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Tommy Marshall and Georgia Fintech Academy students discussing various FinTech related topics with special fintech executive guests.
29 Episodes
Daniel Schutte, Managing Director Accelerator Programs joins Jake Bulim of Kennesaw State to discuss support for early stage fintech development through the Venture Center fintech accelerators. The ICBA ThinkTech and the FIS Fintech Accelerator program are both run by the Venture Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. 
Kim Goodman, President, Merchant Joint Ventures & Acquiring Processing, Fiserv joins Ayesha Munnaza, graduate student Georgia State to discuss leadership approaches to thriving in these uncertain times. The conversation also explores the Fiserv Back2Business initiative and important fintech themes related to platform openness and partnerships.
Chris Stanley the SVP of Fintech at Atlantic Capital Bank joins Zach Schneiderman a sophmore at University of Georgia to discuss Atlantic Capital's role in supporting fintech company growth in the USA. 
Professor Jonathan Godbey is a key member of the Georgia Fintech Academy faculty and teaches 'Fintech Foundations.' In this episode Dr. Godbey is joined by Georgia State student Enrique Pujals to discuss the modules in this Fintech Academy course and more.
Ernie Buday, VP of Market Engagement and Ideation at FIS Global joins Kennesaw State student Stephen Montague to discuss successful approaches to innovation at FIS Global and throughout the fintech ecosystem. Stephen is working towards a Masters in software engineering at Kennesaw State.
OliverPOS is a remarkable fintech out of Canada that helps web shops accept payments. It operates in 80 countries and is engaged with Atlanta's fintech scene. Mathias Nelson of Oliver shares the history of the company with AJ Al-Bawab of Georgia State.
Luke Timberlake, Partner, Fintech Ventures joins Arinize Akomas of Georgia State to explore the topic of venture capital in fintech. 
West Richards, the Executive Director of the American Transaction Processing Coalition (ATPC) joins student Enrique Pujals of Georgia State Robinson School of Business. This conversation explores the important role of government relations to the success of fintechs and the fintech industry overall. 
Fintech South is approaching on October 5-9, 2020 in a new virtual format. Glen Sarvady and Reese Porter are deeply involved in the event and join Georgia State student Jamila Maria Velez-Khader to discuss the agenda. The group also explores history of the fintech ecosystem in Georgia. 
Stephanie Foster is the Head of Product Management, Americas for Finastra and she joins Laine Kehoe of the University of Georgia and a holder of a fintech certificate from UGA. The discussion explores the Finastra cloud platform and its impact on payments and payments hub technology.
William Tong, Global Head of Product Engineering for Payment Solutions and Rich Hill, Strategy and Architecture of FIS Global join Georgia State student Ayesha Munnaza to discuss advancements in merchant onboarding for payment solutions. The team also re-caps big fintech news from the week.
Kell Canty, Co-Founder of Verady joins Tariq Waseem a rising senior at Georgia State and founder of BlockchainGSU. This conversation dives into the expanding relevance of digital assets and distributed ledger technology. 
DJ Landreneau of DefenseStorm joins Michael Olajide from the Georgia State Robinson College of Business to discuss recent information security trends in banking and the broad capabilities of DefenseStorm. 
Charles Potts, the Chief Innovation Officer of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is joined by University of Georgia (UGA) rising junior Faeez Juneja. The discussion considers the acceleration of innovation in the community banking space and also touches on Faeez's upcoming book - "Trillion Dollar Fortune" that will release in December 2020 with New Degree Press. 
We go deep on global payments with the remarkable Elizabeth McQuerry of Glenbrook Partners and Michael Olajide of the Georgia State Robinson School of Business. This discussion provides an overview of several payment systems and then considers payment system advancements in Africa and Brazil. 
Andy Payment, Head of Marketing, Maxex joins Angie Korol, recent UGA fintech grad and now at Grant Thornton with Tommy Marshall, Executive Director of the Georgia Fintech Academy. Discussion focuses on the mortgage industy and the Maxex business model which provides an exchange to support buyers and sellers of mortgage loans. 
Charles Freund, Head of Corporate Marketing for Fleetcor joins Georgia Fintech Academy Executive Director, Tommy Marshall and University of Georgia senior Tyler Acree to talk about the evolution of Fleetcor's business over the past 20 years. 
Don Free, VP Research at Gartner joins Kai Currie, a Computer Information System honors graduate from Georgia State Robinson School of Business for a discussion on core banking technology and open banking trends. Tommy Marshall, Executive Director of the Georgia Fintech Academy moderates the conversation on his birthday!
Tommy Marshall, Executive Director of the Georgia Fintech Academy hosts Bob Skiba, EVP of Incomm in a discussion of the global payments business run by Incomm. The history of gift cards and prepaid cards is revealed with a discussion of the relevance of these products to financial inclusion. Qazi Haq joins the discussion as a recent graduate of  the Georgia State Robinson College of Business. Qazi will join EY as a management consultant. 
Jason Jones of Cresa Technology Advisory Solutions joins a conversation with recent graduate Tiffany Din who receives a degree in both Finance and Computer Information Systems from the Georgia State Robinson School of Business. The discussion explores Return to Work strategies for fintech companies to consider and updates on recent fintech news in the world. 
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