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Roel Jansen

Roel Jansen

Head of Marketing and Business Development at five°degrees
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Bio Roel leads the Marketing & Business Development team at five degrees, working with decision makers in banking and industry analysts to discuss how technology creates the future of banks. Career History With extensive experience in cloud banking technology and strategy Roel aims to help businesses thrive through digital-led banking services and cloud-based technology. Previously Roel worked at ABN AMRO Bank in different advisory roles developing a scaling strategy for the commercial and operational departments of ABN AMRO. With experience in CCO and COO domains working on the commercial and business strategy development and execution, enterprise technology, core banking, B2B marketing and corporate development.



The Core Banking Transition Path Is Being Paved

18 Nov 2020

The transition to next generation applications for core banking is a significant challenge for any incumbent bank. Globally banks spend millions of dollars annually on maintaining their core banking landscape. Largely, these systems are based on technology from the pre-internet era, not seldomly written in historic code languages like Cobol. Stil...


A decade of Cloud adoption in Banking: Living up to its promise?

19 Aug 2020

About a decade ago banks started adopting cloud technology. At first, they were very careful, and it included lengthy discussions with conservative regulators and anxious security officers. Later banks took significant steps to leverage cloud technology. However, does the cloud deliver on its promise of lower infrastructure costs, better integrati...


Keeping banks resilient during and post-COVID-19 with cloud native lending

01 Jun 2020

COVID-19: changing the rules of engagement For many years, banks and financial institutions have been reluctant to adopt cloud technologies. The root of the banking industry’s problem is the reliance on outdated IT infrastructure. This cripples the industry’s ability to provide its customers a service they deserve, best demonstrated by IT outages ...


The potential for emerging technologies

12 May 2020

Fintechs have become highly prominent over the years, with more emerging all the time. In fact the fintech sector is flourishing, the UK industry alone experienced record growth in 2018, with the global market expected to grow at an annual rate of 24.8% through to 2022. The levels of innovation in this sector are exceptional, from highly specialis...