James Tromans discovered coding from a young age then later studied psychology at Oxford. Learning a combination of qualitative, quantitative and analytical thinking helped set up James for a career spanning startups, financial markets and big tech as well as earning a PhD in Computational Neuroscience of Vision. Learn how having a technology background is not a prerequisite to work in fintech and discover how people skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, proactivity, passion and a thirst for knowledge will help you to accelerate your career. James is now a Technical Director within the Office of the CTO at Google Cloud specialising in data engineering and machine learning. Prior to joining Google, James worked in capital markets at Citi in various front-office currency trading and technology leadership roles, most recently as Head of Data Science. Before Citi, James was a Fintech co-founder and started the first regulated (UKGC) business on a public cloud called Trade Chase. James Tromans joins Work in Fintech founder Matt Cheung and founder member Amrit Khatkar and they discuss the importance of fintech, cloud, data and machine learning while James offers lots of career advice to people who would like to work in fintech. For more episodes like this please visit www.workinfintech.com and follow us on Linkedin and Twitter.