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Scott Birch

Chief Content Officer

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Creative media professional with 30 years of diverse international experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Scott has edited daily, weekly, monthly and annual print titles, ranging from daily newspapers to glossy celebrity magazines, niche B2B magazines and luxury lifestyle publications.

An early adopter of digital – creating web content since 1996 – Scott has also created digital app magazines, smartphone apps and overseen online strategy and social strategy. He has also worked in television, both behind and in front of the camera, and in public relations roles – providing creative content and reputation management.

Articles by Scott Birch

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MENA Fintech Association appoints Bryan Zhang to Board

MENA Fintech Association adds Bryan Zhang of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance to its Board, adding academic weight and global experience

MENA Fintech Association adds Visa’s Akshay Chopra to board

Akshay Chopra, VP, Head of Innovation & Design CEMEA at Visa has joined the board of the MENA Fintech Association as it continues to promote industry

Stripe adds former Microsoft exec James Phillips to ranks

James Phillips joins Stripe as President of Financial Services after decade at Microsoft as the payments giant continues impressive growth trajectory

IBM Cloud delivering 50% IT budget savings for banking

Next-generation IBM Cloud for Financial Services is delivering billion-dollar IT budget savings for financial institutions due to smart risk management

Company Reports by Scott Birch

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Apiture is driving digital banking innovation in the US

Apiture’s Chris Cox and Daniel Haisley share how the innovative fintech is transforming how US financial institutions engage with consumers and businesses

Fintech disruptor Saphyre makes smarter trading simple

The finance industry is catching on to Saphyre’s secret sauce and realising the opportunity to gain competitive advantage with AI-powered trading tools

Enabling businesses to roll out their financial solutions

Ahmed Nafie, CEO at Masria Digital Payments (MDP) explains how the Egypt-based payments powerhouse has become the first choice for fintechs in MENA


Santander UK banking on dynamic digital transformation

Nick Jenkinson, Chief Procurement Officer at Santander UK, on the challenges faced undertaking a complete digital transformation at the financial giant

Interviews by Scott Birch

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Chris Cox

COO, Apiture

Daniel Haisley

EVP of Innovation, Apiture

Stephen and Gabino Roche

Founder and Co-Founder of Saphyre

Ahmed Nafie

CEO of Masria Digital Payments (MDP)

Videos by Scott Birch

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See how Apiture is driving digital for banks & credit unions

Fintech disruptor Saphyre makes smarter trading simple

Ahmed Nafie, CEO of MDP, on leading fintech solution in MENA


Nick Jenkinson, CPO Santander UK, on digital transformation