Shikko Nijland
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Shikko Nijland

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Bio Shikko is owner and CEO of INNOPAY. Also co-author NL Management book of the year 2019: Everything Transaction. INNOPAY is a fast growing international consultancy firm (50 consultants) specialized in innovations in digital transactions such as payments, digital identity and e-businesss. INNOPAY is market leader in The Netherlands and has offices in Amsterdam (HQ), Frankfurt, Berlin. Career History I am also parttime DJ. To help you throught the boring (Corona) weekends, I am currently hosting an online event every Saturday 10pm NL time: FULLHOUSE - Warm but dark techno an deep house. Feel free to join us via: or


Trends in Financial Services

Decentralised finance paves the way towards a more democratic financial system

14 May 2021

Around a decade ago, the global Decentralised Finance (DeFi) movement started to develop financial applications that no longer required traditional central financial intermediaries such as banks and exchanges. The DeFi movement is based on the disrupting perspective that existing financial products and services can be recreated, utilising a decentr...

Data sharing

Digital Sustainability: call to action against global data pollution

26 Jan 2021

I'm convinced this year will be a decisive turning point in the war against a creeping yet potentially devastating type of pollution. This is the 'data pollution' which threatens to overwhelm our digital world. Just as nations are now committing to more challenging environmental targets in the physical world, we must also recognise the threat of da...

Digital Banking Trends

How much Open Banking budget is future relevance worth to you?

03 Sep 2020

It is time for banks to reconsider their perspective on Open Banking. In this new transaction- and data-driven world, data sharing – just like money and payments – needs to be decentralised. However, it must also be interoperable and trustable. Proper governance and oversight safeguard public functions for society as a whole, and data sharing shou...