Intelligent CXO Issue 19 - Page 64

GET TO KNOW school and clubs so we never get more than 15 minutes in the morning to catch up and then only 45 minutes before bedtime . As such , on the weekend I make sure we do something together . We ’ ll either go for a bike ride or to the playground and if the weather isn ' t great , we ’ ll go to swimming or to the gym .
What ’ s your go-to productivity trick ?
Waking up early and meditating before starting my day has really helped with my productivity , creativity and organisation . I ’ m constantly in and out of meetings , with us only being a start-up , so I like having time to myself in the mornings . I only started meditating this year , and I ’ m surprised by how much my productivity and energy have skyrocketed . Having that 45 minutes to myself in the morning helps me tackle the day .
What do you currently identify as the major areas of investment within the finance space ?
Definitely FinTech , and within the FinTech space , payments and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning . If you follow the focus of VCs and regulators , you ’ ll see hot talking points are crossborder payments , digital currencies and the use of AI and ML in supervisory and regulatory technology .
What are your predictions about future technologies emerging within finance ?
I think the financial sector will take a more sustainable approach – focusing on managing green finance , climate and environmental risks . This is a fast-developing space , but still very fluid with regulatory frameworks being developed and finalised . The use of technology to gather and analyse data on an institution ' s environmental footprint is something that will not only be beneficial in meeting the green agenda but also an extremely powerful use of technology . x
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