Leading Point is an award-winning global data & digital operating model services provider to financial services institutions, data companies and fintech products. Headquartered in London, we specialise in strategic advisory, design and management of outcomes on complex data initiatives such as migration to cloud, data governance, data quality & controls, analytics and AI and a venture studio that delivers new products with innovative start-ups and scale-ups. We apply an objective and a business lens to all we do which translates into actual core efficiencies, new products, better customer journeys for our clients. Our senior team are seasoned industry executives, entrepreneurs, data experts and transformation leaders devoted to making financial services innovative, performing and values-led. We serve our clients globally from our offices in London, Dubai and New York. For more information visit our website.

Datatomic is a Venture Studio led by Financial Services innovation and data-tech leader Rajen Madan and product-tech wizard Thushan Kumaraswamy and capital markets GTM leader Sashi Dias Valtz, along with industry leads and MDs in Data and Web3. With more than 80 cumulated years of strategy, data, digital assets and AI experience in FS, we are on a mission to shape the up-and-coming startup ecosystem in these spaces in London, New York and Dubai, develop ideas into products and products into companies, and create a new tech hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. There is a significant gap and opportunity in Data & AI, one not served by existing VCs, venture studios or corporate innovation departments. 

Rajen and Thush founded Leading Point, an award-winning data and AI company at the core of the London banking and Fintech scene. Several organisations look to Leading Point to help assess, create and lead initiatives and products in new white spaces or tap adjacencies and this trend has only been growing. Datatomic provides all these capabilities seamlessly for the benefit of start-ups and scale-ups.

Leading Point are a key member of Our Network and sponsor of the AI demowall


  • Deep financial services industry and data expertise
  • Unique data and digital op model capabilities
  • Outcome and solutions-led


  • Data
  • Digital
  • Cloud
  • Data Analytics
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    Rajen Madan
    Leading Point CEO
    Rajen is the Founder and CEO of Leading Point, a company he founded in 2017 to help financial services firms navigate the new realities of innovation, disruption, regulation, and client expectations with a data first approach. With over 18 years of experience in the industry, he has delivered on several business transformations, data strategies, GTM, sales and new ventures for banks, buy-side firms, insurers and start-ups. He is a certified SAFe (Scaled Agile for Enterprise) practitioner. Firms he has extensively worked with include Deutsche Bank, Citi, Northern Trust, ING, Credit Suisse, HSBC, SocGen, LSEG, Clarivate, Bloomberg, Nomura, LPL Financial, AXA XL, Barclays, UBS, GLEIF and several start-ups and scale-ups. He enjoys developing new ventures in Data, AI and Digital Assets and contributing to the wider FinTech ecosystem as a mentor and advocate.

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    Thushan Kumaraswamy
    CTO & co-founder at Leading Point
    With a distinguished career spanning over 29 years in banking and finance, Thush is a seasoned professional and is a Co-Founder at Leading Point. Specialising in business architecture, strategy analysis, and change management, he has played key roles at renowned institutions such as Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, AXA XL, Clarivate, Bloomberg, Investec, HSBC, JP Morgan, where he has served in business architecture leadership and product development in the spaces of trading platforms, Anti-Financial Crime, Fintech Solution Labs, Enterprise Data Strategy & Op Model, new product and solutions design. As the creator of modellr – a strategy tracking and business review solution, Raven – a digital auditing solution and numerous other product advisory roles, Thush is recognized for his expertise in translating complex business ideas into clear solutions.
    With proficiency in business strategy analysis, stakeholder management, and a range of technical skills, Thush is dedicated to improving team performance and efficiency. His commitment to visual clarity and strategic communication is evident in his work, emphasising the importance of aligning change initiatives with business goals.
    Thush brings a wealth of global workplace experience and a comprehensive understanding of the full project management lifecycle, making him an asset in driving positive change and innovation.
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    Sashi Dias Valtz
    Ventures Lead
    Sashi brings over 20 years of global institutional financial services experience from Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in New York and San Francisco. She recently held global positions running sales, account management and client strategy teams with Fintech firm Symphony in New York and London. And most recently built and led the institutional global account management team at Digital Asset exchange, Coinbase.

    Sashi is active in fintech and blockchain consulting and advisory spaces. She is focused on bringing her expertise and GTM planning knowledge to Fintech as a broad ecosystem to bridge market opportunities in Blockchain, Web3, Digital Assets and Finserv Technology. She is passionate about inspiring culture, people and developing transformative strategies and solutions for companies.

    She has a dual BS/BA degree in Economics and Business Management from S.U.N.Y Stony Brook with Magna Cum Laude honors, and has completed the Oxford Blockchain Strategy as well as Harvard Business School Disruptive Technology Programs.

    Sashi has received recognition from Women in Finance for Excellence in Fintech and has MC'd the flagship Symphony Innovate conference in NYC. She is a board member and advisor, promoting children’s literacy around the world for underserved markets, and serves as an advisor to global NFT projects. She continues to balance her professional time with mentoring talented professionals and via her passion for dance, where she distinctly held a 2-year position with the NBA, dancing for the Golden State Warriors.
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    Iba Jaggi
    Global Head of Business Development & Partnerships
    Iba brings over 15 years of experience in business development, sales, and relationship management. She is passionate about creating value and solving problems for clients in the fintech, financial services, tech, security, and defense sectors.

    In her role, Iba leverages her analytical skills, domain expertise, and network to identify and pursue new business opportunities, build and maintain strategic partnerships and alliances, and drive revenue growth and customer satisfaction. She also contributes to the development and execution of the company's vision, strategy, and product roadmap, as well as to the promotion and adoption of open-source software and standards in the financial sector, as a member of Finos (Waltz). Additionally, she is an active member of Women of FinTech, a network that champions diversity, equality, and inclusion in the fintech industry.


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    Leading Point ventures and FS leads will offer one strategy session to a Fintech Connex client or partner helping them discover the potential of their data in creating new products and services and strategic inputs based on their peer group.