Show cover of Talking Success | The Home of Fintech

Talking Success | The Home of Fintech

Talking Success: Igniting the Global FinTech Revolution is a riveting podcast powered by titc.io (formally TalentintheCloud) with a laser focus on FinTech. Your host, Darren Franks, takes you on an exhilarating journey, engaging with titans of the industry – the visionaries who are CEOs, Founders, Investors, and Leaders shaping the FinTech landscape - with a special nod to FinTechs in Africa. Immerse yourself in the pulsating heart of the FinTech sector as we unravel its secrets, complexities, and innovations. This podcast is the beacon that enlightens, empowers, and unifies the global FinTech tribe. Whether you're a FinTech enthusiast who breathes binary code or a curious newcomer eager to decrypt the FinTech lexicon, this podcast is your gateway to the future of finance!Don't let your FinTech hiring needs become a challenge. Lean on our expertise and consultation support to strategically grow, expand, and recruit the best. Book a call with us and step into the future: www.titc.io 

Tracks

Business Banking in South Africa is Broken
In this episode, Darren chats with Trevor Gosling, Co-Founder & CEO at Lula. This sentiment of "Business banking is broken in South Africa" echoes the frustrations of many entrepreneurs who have faced challenges with traditional banking services in the country. The conversation delves deeper into this issue, focusing on how to revolutionize business banking for SMEs.Highlights:💫 Navigating Early Challenges🤝 A Seamless Customer Experience🌐 Empowering Non-South African EntrepreneursTrevor Gosling's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trevor-gosling-82375446/Lula's Website: https://lula.co.za/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website https://titc.io/This episode is brought to you by LexisNexis Risk SolutionsLexis Nexis Risk Solutions LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lexisnexis-risk-solutions/Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions website: http://risk.lexisnexis.com/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
50:18 4/10/24
Navigating The Unchartered Territories of the Digital Age with Lex Sokolin
In this episode, Darren chats with Lex Sokolin, Managing Partner at Generative Ventures. We learn how DeFi challenges traditional financial systems and how the transformative potential of generative AI is reshaping economic output and labour dynamics.Highlights:💫 The Digital Revolution: Manufacturing vs. Distribution🤝 Building Trust in Decentralized Finance🌐 The Rise of Fintech and the MetaverseLex Sokolin's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexeysokolin/Generative Ventures's Website: https://www.genventures.xyz/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website https://titc.io/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
58:32 4/2/24
Beyond the Glitter: Scoin's Vision for Gold in the FinTech Era
In this episode, Darren chats with Rael Demby, CEO of the South African Gold Coin Exchange. We learn how the convergence of cryptocurrency and traditional gold transactions represents a pivotal moment in financial history.Highlights:💫 Revolutionizing Gold Transactions🚧 Building Bridges with Cryptocurrency 💸 Empowering Investors: Accessibility and Security Rael Demby's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rael-demby-30b6735a/The Scoinshop's Website: http://www.scoinshop.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website https://titc.io/This episode is brought to you by LexisNexis Risk SolutionsLexis Nexis Risk Solutions LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lexisnexis-risk-solutions/Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions website: http://risk.lexisnexis.com/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
46:33 3/25/24
How To Fund Your FinTech Loan Book with Nelson Chu
In this episode, Darren chats with Nelson Chu, Founder and CEO of Percent.Nelson underscores the transformative power of standardization and technology in reshaping the private credit industry.  Highlights:❗❗  Risk in Emerging Markets💳 Fintech Innovation with Private Credit🤝 Opportunities and Partnerships   Nelson Chu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelson-chu/Percent's Website: https://percent.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website https://titc.io/This episode is brought to you by LexisNexis Risk SolutionsLexis Nexis Risk Solutions LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lexisnexis-risk-solutions/Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions website: http://risk.lexisnexis.com/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
36:04 3/18/24
The True Potential of Bitcoin with Lorien Gamaroff
In this episode, Darren chats with Lorien Gamaroff, Co-Founder and CEO of Centbee. Beyond speculative trading and get-rich-quick schemes, Laurian emphasized the transformative power of blockchain technology in reshaping industries and fostering innovation.Highlights:⚙  Understanding Bitcoin's Utility💫Differentiating Bitcoin from Other Cryptocurrencies❓ The Regulatory Conundrum: Navigating Cryptocurrency's Future  Lorien Gamaroff's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gamaroff/Centbee's Website: http://www.centbee.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website https://titc.io/This episode is brought to you by LexisNexis Risk SolutionsLexis Nexis Risk Solutions LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lexisnexis-risk-solutions/Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions website: http://risk.lexisnexis.com/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
52:35 3/11/24
How Innovative Lending Solutions Are Impacting Retail Dynamics
In this episode, Darren chats with Andrew Katzwinkel, Founder and CEO of Layup Technologies.A testament to FinTech entrepreneurship, this episode takes us on a journey through perseverance, strategic pivots, and a commitment to addressing real-world challenges. Highlights💫 Consumer Concerns and Merchant Considerations📈 Enhanced Consumer Experience and Increased Sales💳 Financial Inclusivity and Responsible Credit Usage    Andrew Katzwinkel's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-katzwinkel-76b7b3109/Layup's Website: https://layup.co.za/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website https://titc.io/This episode is brought to you by LexisNexis Risk SolutionsLexis Nexis Risk Solutions LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lexisnexis-risk-solutions/Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions website: http://risk.lexisnexis.com/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
53:08 3/4/24
The Intersection: Banking and FinTech with Panagiotis Kriaris
In this episode, Darren chats with Panagiotis Kriaris, Commercial Director, Head of Business Development at Unzer.Panagiotis offers a nuanced exploration of the multifaceted FinTech landscape. From the evolution of payment systems to the societal impact of FinTech, the discussion underscores the transformative potential of innovative financial technologies in reshaping global economies.Highlights:💫 Unpacking the Unbundling and Rebundling of Services📲  The Rise of Super Apps: A Global Perspective📡 The Role of Telecom Operators in Africa🔐 Navigating Trust in Fintech    Panagiotis Kriaris's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pkriaris/Unzer's Website: https://www.unzer.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website https://titc.io/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
38:35 2/26/24
Going Unscripted with David Birch - CBDC's, Tokenization and the Metaverse
 In this podcast episode, Darren chats with David Birch, an Industry legend, Author and Keynote Speaker. Their conversation takes you on a journey into the intriguing world of digital currencies.Highlights🔎 Demystifying CBDCs💼 The Case for Digital Pound🚀 Navigating UncertaintyDavid Birch's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgwbirch/David Birch's Website: https://www.dgwbirch.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website https://titc.io/This episode is sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutionshttps://risk.lexisnexis.com/https://www.linkedin.com/company/lexisnexis-risk-solutions/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
53:27 2/20/24
FinTech's maturing and no longer just the cool younger brother of financial services - With Ron Shevlin
In this Talking Success episode, we get to be a part of a captivating conversation between Darren Franks and Ron Shevlin, two luminaries in the realms of finance and technology. Their discussion delves deep into the dynamic landscape of financial technology (FinTech), providing invaluable insights into its evolution, challenges, and future trajectory.Highlights:💥 FinTech Evolution🔮 Market Dynamics and Trends 🏧 Reflections on the Future of Banking Ron Shevlin's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronshevlin/Cornerstone's Website: https://www.crnrstone.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website https://titc.io/This episode is sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutionshttps://risk.lexisnexis.com/https://www.linkedin.com/company/lexisnexis-risk-solutions/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
40:03 2/12/24
Building a Startup with Rahul Jain, Co-Founder & CEO of Peach Payments
In this episode, Darren chats with Rahul Jain, Co-founder and CEO of Peach Payments.Rahul provides valuable insights into navigating the African FinTech landscape and how FinTech entrepreneurs can position themselves for success in an evolving and dynamic market environmentHighlights:💸The Investment Process and Regulatory Hurdles💫Strategic Alignment and Values🔮Future of Payments in Africa   Rahul Jain's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahuljain19/Peach Payments' Website: http://www.peachpayments.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/titc's Website https://titc.io/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
43:40 2/6/24
Redefining Fintech: A Candid Conversation with Chris Skinner
In this episode, Darren chats with Chris Skinner, The Finanser, podcast host and author. They explore FinTech's present challenges and future possibilities which beckons industry stakeholders to reflect, adapt and collectively shape the contours of banking in the years to come. Highlights:💻 Decoding Web 3.0: empowering individuals in the data ecosystem👩‍🏫 Education, equality, and the road ahead👩‍⚖️ Breaking Down "Femtech": Bridging the Gender GapChris Skinner's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cmskinner/Chris Skinner's Website: https://thefinanser.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/titc's Website https://titc.io/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
53:21 1/31/24
Aeryn Quarmby- Surviving a Year with No Money
Can he survive a year only using stable coins? In this episode, Darren chats with Aeryn Quarmby, Co-Founder and COO of Xion Global.  They cover crypto market trends, emphasizing the prominence of stablecoins and efficient layer two networks. Highlights:📈Crypto market trends, emphasizing the rise of stablecoins and alternative networks🤯Challenges faced by the crypto industry, including compliance, AML, and KYT practices💰Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies' acceptanceAeryn Quarmby's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aeryn-quarmby/Xion's Website: https://xion.global/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/titc's Website https://titc.io/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
50:25 1/24/24
Exploring the FinTech Universe with Faith and Darren
Join Faith and her super cool guest, Darren, as they explore the magical world of FinTech on Talking Success. Darren, who's like a FinTech wizard, spills the beans on why FinTech is soooo cool!Discover how FinTech helps people save money, spend wisely, and keep their moolah super-duper safe. Darren even shares a cool secret - it's like having a special lock that only you can open! 🧙‍♂️🔒They talk about farmers (imagine carrots and farms, yay!), and how FinTech helps them, like magic, when things get tricky. And guess what? In the future, you might pay for stuff just by smiling! 😄💸If you're curious about FinTech, want to know how it helps real-life superheroes, and dream about future tech adventures, this episode is a must-listen. Get ready for lots of giggles, fun facts, and maybe some surprises!Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc's Website: https://titc.io/
14:32 1/17/24
How Nedbank's Chipo Mushwana is Revolutionizing Banking
In this episode, Chipo Mushwana, Executive Emerging Innovation & Payments at Nedbank, reveals Nedbank's journey in innovation and payments as a dynamic exploration of merging technological advancements with real-world challenges, signaling a promising future for the bank in shaping the financial landscape of South AfricaHighlights:💳 Pioneering WhatsApp Payments in Africa📲  Unveiling the Super App and Open Banking Initiatives💫 The Challenges of Open Banking in South Africa🌍 Balancing Digital Transformation with Real-World Needs Chipo Mushwana's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chipomushwana/Nedbank's Website: http://www.nedbank.co.za/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
50:08 1/15/24
What is Islamic Banking and what does the future hold?
In this episode, Darren chats with Mohammed Kaka, COO at Al Baraka Bank.We learn how Islamic banking continues to evolve globally, Mohammed's journey at Al Baraka reflects the industry's dynamic nature. From its foundational principles to embracing digitalization, Islamic banking navigates the intersection of tradition and innovation, offering ethical financial solutions to a diverse clientele.Highlights:💰  Asset-Backed Financing and Benevolent Loans 🎯 Principles of Islamic Banking💫 Challenges and Opportunities in Cryptocurrency🌍  Global and Local Perspectives on Islamic Banking Mohammed Kaka's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohammed-kaka-2aa470122/Al Baraka's Website: http://www.albaraka.co.za/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
45:17 1/9/24
Guardians of Integrity: Decoding AML Compliance with Bradley Elliott
In this episode, Bradley Elliott, CEO of RelyComply, sheds light on their groundbreaking efforts in the anti-money laundering (AML) compliance space.The discussion centres on the challenges faced by financial services businesses in streamlining AML processes amid evolving regulations, with a particular focus on greylisting.Highlights:🎯 Onboarding Simplified: A Single Integration Point and Automation📊 Tackling Data Challenges with Machine Learning💫 Automating and Consolidating AML Compliance📲  Enhancing Flexibility and Customization for Non-Digital Touchpoints  Bradley Elliott's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradleye/RelyComply's Website: https://www.relycomply.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
45:21 12/11/23
Riding the Digital Wave with Brett King
In this episode, Darren Franks chats with Brett King, Best-selling author, futurist, founder and podcast host.Brett shares his predictions for the future, particularly in the banking and FinTech space, reflecting on past forecasts and their accuracy.Highlights:💳 Evolution of Banking: A Journey from Plastic to Mobile🌍 Global Perspectives: Africa's Unique Fintech Landscape💫 Banking Sector Response: Challenges and Opportunities💰  Innovation in Remittances: Crypto as a UtilityBrett King's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettking/The Futurists Network's Website: http://www.thefuturists.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/This Episode is sponsored by RelyComply. RelyComply is a trusted all-in-one compliance solution that empowers financial services businesses to streamline their AML/CFT processes. Their innovative platform enables customers to mitigate risk in tough regulatory environments, automate compliance processes, and effectively combat financial crime.Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
51:20 12/4/23
Crossfin's Strategic Tapestry: A Diverse FinTech Venture
In this episode, Darren Franks chats with Anton Gaylard, Co-Founder and Chief Exponential Officer at Crossfin Holdings. Anton unveils the intricate landscape of the company's investment philosophy, providing a compelling narrative that traverses borders and embraces innovation. From their stronghold in South Africa to ventures in Mauritius, Crossfin's strategic approach unfolds in a conversation that delves into early-stage investments, collaborations with Apis Partners, and the intriguing success story of Troy Gold.HighlightsSpotlight on Success: Recent Investments and GrowthEarly-Stage Passion: Crossfin Ventures Backing StartupsFinancial Inclusion and Impact Investing: The Akello PerspectiveNavigating Company Overlaps: Managing Potential ConflictsAnton Gaylard's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anton-gaylard-a1529a5/Crossfin's Website: http://www.crossfin.co.za/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
36:48 11/27/23
The Cash Conundrum with Michael Oluwole
In this episode, Darren Franks chats with Michael Oluwole, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at TAP.Michael highlights the prevalent cash-based nature of everyday transactions in Africa, focusing on the challenges of achieving financial inclusion in a predominantly cash-dependent society. While banks and fintechs have addressed larger transactions, the majority, constituting 70%, remain cash-based, hindering efforts to establish credit profiles for citizens.Highlights🤝Identifying the Right Sector for Transformation🤓 The Power of Data in Business Enhancement🎓  Financial Inclusion Beyond Consumers: Empowering MerchantsMichael Oluwole's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oluwole-michaeltap/TAP's Website: http://touchandpay.me/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
53:20 11/20/23
A Rollercoaster Ride with Wonga: From Innovation to Regulation
In this episode, Darren Franks chats with Brett Van Aswegen, CEO of Wonga South Africa.Brett recounts the turbulent journey of the once-pioneering FinTech giant. From its innovative roots in the UK to navigating through regulatory storms, this episode unveils the challenges faced, lessons learned, and the transformation of Wonga's business model.Highlights🤝Regulatory Shifts and Leadership Change 🤓 Understanding South African Customer Dynamics🎓  Financial Literacy and Market EducationBrett Van Aswegen's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettvanaswegen/Wonga's Website: http://www.wonga.co.za/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
43:08 11/13/23
Funding Financial Inclusion with Johan Bosini
In this episode, Darren Franks chats with Johan Bosini, Partner at Quona Capital.Highlights🤝 Supporting SMMEs in emerging markets🏆 South Africa is noted for its competitive landscape💰  International capital making its presence felt in African marketsJohan Bosini's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanbosini/Quona's Website: http://www.quona.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
48:12 11/6/23
FinTech Africa: Beyond the Hype
In this special episode of "Talking Success," Darren delves into the essence of the podcast series and his journey in the fintech sector in Africa. With over a decade of experience, Darren has been a part of incredible innovations and companies in fintech. The podcast aims to democratize fintech, making it accessible to everyone, from consumers to small business owners. Darren also introduces his primary business, titc.io, which has evolved from a recruitment-focused company to a full-service growth agency offering marketing, PR, and more. Co-founder of the FinTech Association of South Africa, Darren emphasizes the role of fintech in financial inclusion, literacy, and business scalability. Tune in to gain an 'MBA in Fintech' from the insights shared by industry experts on "Talking Success."titc is a full-service growth agency for FinTechs. A strategic partner that amplifies your brand's reach to the right customers, secures partnerships that matter, attracts top-tier talent, and impresses investors — all under one roof. The Fintech Association of South Africa (FINASA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the growth and development of the fintech industry in South Africa.Titc's Website: https://titc.io/FINASA's Website: https://www.finasa.org.za/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/
05:55 10/30/23
Meet Rentoza - An Alternative to Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)
In this episode, Darren Franks chats with Chris Govender, Co-founder and COO of Rentoza.  ✔  Subscription model flexibility explained💳 Creditworthiness without traditional credit checks🛠  The challenge of asset management and refurbishment💻 The challenge of managing stock in a fast-evolving tech market🎯 Market impact and customer adoptionChris Govender's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-govender-a0354a18a/Rentoza's Website: https://rentoza.co.za/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
36:43 10/23/23
The Magic of SuperApps: The Future of All-in-One Convenience
In this episode, Darren chats with Mariam Cassim, CEO of Financial and Digital Lifestyle Services at Vodacom. Financial and Digital Lifestyle Services.With a main focus on all things SuperApp, we get a full rundown of what a SuperApp is, its use cases, competition and data privacy.Super Apps: Your One-Stop Virtual MallImagine having an entire shopping mall at your fingertips, tailored to your unique lifestyle and preferences. This is precisely what super apps offer—a one-stop virtual mall experience that combines convenience, functionality, and endless possibilities.In the digital age, super apps have become a ubiquitous presence, redefining how we engage with technology and access a multitude of services. Whether you're looking for entertainment, shopping, communication, or financial solutions, super apps aim to be the go-to destination for all your needs.Finding the Anchor Use CaseSuper apps are not just a random amalgamation of services; they typically start with a core use case that becomes the driving force behind user engagement. This anchor use case acts as the entry point to a broader ecosystem, gradually expanding to offer a diverse array of services.Competition and DifferentiationThe super app landscape is fiercely competitive, with various players vying for dominance in specific niches or demographics. Tech giants such as Google and Apple have also thrown their hats into the ring, recognizing the immense potential of these versatile platforms.Data Privacy and Ethical UseIn an era where data is often likened to the new oil, safeguarding user information is of paramount importance. Super apps are no exception to this rule. Users expect their data to be handled with the utmost care and responsibility.The Power of Mobile Network OperatorsOne intriguing aspect that sets some super apps apart is their association with mobile network operators. These operators, like Vodacom, have a unique advantage—access to an extensive database of customer information. They can harness this wealth of data to provide personalized services and contribute to financial inclusion.🛒 Super Apps: Your One-Stop Virtual Mall⚓ Finding the Anchor Use Case 💪 Competition and Differentiation💼 Data Privacy and Ethical Use📡 The Power of Mobile Network OperatorsMariam Cassim's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariam-cassim-ca-sa-mba-cum-laude-7ab41724/ Vodacom's Website: http://www.vodacom.co.za/sl/FurtherTogetherDarren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc.io's Website: https://titc.io/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
50:15 10/16/23
Dawie Roodt: Your Money, Their Rules
In this episode, we sit down with Dawie Roodt, an Award Winning Economist and Chairman at the Efficient Group.This is a deep dive into the South African economy and the future of money in Africa.The Power of Sentiments:Economics and Human Nature: Dawie emphasizes that economics is fundamentally about people, not just numbers and formulas. Alternative Measurements: While traditional economic indicators like per capita income are commonly used, Dawie suggests focusing on metrics like life expectancy, which correlates strongly with overall well-being.Market Sentiments and Confidence:Confidence in Central Banks: Dawie discusses how trust in central banks and their leaders can significantly impact economic decisions.Lack of Confidence in Government: When people lack faith in their government, they hesitate to invest, hindering economic growth.Greed and Fear: Emotions like greed and fear in financial markets play a role in the economy. These emotions can lead to market bubbles and crashes, highlighting the need for economists to analyze and manage such sentiments.Cryptocurrency and Changing Finance:Central Bank Digital Currencies: Dawie discusses the emergence of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and their programmable nature. CBDCs could be used for various purposes, including controlling spending and ensuring tax compliance.Decentralized Finance (DeFi): The clip explores the concept of DeFi and how it operates outside the control of central banks. It raises questions about whether DeFi will coexist peacefully with traditional financial systems or face regulatory challenges.Episode Highlights💹 Economics and Human Nature💰 Greed and Fear🎉 The Excitement Around Blockchain Technology📐 Alternative Measurementsfintech, payments, fintechs, darren franks, talentinthecloud, fintech south africa, fintech africa, titc, titc.io, what is fintech, fintech jobs, fintech explained, how payments work, future of banking, future of finance, future of payments, fin tech, fintech 101, top fintech companies, best fintechs africa, b2b fintech, fintech companies, fintech industry, economy, economist, Dawie Roodt, Award winner, CBDCSouth AfricaDawie Roodt's Website: https://www.dawieroodt.co.za/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc.io's Website: https://titc.io/Everyday AI: Your guide to not only learning AI, but how to leverage it in businessCan't keep up with AI? We've got you. Everyday AI helps you keep up and get ahead.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
52:01 10/9/23
Can blockchain solve corruption in Africa?
In this episode, we sit down with Gideon Greaves, Managing Director, Africa for CVVC. CV VC invests in all stages of crypto and blockchain development, from incubation to pre-ICO and post-ICO. Blockchain is more than just a technology..This is a deep dive into the world of Blockchain technology and its many user cases, especially across Africa.Gideon is a venture capitalist and specializes in investing in Blockchain-led companies in Africa.Discover how blockchain offers transparency and fraud reduction in procurement processes, potentially reclaiming a significant portion of Africa's lost GDP. Explore real-world applications like smart contracts and the basic attention token (BAT), allowing individuals to monetize their data securely.Gain valuable insights into blockchain adoption, developer availability, and its accessibility for startups. Whether you're an entrepreneur, investor, or simply curious about blockchain's potential to drive change in Africa, this episode provides a balanced view of this crucial topic. Join the conversation and uncover the future of blockchain in Africa.Highlights:🔗 Understanding Blockchain🈸 Real-World Applications in Africa🚧 Barriers to Adoption🚘 Driving Change and Adoptionfintech, payments, fintechs, darren franks, talentinthecloud, fintech south africa, fintech africa, titc, titc.io, what is fintech, fintech jobs, fintech explained, future of finance, fin tech, fintech 101,top fintech companies, best fintechs africa, fintech companies, fintech industry, blockchain, blockchain technology, blockchain in africa, Can blockchain solve corruption in Africa?, investing in blockchain, how to raise venture capital, blockchain South AfricaCV VC's Website: http://www.cvvc.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/Titc.io's Website: https://titc.io/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
50:51 10/2/23
The Death of Traditional POS: Ikhokha Reveals What's Next!
I’ve been harping on about the potential of SoftPoS to negate the need for traditional POS devices for some time however after speaking with Matt Putman and Graeme Cumming from iKhokha I now fully understand when SoftPoS sits within the POS landscape. This is a fascinating discussion and thanks to Matt & Graeme for taking the time to chat with me.The podcast discusses the evolution of point-of-sale devices and the impact of digital payments in South Africa. It explores how iKhokha, helps small businesses accept payments and grow their businesses. The conversation also delves into topics such as the challenges of load shedding and the increasing adoption of tap-on-phone payments.Highlights💡 iKhokha enables SMEs in South Africa to accept digital payments and manage their businesses.💡 The acceptance footprint for digital payments has expanded, making it more convenient for consumers to make payments and for merchants to accept them.💡 The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift towards digital payments, driven by safety concerns and the need to avoid cash transactions.💡 iKhokha offers a range of hardware and software solutions to cater to different merchant requirements, including tap-on-phone technology.💡 Education and building trust are key factors in driving the adoption of new payment methods, especially soft POS and tap-on-phone solutions.#fintech #podcast #payments fintech,payments,fintechs,darren franks,talentinthecloud,cashless,POS,Point of Sale,iKhokha,Adumo,Future of payments,Future of retail payments,Future of point of sale systems,The Death of Traditional POS Ikhokha Reveals What's Next,Fintech South Africa,Fintech Africa,Top fintech companies in South Africa,How payments work,What is fintech,Fintech explained,fintech companies south africa,fintech companies africa,fintech startups,fintech 101,understanding fintech, payments processing companiesMatt Putman's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-putman-7a982b24/Graeme Cumming's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcumming/iKhokha's Website: http://www.ikhokha.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/TalentintheClouds Website: http://talentinthecloud.io/TalentintheCloud's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/talentinthecloud/Sirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
49:32 9/25/23
FinTech's Legal Frontier - Navigating M&A in South Africa with Ashlin Perumall
In this episode, we sit down with Ashlin Perumall, Partner at Baker McKenzie South Africa. Baker McKenzie advises domestic and multinational companies, project sponsors, banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of legal issues, including banking & finance, project finance, M&A, capital markets, employment, dispute resolution, private equity, regulation and anti-trust and competition.Mastering FinTech M&A in South Africa: Insights from Ashlin PerumallHighlights💰 Growth in African FinTech, digital banking, and open banking🌍 Discusses graylisting impact on South African investments.🔍 Perumall stresses regulatory compliance and due diligence in licensing, structuring, and data management#fintech #podcast #africa fintech,payments,fintechs,darren franks,talentinthecloud,Merges and Acquistions,Baker McKenzie,South Africa,strategic thinking,FinTech's Legal Frontier - Navigating M&A in South Africa with Ashlin Perumall,FinTech's Legal Frontier,Navig ating M&A in South Africa with Ashlin Perumall,Ashlin Perumall,best fintech in africa,fintech 101,how to value a fintech,how to sell a fintechAshlin Perumall's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashlinperumall/Baker McKenzie's Website: http://www.bakermckenzie.com/SouthAfrica/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/TalentintheClouds Website: http://talentinthecloud.io/TalentintheCloud's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/talentinthecloud/Listen on: Apple Podcasts, SpotifyEveryday AI: Your guide to not only learning AI, but how to leverage it in businessCan't keep up with AI? We've got you. Everyday AI helps you keep up and get ahead.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySoaring to New Health: The Glass is Half HealthySDOH: why they are important and how they can play a role in more efficient careListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyVenturing into Fashion TechExploring the convergence of fashion tech, entrepreneurship, and fashion business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyEveryday AI: Keep up and get ahead by mSirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
63:42 9/18/23
Ready, Set, Exit! Aman Behzad on Gearing Up African FinTechs for Success
In this episode, we sit down with Aman Behzad, Partner at Royal Park Partners. Royal Park Partners are trusted corporate finance advisors focused on FinTech.Aman Behzad's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aman-behzad-fintechadvisor/Smile ID's Website: https://www.royalparkpartners.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/TalentintheClouds Website: http://talentinthecloud.io/TalentintheCloud's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/talentinthecloud/Listen on: Apple Podcasts, SpotifyEveryday AI: Your guide to not only learning AI, but how to leverage it in businessCan't keep up with AI? We've got you. Everyday AI helps you keep up and get ahead.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySoaring to New Health: The Glass is Half HealthySDOH: why they are important and how they can play a role in more efficient careListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyVenturing into Fashion TechExploring the convergence of fashion tech, entrepreneurship, and fashion business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
51:54 9/11/23
Smile, you’re on camera! How to KYC consumers across Africa with Mark Straub
In this episode, we sit down with Mark Straub, CEO of Smile ID. Smile ID provides the best Africa-focused solutions for real-time Digital KYC, Identity Verification, User Onboarding, Document Verification, Liveness Checks, Face Verification, Anti-fraud, Know your Business (KYB), and Identity Data Deduplication across Africa.Mark Straub's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markstraub/Smile ID's Website: https://usesmileid.com/Darren Franks' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfranks/TalentintheClouds Website: http://talentinthecloud.io/TalentintheCloud's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/talentinthecloud/Listen on: Apple Podcasts, SpotifyEveryday AI: Your guide to not only learning AI, but how to leverage it in businessCan't keep up with AI? We've got you. Everyday AI helps you keep up and get ahead.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySirva SoundbitesExplores the latest trends and topics on global talent mobility and the future of work.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Inspiring ComputingThe Inspiring Computing podcast is where computing meets the real world. This podcast...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
51:36 8/31/23

Similar podcasts