Welcome Chris Skinner to the IOTA Foundation

Chris Skinner is considered one of the most influential and authoritative voices in the fintech world. When he speaks, the financial world listens. He frequently shares his views and insight into next generation banking, financial technologies and the ‘internet of value’ through his popular blog The Finanser. He has also gone into more depth of his views in his best seller Digital Bank and more recently Value Web. Additionally Mr. Skinner’s frequently appear as a commentator for BBC News, Sky News, CNBC and Bloomberg.

He is also a Judge on many awards programs including the Asian Banker’s Retail Excellence Awards, in addition to working closely with leading banks such as HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank and Société Générale, as well as the World Economic Forum.

In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He is on the Advisory Boards of many companies including Innovate Finance, Moven and Meniga, and has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), one of the Top 5 most influential people on BankInfoSecurity’s list of information security leaders, as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News.

In short: he is a perfect match for IOTA’s cutting edge fintech.

On being part of IOTA

I’m excited to be joining the advisory board of IOTA as I’ve been looking for an organisation that can build the financial network that underpins the internet of things, and IOTA is a long way towards getting there. Between the organisation itself and its network of subject matter experts, I fully expect the next generation financial system that supports our hi tech world to emerge out of an organisation like this.

Chris Skinner’s unique position in the financial realm will be of great value in bringing IOTA’s unique fintech capabilities to the world. 2017 will be an exciting year for the project as we continue to expand the team with seminal thinkers like this. Give him a warm welcome!