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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, a SaaS 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 18+ years. In 2000, he started his career at Credit Suisse (private banking) in Paris as a portfolio management consultant (2000-2004), selling structured products 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 of investment and trading 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, finance and economics as well as banking and digital transformation. He is interested in the digital economy and especially in innovations in the field of finance (Fintech), an area in which he sometimes writes some articles in the specialized media. He acts as expert to talk about Fintech and innovation. Moreover, he is speaker in different global fintech 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 AFIC - French Association of Investors for Growth) in 2017.

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

My return to business school made me aware of the technological issues facing the finance industry and society in the near 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). Moreover, we decided with my partners and former colleagues to create INVYO.

Invyo is the first market intelligence platform in the Financial Services in Europe powered by Machine Learning. The company offers a SaaS solution that leverages proprietary Big Data analytics and Natural Language Analysis (NLP) technologies to help financial institutions drive their digital transformation strategy. INVYO provides its clients with predictive analysis, sourcing, market intelligence and competitive intelligence tools, and conducts targeted analyzes accessible on request or from its research portal. 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 also transactional data (mainly focused on one activity). Also, teams still have to spend time looking for the data within the database. The heart of Invyo’s activity is rather centered on the contextualization of the data. In other words, thanks to our tools, we are able to share actionable data that adapts to the uses of your teams.

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 VC funds. INVYO provides the right data to accompany my clients in their digital transformations. I am clearly passionate about Fintech and the coming transformation to the financial services (Fintech includes Insurtech and Regtech).

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 online influencers include Elon Musk, Imtiaz Adam, Marc Benioff, Sonia Wedrychowicz, Dr Ray Kurzweil, Jim Marous, Spiros Magaris, Danielle Guzman, April Rudin, Urs 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 in Africa and Europe. 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 fintech startups. I am member of different association to promote diversity and innovation and innovation.

What are your passions outside of work?

I like sport and practice crossfit. I have the chance to travel, meet people and share insights and debate with people about innovation all around the world.

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.