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Keith Bear

Fellow - Centre for Alternative Finance, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Keith is a Fellow at the CCAF, focused on research, industry collaboration and development of blockchain and financial technology in banking and financial markets globally. Previously Keith was responsible for the strategy, development, and execution of IBM’s business in financial markets, working extensively with global clients on major transformation programmes, including blockchain deployment with exchanges, trade finance organisations, and banks. In earlier roles, Keith led IBM’s capital markets consulting practice in the UK, worked as an intrapreneur on multiple initiatives, and represented the industry in multiple corporate strategy and M&A activities. Keith is a board advisor to four Fintechs, and a lead mentor for the Barclay’s Techstars Fintech accelerator in London. He is a member of WEF’s Expert Council, a member of the London Metal Exchange Technical Advisory Panel, and a former Board Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council.