Sometimes innovation comes down to just getting it done, to paraphrase Sam Maule (#15 on this list.) The key to innovation lies not in technology or in processes, but in people moving the industry. In this, Bank Innovation‘s second annual “Innovators to Watch” list, we took a look at some of the most important people in financial technology — experts who work in banking, serial entrepreneurs, startup CEOs, investors, and virtual currency experts.
Last year, we wrote that innovation isn’t defined by “by the top dogs or the most senior executives” and that remains true today. Banking innovation is driven by those who understand how technology can transform the industry and are willing to make the risky decisions necessary for genuine transformation.
Here is our list of people who recognize the potential in financial technology and continue to promote growth and discussion within the industry.