George Warfel has worked in banking and payments for more than 30 years at SRI International, IBM and PwC. Currently he is General Manager, FinTech & Payments Strategy at IBM partner Haddon Hill Group, Inc. in Oakland, California. He can be reached at [email protected].
It’s fascinating to recall that less than 40 years ago, the internet and banks had literally yet to connect. Then in 1983, the Bank of Scotland offered its dial-up Internet banking product. Not long after, web-based […]
That sound you’ve grown accustomed to—the grinding of dulled gears and the banking of humbled heads against office walls—is banking industry disruption wrought by technology moving faster than ever. A generation ago something revolutionary like Excel […]
Faster Payments. For all the talk leading up to and following the July 2017 final report of the Faster Payments Task Force, how many of us actually make or receive a faster payment on regular basis? The […]
It’s impossible for me to forget the day I interviewed for a very unconventional internship with the Coro Foundation. It was 1970 and fresh out of Claremont McKenna College with a religion degree, I craved the […]
For much of the past decade, banking and payments have confronted the challenge of social media and its ensuing revolution. Some see social media as a place to meet customers. Some continue to work out how […]
“The blockchain’s the rails, bitcoin’s just one of the train cars,” says the sign in a fintech lab I visited recently. Cybercurrency disruption is becoming the new normal for commerce by turning the rails of blockchain […]
Just as in the movie “Field of Dreams,” financial service leaders sometimes seem to put the product out there and hope they will come. Maybe a field of daydreams is more accurate. If you asked someone […]