UCL School of Management

Research seminar

Keith Bear, IBM


Wednesday, 18 July 2018
15:00 – 17:00

UCL School of Management is delighted to welcome Keith Bear, IBM, to host a seminar discussing ‘How Fintech is changing the work of finance professionals’.


Financial services are facing huge transformations in the last ten years. Professionals in the area are challenged daily to understand the impact of blockchain technologies and a myriad of Fintech solutions in their business and professional lives. For sure, blockchain and Fintech are here to stay. For professionals, the time is to understand the challenges, risks and opportunities these technologies bring to financial services.To discuss the topic, UCL School of Management is bringing Keith Bear, Vice-President Financial Markets at IBM. Keith is responsible globally for the strategy and development of IBM’s business in Financial Markets, a multi-billion dollar business. He works extensively with global clients on their major transformation programmes, typically on the cutting edge of shaping IBM’s solutions. He has worked extensively with financial markets infrastructure firms such as CLS, LSEG and DTCC, trade finance organisations such as the We.Trade bank consortium, and leading global banks on deployment of Blockchain technologies. Keith acts as a Board Advisor to 2 blockchain Fintechs, as well as a lead mentor for 3 of the 2018 cohort in the Barclay’s Techstars Fintech accelerator. Keith holds a First Class Degree in Physics from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, an MSc in Particle Physics from University of London, and completed an IBM Master in Business Management programme at London School of Economics. He is a member of IBM’s Industry Academy and a Board Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council.

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