Will Lovell is the Head of Future Technology. He is responsible for looking at how new technologies are influencing the financial system, as well as how they can be exploited to meet the Bank’s mission. Among other things this involves work on distributed ledger, artificial intelligence and their usage on payment and settlement platforms. Much of his time is currently spent working on the renewal of UK’s RTGS to ensure that the new platform is fit for purpose for the upcoming changes in payment technology.
With over 20 years at the Bank of England, Will has had a variety of roles in technology from application developer and test manager through to heading up the Planning and Design function, as well leading the IT Architecture for UK regulatory reform. Prior to the Bank he worked for BBC World Service as broadcast engineer.