After completing a PhD in Computer Science from Edinburgh University, and a few years in academia, Alex has been a serial payments entrepreneur over the past 15 years. He launched Visa’s first virtual prepaid card programme in 2003 and made the Sunday Times TechTrack 100. He then founded Ixaris Technologies, an innovator in global B2B payments with a multinational client base including Amadeus, Sabre and Lufthansa. Weavr is Alex’s most recent venture, an open collaboration platform for developers, innovators, payment vendors and financial institutions. His non-profit work includes co-founding the Malta Internet Foundation, and more recently the London Blockchain Foundation.