Chris Skinner Speaker Bio

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Finance and fintech expert; Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club; Chair of Nordic Finance Innovation

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech  through his blog, The Finanser. Here he regularly discusses key issues and opportunities in financial services, summarizing research, white papers and other analysis that is topical for the day. He is also the author of several books including best-seller Digital Bank, its sequel ValueWeb, The Future of Banking, best-seller DIGITAL HUMAN and latest book Doing Digital. Chris regularly appears on news media including the BBC, Sky, Bloomberg and print media such as the Banker with his informed views.

Described by Seth Wheeler, Brookings Guest Scholar and Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House, as “one of the most authoritative voices on Fintech anywhere”, Chris has previously written many books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking.

In his day job, he is chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a non-executive director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS, and on the advisory boards of various firms including B-Hive, Bankex, IoV42, Moven and Meniga.