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Ouliana Smith

Senior Research Analyst

Ouliana Smith is a senior research analyst in Omdia’s Enterprise IT Financial Services Technology team and is a specialist with 10 years of experience in financial services. Since joining Omdia in 2022, she has focused on digital transformation in retail banking and fraud solutions with a strong interest in alternative payments.

Ouliana started her career as an associate analyst with Datamonitor, now GlobalData, a global market intelligence provider, where she specialized in the Cards and Payments area and supported corporate partnerships by conducting research and interviews with industry executives, and authoring content investigating fraud and new payment technologies. Later, she moved into wealth management, overseeing key industry analysis, modelling, and bespoke content for clients. She also developed a contacts database to augment proprietary data and market analysis. Ouliana holds a first-class honours degree in mathematics from Coventry University and an upper-second-class honours degree in art history from the Open University.