With over 25 years of practical experience in Finance and Technology, Farshad is VP of Technological strategy at Saman Bank for 10 years, which today is one of the largest Banks in the Middle East with 4 Million customers, 250+ Branches and over 250,000 POS merchants. Farshad has helped the bank and its many technological sub-companies to significantly grow in value – the Bank went from a $10 Million company to a Multi-Billion $ Company. Farshad can advise and support Internet Start-ups especially in areas of Financial Services, eCommerce, Mobile Payment solutions and CRM systems. Currently part of the Investment/Mentoring program at Lever 39 Canary Warf, one of Europe largest Fin/Tech start-up community and involved in some of the largest VC Tech and Accelerates in Europe, US and Iran. For 20 years, Farshad has been one of the key consultants to Reuters Financial global services working as a consultant to global Banks (such as Deutsche Bank and Barclays), Stockbrokers and at Microsoft HQ. Furthermore, Farshad is the Author of a number of internationally-selling books on technology in the financial world and an Intentional Speaker on Technology and Finance. He has an M. Phil(Computing) from Sussex(UK) University.