Rodger Oates

Rodger Oates

Consulting Partner at Tata Consultancy Services

Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor

Rodger brings over twenty years of financial services experience to the role of being a mentor with a vast network of contacts across the industry as well as a unique skill set. He first trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG, then began developing his career in Corporate Finance (Standard Chartered and PwC) and later, moved into Business and IT Consultancy (Capco and TCS). His deep understanding of Business and Technology issues in the FS industry and how participants are looking to address them has lead him to his current position as a Consulting Partner with Tata Consulting Services. Rodger’s focus on providing advisory surrounding Innovation and Digital to a number of key FS client across the UK and Europe has resulted in an acute knowledge of the key problems that the major FS institutions are facing and are seeking to address with innovative solutions.

Rodger regularly runs Innovation days for clients looking to understand the latest developments in FS. Topics that he has recently advised clients on include: Big Data and Analytics, Mobility, Communication and the importance of Social Media, the exposure of services via APIs to third parties and the collaborative workplace. As part of his role, he also represents TCS at Techuk- a pan industry body influencing government policy. Not only has he worked with larger FS businesses during his career (RBS, Barclays, LBG, ABN AMRO, RBC, HSBC, Merrill Lynch, ING, RSA and VISA etc), he has also been through the development process of startups- taking their business from an initial concept to launch (e.g. Ivobank – purchased by Virgin Money) and working with Private Equity firms(e.g. Sun Capital) looking to enter FS or transform an incumbent.