Author Bio

Jorge Ruiz

Jorge is the Founder and CEO of FinConecta, the first global interconnected financial ecosystem. He provides the technology infrastructure to easily connect core banking systems with FinTech solutions from around the world. Prior to FinConecta, Jorge worked at Citigroup for 18 years, where he led their efforts to become a global leader in the FinTech industry by defining a business transformation strategy, launching the first global virtual accelerator, hosting 16 innovation programs and implementing multiple business solutions worldwide. He also founded and led businesses in the investment, insurance, and retail industries. He is a founding member of ChallengeMeNow - a social network dedicated to personal achievement while helping charity organizations raise funds. He is the co-author of the FinTech Book. Jorge holds a degree in Finance from the University of Texas (US) and has recently been selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur.

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Open Banking in Latin America & the Caribbean: Here & Now

Open banking, allowing third-party service providers to access financial data from financial institutions through APIs, is growing rapidly thanks to secular global trends and the region’s thirst for innovation.