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Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC

With over 20 years of experience selling the business value of great technologies to the financial services industry, Xavier is leading Strands business development in the APAC region.

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Reflecting on Forrester Fintech Predictions for 2017: Part 3

In the first and second series of reflections on Forrester predictions for Fintech, we covered 6 significant trends that are projected to impact the banking sector in 2017. In this final installment of our mini-series we're going to touch on 3 concluding areas of the digital banking transformation in 2017. Hope you enjoy reading!

 

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Topics: FinTech, fintech news, digital banking, Digital Transformation, business finance

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Jan 23, 2017

Reflecting on Forrester Fintech Predictions for 2017: Part 2

In part one of our exploration of Fintech predictions for 2017, we touched on investments in AI, digital transformation driven by operational excellence and other important challenges. However these are far from the only ingredients you'll need to cook up winning digital banking strategies in the year ahead.

Check out the other three Fintech Predictions for 2017!

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Topics: FinTech, fintech news, digital banking, Digital Transformation, business finance

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Jan 20, 2017

Reflecting on Forrester Fintech Predictions for 2017: Part 1

A new year brings new opportunities for banks facing digital challenges and building next generation digital banking experiences. Advances in fintech technology are paving the way for better, more engaging experiences in 2017 and beyond. A few weeks ago Forrester announced 2017 predictions presented by Dane Anderson, Tim Sheedy, Tom Champion and Zhi-Ying Ng.

While forecasting the future can be a gamble, the first 3 Fintech Predictions summarized below provide an unmissable reflection guide to drive digital banking transformation between now and December.

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Topics: FinTech, fintech news, digital banking, Digital Transformation, business finance

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Jan 16, 2017

Forecasting FinTech: Views from Life.SREDA

STRANDS INTERVIEWS VLAdislav Solodkiy

In the emerging FinTech hub of Singapore, VP Sales (APAC) Xavier Marcillac sat down with Vladislav Solodkiy, CEO and Managing Partner at Life.SREDA, a venture capital firm focusing on investments in FinTech, mobile and Internet projects.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, PFM, FinTech, Vladislav Solodkiy

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Aug 5, 2016

How Digital Money Management Keeps Banks Relevant

At the end of the day, the bloodiest battleground in banking is "real-time analytics for relevance in the financial relationship, and the partnerships that go into that relationship that allow that to happen." This observation by Chris Skinner, founder of The Financial Services Club, is absolutely on point.

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Topics: digital money management, PFM, Personal Financial Management (PFM), digital banking, customer experience, customer retention

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Jun 24, 2016

The crucial data missing from online banking... and customers would love to know

When I log into my online banking, I always find two account balances: the one I see on the screen (duh) and the one I need to figure out in my head (ouf!). The worst part is, neither of them are accurate or satisfactory...

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Topics: Personal Financial Management (PFM), personalized banking, PFM, OK to Spend, safe to spend, online banking

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Feb 16, 2016

Why Digital Money Management is Set to Emerge in Asia

The other day, a reputable digital banker asked me, “How many lives does PFM have?” I smiled.

Whereas Digital Money Management (also known as PFM, Personal Financial Management) in Europe is arguably on its second (or third) life, Asian banks have the opportunity to adopt next-generation PFM for the very first time, while simultaneously avoiding the errors of European banks.

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Topics: Personal Financial Management (PFM), digital money management, customer experience, APAC, digital banking asia

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Dec 14, 2015

SIBOS 2015: Banks called to action. Radically.

SIBOS 2015 clearly showed how banking is at an inflection point. Like every year, there is a general feeling that SIBOS 2015 helped raise the banks’ awareness of the values at stake and the challenges ahead. But this year more than ever, the SWIFT flagship conference also helped banks leap forward into next-generation banking by pushing for new and sustainable design solutions.

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Topics: FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Sibos, data analytics, real-time

Author: Xavier Marcillac, VP Sales APAC on Oct 20, 2015

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