The Other 50, Ep 9: Loki is a woman

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A constantly evolving connected environment, coupled with consumer demand for all things digital, is leading to unprecedented cybersecurity challenges. While consumers are becoming more comfortable banking and shopping online, investments in maintaining security and preventing data theft and breaches often lag behind. Data breaches continue to make the headlines in North America, with an estimated 60 million Americans being affected by identity theft.

The U.S. also suffers from a higher attack rate overall, compared to Canada and the U.K. How do we balance data privacy and security – with convenience and a frictionless customer experience? 

In this new episode of “The Other 50”, Theo and Brad chat with security expert Alissa Knight on her most recent project that has uncovered security challenges with 30 banks. In this API economy, security must not be an afterthought. Incumbents and startups alike must take the necessarily steps to safeguard consumers’ data and assets – and to provide the necessary mechanisms to educate consumers on the importance of cybersecurity hygiene.




Arunkumar Krishnakumar

Venture Capital, Blockchain, Crypto, Fintech and AI

#Inclusion is the new #Innovation. Arun is a Venture capital investor, speaker and writer with particular interest in Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and AI. He loves use cases with a strong emerging markets angle to them, serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.


Theodora Lau

Founder, Speaker, Writer, Startup Advisor

Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of corporates, entrepreneurs, and VCs to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Writer, Speaker, Advisor on Banking & Technology

Bradley is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. His belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.




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