Christophe Chazot


Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in capital markets




Christophe has 25 years experience financial services experience, most recently serving in senior innovation, strategy and management roles at HSBC Global Banking and Markets. He is an advisory board member of a private equity firm and the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Mr Chazot holds a degree in mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique, France, a Master of Science in Engineering from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France and a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from M.I.T., USA.


Cyril Pineau-Valencienne


Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in capital markets




Cyril is head of CPV Conseil, a specialist provider of high-value advisory services to banking and energy clients across Europe. Cyril previously held executive positions in financial services including Credit Agricole and Calyon. and has served as a supervisory and advisory board member to numerous start-ups. Mr Pineau-Valencienne is a Fulbright scholar in Economics from the University of Michigan, USA, and a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris, France.


Dominique Valentiny


Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in private equity and start-ups




Dominique is a director of private equity firm YX Partners, an investor at Astia Angels and board member of numerous technology companies. Dominique has a distinguished career in global telecommunications, developing companies and serving as chief executive officer of Hub Telecoms. Ms Valentiny holds a degree in science from Ecole Polytechnique, France, a Master of Science in Telecommunications from Telecom ParisTech, France and a Master of Business Administration from M.I.T. Sloan School, USA.


Giuseppe Carlo Calafiore


Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in data science




Giuseppe is a professor and co-ordinator of the Systems and Data Science Lab at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Areas of expertise include advanced mathematics and machine learning for applications including finance and economic systems. Giuseppe has authored over 150 papers, 8 books and held several visiting lecturer positions at world-leading institutions. Professor Calafiore holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Information and System Theory from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.


Neil Mathieson


Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in fintech




Neil is founder of Key Capital, a provider of capital markets and fintech advice to financial institutions, companies and governments across Europe since 2006. Prior to Key Capital, Neil worked for ABN AMRO and RBS banks providing capital markets, risk and liquidity management advice to SMEs and global multinationals. Mr Mathieson holds a postgraduate degree in Marketing from the Chartered Institution of Marketing, UK.

Christophe Chazot


Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in capital markets







Christophe has 25 years experience financial services experience, most recently serving in senior innovation, strategy and management roles at HSBC Global Banking and Markets. He is an advisory board member of a private equity firm and the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Mr Chazot holds a degree in mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique, France, a Master of Science in Engineering from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France and a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from M.I.T., USA.

Cyril Pineau-Valencienne


Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in capital markets







Cyril is head of CPV Conseil, a specialist provider of high-value advisory services to banking and energy clients across Europe. Cyril previously held executive positions in financial services including Credit Agricole and Calyon. and has served as a supervisory and advisory board member to numerous start-ups. Mr Pineau-Valencienne is a Fulbright scholar in Economics from the University of Michigan, USA, and a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris, France.

Dominique Valentiny


Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in private equity and start-ups







Dominique is a director of private equity firm YX Partners, an investor at Astia Angels and board member of numerous technology companies. Dominique has a distinguished career in global telecommunications, developing companies and serving as chief executive officer of Hub Telecoms. Ms Valentiny holds a degree in science from Ecole Polytechnique, France, a Master of Science in Telecommunications from Telecom ParisTech, France and a Master of Business Administration from M.I.T. Sloan School, USA.

Giuseppe Carlo Calafiore


Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in data science







Giuseppe is a professor and co-ordinator of the Systems and Data Science Lab at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Areas of expertise include advanced mathematics and machine learning for applications including finance and economic systems. Giuseppe has authored over 150 papers, 8 books and held several visiting lecturer positions at world-leading institutions. Professor Calafiore holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Information and System Theory from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Neil Mathieson

Advisory Board Member and subject matter expert in fintech








Neil is founder of Key Capital, a provider of capital markets and fintech advice to financial institutions, companies and governments across Europe since 2006. Prior to Key Capital, Neil worked for ABN AMRO and RBS banks providing capital markets, risk and liquidity management advice to SMEs and global multinationals. Mr Mathieson holds a postgraduate degree in Marketing from the Chartered Institution of Marketing, UK.