Speaker

Areiel Wolanow

Areiel Wolanow

Managing Director

Finserv Experts

Biography

Areiel Wolanow is the managing director of Finserv Experts.  He is an experienced business leader with over 25 years of experience in business transformation solutioning, sales, and execution. He served as one of IBM’s key thought leaders in blockchain, machine learning, and financial inclusion. Areiel has deep experience leading large, globally distributed teams; he has led programs of over 100 people through the full delivery life cycle, and has managed budgets in the tens of millions of dollars.

In addition to his delivery experience, Areiel also serves as a senior advisor on blockchain, machine learning, and technology adoption; he has worked with central banks and financial regulators around the world, and is currently serving as the insurance industry advisor for the UK Parliament’s working group on blockchain.

Subject matter expertise

Areiel has delivered working solutions in the following solution domains

  • Blockchain
  • Machine Learning
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Agile/DevOps Adoption
  • Business intelligence/analytics
  • CRM

Industry expertise

Areiel’s core expertise lies in the banking and insurance industries.  He also has real-world delivery experience in

  • Trade finance
  • Telecommunications
  • Public sector

International experience

Areiel is a US citizen, a UK permanent resident, and has delivered projects in over 40 countries around the globe.  In addition to the US and UK, Areiel has over one year delivery experience in each of the following countries

  • China
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Denmark
  • Poland

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