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Head of CBDC & Fintech
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Damian Kozak

Damian Kozak leads INDUSTRIA’s CBDC and Fintech international operations. Entrepreneurial-spirited, a practitioner technologist with 20+ years of experience in IT business development, banking, trading and advanced engineering in global financial institutions, media corporations and start-ups.
Damian joined INDUSTRIA in January 2021 as Head of CBDC and Fintech. He is leading efforts to commercialise INDUSTRIA’s CBDC products and ensures our long-term strategy execution. Damian owns CBDC offering, including governing models, documentation, training programs, demo initiatives, product development and modules integration. He oversees the development and implementation of numerous custom addon-s like API, management dashboards, governing and risk, retail app frameworks to R3’s CBDC Sandbox.
Before INDUSTRIA, he’s spent the last five years evangelising an industry-wide shift to implementing blockchain technologies as an independent advisor. He moved from IT management, sales, business development to senior-level Executive positions. On top of blockchain technology, he helped to create consumption/implementation patterns for advanced virtualisation, containerisation and software-defined distributed storage. He advised on the new reincarnation of bots for trading, defined as autonomous “knowledge segments” supporting trading and risk calculations.
Before 2017 he was with HSBC as Global Head of Core Engineering. He was responsible for 12 to 56 months of hardware and operating systems strategy, introducing infrastructure-related technologies and managing all infrastructure labs within HSBC. His duties involved security and compliance review of new technologies and software absorption elements for all global retail, commercial, private, and investment banking platforms. He led the team responsible for successful BigData implementations and the bank large-scale automation project for server and software stacks, one of the first in the industry wide-scale use of containers and Everything-As-A-Service models.
Before HSBC, he worked as a trading technology expert for Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.
Damian was born in Poland and lives currently in the UK. He enjoys rural countryside hiking with his wife and children.

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