Meet high profile experts as well as international feature writers, who contribute to smart!
Lynn Walford is the executive editor of AUTO Connected Car News. She has been writing about technology for over two decades. She drives an electric connected car that was hacked through a smartphone app. In 2016, Walford created the groundbreaking SteerClear Wheel.
Monty Munford has 15 years' experience in the mobile, tech and digital sectors, and is a weekly tech columnist for Forbes in New York and a monthly business/tech columnist in London for the BBC. He also writes regularly on technology for publications such as The Economist, MIT Tech Review and Wired UK. He also contributes to TechCrunch, Mashable , Fast Company and The Memo among others. He has a well-trafficked tech blog, Mob76 Outlook , which has more than 105,000 unique visitors per month.
Simon is Senior Editor at Irish Tech News and freelances for Sunday Business Post, Irish Times, The Southern Star, Dublin Globe and other publications. He is an accomplished public speaker including TEDx and business mentor with over 82,000 followers on Twitter, and has been named on 6 global Fintech influencer lists in the last 6 months alone. He has been based in Ireland for over 20 years. He has founded three companies, and introduced one national sport to the country.
Australian journalist Pip Harry has been a senior magazine editor on leading national titles such as Woman's Day, NW, New Idea and TV Week. She has lectured at universities and schools in communications and writing and worked as a freelance and in-house copywriter for NGO's and large multinational corporations. She has published three novels for young adults with the University of Queensland Press. She currently lives and works in Singapore.
Caroline Bowler is the Managing Director of Bowlah PR. As the founder of Asia’s first Fintech specialist PR agency, she focuses on communicating the problems technology can solve. Caroline started her career in private client stockbroking before moving to an international investment bank. She gained experience across a number of operational functions, including settlements and asset management. This later progressed to a front office role with the Prime Brokerage team, servicing global hedge fund clients. Her clients have been featured across the world on the BBC, CBC, PBS, Reuters, Bloomberg, American Banker, AltFi, the Australian, ChannelNews Asia and the Business Times. Caroline is also one of the founding members of the Global Fintech PR Network, with representatives on 5 continents.
With 25 years of experience behind him, Steve Mott describes himself as something of a “veteran” of the electronic payments industry. His specialization is in “‘landscape’ and strategic assessments, transaction economics, innovative uses of debit networks, authentication and security technologies, and emerging alternative payments types and venues – including stored value, online and mobile commerce, cloud-based/digital marketing systems, and transacting over social networks.” As well as an expert advisor to the Federal Reserve, Mott is principal of payments consultancy BetterBuyDesign, working with clients in various areas, ranging from strategy development and product research to organizational effectiveness and technology evaluations.