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Chris Colbert to lead development of a best practices lab & program
to revolutionize how banks prepare team members to effectively lead and
respond to technology-led disruption

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#Bankinglt;/agt;–Fintech Americas announced today its partnership with Chris Colbert, the
former Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Labs, to create a
new, best practices focused innovation lab and educational program to
prepare bankers for the digital age. Chris has also joined the Advisory
Board of Fintech Americas.

Expanding on its Fintech Americas Banking Innovation and Transformation
Bootcamp, the new lab and expanded program will focus on helping banks
create agile and dynamic cultures of innovation while preparing
mid-career bankers’ to assume leadership roles in developing innovative
business models, understanding the principles of design and customer
experience, updating legacy technology infrastructures, collaborating
with Fintechs, and preparing the organization for transformative
technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.

“We are excited to be working with Chris on this initiative. He brings
best-in-class experience and credentials to Fintech Americas to
revolutionize how banks train and prepare team members to effectively
operate in today’s highly disruptive environment,” said Ray Ruga,
Fintech Americas’ Co-Founder and CEO.

Chris, who until recently oversaw the strategic plan and day-to-day
operations of the Harvard Innovation Labs multi-lab innovation
ecosystem, said: “My interest has always been at the intersection of
innovation, education and technology. When Ray approached me about
working with him and his team on the financial services training lab for
the future it was easy to say yes. Our focus will be not just on
technology but on the adaptive behaviors necessary to translate the
challenges associated with disruptive change into opportunities. Our
aspiration is to help the bankers of today become the leaders of

Chris’ focus during the last few years has been on innovation in higher
education, resulting in him founding FINIS, a start-up platform to
re-invent the Career Services programming in colleges and universities.
He is passionate about teaching, speaking, writing, motivating, creating
and making whatever is before him better than it is or was.

About Fintech Americas

Fintech Americas is
a B2B financial innovation and transformation media company specializing
in the Americas region. Our portfolio includes an innovation
lab and educational program
, a digital
marketing studio
 and our flagship Fintech
Americas Conference


Ray Ruga
[email protected]