Pau Velando, General Manager

Pau Velando is the General Manager of Strands Finance. The majority of his professional career was spent as a Big 4 management consultant between Barcelona and Tokyo. An industrial engineer by training, Pau holds a Master degree in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, as well as an MBA from IESE Business School. In 2009, he founded a company that develops software solutions to prevent fraud and money laundering. In addition to leading business development and global sales at Strands, Pau teaches Finance at the UAB School of Business and Economics.


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Open Banking: Open for Business or Closed to Progress?

The future of banking is indisputably Open Banking. Open in all senses of the word: transparency, ease of access to information and a place at the table for new market players.

Open for everyone, without exception.

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Topics: digital banking, open banking, PSD2, psd2 impact on banks, online banking

Author: Pau Velando, General Manager on Sep 12, 2017

Leveling Up: Why SME Banking Needs Machine Learning

Before you read this post, have a look at this video:

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Topics: Machine Learning, SMEs, SME banking, machine learning tools, machine learning for finance

Author: Pau Velando, General Manager on Oct 5, 2016

Transparent technology: How machine learning brings magic to next-generation PFM

Personal Financial Management (PFM) tools have become a very convenient solution for individuals and businesses to get a holistic view of their transactions and overall financial situation. It aggregates information from our transactions and allows us to see where we spent our money, the value of our assets and what liabilities we have. But those are just basic functionalities of first-generation PFM solutions.

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Topics: Personal Financial Management (PFM), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, PFM

Author: Pau Velando, General Manager on Nov 16, 2015

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