Frank Schwab - Speaker & Digital Banking Enthusiast

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

3./4. Oktober 2019

„Evolution of Paradigms in Banking IT“

12th Richmond Finance Summit, Lausanne

10th October 2019

"BigTech kooperiert mit FinTech - mit Mehrwert für den CFO?"

Alpbacher Finanzsymposium, Alpbach

About me

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

In addition, I work as an Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Gulf International Bank in Bahrain and as an Independent Member of the Risk Advisory Board at PayU in Amsterdam.

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

As chairman, I help to build Hufsy. Hufsy is reinventing how businesses handle money and do banking.

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

It is my passion to create digital banking strategies,

to help banks and banking service providers to navigate the FinTech industry

and to help FinTechs to navigate the banking industry.


50 pages about ideas

100 empty pages for your ideas


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.

Latest thinking about "Evolution of paradigms in Banking IT" on slideshare

Evolution of paradigms in Banking IT Frank Schwab 01

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

Bitcoin Gold of the Future

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