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Diederick Van Thiel

Diederick Van Thiel

Chairman & CEO at E-cology Innovations / AdviceRobo
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Bio Diederick van Thiel, London Tech CEO of the year 2018; lieutenant at the Dutch special forces; C-level financial services executive; serial entrepreneur; tech Investor and PhD in Behavioral Economics Career History Since 2009 FinTech entrepreneur founding and growing robo-advice companies like eyeOpen, AdviceGames and AdviceRobo. Before 20 years of leadership in boards of Vodafone, KPN Mobile, ING, Ikano.


Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

Last boarding call: Post-COVID Risk Decisioning starts now!

25 Sep 2020

A hard hit for the world economy The damage of the COVID-19 lock down for businesses and economies is becoming more visible every day. Forecasting institutions and scenario planners are estimating significant contractions in global GDP. In the Eurozone, GDP contracted by -3,6% in the first quarter of 2020 and by -12,1% in the second! The Unit...

Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

Eat or be eaten. Which banks will be the post-COVID-19 pandemic winner?

11 Sep 2020

“The first six months of 2020 have been some of the most challenging in living memory. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the global economy slowed significantly and some sectors drew to a near total halt,” Chief Executive Quinn of HSBC says. First half year financial results of European banks support this claim. All banks are being hit terribl...

Digital Banking Trends

How Cognitive Intelligence can drive banks’ cost income breakthroughs

20 Nov 2017

By Dr. Roboadvice Banks have been growing their cost/income ratios with serious cost reductions since 2008. But from now on, the real breakthroughs will primarily have to come from income growth. Online retailers like Amazon are great at growing their income, but this is not what banks usually excel in! New target groups, new product market combin...


Winning the Insurers’ race with robotics

08 Jun 2017

The insurers’ race In the aftermath of the recession that started in 2007, it is critical for insurance companies to exhibit financial strength in an increasingly tough economic climate. Financial strength assures consumers that they are making financially responsible investment decisions. Financial strength entails having strong quality assets, t...