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Clara is a highly regarded expert in AI governance, fintech, and digital transformation, with over twenty five years of experience in financial technology and finance.


Clara Durodié is a technology strategist specialising in the business and governance of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services. She advises Boards of leading financial institutions, think-tanks, governments, and academia and mentors AI startups on governance, funding, and growth strategy. Clara has been named on global lists of leading women in fintech, was 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).

She has advised the World Economic Forum’s 4th Industrial Revolution Centre in San Francisco, the All Parliamentary Party Group for Artificial Intelligence, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ special commission on Artificial Intelligence in Japan. She was also invited as a member of the European Union Artificial Intelligence Alliance.

A frequent presenter at global conferences, including SIBOS, Innovate Finance Global Summit, AI World and at London Business School, Clara has addressed audiences from universities including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Cambridge. She was also invited to teach at the Oxford Artificial Intelligence course. Clara served in leadership roles in European asset and wealth management in the UK, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.

Clara is the author of Decoding AI in Financial Services - Business Implications for Boards and Professionals, the first guidebook on AI in financial services for C-level, Boards, and decision makers. She also writes the newsletter DecodingAI, a weekly digital publication which examines the business and governance of AI in financial services. Her academic interest sits at the intersection of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and financial services. Clara’s focus is on how episodic memory informs how people spend, save, and invest.

Clara is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK), has a Certificate in Investment Management (UK) and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.

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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

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