Clara Durodié is a technology strategist specializing in the business and governance of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services.
Clara is internationally recognized for her expertise, advising Boards of leading financial institutions, think-tanks, governments, and academia. She also mentors AI startups on governance, funding and growth strategy. She is consistently named on numerous global lists of leading women in fintech, and was the Chair of the Non-Executive Directors Board’s special committee on Best Practice for AI Adoption (UK) and a member of IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (USA).
Clara advised the World Economic Forum’s 4th Industrial Revolution Centre in San Francisco (US), the All Parliamentary Party Group for Artificial Intelligence (UK) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ special commission on Artificial Intelligence (Japan). In June 2017, Clara was also invited as a member of the European Union Artificial Intelligence Alliance.
Clara is a frequent presenter at leading conferences around the globe, including SIBOS, Money 2020, Innovate Finance Global Summit, AI World and at London Business School where she addressed an audience from leading universities around the world such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Cambridge. She has been invited as guest lecturer by leading universities like the University of Oxford’s Executive MBA. London Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Clara was also invited to teach at the Oxford Artificial Intelligence course, organised by the University of Oxford.
Clara is the author of the highly acclaimed Decoding AI in Financial Services - Business Implications for Boards and Professionals the first guidebook on AI in financial services for C-level, Boards and decision makers. The book's Japanese translation was published in Japan in 2022. Clara also writes Decoding AI® Briefing, a popular digital publication which examines the business and governance of AI in financial services. Since its inception in 2016, it remains a preeminent and impartial source of information on this topic.
Her academic interest sits at the intersection of neuroscience, artificial intelligence and financial services. Her focus is on how episodic memory informs how people spend, save and invest. In her corporate life, Clara served in leadership roles in European asset and wealth management in the UK, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Clara is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK), has a Certificate in Investment Management (UK) and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.