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Open Ecosystem and Embedded Finance


FIS® Perspectives is an educational series designed to help you better understand the new innovations driving the industry and how you can capitalize on bold ideas and fresh opportunities through financial technology.

In the fourth webinar in the series, we’ll focus on embedded finance and share the big picture when it comes to what it is, how it impacts you and why.

We will also provide a snapshot of the industry and cover areas of opportunity for financial institutions in the U.S. and across the globe.

In particular, the panel will discuss:

  • FIS and Celent’s thoughts on where embedded finance is going now and in the future
  • What financial institutions should consider as they plan to incorporate embedded finance into their strategy
  • Examples of how embedded finance can be applied to create new revenue streams and enhance the cardholder experience

Meet the Speakers

Melissa Cullen
Head of Segment Strategy
FIS Banking Solutions

Melissa Cullen leads global strategy for FIS Banking Solutions, which includes banking, payments, loyalty, fraud, custody and investment fraud solutions for established and emerging financial services providers. In this role, she is focused on exceptional client service and helping clients grow their business with innovative technology and services. Ms. Cullen brings executive leadership experience gained in a number of senior roles in product management, marketing, sales operations, technology and risk management for advisor workstation, order management system, trading network, trust accounting and retirement platforms.
Matt Collicoat
Vice President of Strategy and Business Development B2B

Matt has 31 years’ experience in Banking and Finance, including the last 23 in Cards & Money Movement with FIS.

Born and raised in Melbourne Australia, Matt has been based in Atlanta GA for the last 3 years.

His experience in cards and payments includes working with clients, prospects, staff and C-Level executives across top global banks, technology, and corporate clients to bring them together towards common goals.

Matt has run large modernization initiatives covering consolidation of cards platforms in US, Australia, Asia, and EMEA.

His current role is VP of Strategy & Business Development for the B2B division where he manages the Strategy for all B2B solutions and the growth of the new FIS Embedded Finance Solutions for FIS.
Zil Bareisis
Head of Retail Banking

Zil heads Celent’s Retail Banking practice and is based in London, UK. His research is focused on retail banking technologies with a particular emphasis on consumer and card-based payments, and identity and authentication. Zil has a keen interest in payments innovation, and how the “perfect storm” of competitive (e.g. Fintech), regulatory (e.g. PSD2), and technology (e.g. digital, cloud, Internet of Things) developments shapes consumer payments today and tomorrow. Zil has a global perspective with a particular emphasis on market developments in North America and Europe.

Zil is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading payments industry events, such as Finovate, Money 2020, PayThink, Cards & Payments Innovation Summit, Mobey Day and many others. He has also been widely quoted in the press, such as The Economist, The Financial Times, The Banker, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The New York Times, American Banker, PaymentSource, and other publications.

Zil has over 20 years of experience advising senior executives at the leading financial institutions and their technology and service providers. He joined Celent from Oliver Wyman where as a management consultant he advised clients on a broad range of strategic issues.

Zil has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and MSc in Applied Mathematics from Kaunas University of Technology. He is fluent in English, Russian, and Lithuanian.

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