Simon  Taylor
Head of Strategy, Sardine / Co-Founder, 11:FS

Simon Taylor

Simon is the Head Strategy at Sardine and Co-Founder of 11:FS. Over 22 years Simon has worked as a software engineer in Telco and financial services. Simon delivered one of the first Mobile Banking Apps in the United Kingdom in 2010 before moving to Barclays working in consumer, SMB, cash management and capital markets. Simon is consistently voted one of the most influential people in Banking, Insurance and Fintech by banks, his peers and a number of industry bodies.

Simon has worked with clients like HSBC, Barclays, Meta, Stripe and the Crypto industry at 11:FS. At Barclays Simon launched Rise the innovation accelerator, and was head of Crypto R&D. Today Simon advises Governments, Regulators and some of the worlds largest Banks, Financial Institutions and Corporations on how Fintech and Blockchain will impact their business in the short, medium and long term. 

Simon’s Fintech Brainfood blog is one of the most popular in financial services, and Simon is a regular guest in major media outlets like the BBC and Bloomberg.