In our interview with JP Nicols, we discuss how innovation can be used to improve the execution of your strategic plans.  As you will see, JP has a unique viewpoint on defining innovation, strategy, and leadership.  We then discuss how to leverage a test and learn model to achieve your strategic plan.  After listening to this interview, you will be hungry to learn more about driving innovation.   

JP Nicols has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy, and leadership. He is Managing Director of FinTech Forge, where he helps teams build and leverage their innovation capacity through strategic partnerships and investments. He is also cohost of Breaking Banks, the #1 global fintech podcast on He is a trusted advisor to companies from startups to the Fortune 500, and his work has been featured in leading publications and conferences all over the world. JP is an instructor with the Digital Banking School with the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Previously, he spent 23 years in leadership roles at Key Bank, PNC, and U.S. Bank.

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