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Divorce, Data, Disruption: Oh My!

Divorcing your bank, debunking long-standing myths, advancing emerging tech, and approaching data ethically…

What do these topics all have in common? They’re innovative ideas our thought leaders have shared with us in our very first season of The Disruptor Sessions.

We’ve loved having fascinating conversations with our brilliant guests, so for our final episode of 2023, we’re looking back at some of the hot topics we couldn’t stop talking about. Tune in for global insights on financial inclusion, artificial intelligence, alternative data and open banking, and – our bread and butter – innovation across financial services. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed season 1 and we can’t wait to see you again next year for season 2!

Featured Guests:

Aaron Webster, Chief Risk Officer, SoFi

Nidhi Verma, VP of International Research and Consulting, TransUnion

Kike Fashola, Chief Risk Officer, Carbon

Cecilia López, Head of Decisioning, Carbon

Costin Mincovici, Chief Credit Officer, tbi Bank

Previous Episodes Featuring:

SoFi’s Aaron Webster Wants to Make It Easier to Divorce Your Bank

What’s SoFi’s secret to differentiation in a crowded fintech ecosystem? Where should we look to find the next big disruption for American financial services? North America host Kathy Stares sits down with SoFi’s Chief Risk Officer, Aaron Webster, to answer these questions and more in our very first episode of The Disruptor Sessions.

TransUnion’s Nidhi Verma Introduces the New Kids on the (Credit) Block

Though they used to be invisible, today they might be the future of the credit market. On this episode of The Disruptor Sessions, we’re exploring the new-to-credit (NTC) population. Though they used to be invisible, today they might be the future of the credit market.

North America host Kathy Stares (Provenir’s EVP, Americas) and TransUnion’s VP of International Research and Consulting, Nidhi Verma, discuss the immense opportunities in engaging this powerful group. Drawing from TU’s recent report on NTCs, they debunk the myths around risk, define the business case for financial inclusion, and develop a vision of what the future of financial inclusion could look like globally.

Carbon’s Ceci López and Kike Fashola Are Banking on Nigerian Fintech Innovation

These risk leaders are disrupting the status quo across Africa’s fintech landscape. In our first MEA-focused episode, host Adrian Pillay sits down with digital bank Carbon’s Ceci López (Head of Decisioning) and Kike Fashola (Chief Risk Officer) to take a look at the relationship between risk and reward and the future of fintech in Nigeria.

They dig into topics like using data science to support innovation, how to drive adoption of emerging tech in an emerging market, and some of the implications we may not always think of when we talk about AI in risk management.

tbi Bank’s Costin Mincovici Wants to See More ‘Aha’ Moments in Digital Banking

Costin Mincovici, tbi Bank’s Chief Credit Officer, is a risk leader that likes to say yes. Yes to mobile-first financial services, yes to digital banking disruption, and yes to multi-country risk strategies that offer the accessible experiences that can make or break a provider.

He shares his insights with our EMEA host and Provenir’s regional leader, Frode Berg. They explore everything from the ethical implications of data usage, to market approaches that protect the interests of both the customer and bank, to the “aha” moments Costin hopes to see more of across fintech.

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