Danny Lopez, CEO, Glasswall
Danny Lopez is the CEO of award-winning cybersecurity firm Glasswall, which delivers unique protection against sophisticated threats through its groundbreaking technology. For two years up until August 2018, Danny was the COO at Blippar, a U.K.-based augmented reality (AR) pioneer. Between 2011 and 2016 Danny was the British Consul General to New York and Director General for trade and investment across North America. Before this diplomatic posting, Danny was appointed by the Mayor of London as the inaugural CEO of London & Partners, the U.K. capital’s official promotional agency. Previously, Danny was a Managing Director at the U.K. government’s Department for International Trade. The first 10 years of Danny’s career were at Barclays Bank, where he held several senior international positions in corporate and investment banking in London, New York, Miami, and Mumbai.
Danny is a Non-Executive Director at Innovate Finance – the U.K. industry body championing global fintech – and a special advisor to New York-based venture capital firm FinTech Collective. He is also a council member and trustee at the University of Essex, his alma mater. Danny speaks regularly on platforms across the world on topics including geopolitics and the intersection of market-disrupting technologies and government policy. Danny holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics and a master’s degree in international economics and finance from the University of Essex. Born in England, Danny grew up in Spain and is a fluent Spanish speaker. Danny and his Australian wife Susan live in London with their three children.