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Fergal Downey

Rakuten, Inc.
VP of Engineering
Belfast, United Kingdom
Fergal has spent 22 years working in engineering, management and leadership roles for various FinTech organisations where he has been responsible for building engineering teams and delivering High Availability, Enterprise Banking and Payment solutions. He brings a blend of technology, process, people and domain competencies to teams, providing the necessary cohesiveness across Engineering, Product, Operations and Go-To-Market functions.Fergal has spent time working in Ireland, UK and USA with his previous employers including blue chip companies such as Visa, CyberSource, Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ford Motor Company. Prior to joining Rakuten, Fergal was VP of Engineering with Bitnet who built a best in class digital currency platform enabling eCommerce merchants to accept Bitcoin.As the VP of Engineering of the recently launched Rakuten Blockchain Lab, Fergal is building blockchain delivery capability inside Rakuten to meet the current and future needs of the various Rakuten businesses.

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Saturday, October 22
 

12:00pm