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Clara Durodié        

Technology Strategist; Finance & AI Expert; Author, "Decoding AI in Financial Services"

Clara Durodié is a technology strategist who specializes in the business, risks, and geopolitics of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services.

Durodié is internationally recognized for her expertise in advising boards of leading financial institutions, think tanks, governments, and academia. She also mentors AI startups on governance, funding, and growth strategy. She is consistently named on numerous global lists of leading women in fintech and was the Chair of the Non-Executive Directors Board’s special committee on Best Practice for AI Adoption (UK) and a member of IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (USA).

Durodié advised the World Economic Forum’s 4th Industrial Revolution Centre in San Francisco (US), the All Parliamentary Party Group for Artificial Intelligence (UK), and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ special commission on Artificial Intelligence (Japan). In June 2017, she was also invited as a member of the European Union Artificial Intelligence Alliance.

​Durodié is a frequent presenter at leading conferences around the globe, including SIBOS, Money 2020, Innovate Finance Global Summit, AI World, and at London Business School, where she addressed an audience from leading universities around the world, such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Cambridge. She has been invited as a guest lecturer by leading universities like the University of Oxford’s Executive MBA, London Business School, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Durodié was also invited to teach at the Oxford Artificial Intelligence course organized by the University of Oxford.

Durodié is the author of the highly acclaimed "Decoding AI in Financial Services - Business Implications for Boards and Professionals," the first guidebook on AI in financial services for C-level Boards and decision-makers. Durodié also writes Decoding AI® Briefing, a popular digital publication that examines the business and governance of AI in financial services. Since its inception in 2016, it remains a preeminent and impartial source of information on this topic.

Her academic interest lies at the intersection of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and financial services. Her focus is on how episodic memory informs how people spend, save, and invest. In her corporate life, Clara served in leadership roles in European asset and wealth management in the UK, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.

Durodié is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK), has a Certificate in Investment Management (UK), and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.

Speech Topics

Boards and AI Strategy: Modern Governance

Cybersecurity and AI: Fighting Fire with Fire

Artificial Intelligence in Plain English

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