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Luke Vilain

Data Ethics Specialist


Ensuring Ethical AI

Luke leads a team at Lloyds Banking Group who design detailed processes and reusable tooling to support use case teams in addressing fairness and explainability requirements. Prior to this, he built data science-focused development methodologies to support the safe and efficient creation of machine learning products.

Frans van Bruggen

Policy Officer Fintech & AI

Der Nederlandsche Bank

PANEL: Meet the Regulators

Frans is a Policy Officer working at DNB, is areas of focus include: -Artificial intelligence -Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, DeFi and CBDC -Cybersecurity -Cloud computing and data storage -FinTech and RegTech -Quantum computing He is also a PhD Candidate.

Henrike Mueller

Technical Specialist

Financial Conduct Authority

PANEL: Meet the Regulators

Dr Henrike Mueller is a Technical Specialist in the Innovation Department at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Henrike has been leading the FCA’s external policy approach to machine learning / artificial intelligence (AI) since 2017.

Mohammed Gharbawi

Fintech Hub

Bank of England

PANEL: Meet the Regulators

Working in the Bank of England's Fintech Hub, Mohammed acts as the Bank's Artificial Intelligence specialist responsible for its AI strategy and its cornerstone project, the AI Public-Private Forum. Prior to joining the Fintech Hub, Mohammed worked at the Bank's Prudential Regulation Authority in several areas across banking regulation and supervision.

Adam McMurchie

Lead Data, DevOps & Cloud Engineer


Changing Legacy Mindsets Around AI

Adam McMurchie is the Lead Cloud Data Engineer at NatWest. He was previously the leader in DevOps and an AI expert working in the bank's SAO platform at the forefront of technology development in finance. With broad exposure to a range of technologies, Adam drives an ethos of simplification, Cloud agnosticism and specialises in spotting the next trends in fintech.  Additionally, Adam also has a background in science with a physics degree specialising in NeuroComputing and is a polyglot linguist & seasoned translator. Adam has pooled these skills to deliver full-stack novel solutions from tensor flow-driven mobile apps, to personalized banking chatbots. Adam also develops apps designed around the ethos of Social Utility, including Flood/Storm reporting, EV Vehicle bay monitoring and preservation of endangered languages.  

Ronan Brennan

Strategy & Innovation Manager


PANEL: What to Prioritise in Your AI Strategy?

Ronan is a Strategy & Innovation Manager at NatWest, with an academic background examining potential inequality outcomes from widespread “AI” adoption. He has previously helped break ground on AI Model Risk Governance, Emerging Technology Strategy, and Platform Business Models within Financial Services.

Jasmien César

Senior Counsel Privacy & Data Protection - Artificial Intelligence


The Impact of the European Commission on AI in Finance

Jasmien César is Senior Counsel of Privacy and Data Protection for Artificial Intelligence at Mastercard with global responsibility for privacy and data protection matters pertaining to Mastercard’s AI solutions and uses. Jasmien leads development of Mastercard global strategy and policy for building privacy into the design of AI-powered products, ensuring they are trustworthy and human-centric, and oversees advocacy of Mastercard’s privacy position on AI. Before joining Mastercard in 2019, Jasmien spent 5 years as an IT & Data Protection lawyer at the Brussels office of international law firm Bird & Bird.

Michael Natusch

Chief Science Officer


Michael is the Chief Science Officer of Prudential plc. He joined Prudential last year from Silicon Valley based Pivotal Labs where he led the Data Science team. His experience lies in the application of artificial intelligence methods to large-scale, multi-structured data sets, in particular neural network based deep learning techniques. Michael previously founded and sold a ‘Silicon Roundabout’ based startup and prior to that was a partner at a major consulting firm. Michael holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

Jonathan Fry

Head of MLOps

LV= General Insurance

The Future of Financial Services - Enabling 
Competitive Advantage through MLOps

Jonathan Fry is the Head of MLOps at LV=General Insurance. He has been a part of LV= for 12 years and has been on their Data Science team since its inception nearly 5 years ago. Before joining the LV= Data Science team, he was in a variety of other technical data roles. Jonathan also has an MSc in Information Systems and an MSc in Data Science.

Daniel King

Lead Senior Data and Machine Learning Engineer


Dr King has a passion for grand challenges. He began his career in the field of advanced nuclear materials, for civil fission and fusion power systems, but has since transitioned to finance. Currently, he is using machine learning (ML) to combat fraud for HSBC UK. Here, he leverages his past experience in software development of his internationally recognised scientific software Alloy Search and Predict, and quantum mechanical modelling of physical systems to develop, optimise and productionise ML models, at large scales.

Laurens Meulman

Director, Data Science and Digital Assets

BNY Mellon

Laurens is a director in Advanced Solutions. He drives the implementation of AI\ML Solutions with Data Science teams. He is responsible for the strategic growth of our portfolio and for the execution of solutions for internal and external parties. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for Analytics and Risk Management in our Finance, Corporate Strategy and Global Fund Services groups. He previously ran emerging markets fixed-income valuations for the Intercontinental Exchange.

Matt Jeffries

Group Head of Analytics & Data Science


Harsh Prasad

Vice President - Model Risk Management


Yev Petrov

Principal Product Manager


As a Principal Product Manager in SumUp, Yev is driving the vision and strategy for the Machine Learning Platform in SumUp for financial use cases in close collaboration with data science, engineering, and product teams to deliver ML-powered products that customers love.

Akinola Akinyemi

Head of Data Science 


Ahmed Menshawy

Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning


Marius Garbowski

Director Data & Analytics


Marius holds a Diploma in Business Mathematics and an M.Sc. in Data Science. Over the course of his more than 12-year career, he has taken on diverse roles, working as a management consultant for KPMG and zeb in areas such as risk management, supervisory reporting, and process optimization. He has also served as a consultant to the head of the corporate client division of the largest German cooperative bank, and as an analyst for and team lead of the BI team at auxmoney. Currently, he holds the position of Director Data & Analytics at auxmoney, where he is responsible for overseeing BI, Data Infrastructure, and Data Science.

Ulrike Dowie

AI Chapter Lead

Siemens Financial Services