This week, Lord Holmes, MBE joins Lloyd Wahed in this special episode, recorded within Fintech Week London 2021, for an enlightening chat about fintech, financial inclusion, crypto and so much more. Lord Holmes is the Vice-Chair of Parliamentary Groups on Fintech, AI, Blockchain and 4IR.
He is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology and has co-authored Lords Select Committee reports on: Digital Skills, Social Mobility, Financial Inclusion, AI, Intergenerational Fairness and Democracy and Digital Technologies. He has also authored a report on ‘Distributed Ledger Technology for public good: leadership, collaboration, innovation.’
An ex-Paralympic swimmer, Chris won nine gold, five silvers and one bronze Olympic medal across four Games, including a record haul of six golds at Barcelona 1992.
Touching on everything from the importance of community building in fintech, UK financial landscape potential, Chris and Lloyd talk everything fintech and crypto has to offer. Then they dig into Chris’ career to provide inspiring advice: how to win gold medals, how to take feedback effectively, the importance of teamwork and other valuable lessons!
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02:15: Passing financial services bills
09:35: Why should fintech IPO in the UK?
13:38: The UK fintech talent pipeline
16:36: Chris’ passion for tech
20:08: Winning Olympic gold medals
33:59: Predictions for the crypto space
48:50: Chris’ Mana