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Keith Bear
Fellow for Alternative Finance and Digital Assets

Keith is a Fellow at the Centre for Alternative Finance, focused on research and industry collaboration in Digital Assets and Fintech innovation within Financial Services. He chairs the Cambridge Digital Asset Research programme, supported by 15 global institutions, and teaches on the Cambridge Digital Assets course for Regulators.

Previously, Keith was responsible globally for the strategy, development and execution of IBM’s business in Financial Markets, working extensively with global clients on major transformation programmes. 

Keith serves on the Advisory Board of 5 Fintechs, as a Board Member at DFNS (a digital asset custody provider), as a lead mentor at the Techstars ABN Amro and Web3 accelerators, as a member of the Technology and Operational Resilience Committee at the LME, as a member of WEF’s Expert Council, and also sits on the BoE’s CBDC Technology Forum. He is also an advisor at the Mission OG Fund and served as a member of the ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for Financial Innovation. 

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