Top ten fintech influencers in Q3 2019, revealed by GlobalData

From Evan Kirstel to Minh Q. Tran, leading data and analytics company GlobalData has identified the top influencers in fintech in Q3 2019, based on data research from the company’s Influencer platform.

1. Evan Kirstel

Evan Kirstel is a top tech influencer in technologies such as blockchain, 5G, IoT, cyber security, mobile, big data, and analytics. He has been associated with B2B enterprises such as Samsung, AT&T, Intel, and IBM, assisting them in marketing and social media activities to expand their visibility.

On 29 September, @evankirstel tweeted: “#FacialRecognition meets #Payments”, which collected 37 likes and 39 retweets.

2. Spiros Margaris

Spiros Margaris founded Margaris Ventures, an advisory that helps companies develop innovative financial solutions. He has been in the investment business for approximately 25 years and has been associated with a number of organisations and start-ups.

On 20 September, @SpirosMargaris tweeted: “The Difference Between Dreamers & Doers in #Fintech with #SpirosMargaris @MGeorgiou22 @ImaginovationCo #VC #insurtech @psb_dc @JimMarous @leimer @guzmand @leimer @pierrepinna @F10_accelerator @helene_wpli @Shirastweet @jblefevre60 @FinMKTG @AntonioSelas”, which saw 49 likes and 40 retweets.

3. John C Maxwell

John C Maxwell heads the Constellation Partners, a private investment company, as Managing Director. He is recognised as a top fintech influencer and strategist for advisors and banks, and has been associated with many organisations, including start-ups.

On 9 September, @maxjcm tweeted: “Singapore Exchange uses #Amazon Managed #Blockchain build a better interbank payments platform #VC #fintech #banking #finserv #cryptocurrency #finance #banks #blockchain #regtech #Insurtech @MikeQuindazzi @FGraillot @topcybernews @socialfave @d_zimnoch”, which gained 12 likes and 13 retweets.

4. Andreas Staub

Andreas Staub serves as Managing Director for FehrAdvice & Partners, a business and management consultancy group. Staub is fascinated about the convergences of science and technologies and is recognised as a top influencer in big data, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), fintech, insurtech, and behavioural economics.

On 11 September, @andi_staub tweeted: “BEHAVIOURAL INVESTMENT AND #ARTIFICIALINTELLIGENCE #BehavioralEconomics #fintech #AI @AkwyZ @SabineVdL @SBourremani @jblefevre60 @efipm @psb_dc @guzmand @pierrepinna @Paula_Piccard @floriansemle @sbmeunier @luc_schuurmans @Salz_Er @Damien_CABADI”, which attracted 44 likes and 35 retweets.

5. Sebastien Meunier

Sebastien Munier has mentored several organisations and start-ups. He delves in technologies such as machine learning, blockchain, and more to analyse their impact and create new revenue streams for financial institutions.

On 20 September, @sbmeunier tweeted: “The Importance Of #Cybersecurity In #fintech #AI #ux #insurtech @HaroldSinnott @missdkingsbury via @andi_staub #finserv”, which collected six likes and 12 retweets.

6. Saeed Valadbaygi

Saeed Valadbaygi is a top fintech influencer specialising in technologies such as analytics, IoT, cyber security, and blockchain. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Global Center for Risk and Innovation, an independent marketplace for fintechs and non-profit organisations to collaborate and exchange insights.

On 13 September, @SaeedBaygi tweeted: “#Bitcoin price news: The eco-friendly way to mine crypto Express BITCOIN (BTC) is the controversial digital currency some believe can change the financial system. One of the flagship cryptocurrency’s main criticisms concerns… #Cryptocurrency”, which saw two likes and four retweets.

7. Jim Marous

Jim Marous is the publisher of the Digital Banking Report, a subscription-based service that provides digital banking insights, and co-publisher of The Financial Brand, a platform that covers marketing and strategy related issues affecting financial institutions.

On 16 September, @JimMarous tweeted: “Maturing Fintech Firms Threaten Legacy Banks Using Enhanced Data #banking #fintech #finserv #BigData #DataAnalytics @FinancialBrand @leimer @SpirosMargaris @ipfconline1 @WFSULLIVAN3 @rshevlin @Clagett @psb_dc @MikeQuindazzi @BrettKing @PayPal @stripe”, which attracted 94 likes and 98 retweets.

8. Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimar is the co-founder of Unconventional Ventures, a consulting firm that provides advisory to corporates, and opportunities in the digital banking space. He also serves as an ambassador for Invest Tokyo, a business development centre focussed on providing support and consultancy services to companies looking to expand in Japan.

On 29 September, @leimer tweeted: “London just overtook New York for fintech investment, research shows The U.S. is still easily home to the largest fintech market in the world, with start-ups in the country having raised nearly $9.4 billion so far this year.”, which saw 12 likes and seven retweets.

9. Chris Gledhill

Chris Gledhill speaks and writes on various topics related to the banking sector, fintech, as well as the future of financial services. He led the innovation labs at Llyods Banking Group, before co-founding and becoming the CEO of Secco, a challenger bank based in the UK.

On 28 September, @cgledhill tweeted: “#Blockchain At The United Nations Leading Solutions To The Global Crisis…#fintech”, which attracted 19 likes and 16 retweets.

10. Minh Q. Tran

Minh Q. Tran co-founded the Odysseus Alternative Ventures (OAV) along with Christophe Reech. OAV is the venture capital and private equity division of the Reech Corporations Group, which offers investors access to funds for niche sectors such as fintech, insurtech, proprtech, and wealth tech.

On 2 September, @Minh_Q_Tran tweeted: “French startup Alan launches 4 new verticals #Insurtech #fintech @OdysseusVenture @SeedFounders @Insurtech_Cap @AliPaterson @Salisafa @GuyFraker @charliehalkett @SusanneChishti @denisegarth @sahoodk @stratorob @ArkangelScrap @DrFerdowsi”, which collected 89 likes and 100 retweets.

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