Samrah Kazmi is a Futurist, an award-winning Risk Executive and Corporate Innovation Consultant. She has been named a Top RegTech Influencer by Onalytica, and is the recipient of NYC’s Inspiring Fintech Female award. She is the Co-Founder and COO of Maiden Century, an Alternative Data startup, and the founder and CEO of “Women In Sustainable Innovation”, a global community enabling female-founded ventures in Sustainability. After spending two and a half decades in leadership roles on Wall Street and in Fintech, Samrah now brings her expertise to the innovation ecosystem. She builds go-to-market and FinRiskOps strategies that enable startups to raise larger rounds of funding and increase valuation. Samrah also collaborates with US regulators to design emerging policy on disruptive technologies and is a professor of Strategic Technologies at The Pratt Institute, one of the leading design schools in the US. In addition to her degrees in Economics, Journalism and Business, Samrah also holds certifications in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard, Digital Transformation from UC Berkeley and Corporate Innovation & Fintech from MIT. She is based out of New York City.