Interviews

Emerging Payments Association

Charismatic Business Leader, ARYZE Advisor & Director of Emerging Payments Association (EPA) Tony Craddock wants to transform the world through easy, secure, and cheap payments.

ARYZE spoke to Business Leader & Director of the Emerging Payment Association (EPA) in the UK, Tony Craddock, to discuss payments, trust, business, and the power of cultivating the community to drive innovation and ensure that the most financially vulnerable are not left behind. He is often described by clients as a visionary, knowledgeable, and avid networker with …

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Financial

Lloyd Wahed (Searching For Mana Podcast) interviews Morten Christorp Nielsen, the creative financial force behind ARYZE.

Lloyd Wahed sat down for a Podcast Episode with Morten Christorp Nielsen to discuss his journey into FinTech, what ARYZE is currently focused on, and some of the most important trends in the financial market. Morten graduated in Economics at Copenhagen University and built a career in finance. He was a portfolio manager already even …

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Digital Green Finance

Executive Director of Green Digital Finance Alliance & ARYZE Advisor, Marianne Haahr wants Fintech to empower a sustainable systemic revolution.

ARYZE spoke to the Executive Director of Green Digital Finance Alliance, Marianne Haahr. She shared her insights on Green Digital Finance, Sustainability, Technology, Fintechs, Regulations, and Policymakers. Marianne has a science degree in Cultural Geography from the University of Copenhagen and a Master’s degree in International Human Rights And Democratization (EIUC). Marianne started her career …

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technology

CTO and Banking Industry Technical Leader, Public Speaker & ARYZE Advisor Pål Krogdahl is a technologist at heart with a curious mind.

ARYZE spoke to CTO & Banking Industry Technical leader for IBM, a Public Speaker Key Speaker, Author, Racing Car driver and Podcaster, Pål Krogdahl. He shared his thoughts on technology, banking business models, digital transformations, Fintech, and the complexities they face when navigating a highly regulated industry such as finance. Pål has a background in …

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Financial

Entrepreneurial Financial Synergist & ARYZE Advisor Peter Kristensen does not take any shortcuts.

ARYZE spoke to Co-CEO of JP Fund Services Fund and Financial Advisor, Networker, and Strategic Business Development Expert Peter Kristensen who shared his thoughts on finance, management, business ethics, technology, and ICOs concerning STOs. Peter started his long career in Denmark, where he earned a degree in Business Economics in 1993. His global expertise spans …

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business developer

Kick-Ass Global Business Expert & ARYZE Advisor Per Lind is not very good at sitting still.

ARYZE spoke with Per Lind, a Business Development Expert, Advisor, Cryptoconnoisseur, and Economist with a strong passion for IT and technology. He shared his insights on Cryptocurrency, Quantum Computing, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Blockchain. Per started his career at the trade school in Denmark. He later moved on to the US and earned a University …

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digitalcash

Should we pay every ten years for the banks to be forgiven for their mistakes and risk-taking?

Jack Nikogosian kickstarts his interview with TV2 Kras with this interesting and important question. He has been in the Fintech industry for about 6 years, where he has worked with digital money, programmable money, cryptocurrencies, and lots of other exciting projects. About 50% of the world’s population today does not have a bank account, this …

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Dan Taki: The Nordic Blockchain Association promotes business transformations anchored in blockchain technology.

ARYZE spoke with Dan Taki, entrepreneur and CEO of The Nordic Blockchain Association (NBA). He discusses blockchain’s multidimensional nature, among others, how it can help fight corruption and fraudulency in society, increasing sustainability, trustworthiness, and transparency. The Nordic Blockchain Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 and is conceived to consolidate and combine the Blockchain …

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Erica Stanford: What the near future of Crypto could look like

ARYZE spoke with Erica Stanford, founder of the Crypto Curry club. She discusses with us which payment issues can be solved by crypto, future potential use cases, and what it needs to become mainstream. In 2018, Erica Stanford founded the Crypto Curry Club to bring together industry experts and professionals. In the midst of the many events she now organizes, …

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Emily Hoble: How to position yourself in London’s competitive business landscape

ARYZE spoke with Emily Hoble, Senior Inward Investment Manager at London and Partners where she helps companies move successfully to London. Her areas of expertise include financial services, business services, and technology and in our conversation, she shared with us why London stands out in the market and the must-knows for businesses looking to enter the British city. It …

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Pamela Norton and her personal philosophy which promotes entrepreneurship

ARYZE spoke with Pamela Norton about entrepreneurship and her attitude and perspectives that assist her in being a successful entrepreneur Pamela Norton, founder and CEO of Borsetta, discussed with ARYZE the various tools she brings to her work. She promotes gratitude, keeping the ego at bay, trust, and details various components of her entrepreneurial spirit. …

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Fintech lawyer Dalibor Cerny’s perspective on regulation and merging fintech with traditional players

ARYZE spoke with lawyer Dalibor Cerny about his work in the uncharted territory of fintech regulatory law and how traditional players like banks can interplay with the fintech sector Dalibor Cerny currently works as a fintech and new tech lawyer in Prague, Czech Republic. Dalibor initially worked as a finance lawyer with traditional finance institutions …

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Katie Hyson: The power of purposeful collaboration

ARYZE spoke with Katie Hyson, director at Business Fights Poverty to discuss how companies can collaborate to solve some of the world’s largest social issues. Katie Hyson is an expert in sustainability and joined Business Fights Poverty in the spring of 2018 where she now works as a director. After having worked within various multinational …

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Expert advice: Top 5 tips to make innovation a core part of your company

ARYZE spoke with Jeanette Carlsson as she shared with us her top advice for businesses to successfully manage innovation within their companies. Jeanette Carlsson is the founder and CEO of Tech Nordic Advocates, Northern Europe’s largest tech/startup ecosystem, headquartered in Copenhagen; CEO of newmedia2.0, diplomatic and board advisor with a background as a global, European business leader at IBM and …

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Richard Wang on how his technical experience supports his career in marketing and sales

ARYZE spoke with Richard Wang about his technical experience, his work in Silicon Valley with startups, and his current endeavor at DraperDragonFund. Richard’s current position is as Partner with DraperDragonFund in China. DraperDragonFund is a joint venture between internationally recognized venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and DragonVenture, which helped pioneer venture capital in …

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The big challenges of money-flow between Denmark and NGOs world-wide – and how to solve them

ARYZE spoke with Jacob Strange-Thomsen, Financial Management Specialist from the Danish Foreign Ministry. We discussed how funding flows from the Danish government to NGOs operating globally and the security challenges alongside this, which ARYZE aims to solve. ARYZE is tackling some of the greatest challenges caused by outdated financial infrastructures and incumbents. One of the …

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risks

Andrew Batey on taking risks and entrepreneurship

ARYZE spoke with Andrew Batey about risk-taking, entrepreneurship, and his company Beatdapp Andrew Batey, also known as “Fidel Cashflow”, is an entrepreneur who enjoys the adrenaline rush of taking risks in his free time and also in his work. Andrew has taught advanced marketing and entrepreneurship courses at FIDM, and currently teaches Advertising and Marketing …

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UNICEFs Blockchain Engineer Mehran Hydary: Why tech and funding solutions are needed for international organizations moving forward

ARYZE spoke with Mehran Hydary, Blockchain Product Engineer at UNICEF to discuss how international organizations working globally could benefit from investing in innovation, tech, and payment solutions. Mehran Hydary works as a Blockchain Product Engineer at UNICEF where he is part of the office of innovation. Hydary’s involvement with blockchain began as he was working at …

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Pēteris Zilgalvis: How to stimulate the tech market through regulation and consultation

ARYZE spoke with Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit for Digital Innovation and Blockchain at the European Commission. He shared how to stimulate technology through regulations, recommendations or guidelines, and when to step in or let the market develop freely. Pēteris Zilgalvis is the Head of Unit for Digital Innovation and Blockchain at the European Commission …

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ARYZE partners with Episode Six to launch a state-of-the-art banking solution

ARYZE has signed a partnership with financial technology provider Episode Six to unlock possibilities for more efficient and secure payment transfers. ARYZE has announced its newest partnership with Episode Six, a next-generation financial technology provider that enables financial institutions, fintechs and other innovative companies to create differentiated financial and payments products. As part of the …

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Investment advice: Opportunities and challenges in the UK market for Danish companies

ARYZE spoke to Maren Dolva, investment advisor at the Department for International Trade, part of the British Embassy in Denmark. She shared with us her experience of helping companies enter the UK market, and what companies should focus on along the way. As the Danish start-up scene is growing, for different companies the question comes …

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Susanne Hannestad: Fintech expansion beyond the Nordic borders

Susanne Hannestad, CEO of Fintech Mundi, a global fintech accelerator, spoke with ARYZE about market expansion opportunities for fintech and the significance of the Nordic payments space. With drive and excitement, Susanne Hannestad helps Nordic and Baltic companies scale globally. Getting to work with passionate, knowledgeable, and energetic people within the fintech space, is what …

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Jana Bulkin on Integration, Sustainability, and Blockchain’s role in the “New Normal”

ARYZE speaks with Jana Bulkin about her 20 years of experience in the IT sector, integration and sustainability, and Blockchain’s role in the “new normal” after Covid-19 Jana Bulkin is the CIO at IntegrationWorks Asia Co., Ltd, an assistant lecturer at Munich University of Applied Sciences and she started her own business S2Bconnected where she …

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Tony Craddock: COVID-19 and future payments – the role of regulators, Central Banks and industry competitors

ARYZE spoke with Tony Craddock, Director General of the Emerging Payments Association, where he talked us through some of the biggest payments developments taking place due to COVID-19 and how involved parties can play a role in moving money forward. Before the industry changed drastically due to COVID-19, the development of payments was on a …

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Scale-up advice: How to get funding and enter a new market

ARYZE spoke with Canute’s Rasmus Bjørn Dahl to discuss scaling to new markets. Dahl shares his experience from helping Danish start-ups scale successfully and tells us some key challenges to overcome. If there is one thing that Rasmus Bjørn Dahl is extremely passionate about; it is to see start-ups grow and succeed. From the early …

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Promoting a multidisciplinary approach to understanding money, systems, Bitcoin, and blockchain technologies

ARYZE spoke with Brandon Quittem about the multidisciplinary nature of understanding Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies   Brandon Quittem is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and passionate Bitcoiner. Brandon is also a researcher and as he puts it, “my superpower is taking complex information and turning it into simple, actionable, intelligence”. During his interview with ARYZE, Brandon …

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Blockchain and supply chain: Their distributed nature and great compatibility

ARYZE spoke with Stephan Nilsson, founder and CEO of UNISOT. He shared with us how Satoshi’s white paper inspired him to found UNISOT, the need for improved supply chain management, and how blockchain can be leveraged for social impact.  The future of blockchain adoption is a widely discussed topic. Whereas in some cases the technology …

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U.S. Congressman French Hill: Forwarding Fintech will help keep the U.S. competitive

ARYZE spoke with U.S. Congressman French Hill about the Task Force on Financial Technology in U.S. Congress and U.S. goals regarding fintech, blockchain, and digital currencies   U.S. Congressman French Hill is a member of the Committee Task Force on Financial Technology in congress which is devoted to further understanding fintech’s role in America. He …

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Dr. Mihaela Ulieru: Advising both Governments and Businesses on Fintech and Blockchain

ARYZE speaks with Dr. Mihaela Ulieru about her experience advising both governments and businesses on fintech and her take on government interest in blockchain Dr. Mihaela Ulieru is experienced, well-educated, and well-accoladed. She currently works as a fintech advisor and mentor as well as Chief Alchemist at SingularityNET. Dr. Ulieru has advised multiple governments including …

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Data-Driven Defense Evangelist Roger Grimes on Security

ARYZE speaks with Data-Driven Defense Evangelist Roger Grimes about focusing on the right security risks and some of the security potentials of blockchain technology Roger Grimes is a self-proclaimed Data-Driven Defense Evangelist. One often sees the term evangelist in tech circles, and don’t get it confused with religion. A technology evangelist is someone who strongly …

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