MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fintech Americas announced today its partnership with Chris Colbert, the former Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Labs, to create a new, best practices focused innovation lab and educational program to prepare bankers for the digital age. Chris has also joined the Advisory Board of Fintech Americas.
Expanding on its Fintech Americas Banking Innovation and Transformation Bootcamp, the new lab and expanded program will focus on helping banks create agile and dynamic cultures of innovation while preparing mid-career bankers’ to assume leadership roles in developing innovative business models, understanding the principles of design and customer experience, updating legacy technology infrastructures, collaborating with Fintechs, and preparing the organization for transformative technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.
“We are excited to be working with Chris on this initiative. He brings best-in-class experience and credentials to Fintech Americas to revolutionize how banks train and prepare team members to effectively operate in today’s highly disruptive environment,” said Ray Ruga, Fintech Americas’ Co-Founder and CEO.
Chris, who until recently oversaw the strategic plan and day-to-day operations of the Harvard Innovation Labs multi-lab innovation ecosystem, said: “My interest has always been at the intersection of innovation, education and technology. When Ray approached me about working with him and his team on the financial services training lab for the future it was easy to say yes. Our focus will be not just on technology but on the adaptive behaviors necessary to translate the challenges associated with disruptive change into opportunities. Our aspiration is to help the bankers of today become the leaders of tomorrow.”
Chris’ focus during the last few years has been on innovation in higher education, resulting in him founding FINIS, a start-up platform to re-invent the Career Services programming in colleges and universities. He is passionate about teaching, speaking, writing, motivating, creating and making whatever is before him better than it is or was.
About Fintech Americas
Fintech Americas is a B2B financial innovation and transformation media company specializing in the Americas region. Our portfolio includes an innovation lab and educational program, a digital marketing studio and our flagship Fintech Americas Conference.