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Keith Bear

Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

Keith is a Fellow at the CCAF, focused on research, industry collaboration and development of Blockchain and Financial Technology in Banking and Financial Markets globally. 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, including blockchain deployment with Exchanges, trade finance organisations and banks.  In earlier roles, Keith led IBM’s capital markets consulting practice in the UK, worked as an Intrapreneur on multiple initiatives, and represented the industry in multiple Corporate Strategy and M&A activities. Keith is a Board Advisor to 3 Fintechs, and a lead mentor for the Barclay’s Techstars Fintech accelerator in London. He is member of WEF’s Expert Council, a former member of IBM’s Industry Academy and a former Board Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council, Keith holds a MA (Hons) in Physics from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, an MSc from University of London, and completed a Master in Business Management programme at London School of Economics.

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