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Manuel Roggero is the Director of Design and Partnership Innovation for the Solution Acceleration and Innovation (SA&I) team at the Royal Bank of Canada. The SA&I team is responsible for delivering solutions that bring technological innovation in banking to life, from the initial idea all the way to client-facing implementation.
Manuel loves to work at the intersection between business, technology and design which has fueled a career of diverse work experiences within different industries such as Financial Services, Telecom, and Consumer Goods. For the past 8 years he has held roles in innovation units at corporations helping them in their digital transformation journeys. He has also mentored several start-ups in the FinTech space. As a former Chairman of Peru’s Banking Association he partnered with Ericsson to develop project BiM, an interoperable payments network between 24 financial institutions, adopted by Facebook as the main P2P payment rail through its Messenger App. The project was recognized and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Born in Peru, Manuel has lived in Brazil, New York, The Netherlands and Toronto and now has a home base in Florida. He has a Master of Science in Management of Technology from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and has also completed the Design Thinking Bootcamp at IDEO.