Chris Skinner

Futuristic Banking | Strategist I Author
Chris Skinner

Who Am I

A former strategist with Unisys and NCR, Chris argues that tomorrow’s technology and the pace of change must inform today’s business strategy. Whilst television took decades to become accessible, it took the iPod three months. As we move from cash and cards to sms and ‘contactless’ payment systems, how long before biometrics is used for everyday purchases?

Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what happened. As a commercial strategist, Chris Skinner looks through the window of opportunity for the financial services industry and delivers his discoveries back through insightful keynote presentations.

 

Widely considered as one of Europe’s leading thinkers in strategy, financial services, banking, business development, payments, risk management and business transformation - when Chris is not travelling and delivering keynote speeches, he is Chairman of the Financial Services Club, a network for financial professionals and writing for his widely followed financial markets blog ‘The Finanser’.

 

Chris is an expert on technology trends. He shows how the rapid pace of change and tomorrow’s technology must inform today’s business strategy. Whilst television took decades to become fully accessible, it took the iPod just three months. As we move from cash and cards to mobile and contactless payment systems, how long will it be before biometrics are used for everyday purchases?


As a consultant and speaker, Chris analyses the key shifts in technology and the implications for businesses, policy makers and individuals. He also incorporates forecasts from a variety of sectors around the world to inform strategy and influence predictions.


Chris has twenty years' management experience in technology industries, and significant exposure to both retail and commercial banking and consumer finance. He previously served as a Director of the financial systems group NCR, responsible for strategy and European insurance operations.


Chris created a Global Leadership Forum for Unisys, and helped them transform from a product-led company to a more consultative, benefits-based organisation. He is Chair and founder of the Financial Services Club, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Services and a regular columnist for The Banker. He has contributed to the BBC Book of the Future - and founded an online library for strategists and is the author of, amongst other titles, the book The Future of Banking In a Globalised World. 

 


He is the author of nine books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking and is a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News and Bloomberg about banking issues    

Alternative Speakers

  • Speakers
  • Suze Orman

    Personal Financial Guru

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Steve Wozniak

    Co-founder Apple Computer | Inventor of the World's First PC

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Spencer Kelly

    BBC Click Presenter

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • David Rowan

    Authority on Future Trends | Innovation | Technology

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Dr Anand Sethi

    Author : The Secrets of doing Business in India

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Chris Riddell

    Digital Technology Expert | Futurist

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Pavan Duggal

    Cyber Security | Cyber Law | Information Technology

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Anthony Devassy

    Data Scientist

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Dr Sugata Mitra

    Professor, Chief Scientist NIIT - TED Speaker

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Anirudh Sharma

    Innovation Expert - TEDx Speaker

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Ritu Karidhal

    Scientist, ISRO | Mars Orbitter Mission | TEDx Speaker

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Vijay Kumar

    Roboticist | Professor in the School of Engineering | Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania | TED Speaker

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Marc Goodman

    Global Security Futurists | TED Speaker

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • L C Singh

    Vice Chairman & CEO Nihilent

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Dr Graeme Codrington

    Expert on the new world of Work & Multigenerational Workplaces

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Richard Quest

    CNN Anchor | Correspondent

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Andreas Ekström

    Futurist I Commentator on Digital Revolution

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Anab Jain

    Designer I Futurist

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • S Anand

    Entrepreneur I Data Scientist

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Ashok Lalla

    Independent Digital Space Advisor

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Naina Lal Kidwai

    Chairman I Max Financial Services

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Peter Diamandis

    CEO I XPRIZE Foundation I Author

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Demis Hassabis

    CEO of DeepMind I Artificial Intelligence Expert

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Dr David Hanson

    Roboticist I Founder I Hanson Robotics

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Sophia

    The Humanoid Robot I Hanson Robotics

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Prem Mohan

    Focus on things that money can't buy , Innovate for better world, 3Cs (Creativity + Curiosity + Concentration)

            View Profile

  • Speakers
  • Tanmay Bakshi

    IBM Cloud Advisor I Artificial Intelligence Expert I Software developer

            View Profile

Quick Information

  •   Speaking Minds Offices:
         India
         - Mumbai
         - Delhi
         - West Bengal
         London
         New Zealand.
  •   +44 780 377 7601
  •   +91 844 773 7184
  • info@speakingminds.com

About Speaking Minds

When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge. Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.


Read more

Our History

The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the corporate world, globally.


Read more