Financial Services Innovation

With the exception of financial products, innovation has always been an exotic word in financial services. But this has been changing considerably since the financial crisis. Mobile banking apps, prepaid cards, QR-code based peer-to-peer payments, digital advisors, gamified savings accounts, social media analytics tools, combined debit/credit & loyalty cards, location-based services, technology-driven branches, … are just a few of the financial services innovations we have witnessed over the last couple of years. Yet, financial service organisations still have some catching up to do before they can really be considered innovative organisations.

Vlerick has organised numerous successful “Innovation Bootcamps” where we help financial service organisations build and refine their cases for innovation projects.

Driving innovation:

• How can you be part of an innovation ecosystem?
• How do you move beyond simple optimisation and towards truly creative asset combinations?
• How do you create and capture the most value from innovation?
• How do you infuse innovation into the core of your business model?
• How do you sell or pitch innovation internally to your senior management?

Walter Van Dyck
Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management and Partner at Vlerick Business School where he chairs the Technology & Operations Management Area. Walter obtained a Doctorate of Business Administration with the highest honours from Cranfield University, School of Management (UK), an MA from the Royal Military Academy Brussels and an MBA from Vlerick. Prior to joining academia, he was a Director in the life sciences practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, predominantly active in the fields of R&D and innovation management.

Financial Services Innovation

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Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times