Keith Bear

Vice President, Financial Markets

Keith is responsible globally for the strategy and development of IBM’s business in Financial Markets, a multi-billiondollar business. He works extensively with global clients on their major transformation programmes, typically on the cutting edge of shaping IBM’s solutions. He has worked extensively with financial markets infrastructure firms such as CLS, LSEG and DTCC, trade finance organisations such as the We.Trade bank consortium, and leading global banks on deployment of Blockchain technologies. Keith acts as a Board Advisor to 2 blockchain Fintechs, as well as a lead mentor for 3 of the 2018 cohort in the Barclay’s Techstars Fintech accelerator.

Keith holds a FirstClass Degree in Physics from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, an MSc in Particle Physics from University of London, and completed an IBM Master in Business Management programme at London School of Economics. He is a member of IBM’s Industry Academy and a Board Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council.