Roland Emmans

UK Together Speaker

Roland Emmans

Head of Technology Sector, HSBC

Roland is a career banker, but is not out of the traditional mould. He is a big fan of psychology, and how human beings interact with each other and technology. Roland spends a lot of time cutting through the ‘Buzz words’ to what tech change really means to us here and now as well as in the medium term. In his spare time Roland coaches and referees rugby as well as being a powerboat instructor.

Roland heads up HSBC’s Technology client banking business for the UK, helping growing businesses from start-ups all the way to large quoted multinationals. He is a 25 yrs.+ career banker having worked in a wide range of roles and geographies, for the last 12 years he has focussed purely on the tech sector. Roland jokes that he spends much of his time translating what tech firms do into a language banks can understand.

Roland is aware that he is very lucky to get to meet more than 200 innovative tech firms per year, getting to hear the inside story, giving him a big network and broad perspective on the sector. The last 12 months have seen Roland help firms assess and adapt to the challenges and opportunities of CV-19. This work has seen Roland engage with over 400 UK and International tech CEO’s to form his view on what the future of work and technology might look like.

Roland’s current area of interest include remote working driven culture change, distributed work force models and CV-19 accelerated Digital Transformation.