Alessandro Hatami is the founder of advisory firm Pacemakers.io, specialising in digital transformation in financial services. He has been a practitioner of digital innovation in banking for over 15 years, holding senior executive roles at businesses such as PayPal, Lloyds Banking Group, PayPoint and GE Capital. He is a regulated Non-Exec Director, mentor to FinTech start-ups and an investor in several early-stage tech companies. Alessandro is a well-known figure in the European fintech ecosystem and is a frequent speaker at events across the globe. He holds Engineering degrees from Georgia Tech and the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and an MBA from INSEAD. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.