Magnus Lind is a financial strategist, influencer, author, speaker, investor, international entrepreneur and former officer in the Swedish army. He has started businesses in seven countries serving customers all over the world. Magnus is currently the CEO and co-founder of Skanor Group, a start-up working on making the financial supply chain cheaper, faster and optimal.
Magnus has spent most of his career in Financial Technology (or FinTech), helping non-financial corporations and banks increase the efficiency of their financial operations and financial supply chains. Magnus’ background as an MSc in mechanical engineering and the physical supply chain has made him approach the flow of money from a Lean Six Sigma perspective. After all, it can take up to 48 hours to transfer a cross-border payment while a car takes only 18 hours to produce. There is something sincerely wrong in how we operate financial flows.
To speed this development, Magnus builds and engages in professional communities (with progressive thought leaders from Fortune 500 leadership teams and executive boards as well as SMEs). He supports and inspires through the process of making finance able to enter Industry 4.0. In 2016, Magnus spearheaded a pioneering conference on the corporate financial supply chain - The Talent Show - the outcome of which led him to co-author the book: “Finance Unleashed - Leveraging the CFO for Innovation” published by Palsgrave in October 2017. The book presents a practical model to ignite the CFO to develop into a decisive driver of new revenues and growth.
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When the Internet arrived, we said, “The world is no longer flat! This changes everything!” Then we went back to building centralized systems – something we still do today. Examples of centralized systems are our ERPs, enterprise payment systems and government platforms. Recent commercial examples include Google, Facebook and Uber.
A centralized system relies on one central body to be the holder of...