About

I’m a tech nerd that loves to be a bit of an entrepreneur, note the word bit. I like to see where technology can plug gaps, disrupt industries, revolutionise customer outcomes or create entire markets…
I’m lucky as I would say my work is my passion and as I have got older, my hobby. This could be partially due to the fact that my knees and ankles have stopped me playing basketball and in no world can you justify an entire day of leaving your family to play cricket. Though motor-racing maybe something to look into…
I started my journey in IT some 20+ years ago, as a software developer before moving on to senior roles in enterprise technical architecture for blue chip organisations across the banking, finance, insurance and telecommunications sectors. I was lucky enough to act as CTO on a number of projects and for smaller companies before moving into FinTech in 2011. I’ve had some fantastic experiences, some amazing colleagues and genius mentors over my time in the industry and I like to think, these have all rubbed off on me in a positive way.
Since 2012, I’ve been focussed on FinTech, acting as CTO for a number of disruptive start-ups and providing CTO consultancy to a select number of financial institutions before becoming a founding member of ClearBank®. ClearBank® is the first new clearing bank in the UK in 250 years and the first Cloud native clearing bank ever (well, in the UK, not sure globally). We have changed the marketplace and really pushed forward with a true Banking-as-a-Service product offering, disrupting the traditional agency banking model.
In 2019 with ClearBank® up and running and with an uber strong technology structure now in place, I moved to become Head of CBX, a division within the bank looking at innovative partnerships and strategic technologies 3,5,7 years out. The move has allowed me to look at technologies and opportunities outside of the bank and in September 2019, allowed me to go on and become a founding member of RTGS ltd and the RTGS.global liquidity network.
You can learn more about ClearBank® at https://Clear.Bank and RTGS at http://rtgs.com
I must state, that on this blog all posts and opinions are my own, and in no way should be taken as those of either ClearBank or RTGS. I just hope you find them interesting, engaging and thought provoking…

6 responses

29 03 2009
knowledgetoday

I love your site. Keep it up !

26 03 2010
luka

One great site on IT/BPM/ECM. Congrats Andrew.
Very good job 🙂 !

28 06 2011
Ian Gotts

Great blog. But want to follow you on twitter….. but no easy link 8-(

28 06 2011
Andrew Smith @onedegree

@AndrewCloudZync

4 07 2011
Stephanie Quick

Site looks good…you have a link to you BPM Workfile solution?

4 07 2011
Andrew Smith @onedegree

I am no longer working for a workflow company…




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