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CTO Stories: Designing and Building the Platform | Andrew Smith

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Andrew's career journey started after graduating from a Computer Science degree, moving straight into a junior software development role with an IT Consultancy. Throughout his career, Andrew has been lucky enough to work as firstly a software developer, but then later as an Enterprise Technical Architect on many leading edge projects for "blue chip" organisations.

Andrew's experience in IT ranges across primarily banking, finance, insurance and telecommunications industries, while also incorporating projects with a number of disruptive SMEs.

More recently he has acted as CTO and Managing Director for FinTech disruptive start-ups and have provided CTO consultancy services to a select number of financial institutions.

Andrew is one of three founding members of RTGS Limited, owner and operator of the cross-border liquidity network. As CTO, his role is to design and build out the platform, network and its capabilities. This includes their unique and patent pending liquidity lock and block capabilities.

Previous to this he was Head of CBX at ClearBank, focussing on delivering innovation for ClearBanks Banking-as-a-Service proposition.

During the podcast episode, we spoke about his new venture, some of the tech challenges when building ClearBank, including gaining the trust of the customers, especially when deciding to build the business in the cloud back in 2015.