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David Birch

Expert on Digital Money


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David Birch was a founder of Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He also holds an number of board-level advisory roles in the private and public sectors.

An internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money, he was named of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information by Wired magazine and one of the ten most infuential voices in banking by Financial Brand; created one of the top 25 “must read’ financial IT blogs; was found by PR Daily to be of the top ten Twitter account followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson; was ranked in the top three most influential people in London’s FinTech community and in the top five global thought leaders in identity; was listed by Hot Topics as one of the world’s top 100 most influential fintech leaders; and was rated Europe’s most influential commentators on emerging payments by Total Payments.

In the London Review of Books his “Identity is the New Money” (LPP, 2014) was labelled "fresh, original, wide-ranging and the best book on general issues around new forms of money”. His new book “Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands us” (LPP, 2017) has been called "hard-headed, insightful, entertaining and accessible”.

David is an experienced public speaker with a track record of delivering to a wide range of audiences, including at TED, Wired, Meaning and LIFT events. He is also an experienced moderator, able to encourage and facilitate worthwhile discussion on a variety of topics. He has chaired panels at Mobile World Congress, Money 2020 and many other interntional events.

Future of Money

Electronic Payments

Financial Inclusion

Digital Identity

Identity is the New Money

Before Babylon, Beyond Blockchain



UK : £2.5k to £7k

Europe : £2.5k to £7k

US : £7k to £15k

Asia/Middle East : £7k to £15k

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