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Stephen Simmons

Chief Risk & Data Science Officer, Oakam

Stephen is the Chief Risk and Data Science Officer at Oakam. He is responsible for optimising decision making for credit, pricing, marketing and collections. Before moving to Oakam, he ran Portfolio Management and Cross Sell at ANZ Credit Cards in Australia, and then Operations, Credit Risk and Strategy for ABN Amro Consumer Finance in the Netherlands, where he was also the Dutch representative on MasterCard’s European Operations Advisory Committee. He spent 8 years at JPMorgan where he ran technology for Precious Metals trading, was Head of Data and Analytics Engineering for the Equities trading business and was building the investment bank’s Athena Research AI/ML platform. Stephen in active in the Python community, has presented at PyData and PyConUK conferences in UK, Germany, the Netherlands and USA, and earlier this year hosted the EuroPandas Summit at Oakam’s offices in London. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He is also a former world computer programming champion. Stephen holds a BSc, BEng, PhD in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from INSEAD.