Astrid Ayel

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Blockchain & Fintech

Astrid is part of the Digital team at KTN. She uses her background in mathematics and data science to help Blockchain and FinTech organisations connect to relevant sectors of the industry and academia to grow their project.  

She helps organisations access funding opportunities to accelerate ideas into real-world solutions. The organisations she supports are involved in Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology / DLT, Fintech, Financial Services, Banking, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data, Legaltech/ Law tech, Insurtech and Accountancy tech. And this across varied sectors including Digital & Creative, Robotics & AI, Manufacturing, Construction, Infrastructure, Health and AgriFood

Astrid leads on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Next Generation Services Programme. The programme is for Artificial Intelligence innovative businesses developing solutions for the Accountancy, Insurance and Legal services sectors. As part of the programme, Astrid runs AI for Services, a UK wide network bringing together Data and Artificial Intelligence businesses and academics with professionals working in the high value service sectors.

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Before joining KTN in 2015, Astrid worked in the innovation management team at MasterCard; delivering innovative digital solutions for retail loyalty schemes across Europe. 

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