THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED: Bolland Lecture 2019: Deanna Oppenheimer, Founder, CameoWorks & Chair, Hargreaves Lansdown

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Date: 09 October 2019
Venue: UWE Bristol, Bristol Business School, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, BS16 1ZG
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Time: 18:00-21:00

This event is fully booked, if you turn up unregistered, you will have to complete a registration form and wait until just before the event begins to allow us to see if there are any spare places.

If the event is full, we will live stream the talk in another lecture theatre in the Business School and, subject to no technical difficulties, you will be able to watch from there.

FinTech US vs UK

Deanna Oppenheimer, Founder, CameoWorks & Chair, Hargreaves Lansdown will deliver the University's prestigious Annual Bolland Lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series with her talk titled 'FinTech US vs UK'.

The UK is becoming a FinTech hub on par with Silicon Valley. In Bristol, firms like Hargreaves Lansdown and startups like LOQBOX are building a FinTech hub with Bath and Exeter to rival regional hubs in Northern England and Edinburgh.

Deanna Oppenheimer has advised FinTech firms since 2012. In her only UK speech this year, Deanna will analyse differing approaches in the US and UK and challenge 'FinTechUK' to be an engine of change. Deanna will examine her US and European experiences in start-ups, highlight the best in major corporations, and reveal the keys to win in FinTech and beyond.

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  • 18:00 - Registration and refreshments
  • 18:30 - Lecture
  • 19:30 - Networking


This event is fully booked, if you wish to be added to the waiting list, please register your details here. We will contact you on the day of the event to let you know if a place has become available.


Deanna Oppenheimer is the founder of CameoWorks and BoardReady.

An influential leader in financial services, Deanna has also been a trailblazer for women in tech, serving as senior advisor, investor, and board member to industry disruptors and firms that are changing the business landscape through technology.

Currently, Deanna serves as senior advisor to Bain & Co's financial services and digital practice and to consulting firm West Monroe Partners' technology practice. She was an early-stage investor in Remitly and Vettd as well as identity verification and fraud-prevention tech.

Past advisory roles included Volometrix (acquired by Microsoft Business Analytics), Finsphere (recently partnered with Visa), InAuth, (acquired by American Express), E*Trade, Lithium, Monitise, Expedia, UST Global and Athemis, where she was one of their first senior advisors.

In 2015, Innovate Finance named Deanna one of the female leaders and business drivers, instrumental in cultivating a world-leading FinTech community in the UK.

About the Bolland Lecture

The Bolland Lecture was established in 1976 to commemorate Dr Robert Bolland, who held the post of Director of Bristol Polytechnic from its foundation in 1969 to his death in 1974. In 1992 Bristol Polytechnic gained University status, becoming the University of the West of England.

About the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Law Society, Bristol Media, Business Leader, Business West, CBI, CIPD, CIPFA, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England Combined Authority.

Continual Professional Development

We are now a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) member and we are pleased to announce that this lecture series has been certified in principle by the CPD Certification Service.

For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, please register your details with a member of the events team after each lecture. Please note that we will not be able to administer any retrospective certificate requests.

Subject to each lecture being certified, you will receive a personalised CPD certificate direct from CPD up to 28 days after the event.

If you have any queries relating to CPD please contact


We will aim to make all addresses available as a podcast one week after the lecture, subject to approval of the speaker and no technical difficulties with the recording. Podcasts can be viewed on our previous address archive.

Live Stream

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis for those that have registered. Not everyone who has registered will turn up, so to ensure we have a full house, we allow more registration than there are places. Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the lecture to avoid disappointment. If you arrive late and the lecture theatre is full, you may be able to watch the talk from the live streaming room.

Media queries

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UWE Bristol aims to ensure, as much as possible, that all our public events are fully accessible. Early notice of access requirements is much appreciated.

Cost: Free
Contact: Events Team
Telephone: +44(0)117 32 84517

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