SVP, Head of Digital Product Development and Innovation, State Street
Pinar Emirdag leads the digital product development and innovation team at State Street. Pinar has worked on a number of industry changing initiatives, building new marketplaces and capital markets offerings throughout her career at London Stock Exchange, ICAP, Liquidnet, Citigroup and Lava Trading which was a successful financial technology firm which was acquired by Citigroup. In the recent years, she has been working on emerging business models and technologies such as peer to peer financial services. She has worked on entrepreneurial initiatives as an executive, founder, advisor and board member. These include Clearmatics, Senahill Partners, R3, Hyperledger, Quantave, UK Digital Currency Association, Complymatic and Mathmoneyfx (now Symbiont). Pinar started her business career at management consultancy, Oliver Wyman. Pinar holds Ph.D and M.Sc. degrees in Physics and a M. Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. Pinar’s research field was development of new numerical techniques in theoretical particle physics. She continues to have academic collaborations and regularly presents at events, conferences, workshops on regulation, technologies and market structures. Most recently, she has been expanding her interest in quantum computing.