Chris Skinner is one of the most influential and prolific thought leaders on the future of banking, finance and technology. The Financial Brand awarded him best blog and he was recently mentioned by the Wall Street Journal as one of the The Financial News Top 40 Fintech influencers globally. He has been in technology and banking for many years and mixes the best of old school and cutting edge in his work. In Europe, he is well-known as the Founder and Chairman of the Financial Services Club, a network for financial professionals that focuses upon the future of financial services through the delivery of research, analysis, commentary and debate. Founded in 2004, the Financial Services Club meets regularly across Europe with centres in Austria, England, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia and Sweden. He is also CEO of Balatro Ltd., a financial research company. Learn more here .