Retail Banking Innovations 2008 – Interview with Edwin Van Raalte, Senior Manager Business Development at Rabobank


Retail Banking Innovations Asia Pacific 2008 – Banking in a Brave New World

Retail Banking Innovations 2008 aims to address new frontiers in the industry and the changing concept of retail banking and consumer finance in the Asia Pacific region – with a highly content-driven and provocative agenda. 

I was delighted to speak at Retail Banking Innovations. I had a great time in Singapore. Not only it was my first successful speaking engagement in Asia, but the event was excellent. What a good line up.

Congrats to the VRL Knowledgebank team, and especially Linda!

Edwin Van Raalte, Senior Manager Business Development at Rabobank
By coincidence, I was sitting next to Edwin during the first session of the event. We got on well straight away, and Edwin kindly offered me to shoot a few pictures during my presentation as part of the “Rethinking Everything” session.

Retailbankinginnovationssingapor_10When I am presenting on Banking 2.0, I always focus on initiatives from US banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America. I was happily surprised to find out about the comprehensive range of web 2.0 features available on Rabobank’s Direct Banking platforms: blogs, viral Christmas cards campaign, online competitions…

Edwin is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate social media champions I have ever met. I enjoyed his presentation, and I will quote him: today banks must “prepare their PR strategy around web 2.0 campaigns”.

I invite you to watch my video interview with Edwin:

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

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