Advisory Board

Kevin Telford

Global Strategic Lead, Advisor, Monstarlab

Kevin is an innovative, curious award-winning business Strategy, Business Development Leader, Founder, Advisor to multi-sector large corporates, start to scale-ups. He is a co-author, keynote speaker, lecturer and part of DataIQ Top 100 most influential people in data 2021.

Kevin has specialist skills in data driven innovation, digital transformation, enabling tech engineering, new propositions, models and agile ways of working. organisations.

Kevin’s current role is Global Strategic Lead, Advisor at Monstarlab and holds the following roles too:

  • FinPact– co-founder of a community interest company – focused on talent, innovation, impact through education, real world experiences with multiple support organisations making an impact on our Society, Environment and Economy
  • MoneyMatiX – An award winning start up supported by corporates to bring financial inclusion, education, access to finance for vulnerable people.
  • FinTech North – An open and collaborative platform for sharing ideas, challenges, best practice, showcasing innovative start to scale-ups and facilitating collaborations to create value for businesses and consumers.

Kevin is a leader in Embedded Finance, Open Banking, Open Finance and the designer of a pathway to Open Data innovation where open finance, embedded payments enable data to be used across sectors, benefiting citizens and purpose driven organisations. He was on the founding team for the Smart Data Foundry creating a world first, type of solution for organisations to share data for research, innovation and data for good.

Kevin was part of the founding group, bringing GDPR legislation to bear and believes in citizen data rights from the legislative foundations to create mutual value, impact for our society, environment and economy.

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