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There's a short biography below and (when I get it together) a there will also be full resume for downloading.

david g.w. birch

David G.W. Birch is a Director of Consult Hyperion, the IT management consultancy that specialises in electronic transactions, where he provides specialist consultancy support to clients around the world. Before helping to found Consult Hyperion in 1986, he spent several years working as a consultant in Europe, the Far East and North America. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a B.Sc (Hons.) in Physics.

Described by 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 by Financial World as "mad", Dave is a member of the editorial board of the E-Finance & Payments Law and Policy Journal and of the advisory board for European Business Review, a columnist for SPEED and UK correspondent to the Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce.

He has lectured to MBA level on the impact of new information and communications technologies, contributed to publications ranging from the Parliamentary IT Review to Prospect and 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.

other connections

Editor of the book Digital Identity Management: Social, Business and Technical Implications.

Principal author of the "blooks" the Digital Money Reader and the Digital Identity Reader.

Visa Europe Research Fellow in Payments at the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation 2009-10.

Invited member of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Working Group on the Implications of Information Management Technology 2007-8.

Visiting Tutor at the Visa Business School since 2001 and lecturer at the annual Bank Card Business School.

Visa Business School

Invited member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's Team of Specialists on Internet Enterprise Development for 2001-2002.

Expert reviewer (2003-2005) for the European Commission in the field of mobile commerce.

Author, with payment systems consultant Mike Hendry, of the July 2000 Informa report Retail & Consumer Payments in Europe and North America. Please contact Informa Publishing for more details.

Chaired the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation's working group on the Internet and Retail Banking and was the first moderator of First Tuesday's Wireless Wednesday resource for mobile entrepreneurs.

Visiting MBA Lecturer in IT Management at the City University Business School and lectured on the impact of new information and communications technologies for the Nortel/Aspen Institute for Information Studies.

word up

One of my proudest achievements is that I am credited with the invention of a new word: internesia, in 1996. It means the state you're in when you know you saw something on the Net somewhere, but can't remember where!