I operate at the intersection of banking, innovation & technology.


I help banks and financial service providers to navigate digital transformation.


I help FinTechs to navigate the banking industry.



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Frank Schwab - Multiple Board Member, Strategic Advisor & Speaker

Technology is driving the banking industry

As former CEO of Fidor TecS AG I helped to implement Fidor Bank's technology strategy. Fidor TecS enables disruptive digital banking by reshaping the customer relationship through technology. The core product is the banking platform fidorOS that seamlessly bridges traditional banking (account, payment, deposit, loan) and new banking (P2P, Crowd, Crypto, Realtime). fidorOS is the first open API banking platform of its kind and multiple award winning. See also: Fidor: Model Bank of the Year 2015 - awarded by Celent.

My former work at GIZS (Sparkasse/paydirekt) was focussed on the success of paydirekt. paydirekt establishes the online payment platform of Germany's Sparkassen and banks.

In 2013 Samarth Shekhar and me founded FinTech Forum - the first German FinTech event focused on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Central Europe with the mission to identify innovators and disruptors in the Financial Services sector and bring them together with high-calibre investors. For further information about FinTech Forum click here.

Selected next events


15. April 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 Uhr - Online

Kryptowährungen: Grundlagen, Chancen & Risiken


7. Oktober 2021

Crypto Currencies, Heidelberger Volksbank

Heidelberg, Germany


18th November 2021

Keynote, FinTech Forum

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

As a keynote speaker, I love to share my experiences and strategies for the future. My topics are new ideas, innovations, technologies, payments, crypto and banking.

Frank Schwab Speaker SAP Banking Forum Mainz
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Frank Schwab - GIZS ( Sparkasse / paydirekt ) - speaking at Finanzinformatik 2016
fidorOS - designed by Frank Schwab, CEO Fidor TecS AG

As a chairman I helped to build Hufsy between 2015 and 2019. Hufsy is reinventing how businesses handle money and do banking. It offers integrated account, accounting & tax for freelancers and SMEs.

Hufsy - reinventing how businesses handle money and do banking

Selected past events



5th March 2018

"Digitalisation in Banking"

SingularityU Czech Summit, Prague


14th Nov 2017, 9:00 am

Keynote "Digital transformation of the banking industry"

51st FELABAN Annual Assembly, Miama, Florida


6/7 July 2017

"Crypto currencies - An investor's perspective"

Crypto Currency Conference, Odessa, Ukraine


Juni 2016

„Auswirkung der Digitalisierung auf FinanzWirtschaft und Gesellschaft"

Denkerkreis, Figline Valdarno, Florenz


March 2016  

„Fintech Rising Impacts on Banks, Telco and Retail Business Models”

Payment SUMMIT 2016, Helsinki


April 2015

„Forrester's Forum for Marketing Leaders"

St. Paul‘s, London


September 2014

Keynote „Banking Reloaded“

CL@B 2014, Panama City

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50 pages about ideas


100 empty pages for your ideas


IdeaBook

Previously, I worked for Deutsche Bank for 20 years, amongst others as Divisional Director Internet & New Media and Director of Innovation. During this time, I was also allowed to teach creativity and innovation management at the Mannheim Business School for several years.

I've collected more than 50 stories, anecdotes, quotes, and food for thought on ideas and creativity methods that should inspire you to write your own ideas.

Thinking about "Evolution of paradigms in Banking IT" on slideshare


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Some thoughts on "Bitcoin - Gold of the Future" on steem or LinkedIn

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