Simon has successfully worked with brands across many verticals, B2C with McDonalds, Chick-Fil-A, LVMH, SC Johnson, Kimberly Clark and Pepsico. B2B with IBM, GE, IATA, Medtronic and Bristol Myers Squib. This broad experience has given Simon great insight into the needs and goals of users / consumers across verticals and is often the case shared behaviours.
Simon moved back to the UK in 2017 having spent the previous 20 years in the USA and resides south of London with his wife and two teenage children. Follow on Twitter
Over the years Carmen’s been able to work with dozens of startups, growth companies and VC/PE firms, helping them cut through the competition, gain meaningful public profile and often simplify complex industry stories for a generalist audience. She’s been named one of Business Insider’s 50 Tech PRs and listed in Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist.
Most recently, Carmen spent five years at LendInvest where she joined to launch the startup’s PR function and helped build the business into a leading Fintech lending platform. Prior to that Carmen was a communications consultant at Powerscourt with a focus on tech, media and private investor clients. She started her career at Reuters, helping the media giant weather the 2008 financial crisis and undertake a multi-billion pound merger to become Thomson Reuters. Follow on Twitter
Valentina is a passionate advocate for improving the female talent pipeline and closing the gender pay gap in financial services, sitting on the Steering Committee for FinTECHTalents, and being ElevatHer’s first ambassador for the UK.
In 2018, Valentina participated in the Money 20/20 Europe Payments Race where she travelled from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only wearable payments technology – no cash or cards. In 2019, she participated in the round the world race where she only used cash, travelling across 13 countries in 12 days. Follow on Twitter
Philippa is an Independent Advisor, working with international governments, regulators and businesses in the Financial Services and Technology space. She engages globally to reduce market access, policy and regulatory barriers for businesses and to promote collaboration and competition. As an investor and business advisor, Philippa supports companies with strategic development, building partnerships and scaling internationally. She leads on initiatives including FinTech Bridges for the UK Government and consults on implementing approaches to innovation. Philippa began her career with Merrill Lynch in Equities and Structured Finance. Since then her work has spanned financial services, entrepreneurship, international business development, policy, and corporate innovation in both the Europe and Asia Pacific. Connect on LinkedIn
Suren is a Director at Credit Suisse. His roles have focused on working with C-level management in planning and executing complex cross-asset business and technology front-to-back change initiatives to improve the growth, performance and control of their businesses. Experience spans; Strategy & Planning, Operating Model Design, Business Management, Programme Management, Regulatory Compliance and Post-Merger Integration for Investment Banks across London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong. Connect on LinkedIn
Hayley has delivered future state strategies, regulatory programme change, chatbot integrations and numerous apps & digital services to live production. Hayley leads teams, combines product experience with soft skills to deliver exceptional results.
Hayley works with Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab year on year, giving her the opportunity to work with start-ups, tech providers and leading financial services companies. She is passionate about Women in Tech and increasing female led talent in the FinTech Innovation Labs. Follow on Twitter