Richard Peers is Microsoft’s EMEA Banking Industry Lead working with their largest clients and Fintech innovators. He has spent the last 19 years at Microsoft in sales, services and marketing leadership, with the last five years deeply engaged with clients, Fintechs and partners in Financial Services. Working on projects and engaging with leadership teams he brings an up to the minute insight on the vision and the practicalities of “Digital Banking”.
He created the Digital Wallet Foundry in 2013 which combined a conference and a hackathon to bring business and developers communities together. DWF sought to crack the code on Identity, Loyalty and Payments and was widely praised as a thought leading initiative. In Nov 2014 he created and chaired the Digital Banking Summit which examined three different models to becoming a Digital Bank.
In Feb 2015 he created the API economy event in Level39 and commissioned the “Embracing the API Economy” whitepaper. Two banks mBank and Barclays discussed their approach to this area. In 2016 he contributed a chapter to the “Fintech Book” on this topic.
Richard is a regular speaker at events and contributor via social media on topics such as: Transformation; Innovation, Technology and the environment. He is a member of the panel selecting the Fintech50 2016. As a member of Level39, London’s premier Fintech community he advises a number of start-ups in the banking space.
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