Dr Sid Kargupta is currently a CTO in the FinTech space with over 25 years of experience in the IT sector. He has an excellent appreciation of businesses to align organisational technology strategy with the long term business strategy. He has built, led and managed technical teams, both on-shore and off-shore, and implemented strategic technology platforms for various organisations. He is an ardent researcher in science and technology, following current and future industry trends to ensure that the organisation’s technology is always kept abreast of the evolution and developments in the technology landscape of the industry. Sid has previously supervised and delivered mission critical programmes and projects for organisations including EMC, Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA), Lloyd’s TSB, Standard Corporate and Merchants Bank (SCMB), Citibank, EMI, Fannie Mae Foundation, Discovery Channel (Europe), British Library and the UK Government. Sid has received several professional accolades till date including Best Performer’s Award at SCMB, VAA and a medallion from the erstwhile Prime Minister of UK (Mr David Cameron) for an outstanding contribution in delivering a faultless Borders System for the London Olympics (2012). Sid holds a BE (Electrical), MSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Science (UCL).