Stephen Barclay was appointed as Economic Secretary to the Treasury on 14 June 2017. He served as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 17 July 2016 to 14 June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire in May 2010. Education Stephen was educated at King Edward VII School in Lytham St. Annes Lancashire before reading history at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He later studied law at the College of Law, Chester. Political career From 2010 to 2014 Stephen served on the Public Accounts Committee which scrutinises government spending. Stephen served as Assistant Government Whip from May 2015 until July 2016.
Sigga joined Santander UK in September 2015 as Chief Customer and Innovation Officer. Sigga, who forms part of Santander UK's Executive committee, is responsible for designing a customer-centric bank of the future through rapid prototyping of new mobile first business models. She leads the digital re-invention roadmap putting the customer at the centre, partnering with the start-up, digital and fintech community and building an agile innovation environment within the bank.
Sigga joined from American Express where she was responsible for leading digital and business transformation of numerous businesses across the organization globally. She has a strong track record for driving a start-up culture, working in an agile marketing and technology environment promoting continuous innovation and change.
Alastair Lukies CBE is a UK businessman and entrepreneur best known as a pioneer and champion for the UK’s global FinTech industry. He founded Monitise in 2003. Three years later, Monitise was recognized as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum and in June 2007 Alastair led the company’s demerger from Morse and listing on the LSE's AIM market. During his time as CEO, Monitise grew to a market cap of $2 billion, employing 1500 staff on four continents.
In January 2014, Alastair was first appointed as a Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the financial services industry by the UK Government, and today acts as the sole Business Ambassador for FinTech. He was named Non-Executive Chairman of FinTech industry body, Innovate Finance, at its launch in August 2014 and fulfilled his term until June 2017. Alastair was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking and charity in June 2014, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards.
Paul Lindley is an award winning British entrepreneur and best-selling author and has supported the Virgin Foodpreneur programme since the beginning having identified a need to support the next generation and a desire to pass on his hard-earned insight.
In 2006 Paul founded Ella’s Kitchen, an innovative brand of organic baby food built on a core social mission. It’s now the UK’s largest and has sales of over $100M from across 40 countries.
Paul is also founder of the The Key is E, a social enterprise designed to support African entrepreneurs whose social businesses benefit children. In 2015, Paul founded his second business – Paddy’s Bathroom – a brand of natural toiletries for babies and toddlers that also creates clean water for children through its Drop Buy Drop program.
In 2017 he published his first book, the critically acclaimed: ‘Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler’. In the same year, Paul joined the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop, creators of Sesame Street that helps kids be smarter, stronger and kinder. Paul believes the best businesses make profits and have a core purpose to do social good.
Megan Caywood is Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank, where she leads API Strategy, partnerships and the development of the Marketplace Platform. Prior to Starling, Megan worked in technology in San Francisco, having led product development at Intuit and Xero, two of the world's largest financial technology companies.
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Michal Rozanski, CEO, Empirica
For our company FinTech Connect Live is one of the most important events on calendar this year. Having a chance to meet, talk and exchange thoughts with established companies, startups and investors from exactly the area we are in, makes perfect business sense. It’s like good long term investment – it brings profits with time.
Alex Malyshev, CEO, SDK.finance
We would like to express our gratitude to the whole FinTech Connect Team for the best-in-class industry event which gave us a huge portion of inspiration and helped to secure vital connections.
Rasmus Groth, CEO, Veridu
Unmissible, FinTech Connect Live is simply the best event out there for FinTech Start Ups. As an exhibitor it’s going to provide us with major visibility and valuable face to face exposure to key stakeholders across the whole community.
Mark Harvey, CEO, SendCash Global
FinTech Connect Live, is the event of the year for fintech start ups and businesses alike. The FinTech Connect team are putting together something that has not been seen before, and we can’t wait to showcase our products and services and get to know others in this booming industry. We are proud to be a part of it!
Christopher Kampshoff, CEO, Lendstar
We are really excited to be part of FinTech Connect Live in December. The team is building up a brand new event, which brings early stage start-ups, investors and banks together – perfect for us. We will get the opportunity to present Lendstar, our social financial network, to investors and banks, and get in touch with other people whose hearts are beating for fintech.
Geoffrey Weli Wosu, Head of Marketing, VoguePay
Exhibiting at FinTech Connect Live gives us the opportunity to meet potential clients, and build more partnerships from all over the World. As well as maintaining our leading role as the Payment bridge between Africa and rest of the World. This is an event I would recommend to any brand, company and individual within FinTech industry.