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Richard Peers - Head of Financial Services, Microsoft

Richard Peers

Richard Peers is Microsoft EMEA’s Banking Industry Lead working with their largest clients and FinTech innovators.  He has spent the last 18 years at Microsoft in sales, services and marketing leadership, with the last three years deeply engaged with clients and agencies in the Financial Services and Retail space. Working on projects and engaging with leadership teams he brings an up to the minute insight on the vision and the practicalities of “Banking re-imagined”.

He created the Digital Wallet Foundry in 2013 which combined a conference and a hackathon to bring business and developers communities together.  DWF sought to crack the code on Identity, Loyalty and Payments and was widely praised as a thought leading initiative.

Richard is a regular speaker at events and contributor re: payments, innovation, technology and the environment via social media.