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International Quotes of the Week: Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance for Canada, commenting on the Ca
September 30 · Issue #109 · View online
International Quotes of the Week:

Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance for Canada, commenting on the Canadian government’s recently established Advisory Committee on Open Banking: “As technology continues to drive change in the financial sector, we must ensure that the needs of consumers—for more affordable and convenient services—are considered alongside the needs of the financial institutions that serve them.”

Norman Chan, chief executive, HKMA, commenting on the launch of Hong Kong’s Faster Payments Scheme: “The FPS is a unique platform as it supports instant payments in the HKD and the RMB with the use of mobile phone numbers, email addresses or QR codes, and achieves full connectivity among banks and SVF accounts. It makes retail fund transfers and payments much quicker and easier. The launch of the FPS signifies the payment system, which forms the core part of the Hong Kong’s financial infrastructure, will enter into a new era.”

Microsoft announced, with Adobe and SAP, the launch of a new Open Data Initiative ‘to unlock the true potential of all customer data’ for brands. Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, and Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, commented:
“I really believe this is a seminal moment in the information technology industry,” said McDermott. “We want to actually lower the cost of your data… as this data continues to explode, you have every right to want it to be a lower cost operation. These platforms have to work together - and that breaks down the silos.”
“Our belief is that every single enterprise has to meet the mandates of their consumers, which require all interactions to be digital, to be personalised, to be relevant,” added Narayen. “I think this is where the three of us can do some magic with respect to unlocking the data that was previously in silos.”

Motive Podcasts
Last week we spoke to Matthew Blake (Senior Director, Head of Financial and Monetary System Initiative at the World Economic Forum) and this Wednesday we hear from David Bartlett (CEO, Financial Services at UK Govt. Department for International Trade)
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Apple Podcasts
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Android
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