Dave Birch – Keynote Speaker

Expert on digital money

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Specialist Subjects

  • Future of Money
  • Electronic Payments
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Digital Identity



  • English


David Birch is a global expert on electronic transactions having specialised in this sector for many years.

Described at the Oxford Internet Institute as “one of Britain’s most acute observers of the internet and social networks”, in The Telegraph newspaper as “one of the world’s leading experts on digital money”, in The Independent newspaper as a “grade-A geek”, by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation as “one of the most user-friendly of the UK’s uber-techies” and in Financial World as “mad”, Birch is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money.

David Birch has lectured extensively on the impact of new information and communications technologies and contributed to publications ranging from the UK Parliamentary IT Review to Prospect magazine. He wrote a Guardian newspaper column for many years. He is a media commentator on electronic business issues and has appeared regularly on BBC television and radio, Sky and CNN.

His first book Identity is the New Money was published in 2014, and his second book Before Babylon, Beyond Blockchain was published in 2017.

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