FinTech from Wall Street to Main Street

Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Duration: 60 min


From payments to wealth management, crowd funding and digital currencies, the Fintech revolution is ongoing and accelerating as the pandemic has forced radical changes in customer behavior and fast-tracked a large portion of the economy online. Hear from a key player in the FinTech revolution, Simon Paris (MBA’98J). Simon is the CEO of Finastra – one of the largest Fintech companies in the world. With $1.8bn of revenue, ~8.000 employees, ~9,000 customers – including 90 of the top 100 banks – across ~130 countries, Finastra builds and delivers mission critical Software Applications, Market Places and Platforms to the financial services industry through its pioneering cloud ecosystem. In this session, we will explore how digital technologies have transformed the financial industry and unlock new opportunities during the pandemic. We will also discuss how FinTech can help foster more inclusive growth and the role of leadership in promoting diversity and equality. The session is hosted by Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD.

Simon Paris (MBA '98J)

Chief Executive Officer, Finastra

Peter Zemsky

Deputy Dean/Dean of Innovation, INSEAD

Nikita Pillai (MBA '21D)

Co-President Fintech & Blockchain Club, INSEAD