Helene Panzarino is a banking-innovation consultant, educator, and evangelist. As a commercial banker and respected fintech evangelist, she has a deep understanding of the forces, threats, and opportunities reshaping the global financial industry. As an educator, she has developed world-leading programmes that explore those forces and the industry’s most innovative responses to them. 
Helene was named on Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Power List 2019, recognising her work driving change in the fintech space. 
James Haycock, Vice President at Capgemini Invent called her 2020 book Reinventing Banking & Finance: “a must-read for every forward-thinking banking executive”. 
Helene’s specialisms are Digital Banking and Alternative Finance for SMEs. 

Helene’s work centres around three themes: 


Helene consults to banks and fintech organisations on innovation and digital transformation. 


Helene is Chief Banking and Fintech Evangelist for Vacuumlabs, working with incumbent banks, scale accelerators and venture-capital funds to develop digital-banking propositions. 


Helene created the world’s first fintech-focussed Master’s-degree content for UCL and was co-creator of Imperial College’s fintech and digital banking programme for executives. 

A twice published author, her recent book, Reinventing Banking and Finance was named the #1 banking book for 2021 by Investopedia. 

Recognised as a pioneer and a thought leader, she was chosen by Google/FT an EU Digital Pioneer, Computer Weekly 100 Women in Tech, Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist, and FinTech Magazine 100 Women in FinTech. 


Helene is a member of the Capgemini Global FS report Executive Steering Committee. 
Helene was named as one of the Top 100 women in Fintech in 2021. 
Helene is an active contributor to various outlets including the well-renowned publication Finextra. 

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