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Head of Rise London / FinTech Platform Lead at Barclays
Magdalena Krön is Head of Rise London / FinTech Platform Lead at Barclays. At Rise, Magdalena is building a community of the most transformative technologies in financial services today. Working closely with over 50 FinTech companies she helps entrepreneurs connect their technologies and businesses with opportunities at Barclays and with Barclays corporate clients.
Magdalena started her professional career in retail management and went on to study a BSc in Information Management for Business followed by a MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship, both at UCL. Focusing on how technologies will disrupt traditional industries she has repeatedly helped organisations build networks that can accelerate innovation.
As a great advocate for improving diversity in technology she is also the co-founder of the Geek Girl Meetup community in the UK and Singapore. Over the last 5 years Magdalena has helped inspire thousands of women in tech. She has been leading a team with the aim to create more female role models and showcasing their stories, talent and passion on stage through GeekGirl Meetup’s monthly events and yearly conference (check out geekgirlmeetup.co.uk).