The financial industry is already the leader in pioneering and adopting technology solutions around the world. But the world is more connected now than ever, and the community of bankers need to be too. This mandates the need of a global platform that can bring every bank together to shape the course of the industry.

Future Banking Operations (FBO) platform to discuss the latest trends, best practices and technologies in the banking operations industry across the world. FBO’s mission is to build a global community that brings the business leaders, experts and thought leaders in the industry together to deliberate the state of banking operations, its challenges, and find ways to collaborate and grow.


John Santhosh is a parallel entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in providing IT solutions for Banking, Finance and Engineering enterprise businesses. After spending 15 years in leadership roles with Oracle, ABB and Nimbus, John started his first start-up GIEOM, an AI powered enterprise change management solutions provider in 2012, and grew it into global leader with 50+ enterprise customers in 40+ countries around the world.

A believer of building ‘customer funded businesses’, John has built four companies from ideas to products and scaled up the business to become profitable without any institutional funding. With two exits under his belt, he is currently advisor to 6 technology companies. He is closely working with Niti Aayog (The Planning Commission of India) in digitization of government schemes.

Before starting GIEOM, John was with Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd’s (OFSS) as Sales Director for EMEA & ASPAC Markets and with ABB's Industrial Automation Division. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of ERP Research Centre at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore for few years before setting up his various entrepreneurial initiatives. He is currently the member of IIM Bangalore’s Digital Innovation Lab and India-Japan Study Centre.