Paul Taylor

CEO, Thought Machine


Paul Taylor is founder and CEO of Thought Machine, where his focus is product management and strategy. Paul founded the company to bring modern cloud native technology to the banking and financial services industry and is forefront in the movement to help banks transform their IT offering with respect to cost, resilience, scalability and security. Before Thought Machine, Paul is best known for his work on the Google text-to-speech team. Paul wrote the algorithms at the core of this system, which can be found in daily usage around the world when people do voice searches or listen to driving directions.


The Great Escape from a Banking Legacy


As the banking sector becomes disrupted by new players and conventional business models are challenged, how can banks can move on from legacies (system, infrastructure, corporate culture) and create a new business proposition The panel will discuss open innovation, collaboration with start-ups, open API and banking as a platform and how the banking sector can become fun and exciting as negative news such as AI replacing workforce, banks losing popularity from new graduates as an employer tend to persist in Japan.




2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Marunouchi Building, Main Hall


September 06, 2019 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM