How Barclays is Waking up to Open Innovation

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How Barclays is Waking up to Open Innovation

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Magdalena Krön explains how Barclays is waking up to Open Innovation @Barclays_cship
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 7:00am

CAMPAIGN: Access to financial and digital empowerment

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“I am very good at brainstorming” says Magdalena Krön, minutes after meeting in the open space of Rise London. Situated in the East End, in a former department store, the centre is open plan and gently buzzing with the activity of a dozen fresh companies. Some may go on to become fintech superstars.

Krön – recently named as one of Business Insider’s ‘40 coolest people in UK fintech’ – serves as Head of Rise London and is Vice President of Open Innovation at Barclays. “I have many hats,” she notes, but one way to sum up her role is “to look after the start-up ecosystem and connect that into Barclays innovation”.

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