SKUx Founders Speak at BlockSpaces Event “The Fintech Revolution: Talents, Rebels and Disruptive Technology”

TAMPA, Fla., Feb 20, 2020 — Fintech is rapidly advancing as new, disruptive companies bring innovative solutions to the market and challenge the status-quo. This was the theme of “The Fintech Revolution: Talents, Rebels and Disruptive Technology.“

The ticketed event was hosted by BlockSpaces, a specialized education and development hub designed to be responsive to the needs of the rapidly emerging blockchain technology industry.

SKUx co-founders Bobby Tinsley and Kenny Douglas were among the event’s speakers, sharing the SKUx point-of-view as it relates to driving incremental and directed spend in the evolving Fintech landscape.

“The challenge to provide relevant, timely marketing experiences to drive retail spend is definitely a hot topic in the Fintech space,” Tinsley said. “In many ways, the current retail landscape wasn’t designed for the new digital economy. This brings with it challenges but also great opportunities for companies like ours.”

SKUx co-founder Kenny Douglas knows a thing or two about “disruptive” Fintech companies. He helped launch Revolution Money in St. Petersburg in 2006, which was eventually acquired by American Express in 2009 for $330 million.

“It’s always tough convincing the first,” Douglas said. “One day, you struggle to get people to return your calls. The next, your phone is ringing off the hook. It’s amazing how quickly things change.”

Matteo Rizzi, a serial entrepreneur and author, was the keynote speaker for the “Fintech Revolution” event. For three consecutive years, Financial News nominated Matteo as one of the “40 most influential FinTech executives in Europe.” With over 20 years of experience in technology and financial services, he spent 13 years at SWIFT – where he co-founded Innotribe, the world-famous innovation arm of the cooperative.

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