The Industry Achievement Award is presented to an individual or team or who has had an influential impact on the industry and recognises significant contribution to the advancement and success of the card and payments industry.

Speaking about their decision, the Cards and Payments Awards Judging Panel commented, “While other companies provide machine learning and AI tools, Featurespace remains ahead of them all and Martina is the major influence behind this success. She has done a huge amount of work to drive adoption within the payments industry in the UK. I have no doubt that the whole payments community is behind this acknowledgement of her achievements.”

Martina joined Featurespace as CEO in 2012. Under her leadership the company has gone from strength to strength, last year picking up a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation, as well as a number of industry awards for fraud and risk protection. In January, Featurespace closed a £25million funding round lead by MissionOG and Insight Venture Partners.

The ARIC Fraud Hub now protects more than 500 million consumers around the world, detecting anomalous behavior to indicate fraudulent activity in real-time. Customers in the cards and payments space include TSYS, Worldpay, Contis, Clearbank, Danske Bank, MIT and GoHenry.

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