episode 718

Expanding Unified Commerce Internationally with Adyen COO & CCO

Kamran Zaki is the Chief Operating Officer, and Roelant Prins is the Chief Commercial Officer of Adyen, a Dutch Unified Commerce company that provides end-to-end payments, data, and financial management for its customers. The company's recently grown remarkably going from a venture back to a unicorn to a public company that earns roughly €1 billion in annual revenue. November 24, 2022

718: Kamran and Roelant discuss the genesis of Adyen and the company’s vision for driving the future of Unified Commerce. Kamran gives a brief history of the company, how he got introduced to the platform, and why Adyen has chosen to grow organically instead of pursuing an M&A strategy. Roelant gives his perspective on why unified commerce is imperative for the future of digital transformations, and shares learnings from working with customers during the pandemic. Finally, both executives then talk about the process of international expansion, the hurdles associated with it, and translating the business model across regions.

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The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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