the ever-increasing revolutionary storm that's out there. From new, cutting-edge Post-Trade Tech, to the rising challenges faced by clients, we are exposed to the implications of this rapid change. 'Talent attracts talent' and we are delighted that two of Torstone Technology's world-class team are here to share how they continue to create a workplace where people can learn and develop. And as we are witnessing a generational change in leadership, the pair also reveal how they are ensuring their development strategy remains relevant to new workplace culture demands. In talks around opportunity and efficiency, Mack and David also share what we can expect from Torstone Technology very soon- and what this means for the wider marketplace!Watch the full episode here:Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​

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    Unlocking Post-Trade Efficiency | FinTech Focus TV with Alastair Rutherford, Managing Director at Ascendant Strategy

    Toby is joined by Alastair Rutherford, Managing Director at Ascendant Strategy, on this episode of FinTech Focus TV. Ascendant Strategy was established to truly maximise and embed efficiency into the Post-Trade process. The Pandemic revealed flaws in this space; and as FinTech acceleration continued, Post-Trade was placed under increasing demand to keep-up. Alastair's approach to business allows him to build a solution with the intricate needs of clients in mind. Business doesn't always need to be sales orientated; instead place a focus on authentic relationships that will entrench reflective collaboration and better the entire industry.Citing numerous industry front-runners and the work they have done to better their efficiency and impact the industry, Alastair exposes us to the brilliant actuality of his conversation with Toby. Thank you Alastair for joining us on this eye-opening episode of FinTech Focus TV!Watch the full episode here:​Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​

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    The Next Evolution of RegTech | FinTech Focus TV Oliver Rooney, Chief Technology Officer at VoxSmart

    ​Welcome back to another episode of FinTech Focus where Toby welcomes Oliver Rooney, Chief Technology Officer at VoxSmart. With a very exciting growth story, Oliver tells us what it's been like to be part of that journey, exploring recent successes, and where they've come from. As an evident expert in the space, this episode is a brilliant exploration of the evolution of regulatory compliance. Oliver and Toby look at the associated innovation, the problem-solving skills needed, and the solution-orientated approaches that have taken VoxSmart from strength to strength. Thank you Oliver for joining us on FinTech Focus TV, and exposing us to the exciting recent happenings in the RegTech space.​​​​

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    Building TransFICC's World-Class Tech Team | FinTech Focus TV with Steve Toland & Tom McKee

    ​Welcome back to another episode of FinTech Focus TV. Today, Toby is delighted to be joined by Steve Toland and Tom McKee of TransFICC. In this episode, we get an insight into TransFICC's journey so far, from a small team in a small office, to a much larger remote-first business. Tom talks about TransFICC's transition to digitise paired programming and overcoming the initial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also stresses the importance – and appreciation – of collaboration and how TransFICC's teams have a lot of influence and say on projects. Both Steve and Tom share the exciting future of TransFICC, including expanding into Europe and the need for good people. We look forward to seeing TransFICC grow even further!​Watch on YouTube:​​Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​​

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    Yolt: Leading the Open Banking Revolution | FinTech Focus TV with Nicolas Weng Kan, CEO

    ​On this episode of FinTech Focus TV, we explore the world of Open Banking with Nicolas Weng Kan, CEO at Yolt.With a career that has seen him present at some of the globe's largest firms, Nicolas traces his fascinating professional journey, and reveals what eventually led him back to an industry close to his heart, FinTech.Yolt holds a fascinating position in the marketplace, and is well poised to transform the wider customer experience in FinTech. Looking at spending patterns, saving, banking collaborations, licensing and so much more, Nicolas reveals the efforts Yolt engages with to ensure they remain an ardent industry competitor.Looking ahead, Nicolas reveals what firms need to be doing to make a future impact. Nicolas reminds us of his core goal, to make a difference, to spearhead transformation. What are you doing to change the industry for the better?Thank you Nicolas for joining us on the show- we can't wait to see what Yolt does next and see you at Money 20/20!Watch the full episode here:Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​​

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    TradFi and DeFi: The Technological Arms Race | FinTech Focus TV with Colm Furlong and Steve Grob

    ​We celebrate another brilliant partnership on this episode of FinTech Focus TV, welcoming back Steve Grob, Founder of Vision57, and we mark the debut of Colm Furlong, Head of SaaS at OSL, on the show. Are TradFi and DeFi on a fatal collision course? Or do they represent a brilliant collaborative opportunity? Steve and Colm share OSL's vision for TradFi and DeFi, and how it is their readiness to execute on the opportunities that they present that ensures they shan't be hindered by the merge.Central to this conversation is Crypto. There will be no chance for the traditional banks to "opt-out" of this market, so how do they reduce their anxieties around it? Toby gets Steve and Colm's thoughts on how firms can prepare for the inevitable, and how to manage new regulatory demands.This episode offers an eye-opening exploration of the future of finance- thank you Steve and Colm for joining us on the show!Watch on YouTube:​Or stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​​