Archives: Speakers

Amber Boodt

Amber has worked in financial services for the last six years leading in product areas such as Mortgages, Insurance, Unsecured Lending and Business Savings. She currently leads the Open Banking agenda at Nationwide setting the strategy for the transition to Open Finance, ensuring we land on the right outcome for customers.

Matt Elliott

With over 17 years in banking, Matt has accumulated extensive experience in IT Programme Management, specialising in technology delivery. He has led numerous initiatives in Service-Oriented Architecture, API gateways, and the integration of cutting-edge technologies such as AI and RPA. Matt joined Sopra Banking Software in 2019 and leads the team that oversees day-to-day Cloud Managed Services on AWS, as…
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Chad Griffin

An innovator, people and tech leader with over 25 years experience, Chad is the CIO at League Data, based in Halifax, Canada. League Data is a co-operative fintech with a mission to help credit unions thrive in an evolving market. In his role as CIO, Chad enjoys the challenge and the opportunity to navigate effective tech strategy while innovating with…
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Tom Wrigglesworth

Tom joined Leeds Building Society in 2022 having spent over a decade working in frontline politics. Since then he has been responsible for raising the society’s voice in support of its purpose, to put home ownership within reach of more people generation after generation.

Puja Prabhakar

As the Financial Services lead of Avanade in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Puja is responsible for leading and managing a team of highly experienced professionals with a focus on driving growth and delivering success for our clients. Her diverse background in consultancy, operations, and sales, has given Puja a unique perspective that enables her to effectively align their technical…
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Leon Ifayemi

Leon leads the all-important design and implementation of CFIT’s coalitions, coalescing stakeholders in government, academia, industry and the third sector around key industry issues and driving forward the collaborative, strategic and research-led work of CFIT’s coalition partners. He sits on the board of Digital Leaders and is a former founder himself, with experience in private equity at Edmond de Rothschild….
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Stuart Miller

Newcastle Strategic Solutions is part of the Newcastle Building Society Group and is the UK’s leading provider of outsourced savings solutions, managing almost £50bn of savings balances on behalf of some of the UK’s leading savings providers. Stuart previously spent 5 years as Chief Customer Officer for the Group. Stuart is also a Director of Newcastle Financial Advisers Limited and…
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Katie Pender

With extensive experience in financial services, Katie previously served as Head of Client Solutions at Target Group. Prior roles at Computershare and Capita showcased her expertise in mortgage operations and strategic leadership. Katie is responsible for applying her experience and Target’s technical, operational, and digital capabilities to drive disruption and innovation in the mortgage market. She focuses primarily on enhancing…
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Steve O’Regan

Steve O’Regan is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in the banking and financial sector. He has been serving as the Group Chief Risk Officer at Skipton Group since August 2022. Before his current role, he held the position of Group Chief Internal Auditor from August 2019. His journey in the financial industry includes tenures at institutions such as Bank…
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