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Tech Behind Fintech

  • My First 90-days as a New CEO: Challenges & Opportunities

    10 MAG 2024 · Join us live on "Tech Behind FinTech" this Friday, May 3rd, 2024, at 12pm EST as we explore the critical first 90 days of a new CEO with our esteemed guest, Hoda Mehr, the newly appointed CEO of Products That Count, one of the largest networks of product managers in the world. In this episode, titled "My First 90-days as a New CEO: Challenges & Opportunities," Hoda shares her firsthand experiences navigating the complexities and pivotal moments that define the early days of leadership. Tune in to uncover the strategic decisions, leadership challenges, and unexpected opportunities that Hoda encountered as she took the helm at this influential tech company. Whether you're an aspiring executive or a seasoned leader, this episode provides valuable insights into the transformative journey of stepping into a CEO role. If you want to learn how to leverage Cybersecurity for Sales and Partner Enablement, let’s chat: https://strategicgeneration.com/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up/
    54 min. 41 sec.
  • Bridging the Divide - Addressing the SME Funding Gap in Africa

    10 MAG 2024 · Join us on "Tech Behind FinTech" for a critical episode titled "Bridging the Divide: Addressing the SME Funding Gap in Africa," airing live on April 26th, 2024, at 12 PM EST. This episode features Alex Goff, CTO at Vula, who brings deep insights into the challenges and solutions related to funding small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Africa. As access to capital remains a major hurdle for African SMEs, Alex will discuss innovative financial technologies and strategies that Vula is implementing to bridge this funding divide. We'll explore the complexities of the SME funding landscape in Africa, examining how technological advancements and new business models can significantly improve access to financial resources. Alex will share success stories and lessons learned from Vula's initiatives, highlighting the transformative potential of FinTech in empowering African businesses. Whether you're an entrepreneur, investor, or simply interested in the intersection of finance and technology, this episode will provide valuable insights into how innovative solutions are reshaping SME funding in Africa. Tune in to learn about the crucial role of FinTech in driving economic growth and reducing the funding gap for Africa's vibrant business sector. If you want to learn how to leverage Cybersecurity for Sales and Partner Enablement, let’s chat: https://strategicgeneration.com/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up/
    1 h 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Cultivating Culture: How Team Building Shapes Company Success

    1 MAG 2024 · Join us on "Tech Behind FinTech" for "Cultivating Culture: How Team Building Shapes Company Success," featuring Chinwe Grace Jones, CEO of Trusted Teams. Tune in on Friday, April 19th, 2024, as we explore the critical role of culture in fintech, defined by shared values and practices that influence success. In this episode, Chinwe will discuss the true purpose of training: expanding capabilities and understanding beyond mere information sharing, which is crucial for growth and compliance in emerging Fintechs. We'll also tackle the significant barriers to training investment, namely time and money, and debunk myths that prevent Fintechs from adopting structured programs. Learn how neglecting this investment can lead to costly mistakes, including regulatory fines and cybersecurity breaches. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into developing a resilient organizational culture that not only thrives in today’s competitive landscape but also safeguards against future challenges. If you have cybersecurity, SOC2 compliance, or vendor due diligence questions for your business, let’s chat: https://calendly.com/strategicgeneration/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up
    1 h 1 min. 51 sec.
  • The Backbone of FinTech: A Deep Dive into Payment Rails

    10 APR 2024 · In this riveting episode of "Tech Behind FinTech," we unravel the intricate web of payment rails that form the backbone of the financial technology world. Join us as we explore the sophisticated systems that move money across the globe, powering everything from the smallest peer-to-peer transactions to the largest international money transfers. Our special guest, Iphie Jide-Ebeogu, a distinguished Managing Partner at The PaymentLogue, brings a wealth of knowledge and insider insights into the inner workings of these essential networks. Together, we'll explore the various types of payment rails, such as traditional bank wires, ACH networks, card networks, and the emerging technologies that are set to revolutionize the industry. Iphie will share her expert perspective on how these systems interconnect, the challenges they face in terms of scalability, security, and regulation, and the innovative solutions being developed to overcome these obstacles. Whether you're a FinTech enthusiast, an industry professional, or simply curious about how your money moves in the digital age, this episode will equip you with a deeper understanding of the critical infrastructure that keeps the financial world spinning. Don't miss this deep dive into the fascinating tech behind FinTech's payment rails. If you have cybersecurity, SOC2 compliance, or vendor due diligence questions for your business, let’s chat: https://calendly.com/strategicgeneration/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up
    1 h 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Q1 Rewind: Key FinTech Developments Shaping 2024

    3 APR 2024 · Join us on today's episode of "Tech Behind FinTech" as we dive into the top news stories that have shaped the FinTech landscape in the first quarter. From groundbreaking innovations to pivotal regulatory updates, we're covering the essential developments that every FinTech enthusiast needs to know. Stay ahead of the curve with our insightful analysis and expert commentary on the trends and events that are driving the future of finance. Don't miss this comprehensive recap of Q1's most influential moments in FinTech. If you have cybersecurity, SOC2 compliance, or vendor due diligence questions for your business, let’s chat: https://calendly.com/strategicgeneration/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up
    26 min. 46 sec.
  • The AI Explainability Challenge in FinTech

    27 MAR 2024 · In this thought-provoking episode of "Tech Behind FinTech," we explore the critical issue of AI's "Explainability Problem" within the FinTech ecosystem. The seamless integration of artificial intelligence offers limitless possibilities, with much of FinTech revolving around various forms of modeling, from data analysis to the methodologies underpinning operations. However, the challenge arises in fully understanding the inputs and processes that drive AI decisions, a dilemma known as the Explainability Problem. Our listeners will receive an insightful introduction to this issue, learning about its significance in FinTech. Our guest speaker, Medina Williams, will shed light on real-world use cases where explainability becomes a hurdle in FinTech and beyond, as well as share best practices for navigating the opportunities and challenges it presents. If you have cybersecurity, SOC2 compliance, or vendor due diligence questions for your business, let’s chat: https://calendly.com/strategicgeneration/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up
    48 min. 51 sec.
  • Engineering Success: How FinTech CTOs Propel Product Launches

    22 MAR 2024 · In this engaging episode of "Tech Behind FinTech," we delve into the pivotal role of Chief Technology Officers in the FinTech sector, focusing on how they drive the successful launch of a startup's main product. Join us as we sit down with Matthew Almeida, Founder of Sophist Software Consulting, to explore the intricacies of "Engineering Success: How FinTech CTOs Propel Product Launches." Matthew brings his wealth of experience and unique insights into the challenges and triumphs of leading technology strategies within the fast-paced world of financial technology. We'll discuss the multifaceted responsibilities of a CTO, from spearheading innovative solutions and managing technical teams to navigating regulatory landscapes and ensuring product-market fit. Whether you're an aspiring CTO, a FinTech enthusiast, or simply fascinated by the intersection of technology and finance, this episode promises to shed light on what it takes to transform a vision into a market-ready FinTech solution. If you have cybersecurity, SOC2 compliance, or vendor due diligence questions for your business, let’s chat: https://calendly.com/strategicgeneration/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up
    1 h 3 sec.
  • Attack Your Clouds Before Hackers Do

    12 MAR 2024 · In this riveting episode of "Tech Behind FinTech," we sit down with Kennedy Torkura, Co-Founder & CTO of Mitigant, to dive into the critical world of cloud security within the FinTech sector. As financial technologies evolve and cloud infrastructures become increasingly central to operations, the importance of proactive security measures has never been more acute. Kennedy brings his wealth of experience and insights into how FinTech companies can stay one step ahead of cyber threats by adopting an offensive stance towards cloud security. Join us as we explore the innovative strategies and tools that Mitigant employs to help businesses "attack their clouds" before hackers have the chance. We'll discuss the common vulnerabilities that FinTech firms face in the cloud, the latest trends in cybersecurity threats, and practical advice for companies looking to bolster their defenses. Kennedy will also share his journey in the tech world, shedding light on how a proactive approach to security can be a game-changer in protecting assets, ensuring compliance, and maintaining customer trust. If you have cybersecurity, SOC2 compliance, or vendor due diligence questions for your business, let’s chat: https://calendly.com/strategicgeneration/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up
    58 min. 48 sec.
  • WealthTech Explained: Revolutionizing Personal Finance

    12 MAR 2024 · In this episode of "Tech Behind FinTech," we offer a foundational overview of WealthTech, shining a light on its role in revolutionizing personal finance. As we navigate through the basics, we'll introduce you to the concept of WealthTech, highlighting its significance in making financial services more accessible and user-friendly. From the convenience of robo-advisors to the personalized insights of financial apps, we'll touch on how these technologies are empowering individuals with the tools they need for smarter financial management. This primer is perfect for listeners seeking a clear and concise introduction to WealthTech, providing the stepping stones to understand how it's changing the landscape of personal finance for the better. Whether you're new to the subject or just looking for a refresher, join us for an engaging exploration of WealthTech's key features and its promising future. If you want to learn how to leverage Cybersecurity for Sales and Partner Enablement, let’s chat: https://calendly.com/strategicgeneration/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up
    40 min. 53 sec.
  • Layoffs in the Age of Social Media

    1 MAR 2024 · In an era where personal and professional lives are increasingly intertwined on digital platforms, 'Tech Behind FinTech' presents a thought-provoking episode titled 'Layoffs in the Age of Social Media.' This episode examines the growing trend of employees sharing their layoff experiences on social media platforms like TikTok, turning private corporate moments into widely discussed public narratives. We are joined by Renee Small, CEO of Cyber Human Capital, to navigate through the complexities of these digital disclosures. Together, we will uncover the repercussions for individuals who go public with their layoffs, the impact on the organization’s reputation, and the overall industry's stance on managing redundancies in the digital age. How does the phenomenon of broadcasting layoffs reflect on corporate culture and employee relationships? What challenges and responsibilities do companies face in showing empathy and making operational decisions when every action can be instantly broadcasted and scrutinized online? With Renee's deep expertise in cybersecurity and human capital, we'll also tackle the privacy concerns related to viral layoffs and the positive role social media can play in fostering community support and advocacy. This episode offers an in-depth look at the nuanced landscape of modern layoffs, providing insights from HR and cybersecurity viewpoints. If you have cybersecurity, SOC2 compliance, or vendor due diligence questions for your business, let’s chat: https://calendly.com/strategicgeneration/tech-behind-fintech-follow-up
    59 min. 2 sec.

The “Tech Behind FinTech” show is dedicated to expanding the knowledge base of development teams within the Financial Services industry while celebrating and highlighting disruptive FinTech businesses and exploring the...

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The “Tech Behind FinTech” show is dedicated to expanding the knowledge base of development teams within the Financial Services industry while celebrating and highlighting disruptive FinTech businesses and exploring the full technology spectrum utilized within the industry. Nnamdi Osuagwu is the host of the “Tech Behind FinTech” show and the CEO and Founder of Strategic Generation, an Information Technology solutions firm specializing in Cybersecurity, Security Performance Management, Security Assessments and Application Security serving FinTech and Insurance firms.
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