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David Shrier

David Shrier is a seasoned innovation catalyst with expertise in data/analytics, fintech, digital identity, cybersecurity, and collaborative innovation. David is the founder & CEO of Distilled Analytics, a predictive insights company derived from MIT research that is transforming financial services. He holds a triple appointment as an Associate Fellow with the University of Oxford, Said Business School; Lecturer & Futurist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he previously was Managing Director, Connection Science and New Ventures Officer, MIT Sloan; and Fellow with the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. David counsels the Government of Dubai on blockchain and digital identity; informs Millennium Advisors, a middle market credit liquidity provider, about financial technology trends; provides strategic advice to Ripple, a global blockchain-based payments fintech; is a member of the FinTech Industry Commitee for FINRA, the securities industry's self-regulatory body; and is an inaugural appointee to the UK Department for International Trade's Fintech Trade & Investment Steering Board.

September 2019

Opinion | The Future of Money Isn’t Libra or Chinacoin, it’s Federated

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney recently called for a global digital currency, expressing a desire to move beyond the US dollar hegemony as the world’s reserve currency, but also avoid having another national currency, such as China’s renminbi (or their newly announced digital currency), replace it. While some might point to private sector initiatives such as Libra […]