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Kevin Telford


I'm an innovative, curious award winning business change Strategy Director and Advisor. A consultant, with business transformational skills and success as a high performing leader.


My role at Thoughtworks is enabling FS, established, new brands create, design, build, deliver tech and data value propositions harnessing our team expertise. We deploy tech, techniques, methods to create the optimal tech, that challenge people to use smart data solutions to innovate fast for FS brands and new entrants.


We have centred our FS point of view, direction around Intelligent Empowerment and Open Life starting with Open Banking to deliver platforms, marketplaces and ecosystem solutions. A place where we can innovate and create mutual value fast. 


Im a growth advisor to start-ups and co-founder of a new financial well being proposition built on a tech platform and harnessing open banking or "open life" as we see it. I have been gifted to engage with amazing people, across multiple sectors, areas of expertise and brands for example;


  • FS - Lloyds, Barclaycard, Yorkshire Building Society and Axa
  • Automotive - DCUK, Lexus and Toyota
  • Retail - Sainsbury's, Asda and Nectar
  • Government - BIS, Digital Catapult and numerous Departments
  • Charity - Oxfam, WWF and CRUK 

I'm passionate about creating value by introducing new ways of thinking through enabling tech and smart data solutions.