Featured Guests: Dan Armstrong, Jordan Bryant
Dan Armstrong is the Chief Digital Officer at BankMobile, America’s first fee- free mobile first bank. With mobile banking and financial services, telecommunications and technology projects in 40+ countries, Dan brings unique expertise in developing new products, technologies and distribution strategies that accurately match technology with consumers’ needs. For the past 20 years, Dan has worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America start-ups, mobile banking/payments, instant-account opening and correspondent banking, telecommunications, NFC, cards, alliances, regulatory, feasibility and automation programs.
Rapid Fire Questions
Innovation is a good term but is overused these days. I like the term partnership better – a lot of suppliers and vendors call their customers ‘partners’. Real innovation is doing something that fundamentally takes a step forward or sideways and not just incremental capabilities or UI…I want to take innovation at a higher standard.
I believe that the key is really execution. Execute in a way that is so much more unique and attractive to people as execution is the trick to success. In our market, it’s all execution so it’s probably its 80% execution and 20% ideas.
One size fits all is certainly not the way this world functions. Look at each market differently and it’s dynamics.
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction by David Quammen
Krebs on Security
Communications apps such as WhatsApp
We are involved in the working on the patent on the UI of our new app which will change a number of things that mobile banking has never done before.