Andres Ricuarte of American Express shares advice on partnerships, APIs, innovation ecosystems, and innovating with your customer. “Innovation in a vacuum is useless,” says Ricuarte, Head of American Express’ B2B Platform and API. “You need partners, but more importantly, in conjunction with your partners, you need customers. You need to put yourself in front of the customer, and ask questions…”
As part of our recent research report, Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2023, we interviewed Ken Moore, Chief Innovation Officer of Mastercard. He offered his advice for avoiding internal turf wars; gave insights on emerging tech; and discussed the importance of customer-centricity.