This role supports the Business Innovation Group in meeting its goals and objectives for the organization and its clients. The Business Innovation Group defines the firm’s strategy for new and emerging technology innovation, leads efforts related to the research and experimentation of fintech, works with colleagues and the industry to advance dialogue on key topics and develops thought leadership.
Assess the maturity of emerging technologies/innovations (Blockchain, AI, Quantum, Digital Assets, and Cryptocurrencies), monitor the Financial Services or fintech landscape, and capture key insights on industry trends and customer intelligence with respect to those emerging technology/innovations.
Drive the development of market and competitive analysis materials through research, industry publications, attending industry functions, participation in client meetings and subscription tools
Evaluate startups and fintech firms, and assess their capabilities.
Assist in formulating FinTech strategy to enhance competitive positioning, expand the product offering and improve the economics of the business
Evaluate potential new business opportunities, from idea screening through feasibility assessment to business case development. Collaborate cross-functionally to evaluate new product or service innovations with a view to overall benefit and not just the needs of any one individual business
Participate in discussions with clients, both buy and sell side, regarding potential new business opportunities
Design new products, services and solutions leveraging zero-based design
Manage and execute POC/Pilot/Prototype initiatives from beginning to end, in collaboration with business stakeholders and technology partners
Manage the day to day operational and tactical aspects of the Business Innovation Group, including planning, organizing and monitoring all activities of the internal and external members of a project team, assisting in the prioritization of project activities and taking appropriate action to track, identify, mitigate and minimize exposure to risks.
Leverage collaborative tools to provide transparency into initiatives, projects and book of work items
Assist in the prioritization of pipeline of opportunities, project activities, and report on the progress and issues
Mitigates risk by following established procedures and monitoring controls, spotting key errors and demonstrating strong ethical behavior.
Minimum of 7 years of related experience
Bachelor’s degree preferred with Masters or equivalent experience
Interest and experience in emerging technologies, innovation and digital strategy preferred
Entrepreneurial mindset & accustomed to using collaborative tools