Richard Turrin

Rich Turrin China

Richard Turrin is an independent fintech and AI consultant, helping clients navigate the uncharted waters associated with the latest cognitive technologies.

Rich headed fintech for IBM Cognitive Studios Singapore (IBM’s Innovation Lab) where he led a team that built innovative AI and analytic solutions. He also worked in IBM China where he led his team to win the prestigious “Risk Technology Product of the Year” award for his unique hybrid-cloud solution to risk analytics.

Rich was a banker for almost 20 years and a serial innovator throughout his career. Specializing in the design and innovation of new fixed-income products, he saw firsthand how technology, finance, and regulation come together to impact innovation. He made his career by thinking “out of the box” and uses his experience now as a Consultant to put fintech and AI to work for his clients.

Rich is the author of Innovation Lab Excellence which dives past the slick surface of espresso machines, youthful techies and creatively designed co-working spaces to examine, in detail, the conditions and practices necessary for a lab and innovation to initiate and thrive. He is a co-author in the recently launched “InsurTech” book, and enjoys spreading the message of digital transformation through conferences and blog posts. Most of all, he enjoys building teams and systems that solve real problems.