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Episode 6
25 Jul 2019
How to use Tech for Good, scale in Fintech, and digitally transform
Featured Guest(s):
Spiros Margaris
Founder of Margaris Ventures
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Spiros Margaris, venture capitalist, futurist, keynote speaker and senior advisor (some of the advisory mandates: wefox Group, SparkLabs Global, MediaStalker, GOKONG, Yield Growth and F10 Accelerator), is the Founder of Margaris Ventures, and is the first international influencer to achieve ‘The Triple Crown’ ranking. He was ranked the international #1 FinTech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer by Onalytica. Also he is frequently being named on the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings. Spiros is a keynote speaker at international FinTech, and InsurTech conferences, appearing at IBM, TEDxAcademy and more. He published an AI white paper, “Machine learning in financial services: Changing the rules of the game,” for the enterprise software vendor SAP.

In this episode, Spiros shares his take on financial inclusion, the difficulties and solutions to digital transformation, and his secret to Fintech success based on his advisory experience. For starters, he tells us that cannibalizing businesses needs to be accepted when going through digital transformation. Digital transformation is no longer an option, but necessary to stay relevant in the market. In order to successfully go through this process, there must be trust in the team, product, and consumer.

 


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Quotes from Spiros Margaris

“If you don’t want to cannibalize your business, you don’t want to change, one day you will be out of business.”

“Tech is extremely important, but at the end of the day, it is the people who are much more important. It is because they are the beginning and the end of the whole thing. Tech is just the oil that makes everything smoother.”

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