David Birch | Author, Advisor & Commentator on Digital Financial Services
Consult Hyperion

David Birch, Author, Advisor & Commentator on Digital Financial Services, Consult Hyperion

David G.W Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. He is Global Ambassador for Consult Hyperion (the secure electronic transactions consultancy that he helped to found), Technology Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (the London-based think tank), a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School and holds a number of board-level advistory roles. Before helping to found Consult Hyperion in 1986, he spent several years working as a consultant in Europe, the Far East and North America. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a B.Sc (Hons.) in Physics.

Dave was named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information (Wired magazine) and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking (Financial Brand); created one of the top 25 “must read’ financial IT blogs; was found to be one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson (PR Daily); was ranked in the top three most influential people in London’s FinTech community (City A.M.), was voted one of the European “Top 40” people in digital financial services (Financial News), was listed of the world’s top 100 most influential FinTech leaders (Hot Topics), rated Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments (Total Payments) and was recently awarded Contributor of the Year 2018 by the Emerging Payments Association.


Day 1 @ 11:45

How will digital identity benefit the economy?

Day 1 @ 14:00

Digital Identity: Cyberwar and peace

  • A famous media theorist (“the medium is the message”) once said that WWIII would be an information war with no differentiation between military and civilian participants.
  • And as renowned, cyber security guru, Bruce Schneier, wrote “Book Press here to Kill Everybody,” cyber war is the new normal. So, what are we going to do?
  • Digital identity is a fundamental component of our defences against fake people, fake news and fake things. But what are you going to do to make it a reality?
last published: 20/Jun/19 05:05 GMT

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