Director, Design and Partnership Innovation, Solution Acceleration & Innovation RBC
Manuel Roggero is the Director
of Design and Partnership Innovation for the Solution Acceleration and
Innovation (SA&I) team, also known as "The Orlando Lab" at the
Royal Bank of Canada. With labs in Toronto, San Francisco and Orlando, RBC is
partnering with a diverse set of players, including startups and academia, to
access and drive emerging trends. The SA&I team is responsible for
delivering solutions that bring technological innovation in banking to life,
from the initial idea all the way to client-facing implementation. RBC can
credit innovations such as: e-transfers through Siri and a customer rewards
system on Blockchain to the team's strategy and execution.
Manuel loves to work at the
intersection between business, technology and design which has fueled a career
of diverse work experiences within different industries such as Financial
Services, Telecom, and Consumer Goods. For the past 8 years he has held roles
in innovation units at corporations helping them in their digital
transformation journeys. He has also mentored several start-ups in the FinTech
space. As a former Chairman of Peru’s Banking Association he partnered with
Ericsson to develop project BiM, an interoperable payments network between 24
financial institutions, adopted by Facebook as the main P2P payment rail
through its Messenger App. The project was recognized and supported by the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation. Additionally, he has worked side-by-side
with key professors at Cornell University and Harvard School of Engineering
supporting mobile ocean observing networks and new light sensor hardware
designs to help solve world sustainability issues.
Born in Peru, Manuel has lived
in Brazil, New York, The Netherlands and Toronto and now has a home base in
Orlando. He has a Master of Science in Management of Technology from NYU Tandon
School of Engineering and has also completed the Design Thinking Bootcamp at
IDEO. He is happily married, and has 2 sons.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Manuel.