Bo Harald worked at Nordea and its predecessors in various tasks for 30 years and became known as the father of e-banking He was the first chairman of the global mobile payment initiative Money Forum. He was also strongly promoting new “interconnecting customers” services like e-id, e-signing, e-commerce payments, e-invoicing and e-salary.
During his 7 years at Tieto he headed the Executive Advisors unit where co-innovation was introduced as a key element in customer interaction. During this time he was a founder of the Real Time Economy program and acted as chairman for the European Commission Expert Group on e-Invoicing.
Today he is acting as board professional, advisory board member and independent advisor ao for the Real Time Economy for Europe and MyData for Europe initiatives.
A fair few years ago, I was giving a speech at an e-invoicing conference in London, with 300 people in front of me. As I was talking, my phone blinked: I’d received an invoice in Nordea’s service, which I promptly paid by responding ‘A’. A couple of clicks, and that was it. “By the way, you may have not noticed I just paid an invoice because I didn’t even have to slow down my speech,” I told the audience. More