Contour Podcasts - Global Trade Insights
Ep. 7 - Driving sustainability in trade finance

Ep. 7 - Driving sustainability in trade finance

June 29, 2021

We put the spotlight on our partner bank, DBS where we learn about their approach towards sustainability and how digitisation can drive effective ESG-focused trade finance programs. Our CEO, Carl Wegner, speaks to Sriram Muthukrishnan, Group Head of Trade Product Management at DBS in this engaging episode.

Ep. 6 - How technology and innovation can reduce trade-based fraud

Ep. 6 - How technology and innovation can reduce trade-based fraud

June 29, 2021

Fraud prevention and risk mitigation are among the hottest topics in global trade today. In this podcast, we dive into the key issues impacting financial crime compliance and discuss how digital trade networks can play a role in reducing trade-based fraud. Our distinguished guests in this episode are Kaushika Ruwangalla, Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance - Trade at HSBC and Sebastian Villyn, Head of Risk & Compliance Data at Lloyd’s List Intelligence.

Ep. 5 - Driving standardisation in global trade

Ep. 5 - Driving standardisation in global trade

February 23, 2021

The adoption of digital standards will better enable the global trade ecosystem to realise the many benefits of digitisation. How quickly can this be achieved? Oswald Kuyler, the MD of the ICC's Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) speaks to Contour about his plans to drive standardisation in the trade industry.

Ep. 4 - The need for digital standards and interoperability

Ep. 4 - The need for digital standards and interoperability

December 13, 2020

As the digitisation of trade finance gains momentum, globally accepted standards and regulations are still lacking. In this episode, we discuss the importance of digital standards, where we are right now in developing them and what needs to be done to move the industry forward. Alisa DiCaprio, Head of Trade & Supply Chain at R3 joins our CEO, Carl Wegner and CPO, Joshua Kroeker, in this interesting discussion.

Ep. 3 - How emerging markets can benefit from trade digitisation

Ep. 3 - How emerging markets can benefit from trade digitisation

October 18, 2020

The Asian Development Bank's Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Steven Beck, shares his insights on how emerging markets can benefit from trade digitisation, with Contour's CEO, Carl Wegner, and CPO, Joshua Kroeker.

Ep. 2 - Welcome to Contour

Ep. 2 - Welcome to Contour

September 28, 2020

Get acquainted with Contour's vision, mission and the technology powering the network. With CEO, Carl Wegner, CPO, Josh Kroeker and Marketing Consultant, Adeline Ee McNary.

Ep.1 - Why the trade finance sector is ripe for reform

Ep.1 - Why the trade finance sector is ripe for reform

August 18, 2020

In Contour's first podcast, we assess the uptake of trade digitalisation in the coming year and how we can drive adoption in the industry. Featuring Contour's CEO, Carl Wegner, CPO, Joshua Kroeker and a special guest, Alexander Goulandris, co-CEO and CRO of essDOCS.

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