Ted Scheiman is Head of Nordics at SWIFT responsible for client relationships and strategy execution in the region and the build-up of the Nordic office. He is a member of the Global Business Development Group, and European management team at SWIFT. Ted joined SWIFT from Swedbank where he was Head of Partnerships and built up the banks fintech partnership and investment portfolio. Most of his professional life was spent outside Sweden in London, Frankfurt and Singapore while working for Commerzbank, JPMorgan and Deloitte. Ted brings a wealth of experience from working on a wide range of areas in banking from retail to corporate/investment banking, to strategy and payments. Ted has also been the CEO and co-founder of his own startup which brings valuable experience in connecting with emerging fintechs and explore new technologies.
Central banks around the world are getting involved in digital currencies with 105 countries currently exploring centralized digital currencies. Currently, the majority of countries are in the research stage. What is the role of the eurosystem and private market participants in the CBDC? How do we envisage CBDC fit into the existing payment ecosystem?