Nicholas Merriman

Nicolas Merriman

Nicholas Merriman is a senior director and the financial services CTO for Avanade in the UK & Ireland. He has over 25 years’ experience in technology, consulting and financial services, having worked for some of the UKs largest and most innovative banks including HBoS, LBG and Egg where he held roles including the CTO for Retail Bank, CTO Wealth and International and Chief Architect. Having started his financial services career at Microsoft, he has continued to deliver of solutions that deliver value to both customers, employees and shareholders. Nic has extensive payments experience having worked with some of Europe’s leading payments organisations whilst consulting with AlixPartners. At Avanade, Nic is focused is on helping customer realise the value from their investment in the Microsoft and wider technology ecosystem. Focusing on Open Banking, Data, Customer and Employee experience through data driven, cloud based, mobile strategies whilst supporting organisations in their transformation journey.



How leading FS firms are reimagining their corporate IT function

Posted on January 19, 2020

Nic Merriman explains how financial services (FS) corporate IT can create the standards, operating models and governance to ensure technology is introduced and used appropriately.



How banks can find the right route to become future ready

Posted on November 7, 2019

Nic Merriman outlines the four main routes or “digital pathways” banks can take according to new research developed by MIT-CISR.



Why traditional banks risk becoming invisible in consumer markets

Posted on October 16, 2019

Tomorrow’s financial world has already arrived. Nicolas Merriman explains the implications for banks and how they need to respond in order to stay relevant.


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