Digital Dump Podcast #34 with Kenza Ait Si Abbou

Kenza Ait Si Abbou was this weeks guest on the „Digital Dump“ podcast series. The current episode is about Kenza Ait Si Abbou, Director Client Engineering DACH at IBM. Here path to Artificial Intelligence and Engineering came through growing up with a love for mathematics. She was talking to Kate Pohl, Head of Banking & Partner Strategy and Execution at Traxpay GmbH and Steven Batiste, CTO of TIS, from the „Digital Dump“ Podcast series.

Every Friday, Steven Batiste’s and Kate Pohl’s "Digital Dump” podcast is all about the world of technology. Their goal is to demystify the magic word "TECH" and make the complex transparent and easy to understand – not only for experts, but for everyone.

Kate Pohl and Steven Batiste interviewed Kenza Ait Si Abbou, Director Client Engineering DACH for IBM.  Kenza found her way to Artificial Intelligence and Engineering by growing up with a love of mathematics.

She stated that lack of technology is not the barrier to achievement, but instead, culture and a strong "fear of doing the wrong thing".  Information is power, which makes sharing data a very sensitive matter.

Kenza felt that the pandemic certainly helped to change "mindset" and forced everyone to digitize.  When asked if we should allow robots to take over cognitive jobs, Kenza was clear… "We cannot stop it, we cannot stop progress."

AI has given us better customer interaction and customer care.  Business process automation is more cost-effective and efficient in regard to predictive maintenance.

AI supports not only better but totally new experiences. What is next?

Tune in and find out!

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The Hosts:

  • Kate Pohl,Digital Dump presenter, Head of Banking & Partner Strategy and Execution, Traxpay
  • Steven Batiste, Digital Dump presenter, CTO, TIS

The Interviewe:

  • Kenza Ait Si Abbou, Director Client Engineering DACH at IBM | Thought leader in AI | Advisory Board Member | Bestselling Author | Tedx Speaker | Top 40 under 40

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About the podcast Digital Dump

Every Friday, Steven Batiste’s and Kate Pohl’s "Digital Dump” podcast is all about the world of technology. They want to demystify the magic word "TECH" and make the complex transparent and easy to understand – not just for experts – but for everyone.

About Kenza Ait Si Abbou:

Kenza Ait Si Abbou is a a global citizen, who lived on three continents, who finds the biggest joy in learning new languages and cultures. She was born in Morocco, studied Telecommunications Engineering in Spain, Project Management in Germany and Chinese in China. After spending three years developing hardware in Spain and a stopover in Shanghai during the world Expo in 2010, She joined T-Systems in Berlin as an IT Project manager.
She has a track record managing big projects, such as ICT outsourcing tenders, agile transformations, new IT applications or designing a new network architecture for Deutsche Telekom. Before she came to IBM as Director Client Engineering DACH she was Senior Manager for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, where together with her team, they drove the RPA and AI solutions within the IT department of Deutsche Telekom. Her design thinking facilitation skills and motto "common sense is not common" helps her to stay customer focused, enabling user-driven innovation!
In addition Kenza is part of the Women’s Network in Germany.

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About Kate Pohl:

Kate is Passionate about transformation through digitalization and innovation. She started her banking career in NYC at Bank of New York, later moving to Germany as Senior Credit Officer and Geschäftsleiterin. Kate joined Chase Bank AG/JPMC to head Treasury Services Sales and later moved to ABN AMRO as Global Transactions Services Head for Germany. Four years later she moved to Amsterdam for ABN Amro to create and lead Global Implementation Management, later becoming Head of Global Compliance for GTS, IT, & Operations. In 2008 Kate returned to Frankfurt for Citigroup assuming the role of GTS Head for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She joined ING Bank Germany 5+ years later to head Transaction Services and in 2016 became Head of Payments Innovation for Germany and Austria.  In July 2018, Kate left the banking arena to work as a Freelance Consultant and Advisor to fintechs, banks, & corporations, supporting their quest to become more efficient and effective in financial services. In 2021, Kate joined the Frankfurt-based fintech, Traxpay, as Head of Banking & Partner Strategy and Execution. She also facilitates the Euro Banking Association’s Open Forum and works with The Core Leadership Institute, to help professionals find their leadership purpose. Kate loves to podcast, interviewing key players in the area of technology, together with Steven Batiste for Digital Dump. 

About Steven Batiste:

An entrepreneurial and hands-on technology leader proven to be the architect, Principal Engineer, CTO or Manager needed to ship high-quality products and platforms at scale.

TIS, Ogetit, VokNo, Insurance Simplified, Eriscon, David Geffen School, JACE Holding, Magic Leap, GaolFin, Seed Studio, THQ, Naughty Dog, Genuine Games.

About TIS:

TIS is reimagining the world of enterprise payments through a cloud-based platform uniquely designed to help global organizations optimize outbound payments. Corporations, banks, and business vendors leverage TIS to transform how they connect global accounts, collaborate on payment processes, execute outbound payments, analyze cash flow and compliance data, and improve critical outbound payment functions. The TIS corporate payments platform helps businesses improve operational efficiency, lower risk, manage liquidity, gain a strategic advantage, and ultimately achieve enterprise payment optimization.

Über die Traxpay GmbH

Traxpay is a fast-growing Supply Chain Finance platform that operates globally from Europe with a multi-bank approach. With the mission to become the "Platform of Choice" for buyers, suppliers and banks, Traxpay enables companies to manage their working capital in a simple, secure and sustainable way using all standard Supply Chain Finance tools.

Established financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank, Nord/LB, LBBW or KfW IPEX-Bank trust Traxpay’s financing solution and maintain strategic partnerships with the company. Through a new Sustainable Supply Chain Finance program, platform users can financially incentivize the sustainability of their supply chains

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Traxpay GmbH
Schleusenstraße 17
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: +49 (69) 597 721 535

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