TISAtech Open Meeting

Open Meeting: Launch of the FinTech Club

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The FinTech industry has played an instrumental role in providing the right conditions for innovation to thrive. As the global digital ecosystem is emerging in the post-pandemic world, the financial services industry must further intensify its collaboration with the FinTech sector. TISAtech is poised to solidify this collaborative alliance and facilitate an environment in which FinTech firms and financial institutions can work together on the latest technological innovations in order to harness opportunities and overcome the challenges.

TISAtech’s Virtual Open Meeting speakers elaborated on the benefits and reasons of joining  the Global FinTech Market Network of TISAtech.


The Rt Hon. the Lord Vaizey of Didcot

Chair, UK Advisory Board, TISAtech

Ed Vaizey (Lord Vaizey of Didcot) is a member of the House of Lords, appointed in 2020, and sits on the Communications and Media Committee. Ed was the Member of Parliament for Wantage between 2005 and 2019. He served as the UK Government Culture and Digital Minister from 2010-16, and is the longest-serving Minister in that role. He was appointed a privy councillor in 2016. In his role as digital minister, Ed was responsible for the roll out of the successful rural broadband programme to more than 4 million homes, the introduction of 4G, and tax credits for film, television, animation and video games, which have helped make the creative industries the fastest growing part of the UK economy.
Hugh de Lusignan

Head of Financial Services, Department for International Trade

Hugh de Lusignan has had 35 years experience in financial services (equity capital markets and fund management) including senior investment banking management roles at NatWest Markets and SocGen. He joined DIT 3 years ago working with APAC based SWFs, pension and insurance companies and corporates to deliver significant capital investment into the UK particularly into infrastructure, clean energy transition (including smart cities) and house building acceleration. Hugh joined the FPBS directorate as Head of Financial Services in January 2021, which includes the FinTech and Innovation team.

Gary Bond


Gary Bond

Gary has been working in Financial Services for over 32 years and has worked very closely with the evolution of Digital Capabilities for many UK domestic and global FS organisations. Gary is also CEO of TISA’s TURN Business, which has built a Blockchain Data Solution of the Operational and Regulatory reporting needs for Asset Managers and Distribution Businesses across UK, Europe and Switzerland, Gary’s focus has always been how new technologies can help the FS industry and the end consumers and embraces the global position that FinTech can play in innovating the FS Industry.

Jason O'Shaughnessy

Head of International SalesEnvestnet | Yodlee

Jason O’Shaughnessy is the Head of International for Envestnet | Yodlee. He is responsible for all new business, strategic partnerships, account management, and customer success for Envestnet | Yodlee’s international business. Having previously worked at Envestnet | Yodlee for 15 years,  Jason originally started the international business, where he was not only responsible for Envestnet | Yodlee’s growth Internationally but also critical to the growth of FinTech and driving innovation from Financial Institutions across multiple countries during this tenure. Before returning to Envestnet | Yodlee, Jason spent a couple of years helping FinTechs in the Cybersecurity and SME Lending grow their international presence.  Outside his day job, he also advises multiple start-ups and businesses in a non-executive director capacity and has unique experience in the start-up  ecosystem too. Jason has extensive experience in Open Banking/ Open Finance, business development, directorship,  and assisting with fundraising to mention just a few of his skills.

Derren Powell

Director – Business Development, Fintech & EMI’s (UK&I), Mastercard 

Derren is the bridge between new entrants to the payments ecosystem and Mastercard. He joined Mastercard in 2018, having spent 22+ years in Financial Services working for HSBC & Citi across numerous roles and verticals.

Derren’s true passion for technology, people and new business development (with collaboration, partnership underpinned by Purpose) is at the epicentre of his role where his focus is to support clients bringing a card proposition to market (in addition to helping clients navigate the Mastercard landscape). 

Derren is a passionate advocate for financial inclusion coupled with being wholly aligned to Mastercard’s overarching ethos of “doing well by doing good”.  He is an Ambassador for the KidsOut charity, and, outside of Covid is a volunteer with the First Love Foundation.

David Vatchev

Venture Development EMEA Lead, R3

David is Venture Development EMEA Lead for R3, helping start-ups validate their idea, get production ready fast and accelerate their Go-To-Market strategy with enterprises.

Previously David worked in capital markets at Credit Suisse, as well as consultancy roles in asset management and financing on behalf of Family Offices. As a co-founder (Newmont Capital Partners LC), mentor, board advisor and Non-Exec company director, David is actively involved across all parts of the start-up ecosystem.

Thomas Wynne

CEO Capsule

Thomas Wynne, CEO, Capsule

Tom helped to build what was recognised as the UK’s best independent insurance broker – taking it from a start-up to a Top 50 UK broking group.

Leading the business in its transition from family-ownership, through two rounds of private equity and to a nine-figure trade exit in April 2020.

Now as founder and CEO of Capsule, he’s on a mission to deliver better insurance outcomes for scale-ups. The first UK broker to recognise the link between ESG and risk profile in SMEs – Capsule provide an agile insurance programme that evolves with their growth company clients and unlocks growth.


Opening remarks from the meeting Chair and context from TISAtech

The Rt Hon. the Lord Vaizey of Didcot, Chair, UK Advisory Board, TISAtech

Keynote speech

Hugh de Lusignan, Head of Financial Services, Department for International Trade

Presentation – TISAtech overview

Gary Bond, CEO, TISAtech

Panel discussion – TISAtech FinTech Club:

Jason O’Shaughnessy, Head of International Sales, Envestnet | Yodlee

David Vatchev, Venture Development EMEA Lead, R3

Thomas Wynne, CEO, Capsule

Derren Powell,  Director – Business DevelopmentFintech & EMI’s (UK&I), Mastercard 

Closing remarks from the meeting Chair

The Rt Hon. the Lord Vaizey of Didcot, Chair, UK Advisory Board, TISAtech


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