Udayan is a keen proponent of technology driven reformation in banking and financial services and has exceptional domain expertise in this space. He is one of the founders of the digital financial services company Anthemis Group and was a seed investor in (Bank)Simple. He serves as a Board Director with Moven and Zyfin and also advises several digital financial startups, including those in the Anthemis Group portfolio. He has led a number of innovation projects including, most recently, Zapp, the UK mobile payments system sponsored by Vocalink and being adopted by the UK banks. Udayan is a much sought after commentator on digital finance and curates the very popular “Future of Money” annual session at Innotribe, SIBOS. He’s also part of the Swift Enablers, driving innovation in the banking industry. One of the most respected deal-makers in the financial technology space, Udayan has completed over 200 deals, including a number of recent flagship transactions such as Worldpay, Interswitch and Network International, Times of Money and Skrill. He was formerly the Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Technology Advisory at Deutsche Bank AG in the Global Financial Institutions Group based in London. Prior to Deutsche, Udayan had specific responsibility for developing the pan-European specialty finance practice of Credit Suisse with a focus on financial technology. A bon viveur, Uday lives in London with his young family.