Chris Skinner’s “Digital for Good” Book Launch Event

On June 6th 2022, CFTE hosted Chris Skinner’s “Digital for Good” Book Launch Event. The main objective of the event was to discuss how finance and technology could be the solution to building a better, more sustainable world.

The event was composed of the speech given by the author, Chris Skinner, which was then followed by a panel discussion with our guests: 

  • Gail Bradbrook, Co-founder, Extinction Rebellion
  • Gihan A.M. Hyde, Founder & CEO, CommUnique
  • Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-founder, CFTE
  • Viola Llewellyn, President & Co-Founder, Ovamba Solutions, Inc.

In his speech, the author of the book, Chris Skinner, highlighted the importance of discussing the future of banking and FinTech from different perspectives. He had reached out to many leaders in those fields, who had provided their insights and contributed to the book. 

“I truly believe that we can use banking and finance and technology to make something socially useful for the next generation of kids, who will have a world that they can be proud of living in.” 

Chris Skinner

He also shared his motives for writing “Digital for Good”. One of the things that inspired him was the need to make sure that business is done in a “socially useful” manner. Its purpose should be creating communities and looking after future generations. As opposed to being all about profit.

During the panel discussion, our guests had the opportunity to share their views and hopes for the future of FinTech, Banking and the role of Education as the driving force behind the change in those fields. Those changes, being fundamental for the functioning of the society and employment prospects, are also necessary for the survival of our planet and providing a better future for the next generations to come.

Some quotes and highlights of the session include: 

“You will not be able to communicate the amazing work everyone is doing without simplifying it and making it relatable to the people that you’re communicating to.” 

Gihan A.M. Hyde, Founder & CEO, CommUnique

“The system’s not working for us anymore. And we can redesign this system.” 

Gail Bradbrook, Co-founder, Extinction Rebellion

“It’s all about bringing all the people that are coming from totally different backgrounds to come and help build a new world of finance. It’s all about educating the people that used to be left behind.” 

Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-founder, CFTE

“Until the man in the village can understand the value of a wallet, or can use his own language to discuss his financial hopes and dreams, we are not done.” 

Viola Llewellyn, President & Co-Founder, Ovamba Solutions, Inc.

Have a look at this short video and get an overview of what happened during the event:

About the book

“Digital for Good” by Chris Skinner is a book created in collaboration with many experts in the fields of FinTech and Banking from around the world. It encourages dialogue between people from various backgrounds, so that they can learn from each other and induce a change. The author also emphasises the impact that technology has on our planet and its importance in generating more sustainable solutions to the problems we’re currently facing.

What the expert say about “Digital for Good”:

“Chris’s book is a must-read.”

Simon Mulcahy, President, Sustainability at TIME

“Thank goodness for Chris Skinner for supercharging this vital conversation.”

Dr Gail Bradbrook, Co-Founder Extinction Rebellion

“Read, digest and most importantly, take action.”

Sherry Madera, Chair of the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance

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