Monday, 13 February 2017

Prophet unveils strategic partnership with ...

With me? I don't think so. I haven't gone into any partnerships with any prophets. 'Not lately, boss.' I do my own prophecies anyway, Voice. 'I know.' Yeah.

Well, well ... / No. What it is, is ... is a PR email, sent to me, a few days ago, before the weekend, like ... by Whole Lotta Rosie. 'Who?!' Rosie, man. The PR girl. 'Oh.' Yeah. It's actually a partnership with FinTech membership body Innovate Finance. 'Nice.' Maybe.

Prophet, the global strategy consultancy, today announced a partnership with Innovate Finance, the independent members' association representing the UK's global FinTech community.

The rise of FinTech is disrupting the traditional finance world in very deep and lasting ways, and the disruption has only just begun. Prophet and Innovate Finance are collaborating to support the FinTech community in achieving success by helping them create relevance among consumers and businesses through exciting new value propositions and designing experiences that are built around the customer.

Well, I have news for Rosie. 'Go on.' The rise of FinTech is messing with my mystical financial shamanism. Forget about square traditional finance! / Jesus H. - ! Anyway ... there's more, but let's get straight to Greg and Lawrence -

Prophet Greg Handrick, who leads the consultancy's Financial Services practice in Europe, said: "We're thrilled to be a part of the Innovate Finance community, which places Prophet at the epicentre of the world's most dynamic FinTech hub. At the same time, we're pleased to be bringing something to Innovate Finance and its members that it doesn't yet have - broad expertise in the kind of customer-focused growth that FinTechs of all sizes will need in order to succeed. For smaller FinTech businesses that are just starting up, Prophet can help bring greater clarity to their value propositions, sharpen their business cases and create a go-to-market strategy to get ideas off the ground. For larger, more established businesses we can help to make concepts more relevant, by bringing fresh thinking around customer-centric innovation at a time when this is on top of many enterprise agendas."

Okay. He reckons he's at the epicentre. Fair enough. A prophet, too. 'Ha!' We'll have to take his word for it, Voice. 'What about Lawrence, boss?' Christ!

Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance, said: "We are looking forward to working with Prophet as we broaden our footprint and increase the range of resources we make available to our members. Prophet brings a unique mix of business consulting, customer experience and digital strategy to our platform, and this is already showing results. Our partnership shows our commitment to maximizing our potential to reach as many FinTech influencers as possible and to share our content and knowledge to those who are taking part in the exciting changes that are shaping the future of financial services."

And that's the ends of it, as far as I'm concerned. 'Rosie, too.' Yeah, Rosie, too, man. She says it's the ends. She's a woman after my own heart. A whole lotta woman.


Anything else? Music? I was listening to The Beatles earlier ... what I reckon to be the best seven songs from Rubber Soul and the double A-sides of We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper from around the same time, late 1965. / So, nine songs from a very short period which beat most bands' Best of collections.

My music? I'll try recording again soon, very soon. 'Great!' I want the performances to be as good as the songs, man. Well, close, anyway. / And I'm aiming for this new four-track demo to be better than most artists' Best of stuff (excluding the really big guys, obviously - it'll take more than four songs). 'You said that last time, Mikey!' I mean it this time, son.