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special advisor

Claire Cockerton - Innovate Finance CEO and Founder | Silicon Real LIVE

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Claire is a serial entrepreneur; co-founder/ CEO of Innovate Finance, a City of London backed movement for a more balanced, resilient, and accessible financial services sector. Founder/CEO of Pivotal Innovations and previously, founder/CEO of Aesthetic Earthworks (multi-million $, award-winning Eco-firm, sold in 2009). Claire set strategy for and implemented Level39 Technology Accelerator as Deputy Head in its first 18 months & continues as Special Advisor to Canary Wharf Group on the development of a Financial Services and Smart Cities tech cluster. As an Imperial College London MBA alumni, Claire helped establish the business model for the South African 'Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship' and then returned to the UK to define and implement The Guardian's 'Digital First' online strategy. Claire is an active member for Women in Tech, Tech London Advocates, Women Shift Digital, and is a member of Boris Johnson's London Tech Ambassador group. In her spare time, Claire is a keen sportswoman, pianist and traveller. Specialties: FinTech, Innovation Ecosystems, Technology Transfer, Business Incubation and Acceleration, Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Smart Cities and Sustainable Architecture