Christine Barry

Leader of Strategic Initiatives, Research

Areas of expertise:

Core Systems, Corporate Treasury, Customer Engagement, Digital Transformation, Global Cash Management, Small-Business Banking

Christine Barry serves as Leader of Strategic Initiatives, Research for Datos Insights. She is also a member of the Commercial Banking and Payments team focusing on the strategies and technology implementations of global banks of all sizes. Her recent research has addressed global cash management trends and technologies, capturing the valuable small-business customer, bank priorities for treasury onboarding, and the drivers of global core banking system replacement. She also leads Datos Insights’s Corporate Banking Executive Council. She is a seasoned banking industry expert with more than 25 years of experience in financial services products and technologies. She has worked with a broad range of U.S. and international clients, analyzing industry trends and identifying market opportunities, product gaps, and potential partners to help them achieve their strategic goals.
Christine has presented her research at various conferences, including the AFP Annual Conference, NACHA Payments and NACHA Global Payments, Windy City Summit, TMANE, and several technology vendor user conferences across the globe. She has been quoted in various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, American Banker, and Credit Union Times. She has also appeared on CNN.
Before joining Datos Insights, Christine was a Senior Consultant in the strategy practice at HighQuest Partners, where she helped technology companies to enter, grow, and succeed in U.S. markets. Prior to that, she was a Senior Analyst for Celent's banking group, with a focus on cash management, commercial lending, core banking/processing, small-business banking, mortgages, and biometrics. She did similar work as a Research Analyst for the e-financial services group​ at Meridien Research (now Financial Insights). She began her career gaining in-house experience as an Associate in commercial and municipal lending at KBC Bank and as a Financial Analyst for Citibank in the firm's global derivatives and strategic initiatives groups.
Christine holds an MBA from Babson College and a B.A. in international business from Villanova University. She is an avid tennis player and a terrible golfer, and has completed six marathons.

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