Brett King is a futurist, an Amazon bestselling author, an award winning speaker, hosts a globally recognized radio show, is the CEO of Moven, and in his spare time enjoys flying as an IFR pilot, scuba diving, motor racing, gaming (mostly FPS) and Sci-Fi. He advised the Obama administration on the Future of Banking, and has spoken on the future in 50 countries in the last 3 years.
Brett focuses on how technology is disrupting business, changing behaviour and influencing society. He has fronted TED conferences, given opening keynotes for Wired, Singularity University’s Exponential Finance, The Economist, SIBOS and many more. He appears as a commentator on CNBC and has appeared regularly on the likes of BBC, ABC, FOX, Bloomberg and more.
He is the CEO and Founder of Moven, a $200m mobile bank start-up, with the world’s first smart bank account. Moven’s app is used around the globe with over a million users. His radio show, Breaking Banks, began in May 2013. It was the first global show and podcast on FinTech, and has grown to be the most popular with an audience in 140 countries/ 3.6 million listeners.
One day soon he may get a full night sleep
The birth of Moven starts with the launch of Brett’s first book, Bank 2.0, where he describes a bank account designed around the customer. While on a global book tour, he ran into several friends who were starting their own bank. Hearing their plans got him thinking of the possibilities, and shortly after, he was speaking with a group of venture capitalists and movie producers who asked what will be different about the bank of the future? As he began to describe a new mobile based bank account, he realized he was describing the bank he wanted to build. At the end of that conversation, someone muttered, “Banks are not going to want to do this.” That moment was when the penny dropped. He realized that the banks hesitancy was a window of opportunity.
Today, the Moven app is a vision of how a bank account of the future will work. It provides customers with security and access, and gives them real time advice on how to manage their money as they are spending it.
It is the smart bank account.
In 2010, Brett published Bank 2.0: How Customer Behavior and Technology will change the future of Financial Services. He was at the forefront of the Fintech movement, the futurists who are advancing the way we are able to be use our money smarter and faster.