Chris Skinner is known as one of the most influential people in technology and a best-selling author. He is an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com, which is updated daily. He helped to found one of the first mobile banks in the world, and has advised CEOs and leaders from every continent of the world including the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.
His latest book (seventeenth!) is Digital for Good, focusing upon how technology and finance can work together to address the environmental and social issues we face today and make a better world. His previous books include Doing Digital, which shared the lessons of how to do digital transformation through interviews with leading global banks such as BBVA, China Merchants Bank, DBS, ING and JPMorgan Chase; Digital Human, which showed how digitalisation is a revolution that allows everyone from the plains of Africa to the mountains of Tibet to be included and served by the network; and Digital Bank that provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete. Chris has recently been added to The Mad 33 List for Inspirational change and transformation leaders – making a difference – making the future a reality.
He is a non-executive director of 11:FS and on the advisory boards of many FinTech and financial firms. Mr. Skinner is a visiting lecturer with Cambridge University as well as a TEDx speaker. In recent years, he has been voted one of the UK’s foremost fintech observers by The Telegraph and one of the most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News and Thomson Reuters. Chris is also a successful children’s author with a series, focused upon Captain Cake and the Candy Crew, released in 2021 Captain Cake. He is also co-founder with renowned artist Basia Hamilton of The Portrait Foundation, Portrait Foundation, a non-profit platform to encourage children and the arts.
Value Web describes the impact of Fintech and how mobile and blockchain technologies are changing the face of finance in building an internet of value. As a result of the emerging internet of value, banks have to become digitalised, and Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete. Digital Human, released in 2018, builds on these two themes but looks at the wider picture of digitalisation, and how this is a revolution as it allows everyone from the plains of Africa to the mountains of Tibet to be included.
Described by Seth Wheeler, Brookings Guest Scholar and Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House, as “one of the most authoritative voices on Fintech anywhere”, Chris has previously written many books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking.
Chris Skinner – Financial Markets Advisor of the Year – The Finanser – UK 2023
Winner, Gamechanger Global Awards 2023
Voted Best Fintech Speaker in the World (TMT Awards).
A Game Changer (Finance Monthly) and CEO of the Year (CV Magazine)
Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on FinTech – Thinkers360
Best Digital Finance Provider of the Year UK – Lawyer International Legal 100, M&A Today Global Awards, Global 100
Best Financial Markets Adviser of the Year UK – Lawyer International Legal 100, Global 100, M&A Today Global Awards, International Elite 100
Best CEO of the Year UK – M&A Today Global Awards, Global 100