Harry Moseley has worked for some of the most respected financial services and consulting companies in the world. He was the CIO (Chief Information Officer) of KPMG and Blackstone before joining Zoom as their first CIO in 2017. Zoom is a video conferencing platform with a mission to make video communications frictionless. Zoom is a unique company amongst its Silicon Valley counterparts, with a focus on both profit and growth they have been a success story among the many dreadful IPOs of 2019.
We also hear from two Irish Startups.
Lucinda Kelly, CEO of Popertee is bringing consumer targetting to retail by helping brands and marketers find their ideal physical location to reach their audience through their location intelligence platform.
Paul Birkett, Founder of Automation Finance, has an incredibly interesting story of how he went from an 18-year career at PepsiCo to founding an investment fund in distressed residential mortgages.
At a time when the Irish economy was at it's lowest point Daire Hickey along with his two co-founders managed to draw some of the largest names in Silicon Valley and the world's business media attention to Dublin for a gathering of tech entrepreneurs called Web Summit. That gathering would grow into the largest tech conference in Europe and become labelled as the 'Davos for Geeks'. In 2017 Daire left Web Summit to launch 150 Bond and gives us an insight into his company which has an intentionally discreet online presence.
We also hear from two Irish startups in the FinTech Space.
Alan Meaney, CEO of FundRecs explains why Ireland is such an important hub for the funds industry and tells us about his recent move to New York to expand the companies footprint in the US.
Tiernan Kennedy, CEO of UMBA, which is a micro-loan and finance services company in Kenya, gives a really interesting insight into the hypergrowth of FinTech in the Kenyan and broader East African market.