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Alessandro, the co-founder of The Pacemakers, is a corporate serial entrepreneur with a track record in creating growth through digital innovation in payments and financial services. He is passionate about digital and has been active in FinTech since 1999.

Highlights of his previous roles include:

  • COO Digital Banking and Group Digital Payments Director at Lloyds Banking Group.

  • MD

  • Director Large Merchant Services at PayPal

  • European Marketing Director at GE Capital Commercial Finance

He is a mentor at Startupbootcamp, Seedcamp, Techstars Fintech in London and KickStart Accelerator in Zurich. He is also an investor in several startups and a non-exec board advisor.





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Sabrina is a business transformation expert, a digital strategist and an innovation/fintech specialist. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, where she has been both an architect and delivery executive for complex business transformation projects.

Highlights of her previous roles include:

  • Digital Transformation Director, Williams & Glyn Team - RBS Group

  • MD Coutts Digital

  • Head of Strategic Partnerships at Barclays Wealth

  • VP Global Product Management, Credit Derivative at JP Morgan

She is actively involved in the entrepreneurial community, as a Board adviser, angel investor and strategic director for Fintech companies.

She has won a number of innovation awards for her work and this year is included in the Timetric Power 50 list of the most influential digital innovators in Europe.



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Jan-Pieter is an international senior executive with a strong track record of leading growth businesses in analytics, digital and loyalty. Pioneer in the loyalty management industry, creator and P&L-owner of data driven marketing propositions in Retail, Financial Services and Travel.

Highlights of his previous roles include:

  • President EMEA at AIMIA, the Global Loyalty and Data Analytics leader

  • Co-founder of the Nectar loyalty business, sold for £368m in 2007.

Jan-Pieter is passionate about the use of data to improve the customer experience and the relevance and impact of marketing. He is also a mentor at startup accelerator Wayra.





Meaghan is a financial services customer journey expert, strategic researcher, and product adviser. She has worked with dozens of global financial institutions, startups and company builders to provide them with the competitor and market analysis, product development ideation and digital strategic direction. 

Highlights of per previous roles include:

  • Co-Founder and Head of Research - 11:FS

  • Associate Director - Mapa Research (Informa)

  • Senior Research Executive, Financial and Professional Services - FreshMinds

She is a well-known keynote speaker at events across the globe, she is a strong believer in innovating via a-customer-jobs-to-be-done framework and emphasises the role of cultural nuances in financial services product development. Meaghan is based in Berlin and an avid world traveller, having spent time in over 70 countries.