Survey: Who is the Top Swiss Fintech Influencer in 2020?by Fintechnews Switzerland December 15, 2020
In May 2020, Fintechnews.ch launched the Fintech Influencer Switzerland Interview series, which presents at least once a week a short interview that we conducted with a well-known, longtime Swiss fintech influencer to get their views on some of the industry’s most pressing issues and hottest trends.
Fast forward two months later, we have conducted 15 interviews with fintech experts including entrepreneurs, investors and advisors.
From this list of esteemed fintech leaders, we would like our readers to vote and nominate the Swiss Fintech Influencer 2020 with this survey form. Here you will find a list of pre-selected Swiss fintech influencers but you are welcome to nominate anyone who you think is deserving of the top fintech influencer title.
Marc Bernegger is a Swiss-based web entrepreneur and fintech investor. He is known for co-founding usgang.ch as well as Amiando and for promoting entrepreneurship and fintech in Switzerland.
Bernegger is a founding board member of Crypto Finance, Crypto Finance Conference (CfC) and the Swiss Blockchain Federation, and is a member of the Expert Network for blockchain and the digital economy for the World Economic Forum (WEF).
In his interview, Bernegger shares the latest fintech trends in Berlin, what Switzerland can learn from Germany, and more.
Urs Bolt has more than 30 years of experience in wealth management, investment banking and related technology businesses, with a core expertise on developing and rolling out new digital business platforms.
Bolt is a speaker, moderator, micro-blogger, lecturer and author, and has been recognized as a global opinion leader in wealth management, wealthtech and digital assets. He is a member of several advisory boards and jury panels including FT PWM Wealthtech Awards, Global Wealth and Society, WealthBriefing Editorial Board and Swiss Awards, and Blockchain Competition for Finance.
In his interview, Bolt delves into how COVID-19 has affected the banking industry, shares the latest fintech trends in China, and more.
Marc Lussy worked as a trader and in wealth management for a decade. Subsequently he was put in charge of large-scale change-management and IT projects.
Today, Lussy serves as an independent adviser on digitization. He has been a partner at IBO a wealthtech company for three years and a senior advisor and mentor at F10 the leading Swiss Fintech Incubator and Accelerator since 2016.
Lussy also works as a lecturer for banking, leadership, project management and digitization at various universities and vocational schools, and often shares insights as a blogger and guest author in renowned newspapers.
In his interview, Lussy shares what he’s been up to, the state of fintech in Brazil, and more.
Andy Waar is a lawyer with additional training in Executive MBA, CAS Digital Finance. As an agency owner and marketing professional, Waar has been advising companies and implementing digital projects for over 20 years.
Waar is the co-founder and CMO of digital bank Yapeal, a board member (Fintech) at Wirz & Partners, an advisor at Crowdlitoken, the founder of TheScent ™ and the founder of Fintechrockers Club.
In his interview, Waar shares how COVID-19 has impacted his life, what Yapeal has been up to, and more.
Spiros Margaris is a venture capitalist, futurist, keynote speaker and senior advisor for companies and organizations including wefox Group, SparkLabs Global, mediastalker, Yield Growth, and F10 Accelerator.
He is a keynote speaker at international fintech and insurtech conferences, and regularly appears in the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings.
In his interview, Margaris shares what he’s been up to, delves into the latest fintech trends in the US, and more.
Andreas Iten is a highly experienced innovation and entrepreneurship strategist, with proven leadership in high-level innovation, open-innovation, information technology management and entrepreneurship.
Since 2015, Iten has been leading technology innovation and serving as the CIO for the financial information division of SIX. Today, he is responsible for the SIX Fintech Ventures fund.
Iten is also the co-founder of the SIXHackathon, Europe’s largest fintech coding contest, and the co-founder and board member of the Zurich-based F10 Fintech Incubator and Accelerator.
He is a public speaker and active communicator on social media.
In his interview, Iten talks about the latest fintech trends in Singapore, the future of the F10 Fintech Incubator and Accelerator, and more.
Oscar Neira is a senior consultant at Codd & Date Suisse, an IT and business consultancy firm specialized in ISO20022 payments, cybersecurity, data analytics and machine learning, and business continuity management.
He is also a correspondent for finance platform moneytoday.ch where he regularly writes as an expert on subjects including open banking, PSD2, instant payments, SWIFT gpi, and related topics.
Neira is an advisor to numerous Swiss fintech startups, and a popular speaker on different international events.
In his interview, Neira shares the state of fintech in Italy, how he has adapted to the pandemic, and more.
Cornelia Stengel is a financial market and data protection lawyer. She has specific knowledge and experience in the legal analysis of new products, systems and technologies in the financial markets.
Stengel has accompanied projects in connection with digitization, fintech, blockchain/distributed ledger technology, and data policy at all stages, from the examination and implementation of business and regulatory requirements to the contractual layout and the set-up of internal processes.
She is the co-director of Swiss Fintech Innovations (SFTI) and the executive director of the Swiss Leasing Association (SLV).
In her interview, Stengel shares what she has been working on, delves into regulations on blockchain, and more.
Oliver Bussmann is a globally recognized tech thought leader and driver of large-scale transformation at multinational organizations. The founder and CEO of Bussmann Advisory, he advises enterprises and startups looking to stay ahead of the digital disruption curve.
Bussmann also holds important mandates in industry associations, including as the co-founder of the Swiss Crypto Valley Association, the global ambassador for UK-based Innovate Finance and a board member of Identity 2020.
He is the former group CIO of UBS, where he successfully led a major IT transformation effort, instituted a new group-wide innovation framework and established UBS as a pioneer in the development of blockchain for use in financial services.
In his interview, Bussmann share the latest fintech trends in London, the startups to watch out for, and more.
Daniel Diemers is an advisor to executives in the financial services industry for Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting group.
Based in Zurich, Diemers is a partner with PwC Switzerland, and a member of the firm’s financial services practice in Europe and the Middle East.
He has 16 years of consulting experience in financial services and covers themes such as strategy, operating models, digital innovation, and regulatory and risk management. He has a particular focus on strategy development and implementation in the wealth management and private banking sector and has worked with leading banks and wealth and asset managers across Europe and the Middle East.
In his interview, Diemers talks about the fintech trends in the Middle East, what Switzerland can learn from the region, and more.
Miki Vayloyan is the CEO of regtech startup KYC Spider. A successful strategist, Vayloyan has become a household name in the world of regulated environments.
In addition to her international wealth of experience with a focus on digital innovation projects, including in the area of compliance, she brings additional momentum and foresight to Zug’s regtech space. With her many years of experience in corporate development and her broad network, she drives the company’s strategic goals.
In her interview, Vayloyan shares what KYC Spider has been up to, what Switzerland has done right when it comes to fintech, and more.
Efi Pylarinou is an independent fintech/blockchain advisor with a Ph.D. in finance, and a seasoned Wall Street professional who ranks No.3 influencer in the finance sector and No.1 woman influencer, by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019. She focuses on the transformations in capital markets, and wealth and asset management.
Pylarinou is also an international speaker on fintech and blockchain business trends, and is the co-founder and author of Daily Fintech.
In her interview, Pylarinou shares the hottest trends in wealthtech, the state of blockchain in Switzerland, and more.
Sandra Tobler is the CEO and co-founder of Futurae Technologies, a cybersecurity startup, where she focuses on strategy and business development.
Tobler is an entrepreneur who worked in the IT space for many years, including at IBM. She is a board member of Startupticker.ch, an ambassador for Swiss Finance Startups, and a member of Disruption Disciples.
In her interview, Tobler talks about Futurae Technologies’ latest developments, the hottest trends in cybersecurity, and more.
Michael Lewrick is the head of Innovation Labs at Deloitte Consulting in Zurich. He is a digital leader and author with 15 years of experience in strategy and business development, 4+ years of leading innovation and digital transformations, and 3+ years as an entrepreneur. He has a high technology affinity to blockchain, big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), etc.
Lewrick teaches design thinking as a visiting professor at various universities and is the author of the international bestseller The Design Thinking Playbook. Currently, he focuses on the design of business ecosystems in the digitalized world.
In his interview, Lewrick talks about the most relevant enabling technologies, shares advice to fintechs and incumbents, and more.
Ralph Mogicato is the co-founder and former CEO of the Swiss consultancy Synpulse, formerly known as Solution Providers. He is also an active investor, board member and advisor for startup companies including Starmind, unblu, Apiax and Sonect, as well as a guest lecturer at several universities.
Mogicato has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Singapore.
In his interview, Mogicato discusses fintech trends in Singapore, shares startups to watch out for, and more.
If we had missed out an important fintech personality from Switzerland, please let us know through this survey form where you can nominate the name of a top Swiss fintech influencer for the year 2020.