Rory Picardo - UK Department for International Trade
Head of Digital Economy Sector
Rory Picardo is part of the Department for International Trade, UK, wherein he heads the Digital Economy sector. He is a strategist at heart who works very closely with the technology ecosystems in the UK and in India. His spectrum of activities range from working with the start-up ecosystems to supporting multinationals in both the geographies. Over the years he has helped bring in various elements of the start-up ecosystem from the UK to the India- be it incubators, accelerators, individual start-ups or relevant industry bodies. Rory's strength lies in his ability to look at the macros and design strategies accordingly- he is also a connecter who has always thought things through. His other passion is to mentor and guide companies in the UK and in India on cross-border collaborations.
Rory has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors across UK and India. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds a PG Diploma in Banking & Finance and a UG degree in Chemical Engineering