CWIC 2022 - David Birch

Technology Convergence and Human Transcendence

Given the multiplicity of tech streams that abound today such as AI, neuromorphic, XR, Cloud, Edge, Data, Blockchain, etc. how will all this converge to deliver this next human evolution – which some commentators believe will represent the same size step as the evolution of humanity from apes!

About David Birch

David-BirchDavid G.W. Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. An internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money, he is Global Ambassador for Consult Hyperion and holds a number of board and advisory roles. He is a Forbes contributor and a columnist for Financial World. Previously named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information by Wired magazine and identified as one of the top ten most influential voices in banking by Financial Brand, he created one of the top 25 “must read” financial IT blogs and was found by PR Daily to be one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators.

The LSE Review of Books called his book “Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands us” a work that should be “widely read by graduate students of finance, financial law and related topics as well as policymakers involved in financial regulation”. His most recent book “The Currency Cold War”, published in May 2020, examines the implications of the introduction of digital currency and was rated one of the top ten cryptography books by BookAuthority.

David graduated from the University of Southampton with a B.Sc (Hons) in Physics.

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