“Citi is proud to partner with the FinTech Innovation Lab here in London, global leader in financial services, technology and a key hub for entrepreneurs. We are delighted to collaborate with and mentor some of the best minds in the technology world.” said Terry O’Leary, Citi’s Head of Operations and Technology for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “At Citi, ingenuity is at the heart of everything we do; with innovation labs in Dublin, New York, Poland, San Francisco and Israel. We see innovation as a key driver of business growth and delivering great products and services to our customers in the highly competitive business environment we operate in.”
“We are excited to be part of this inaugural year for FinTech Innovation Lab London after such a wonderful experience working with the companies in New York. In the financial services industry, we continuously try to discover new, innovative products. Through this program, we look forward to supporting technology entrepreneurs who can help contribute to the innovation pipeline for our industry,” said Jason Shane, EMEA Head of Equities & Prime Services Technology at Credit Suisse and Raymond Mulligan, CIO Front Office Technology, EMEA at Credit Suisse.
Guy Chiarello, Chief Information Officer for JPMorgan Chase and one of the participating mentors, said: "Technology is a strategic differentiator for financial services firms. We are thrilled to be participating in and supporting the FinTech Innovation Lab London, and look forward to fostering this class of talented technology innovators.”
Shaygan Kheradpir, Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Retail and Business banking said: “It’s great that these seven entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in the FinTech Innovation Lab London; mobile technology and digital innovation are the future of financial services because it's what clients and consumers want and so it’s so important that we continue to support entrepreneurs and start-ups that can really progress this further.”