About

Adizah 2014

Adizah is a Londoner who likes growth. She is an experienced technology executive having worked within the digital technologies space since 2009 when she first began using WordPress. Fast forward to 2018 and she has built a unique lens while working in the technology sector in London. Most recently she as part of the European expansion of Californian fintech company Token Inc across Europe,  in 2013 she joined Level39 a technology accelerator focused on fintech products. Under her leadership, the Level39 technology ecosystem grew to over 200+ member companies, delivered over 7 hours of weekly educational programming and technology partnerships.  Adizah understands how to build relationships that add value to all partners. She was part of the team that grew edtech company Apps for Good – scaling the program from 2 schools to 100 schools. Adizah has worked on the rollout of digital products such as websites, billing systems and mentor matching platforms. Partners over the years include Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Accenture, Tech City UK, Amazon, World Economic Forum and many more.  Adizah has worked with a number of industry leaders and was recently named one of the top Power 100 women in London by City A.M.  You will always find her doing something involving entrepreneurs, technology and general geekery. She also cofounded Filanthropy a giving network for young professionals. You can get in touch with her on twitter @Adizah_Tejani  or message her on LinkedIn .

Blog

Adapting to technology change in financial services | How CEOs and CIOs are reacting to FinTech disruption

Technology leaders in financial services are being challenged by the fast pace of technology change, but they are also able to see the opportunities opening up. As JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon emphasised in his now infamous 2015 CEO letter to shareholders: Silicon Valley is coming. Dimon didn’t wait for new fintech firms to disrupt the …

#FTW16: “In finance? Not partnered with tech firms? You’re in trouble.”

This post first appeared on the New Statesmen as part of London Fintech Week 2016. Over the last few months there have been many reports of the great partnerships that are emerging in the fintech space. Transferwise partnered with Estonia’s biggest bank, BBVA invested in Atom Bank, and tech companies like Apple and Google are …

Time to inspire the next generation

Entrepreneurship among under-35s has – somewhat surprisingly – dipped year on year in the UK. Adizah Tejani, head of ecosystem development at Canary Wharf’s Level39 accelerator, and co-lead for the Tech London Advocates under-35s group, says established entrepreneurs can help reverse this. Working in the entrepreneurship space with over 140 entrepreneurs, as I do at …

Speaking

Adizah has spoken internationally on the changes technology is making across business and life.

Speaking and moderating:

  • Money2020 Europe – Expanding Global Horizons – Amsterdam – (June 2018)
  • Africa Together – Women in STEM – Cambridge Union – (June 2018)
  • SWIFT London Business Forum – The Building Blocks to Open Banking (April 2018)
  • Computer Science Careers Evening – UEA Computer Science Department – Norwich (February 2018)
  • Women’s Networking Evening – Oxford University ACS – Oxford (January 2018)
  • European Women in Payments 2017 – Open Banking APIs – Amsterdam (November 2017)
  • Web Summit 2017 – Lisbon – (November 2017)
  • Sibos 2017 – Global Fintech hubs and New Technologies and Business Standards – Toronto (October 2017)
  • Cass MBA London Symposium – The evolution of London Fintech (May 2017)
  • API Days Paris (December 2016)
  • Hack Make the Bank (Fintech APIs) pitch judge (October 2016)
  • London Agile Content Meetup (October 2016)
  • Future of Wearables – Geek Girl Meet Up 2016 Conference Ministry of Justice (October 2016)
  • Building a Sustainable Fintech Ecosystem – FinSum2016 – Tokyo (September 2016)
  • Women of Colour In STEM – UK Parliment (June 2016)
  • LSE School of Management (June 2016)
  • Accelerators: The Reverse Pitch – Europas 2016 – (June 2016)
  • Developers Wanted! – Investment, Skills and Nurturing the Sector Policy UK (May 2016)
  • The Fintech Revolution – London Business School & China Business Forum – London (May 2016)
  • Money2020 Europe – Fintech 3.0 – Copenhagen (April 2016)
  • Future of Retail –  Google UK (March 2016)
  • Incubating and Accelerating your concept – Expand London (Feb 2016)
  • POC in Tech breakfast – Google Campus (December 2015)
  • Sibos 2015- Platform Disruption the business of APIs – (October 2015  Singapore)

Media and Awards

Adizah has been a media spokesperson for a number of years and believes in changing the debate on how technology is being used in business and life. She has featured in a number of publications from the Finacial Times to the Evening Standard. Her work as an industry leader has led to industry recognition across the UK and Europe.

Awards