After a great Study Tour with 12 EMBA students in March 2018 in Berlin, the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, reached out again for a special tour for undergrad students. The Mission: To educated them on Fintech and Blockchain made in the UK!
In a one-day event we introduced them to some influencers in the London tech community, e.g.
Gabrielle is a UK & US lawyer with over 18 years of corporate legal experience. She has focused on blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) since 2012. She was part of the UK Financial Conduct Authority Regulatory Sandboxes first cohort, a regulatory test bed for new models in the UK. In 2017 she Founded Knabu her own DLT businesses with a view to bringing the benefits of DLT to the masses. As a C-Level executive of an international insurance company, her role in financial services included responsibility for over 30 territories of business as Chief Legal Officer. She leads the International Bar Association’s dialogue on blockchain technology and multi-disciplinary committee that examines related legal issues. In 2015 Gabrielle was named one of the top 100 women in UK Fintech.
Adizah has worked within the digital technologies space since 2009. She was the Director of Marketing EMEA at Token an open banking FinTech company from San Francisco, is a technology Advisor to UCL School of Management and board member of Business France. She was part of the founding team of Level39 a London based a technology accelerator focused on FinTech products set up by the Canary Wharf Group. In 2016 Adizah was named one of the top 100 women in London by City A.M and is a judge for the annual CIO awards. In 2017 Adizah was named as one of the Inspiring 50 Europe an annual list of women changing the technology sector across Europe. In 2018 the FT named her as one of the top 100 ethnic minority executives in the UK and USA.
Digital Catapult is the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation Centre, driving early adoption of technologies to make UK businesses more competitive and productive to grow the country’s economy. Digital Catapult connects large established companies, startup and scaleup businesses and researchers to discover new ways to solve big challenges in the manufacturing and creative industries. Through this collaboration businesses are supported to develop the right technologies to solve problems, increase productivity and open up new markets faster – one of the projects the team is working on is Blockchain solutions for Smart Cities. Digital Catapult provides physical and digital facilities for experimentation and testing that would otherwise not be accessible for smaller companies. As well as breaking down barriers to technology adoption for startups and scaleups, the work de-risks innovation for large enterprises and uncovers new commercial applications in immersive, future networks, and artificial intelligence technologies.
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