Gavin SlaterFormer Head of Trading & Risk Programme at Nordea
Gavin is an experienced practitioner and consultant with over 20 years of hands-on experience in tier-1 financial services organisations specialising in trading, risk management, finance and the infrastructure to support these activities. He is interested in innovative technology that can help the highly regulated financial services industry make the changes it needs to adapt in the digital era. He is currently the co-founder of a FinTech startup, Stream Financial and a partner in Augmented Solutions, a consultancy in financial services. Prior to that he led a programme for Nordea to adapt their wholesale bank to a digital-first platform. This required both a cultural and technology transformation based on key building blocks of better data governance and technology. He built a digital data foundation for all traded products holistically across Nordea rather than specific businesses or functional units. His role required communication and influencing from senior management down to business analysts and developers. including implementing lean and agile ways of working. Previously at Deutsche Bank and Barclays he was responsible for the daily operation of the risk management processes and controls and the change teams supporting this infrastructure. His responsibilities for both infrastructure and regulatory liaison required him to both interpret and design & build the systems to provide good quality risk information as well as responding to regulations.