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Chris E Frost

Head of Public Cloud at Barclays by day

Tech-driven security & marketing geek by evening

Culinary extraordinaire by night

My Social Profiles

My Interest

Techie things

Information security fanatic
Social media enthusiast
Mind map admirer
Votary of infographics
Follower of brand influences

Non-geeky things

Insatiable traveler
Tranquil scuba-diver
Frustrated golfer
Apprentice baker
Devotee photographer

I ♥ Kiva

Since 2009 I’ve been a true believer and supporter of most Peer-To-Peer and Crowd-Sourcing philosophies. Whether it be Kiva helping people in the 3rd world, Funding Circle for UK businesses, Seedrs helping new startups or Kickstarter for wacky inventions.

Kiva is a non-profit organisation that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 70 countries.

To date a group of us have helped over 2,700 individuals by lending over $70,000 to assist with their businesses & studies. We’ve helped pay for education, housing and even assisted people buy chickens and the odd cow!

Bragging Rights

I survived swimming in the Antarctic… just!

No word of a lie!…

In 2011 I was lucky enough to board the Akademik Ioffe, a Russian Academy of Science polar research ship. During the 3 week trip, whilst in the Antarctic Circle a small number of us plied ourselves with lots and lots of Russian vodka before an Iceburg Watchman indicated it was safe, and we jumped in.

Cripped in less than a second, I was yanked out of the ocean and back onto the ship by some Russian weightlifter. Once my heartrate had come down from 380bps I was given the all clear by the Dr. and allowed to resume drinking Vodka.

Never again!