Speaker Profile
Nicole Sandler

Head of Digital Policy

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About the Speaker

Nicole is the Head of Digital Policy at Barclays. She focuses on the impact of FinTech and RegTech related regulation and initiatives including AI and DLT use cases (such as digital assets including cryptoassets and CBDCs) and also focuses on data policy matters.  She regularly engages with policymakers globally including the FCA, BoE, ICO, EC, ECB, EBA, US Fed, CFTC, SEC, BIS, MAS and Japanese FSA.

Further, she represents Barclays in various regulatory and policy forums and industry groups. For example, Nicole is on the EC’s Expert Group on Regulatory Obstacles to Financial Innovation, GFMA’s CBDC Taskforce and the EBF’s Crypto Expert Group.  In addition, Nicole engages with regulators and policymakers globally including chairing a meeting with the Fed, sitting on panels with the FCA, presenting at the EC’s AI Fintech Lab to regulators from the 28 Member States and she represented Barclays at both the Crypto-asset and Blockchain roundtable and Digital Identity roundtable at the European Parliament.

Nicole regularly speaks on panels, presents at conferences and universities and has articles published.  She was named in the Re.Work ‘Top 30 Women in Fintech’ in 2021, the ‘Influencer of the Year’ at the NY Finovate Awards 2019 and the  ‘Most Influential Women in FinTech Regulation – UK’ at the Wealth and Finance Awards 2019.  In addition, she was listed on the Lattice80 Top 100 Women in FinTech Global List 2018 and is on the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist.