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David Birch

Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion


David G.W Birch is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital
money; 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); was listed in 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 (FinTech Awards) and was rated Europe’s most influential
commentator on emerging payments (Total Payments).

David is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy. He wrote a Guardian column for many years. He is a media commentator on electronic business issues and has appeared on BBC television and radio, Sky and other channels around the world. Retail Systems magazine said that his recent book “Identity is the New Money” is bold, forward thinking [and] grapples with weighty issues in a concise and accessible way.