3. The CTO’s Dilemna; how to future proof payments infrastructure.


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The Future of Banking Podcast is sponsored by:

Podcast Host

Kimberley Waldron

An award-winning marketer and entrepreneur, with 10 years + experience in the technology, retail, mobile and banking sectors. Kimberley’s career began in Manchester in independent music promotion, radio and online journalism.

In 2009, Kimberley Co-Founded international communications agency SkyParlour at 26 years of age. Ten years on, from its base in central Manchester, the business has amassed Fintech clients around the world from Palo Alto, to Munich, to Jakarta and back again to Cheadle.

Kimberley is co-chair of the Pro Manchester Fintech committee and industry advisor to the University of Salford Fintech MSc programme. She is also an active member of the Founders for Schools initiative and a mentor on the Tech Manchester mentoring programme.

CTO of Ziglu

Hussein Badakhchani

Ziglu will provide a digital platform to enable customers to quickly and competitively exchange fiat currency for cryptocurrency -Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin & Bitcoin Cash. We will offer immediate and safe access to best-price crypto with the ability to spend, exchange and send your money, regardless of currency where, when and how users want. Ziglu has built a bank-grade platform in the cloud from scratch with the flexibility and stability to support an innovation cycle of some of the most fast-paced, customer-driven companies in the world. Ziglu is a cloud-native and digitally transformational. We have prepared for hyper-scale growth from the outset and are ready to deliver new features and functionality quickly and seamlessly, responding to the needs of our users and market opportunities.

CTO of Form3

Steve Cook

During that time spent 15 years in Asia building technology for listed derivatives markets (pan-Asian index futures & options, market making listed index options, market making listed equity options and warrants, risk for structured & flow products, low-latency exchange connectivity and trading).

CTO of Paymentsense

Nick Fryer

Hands-on, commercially focused CTO with wide ranging experience across many sectors. Defining modern system architectures and leading technology teams is what I do best and I know a thing or two about payments and ecommerce.