Global Gamechangers Speaker
Head of Innovation Ecosystem, Fidelity Investments
A passionate disruptor, an obsessive innovator, an inquisitive researcher, and a recovering technologist. With 20 years+ across technology and financial services industries, Aaron has an inherent desire to uncover ‘unknown unknowns’ and to help those looking to change the future for the better. Aaron has extensive experience in leading edge innovation within international corporates and early-stage startups – from working on mobile designs since 2000, to the beginning of contactless standards in 2009, to being part of the Mastercard Digital Enablement Services team behind Apple Pay in 2013, to a stint in Australia during 2016-2018 on commerce, banking and all things fintech.
Aaron Smith is currently the Head of Innovation Ecosystem within the Fidelity Center of Applied Technology at Fidelity Investments. Leveraging his experience over the past two decades, his current remit is to work with startups who are looking to impact our future in a positive way. From discovery to building proof of concepts and research to production of media content, this subject matter is close to Aaron’s heart. Having the opportunity to bring concepts to life, to guide founders through their perilous forays and to work with teams of smart, clever and committed people makes it feel less like a job and more like a ‘passion hobby’ for Aaron.