Prior to joining the KTN in 2015, Astrid worked in the innovation management team at MasterCard; delivering innovative digital solutions for retail loyalty schemes across Europe. With a background in mathematics and data science, her recent focus is helping Blockchain and FinTech connect to relevant sectors of the industry and academia to grow their project. She is leading on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Next Generation Services Programme targeted at Artificial Intelligence innovative businesses developing solutions for the Insurance, Legal and Accountancy services sectors. Astrid is currently working on the next phase of the programme: AI for Services, a UK wide network bringing together Data and Artificial Intelligence businesses and academics with professionals working in the high value service sectors. For more information and to join please visit aiforservices.org/.