Our speakers

DavidM. Brear

Named amongst the top FinTech Leaders in the world, David is one of the most recognized and influential people in financial services. At Lloyds Banking Group and Aviva, he delivered large-scale digital transformations, then led Gartner’s Global Digital Banking practice before founding 11:FS.

He  has spoken at numerous events including Next Money London, European Digital Banking Conference, Dot Finance Africa, Global CIO Summit and MoneyConf.

Favourite topics:

  • Why Digital Banking is Only 1% Finished.
  • Digital Transformation in Financial Services.
  • Culture Transformation in Financial Services.
  • FinTech and Banking State of the Nation.
  • How Technology is Eating Banking.
  • The Future of Payments.


Jason previously Co-Founded Monzo and Starling – two new digital retail banks in the in the UK – where he led product and proposition: researching customer needs, designing the app, recruiting a world class team, and defending regulatory submissions to the UK regulator. Jason has firsthand experience of what creating a next-generation FinTech bank from scratch really means.

Jason has spoken at multiple events including Next Money, Temenos Innovation Jam, Efma Distribution Summit, RFI London and Retail Banking Innovation.

Favourite Topics:

  • Monzo: Creating a digital bank proposition from scratch.
  • From digitise to digital. how banking is going to change.
  • The next generation banking stack.
  • Special forces: How digital delivery teams are different.
  • Omnichannel banking is dead.


Simon is Blockchain Lead at 11:FS. Previously at Barclays, he established the bank as one of the leaders in blockchain thought and action. Simon also serves as an advisor to central banks and governments, in addition to consulting the top 20 banks on blockchain. He’s helped a variety of startups flourish through the Barclays Accelerator.

Simon has spoken at a number of events such as EuroMoney, CIO Banking Conference, NextBank, FinTech Connect Live, Festival of Finance and Digital Banking Summit.

Favourite topics:

  • Blockchain (Distributed Ledger) real world usage for FS.
  • Banks and API platforms. The business case for a post PSD2 world.
  • R+D as a Service. Making Innovation labs and Corp VC work.
  • Identity / KYC and AML innovation and automation.
  • Machine learning and AI – real world use cases.
  • Crypto-currencies, Blockchain, all things Ripple, Stellar and Bitcoin.


A regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News, and Bloomberg, Chris is one of most sought-after speakers in the banking world and has been named in the Top 40 of the most influential people in FinTech by Wall Street Journal.

He has previously spoken at Money 20/20, Euromoney, European Banking Summit, Eurofinance, Google Think! , Innovate Finance and Efma CIO’s Summit.

Favourite topics:

  • The Financial Revolution, and the Fourth Age of Humanity.
  • Using mobile and blockchain tech to create the Internet of Value.
  • Strategies to launch or become a digital bank.
  • The future of money, trade and finance.
  • Why the best authentication is you.


Sam is Managing Partner North America for 11:FS. Sam previously led the Digital and FinTech Practice at NTT Data Consulting focusing on both the Financial Service and Insurance market. He has over twenty years of experience working in the payments, mobile, and banking space across North America and Europe. Sam’s an active mentor, thought leader, and sought after speaker focusing on the human element of digital and banking innovation.

Sam has spoken at multiple events including Innotribe Singapore, Money2020, Next Money Barcelona/Mexico City/NYC/Chicago, Temenos Innovation Jam Dubai, SAMA Riyadh, ChosunBiz Future Finance Forum Seoul, Investing Transformation Bangkok, and Finno Summit Bogota.

Favourite Topics:

  • The evolution of the (r)evolution: the state of global fintech
  • WTF! Whats the Future of payments
  • Shift Happens: The impact of FinTech on financial services
  • My Story: Refugees and financial inclusion
  • Lessons from the i-beam: API and banking as a marketplace
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