Raidiam are delighted to announce that Eyal Sivan joined the team as Vice President, Open Banking and Smart Data from 29th May. Eyal brings with him exceptional knowledge of technology to deliver Smart Data capabilities and is a well-known thought leader under his Mr. Open Banking brand.
Eyal will remain based in Toronto, Canada, further expanding Raidiam’s global presence and providing a key member of the team on the ground as North America progresses its Open Banking journey. His first engagement in this new role is speaking at the Alberta Central LEAD 2023 conference in Alberta, Canada, on the opportunities that Open Banking and the progression to Open Finance presents for credit unions.
Eyal joins Raidiam from Axway, where he was Head of Open Banking and led the development of their Open Banking practice as well as their award-winning product offering.
Eyal is known to many as Mr. Open Banking, host of the only podcast dedicated to the Open Banking community, where he interviews the key leaders, innovators and influencers who are driving and shaping the emergence of Open Banking around the world. Eyal will continue with his Mr. Open Banking podcast, which Raidiam is delighted to sponsor as it enters its new season of episodes.
Raidiam has been at the forefront of developments in Smart Data since 2016 – from delivering the world’s first Open Banking Trust Framework in the UK, to enabling Brazil to realise its Open Data dream by developing and powering both the Open Finance and Open Insurance interoperable ecosystems. Clients around the globe rely on Raidiam’s unique and adaptable ecosystem-in-a-box Raidiam Connect technology and Raidiam Assure conformation and certification services to deliver the secure exchange of highly sensitive data. Clients include global regulators, consortiums, and enterprises with highly diverse use cases ranging from customer onboarding and digital identity verification to secure data sharing and payments.
Eyal commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining a firm that is widely recognised as one of the key pioneers behind Open Banking globally. Where Raidiam leads, others follow. As a seasoned technologist, I’m genuinely excited to be part of the team that is spearheading innovation in this arena. North America is a key emerging market for Open Banking, making it an exciting time to be part of the company I know is best placed to support industry and regulators in achieving their Smart Data aspirations.”
Barry O’Donohoe, Raidiam’s Co-founder and COO, commented: “We are delighted that Eyal has chosen to join the Raidiam team, as we know that he shares our vision of a future in which consumer data rights unlock endless benefits and commercial value. Eyal is incredibly well connected in the Open Banking world and highly respected for his in-depth knowledge of the sector and the opportunities it creates for businesses in all aspects of their operations. We know that he will be a major asset to the company and create an active presence for us in North America, which is at a pivotal moment in its own Open Banking journey.”