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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30pm— 9:30pm
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Harvard Business School:


With Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018 18.30 Registration, 19.00 Presentation, 20.30 Networking

Taylor Wessing, 5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TW 



We cordially invite you to join us at our next HBS Alumni Angels of London event on Tuesday, April 17th. Fintech: Disrupting the Financial Supermarkets will feature entrepreneurs competing with the large banks through tailored product offerings. The expert panel will cover high growth Fintech companies, new emerging banking models, and the challenges they face from established financial institutions and changing regulations.The evening will be moderated by Tom Blomfield, CEO at Monzo Bank. Tom has led Monzo through a period of extraordinary growth: less than 3 years since founding, Monzo now has over 500,000 customers worldwide.Tom will be joined by an esteemed panel of fintech entrepreneurs including Christian Nentwich, CEO of Duco, Sean Hunter, CIO of Acorn Machine and Diana Biggs of HSBC.

Tom Blomfield - CEO & Co-Founder at Monzo Bank

Tom is the CEO and co-founder of Monzo, a bank designed for your smartphone. Monzo has grown to 500,000 customers and employs 300 people in London. Tom previously founded GoCardless, a fintech startup that has gone on to raise $50m. In 2013, he was nominated as one of the Top 5 Entrepreneurs Under 30 by the European Commission.    

Christian Nentwich, CEO at DuCo

Christian Nentwich is co-founder and CEO of Duco. He has more than 10 years of experience with financial technology and a track record of delivering innovative solutions to the market. Before Duco, he founded and sold his previous company, Systemwire, and advised multiple tier one investment banks, fund managers, clearing houses and ISDA on standards and data strategy. He is passionate about bringing innovation from the university lab to industry. Christian holds a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from University College London, and is a winner of its medal of the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Sean Hunter - CIO at Acorn Machine

Sean is the Chief Information Officer of ACORN machine.  Prior to ACORN, he was an engineer at Palantir Technologies, and led partnerships with large financial institutions to help them identify unauthorised trading through data analysis.  This led to him being made co-head of the JV known as Signac. Before Palantir, Sean was a strategist in the securities division at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for over 8 years in a number of areas including equities, fixed income and algorithmic trading.

Diana Biggs - Head of Digital Innovation for HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management

Diana Biggs is Head of Digital Innovation for HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management, UK & Europe, where she works on areas including open banking, digital identity and fintech partnerships. She is an Advisor for University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies, a Tutor for Oxford Said Blockchain Strategy Programme and a mentor for accelerator and angel groups, including Katapult and Gaza Sky Geeks. Previously, Biggs was a Fellow with Anthemis Group and Founder of blockchain startup Proof of Purpose, Vice President of Growth and Partnerships for Uphold.com, Chief Strategy Officer for e-commerce platform Soko and a Management Consultant with Oliver Wyman Financial Services.


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