Episode 3: FinFluenced with Technisys

Mary Ann Francis, Associate Partner, IBM Financial Services Payments & Core

We’re back with another episode of FinFluenced with Technisys!

In this episode we talk with Mary Ann Francis, Associate Partner at IBM Financial Services focused on Payments and Core banking.

Mary Ann truly defines what it means to be a “finfluencer.” A respected speaker and visionary within industry forums, Mary Ann has often been enlisted by leading associations and organizations to help develop guidance on emerging payments technologies. She was cited by the World Economic Forum as a global SME on blockchain and appointed as a blockchain industry expert by WC3. She has also served as leader of the Payments Innovation Alliance (PIA), a Board member of NACHA, and been appointed to the Federal Reserve Real-time Task Force, the NACHA Real-time Task Force, APCA (Australia) and PASA (South Africa). Her awards include the 2005 ACH Quality Award for revolution in payments convergence, and the 2008 NACHA Vision Award for innovative leadership to the industry.

In this episode we talk to Mary Ann about how she has seen the digital banking industry evolve over the past few years and we ask her what US banks can learn from FIs in other countries. We also talk about the role of AI in digital banking and we get Mary Ann’s #1 piece of advice for banks and FIs in developing their digital banking strategies.

And you can find out more about the work IBM is doing in the Financial Services industry at these links:

Enjoy!