Paul Taylor is the founder and CEO of Thought Machine, where his focus is product management and strategy. Paul founded the company to bring modern cloud native technology to the banking and financial services industry and is forefront in the movement to help banks transform their IT offering with respect to cost, resilience, scalability and security. Prior to Thought Machine, Paul is best known for his work on the Google text-to-speech team. Paul wrote the algorithms at the core of this system, which can be found in daily usage around the world when people do voice searches or listen to driving directions. He has founded two other technology companies, and has held posts at Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities.