Barry West

Head of Emerging Technology, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
  • Speakers
  • United Arab Emirates

About Barry West

Barry West joined the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in April 2018. As Head of Emerging Technology, Barry leads the exploration, design and implementation of ADGM’s FinTech strategy and initiatives focusing on equipping the Regulator with tools necessary to be effective in the digital age. He is instrumental in the creation and execution of projects such as the ‘Digital Lab’ (an online platform which enables Regulators, Financial Institutions and FinTechs to rapidly experiment and prototype in a controlled environment) as well as ‘Digital Regulations’ (an initiative that’s using natural language processing (NLP), machine learning and graph analysis to convert the current analogue regulation into a more fluid digital medium). Prior to joining the FSRA, Barry was a founding member of the U.K Financial Conduct Authority’s RegTech team running hackathon's (TechSprints) and RegTech focused initiatives