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Interview with Xavier Gomez

by | Jul 3, 2019 | Interviews,

Xavier Gomez

Xavier Gomez

Founder & COO of INVYO

Key Topics:Fintech, Insurtech, Regtech, AI, Blockchain, 5G, Cryptocurrency
Location:Paris, France

Xavier Gomez is founder & COO of INVYO, data management marketplace. INVYO company that uses machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to help financial institutions see tomorrow's opportunities in Fintech. As a banker, Xavier has been sharing his vision of the sector with industry pioneers over the past 20+ years. In 2000, he started his career at Credit Suisse (private banking) in Paris as a portfolio management consultant (2000-2004), selling structured products (investment banking) in Zurich, Switzerland (2005-2007), assistant vice president in charge Investment Consulting in Paris (2007 - 2008), Vice President in charge of Investment Consulting (2009 - 2013) in Paris, Director and Treasurer in charge trading (Investment banking) in Paris. From 2016 to 2019, he became Global Multi Asset Portfolio Manager and Asset Allocator at Pictet & Cie. He is an expert in banking, regulation, fintech and economics as well as banking and digital transformation. He is interested in the digital economy and especially in innovations in the fields of finance, artificial intelligence and data, areas in which he sometimes keeps a chronicle TV show to talk innovation and future of finance. Moreover, he is speaker in different global fintech and innovation events and french TV show to talk innovation in in Finance sector.

He holds a certification from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) specialization Fintech (2016) and is a graduate of HEC Paris in Private Equity (Leadership Executive program in Private Equity in partnership with France Invest – French Private Equity) in 2017.

Xavier recently featured in Onalytica's Who's Who in Fintech? report.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

Since 2008, I faced different top management issues due to the raising of regulation in banking sector. I had to implement all these new regulations in my different top management positions (trading, advisory, portfolio management, treasury). I put in place these regulations with the support of innovation and digital solution to preserve resources.

My return to business school made me aware of the technological issues facing the finance industry and society in the future. I am certified from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) specializing in Fintech and I graduated from HEC Paris in Private Equity (Leadership Executive program in Private Equity). This return to school was a revelation both in terms of meeting and vision of the world. Moreover, we decided with my partners and former colleagues to create INVYO.

Invyo is the first data management marketplace in France powered by Machine Learning technologies. INVYO is a specialist in managing your data, with ease. Invyo puts its technology at the service of the business needs of companies. INVYO provides its clients with predictive analysis, sourcing, market intelligence and competitive intelligence tools. The first one-stop-shop for all the market data in your sector.

The usual data provider that provides its customers with a standardized platform (not scalable or customizable). The usual data is “basic data” (mainly focused on one activity). Also, teams still must spend time looking for the data within the database. The heart of Invyo’s activity is rather centered on the contextualization of the data to provide “smart data”. In other words, thanks to our tools, we can share actionable data that adapts to the uses of your teams. INVYO develops solutions for the exploration, control and visualization of data. We put technology at the service of your business needs with powerful tools (sentiment analysis, Data visualization and media intelligence).

What topic areas are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about helping my clients to their digital transformation respecting their corporate culture and values. Most of my clients are Private Equity firms, Banks, Insurance companies, Consulting firms and corporates. INVYO provides the right data to accompany my clients in their digital transformations. I am clearly passionate about Fintech, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain (Crypto Assets).

Which influencers influence you within those key topics?

I am not comfortable with the term “Influencers”. It does not mean anything for me. I prefer to talk about sharing ideas and visions from different people.  There are many people who influence me both online and offline – and people from my past, present and I like to seek out a variety of people in a variety of industries. Some influencers include , Imtiaz Adam, Efi Pylarinou , Sonia WedrychowiczJim MarousSpiros Magaris, , April RudinUrs Bolt and many others.

Outside of your key topics who else influences you?

I am influenced by so many people inside Fintech and outside this industry as well. I like to speak with few futurists and people are fond of innovation and disruption such as Paula Piccard, Dr. Kash Sirinanda, Pierre Pinna, Elon Musk, Imtiaz Adam, Marc Benioff, Dr Ray Kurzweil and Antonio Vieira Santos.

How would you describe your offline influence?

Over the past 10 years, I have spoken at many high-level financial services events globally. I regularly participate to TV show in France about Fintech. I have been a mentor to FintechLab in Paris for 2 years, I am advisor of few startups. I am member of different association to promote diversity and innovation.

What are your passions outside of work?

I like to practice cross-fit. I have the chance to travel, meet people and share cultural experiences and debate with people about the evolution of our society.

If a brand wanted to work with you, what offline / online activities would you be most interested in?

I would be interested in providing a quote for a blog or news article, sharing / creating a social post, participating in a podcast, webinar, TV show or online chat and creating video content.

What brands have you worked with?

I have worked with many brands on an advisory and consulting basis. I am proud to say the list is long and includes some of the largest and most prestigious financial services firms and technology firms who have financial services offerings.

Which non-paid activities would you be keen to take part in if the opportunity raised your profile or delivered value to your audience?

I would be interested in co-creating long form content (blogs, white papers, ebooks, research), providing a quote for a blog or news article, sharing / creating a social post, speaking at or attending an event, participating in a podcast, webinar or online chat, writing a product review and creating video content.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?

Send me a message on Twitter or LinkedIn.