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.
Emily has worked in technology marketing for over seven years, previously serving as Head of Marketing EMEA at enterprise software company Autonomy, before joining Invoke Capital at its foundation in 2012, as a senior associate. She has also held editorial and business development roles at media company Emap. At Darktrace, Emily is responsible for worldwide marketing and communicating innovative approaches to cyber security based on fundamental new technologies, and her comments have been reported in leading media outlets including the BBC, Sky News and Channel 4. She holds an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge, and speaks French and Spanish.
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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James Tuckett, Managing Director, InvestUP
As a fintech start up, we see the massive value of using innovative new ways to incorporate technology into the financial sector. FinTech Connect Live firmly adheres to this ideology and is the event the industry’s been waiting for; A considered platform for professionals to share insight and develop new strategies. As a start up InvestUP see this as a landmark event for the FinTech community.
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.
Avishek Singh, CEO, StyloPay
We are very excited to hear about the Fintech Connect initiative providing a global platform and community for Fintech entrepreneurs. The Fintech industry collaboration and approach would be a great boon for start-ups like us.
Kaidi Ruusalepp, Founder and CEO, Funderbeam
When finance and technology meet, the future takes notice. We are helping imagine and build that future. Participating in FinTech Connect is a crucial part of our work on merging data intelligence, startup investment and liquidity.
Kamila Borkowska, Director - Financial & Professional Services Unit, Department for International Trade
We would like to congratulate you on yet another highly successful event bringing together so many interesting representatives from the FinTech community. The programme, speakers, the venue and the entire organisation was superb and we were delighted to be part of your event!
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.