Ken Moore is chief innovation officer at Mastercard and a member of the company's Management Committee. He leads the Mastercard Foundry organization, inclusive of R&D, Digital Futures, Product Lifecycle Management, and Experience Research & Design teams.
In this role, Ken is responsible for the company's innovation agenda, including incubating and bringing new products and services to market, unlocking the potential of emerging technologies, and anticipating changes in customer needs. Ken is an advisory board member to the World Intellectual Property Organization on the production of the Global Innovation Index.
He joined Mastercard in 2016 as executive vice president, Mastercard Labs, where he led the teams creating new products and experiences in digital payments, financial inclusion and the commercial space. He extended Mastercard's partner ecosystem by scaling its global startup engagement program Start Path, which helps innovative later-stage startups grow.
Ken is an Expert-in-Residence at Harvard Innovation Labs at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Ken held roles of increasing seniority at Citi, Accenture and Misys. He has over 25 years of experience in International Financial Services across retail and corporate banking and has worked extensively throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has held executive leadership roles in Product Management, Technology Delivery, Business Development, and Strategy and Innovation. Ken holds a BSc in Commercial Computer Applications from the Institute of Technology in Waterford, Ireland, and is a certified Board Director with the Institute of Directors.
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