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Alex Sion

With over 18 years of experience in business, technology and marketing strategy for financial services firms, Alex Sion is poised to become one of the industry's greatest disruptors.

As President and co-founder of global banking phenomenon Moven, Alex Sion is set to 'take on' and change the banking world as we know it, impacting every aspect of the way in which banks operate and interact with their customers.

As an entrepreneur, educator and strategic digital advisor to leading institutions such as Citigroup, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Wharton School, Georgetown University and General Assembly; Alex is one of the leading voices in Fintech.

Alex is a recognized thought leader, speaker and panelist in the financial services space. He has spoken at large financial services conferences such as American Banker, BAI, Finnovate, Forrester Customer Experience Form, and Association of Financial Technologies. He has also spoken and conducted workshops at global leadership forums and executive summits for firms such as: Toronto Dominion, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Regions Bank, and BBVA.

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5 Predictions for the Next Five Years in Retail Banking

The retail banking industry is at a key turning point. The cost of managing customers through massive branch networks is outstripping many banks' ability to generate profits.

Meanwhile, a jaded consumer base increasingly interacts with their banks through virtual channels.

Ultimately, these two forces will lead to new distribution models, customer experience platforms, crowd-sourced business models and other game-changing innovations that will redefine the banking industry.

In this session, Alex Sion, President of Moven, will share his predictions for the next five years in retail banking, and his recommendations for what financial institutions must do in order to stay ahead of the curve.

Who says that you have to be under the age of 30 and single to launch a start up? Who says that having 2 kids, a wife and a mortgage prohibits you from taking a hard left turn at the point in your career where you should begin to coast and rest on your laurels? Who says that disruption and innovation are the privileged territories of the young, brash and idealistic with little to lose?

In this session, Alex Sion, President of Moven, will share his experiences in launching one of the most innovative and disruptive firms in the U.S. start-up community. Moven is using mobile payments, social and big data to transform the way people think about money and everyday banking. But in order to launch Moven, Alex had to first transform his ideas about career, life, and the meaning of success. Learn about and be inspired by the story of the journey.

What does it take to drive innovation in perhaps the most stubbornly conservative of all industries: Banking? First, you need a vision of the future. Second, you need the courage and confidence to re-write things that have been written in stone and to get those stones thrown at you. Third, you need to forget everything you know, then stop... look... and listen.

In this session, Alex Sion, President of Moven, will talk about the process of disruption and innovation within the context of the Moven journey. How did the idea of Moven "happen"? How did an idea become a concept? How did a concept organize into a team that embarked on a mission to re-invent perhaps the biggest industry of all? And how did that idea get "sold"? -- to the market, to investors, to customers, and to the team itself?

The New North in Personal Finances & Wealth

Rigidity won't work and predictability is a thing of the past. Views on financial and life planning have been based around rigid assumptions on the way people live, work and plan for the future. But a new phenomenon has developed and the lifestyles of the next wave of customers are far from traditional. Many are working in the "Gig Economy" earning secondary and tertiary streams of income. They want different things; moving jobs, freelancing, renting out their properties and are saving and investing their money in new ways. 

Everyone in the business of money management including banks, financial services organizations; retail insurance companies; tertiary education and even government institutions... take heed and keep up!

The New Impossible is about creating a new trajectory; it is a call to action challenging the status quo of banking and financial services industry. It asks service providers of all kinds to throw away the old map and design new products, processes and customer experiences that will actually meet the needs of this emerging market.

From this compelling keynote presentation, audiences will discover a new framework to empower innovative thinking about life, money management and the possibilities that will result.

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What is 'The New Possible' in the Gig Economy?

April 26th 2016

There can be absolutely no denying it, the way that the world works, relates, spends and saves money has fundamentally changed. This represents a huge opportunity for banks, financial Services and anyone in the customer service space to start designing for the future. In this video-clip banking innovator, cofounder and president of Moven, Alex Sion introduces the 'new possible'. It's time to design a new North... are you ready?

How to use mobile technology to increase financial services CRM

October 8th 2012

Using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is one of the main ways that upscale financial services companies can increase customer interaction and build loyalty.

Affluent consumers, more than anyone else, expect to interact with their financial services representatives both in-person and not via with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Providing a comprehensive and consistent mobile strategy for consumers will help to increase brand loyalty.

The Mobile Payments Eco-System

June 6th 2012

From the Idea Engineers Blog:

Closed loop contactless cards, such as Octopus, Oyster & Ez-Link, has been gaining mainstream scale and has penetrated by major sectors such as transport, payment, and retailing. Contactless card technology can now expand its domain of applicability by adding contactless functionality to the mobile phone. The Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile service, which leverages the current contactless infrastructures, particularly those based on industry schemes like VISA or MasterCard, has in the last year seen some major announcements and implementations. In countries like Korea and Japan, services benefiting from the convergence of contactless card technology and mobile phones have already been introduced commercially, and these converging services are ubiquitous and successful.

     
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