Technology Strategist and Expert on Fintech
Internationally renowned for her expertise in the strategic adoption of AI for business growth and profitability, Clara is a technology strategist specialising in applied artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services. She is a board member in fintech and technology companies and was formerly an executive in European asset management.
Clara has been consistently named on numerous global lists of leading women in Fintech and was in the Top 100 women in Fintech global ranking from 2016 to 2019. She has advised boards of leading financial institutions, think tanks and governments while also mentoring and investing in AI startups. This includes advising the World Economic Forum’s 4th Industrial Revolution Centre in San Francisco (US), the All Parliamentary Party Group for Artificial Intelligence (UK) and Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ special commission on Artificial Intelligence.
In 2018, Clara was appointed as a European Union Artificial Intelligence Alliance member.
She has served in numerous leadership roles in European asset and wealth management in the UK, Switzerland and Luxembourg, and was the Chair of the Non-Executive Directors Board’s special committee on Best Practice for AI Adoption (UK) and a member of IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (USA).
An experienced speaker, Clara has had numerous speaking engagements at prestigious Fintech and AI conferences. This includes SIBOS (Canada, Australia), Money 2020 (Europe & Singapore), Intersekt (Australia), AI World Boston (USA), Innovate Finance Global Summit (UK), Fund Forum International and other events worldwide.
In 2018, she was invited as an expert on the ‘AI module’ for the University of Oxford’s highly acclaimed Fintech course. In the same year, she was also invited to present at the highly respected Goshal Conference and leading universities such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Cambridge, McKinsey and BCG.
In addition to her work as a technology strategist and speaker, Clara is also the author of the highly acclaimed Decoding AI in Financial Services - Business Implications for Boards and Professionals. She also writes DecodingAI® Newsletter, a popular weekly digital publication that examines AI’s business and governance in financial services.