Mr. Alex kwiatkowski
Industry Principal - Global Banking Practice
Alex Kwiatkowski is an Industry Principal in SAS’s Global Banking Practice, and the Banking Industry Lead in EMEA. His role centers on articulating and amplifying company strategy and point of view to senior financial executives, partners, analysts and influencers, along with creating relevant narratives and supporting content for thought-leadership purposes. Alex accomplishes this by continuously analyzing the evolution of banking across the world to identify where advanced analytics and artificial intelligence can deliver the biggest benefits.
Prior to joining SAS in October 2017, Alex was the Senior Strategist for Banking and Digital Channels at Finastra. Before this, Alex ran IDC’s Financial Insights team in Europe, where he was responsible for all advisory and consulting services, working closely with banks, technology vendors and service providers. He also spent four years as a Principal Analyst within Ovum’s Financial Services Technology Practice, and prior to that completed a stint as a senior manager within LloydsTSB’s Consumer Banking team.
With a career spanning over 17 years in the banking industry, and a decade spent in the fast-moving telco world before that, Alex is a veritable mine of significant and valuable knowledge. He is full of keen insights into how the sector must evolve, is blessed with a restless curiosity to explore and challenge traditional thinking and possesses an unquenchable thirst for discovering new information – from the trivial to the revelatory – to help form his opinions. A regular speaker at major global industry conferences – including Sibos; Asian Banker Summit; Retail Banking Europe; FT Middle East Banking Forum; and Retail Banking Asia – Alex is an energized and engaging keynote, willing to tackle the biggest and most controversial issues head-on.
Alex holds a BA in Contemporary East European Studies from UCL.