David L. Shrier

David L. Shrier

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


David Shrier is a globally recognised authority on financial innovation who works with corporations and governments to generate economic expansion. David created and leads the Oxford Fintech and Oxford Blockchain Strategy programmes.

David specialises in helping established organisations to build new revenue, having developed $8.5 billion of growth opportunities with C-suite executives for D&B, Wolters Kluwer, EY, MIT, GE/NBC, Disney, AOL Verizon, and Starwood, as well as private equity and venture capital funds. He has led several private equity and venture capital-backed companies as chief executive officer, chief financial officer or chief operating officer.

David is the CEO of Distilled Identity, an AI biometrics software company; Vice Chairman of Endor, a crowd intelligence platform; and Chairman of Riff Learning, an AI-driven collaboration technology platform provider. He is also a lecturer at the MIT Media Lab and fellow with the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. 

David is a member of the FinTech Industry Committee for FINRA and on the Fintech Trade and Investment Steering Board for the UK Government’s Department for International Trade. He is also on the Advisory Board of WorldQuant University. 

David has written numerous articles and books on blockchain and infrastructure, cybersecurity, digital banking and financial technologies. He is a Forbes contributor, has been published in Newsweek and CNBC.com, and he also co-edits the Connection Science imprint of MIT Press.

David has a degree in biology and theatre from Brown University.





David is interested in empowering innovators to drive change at scale. His programmes are designed to provide tools, frameworks and unique experiences to professionals which help them to experience a catalytic moment and propel their idea forward.

His teaching:

Watch David talk about AI & The Future Proof Workforce at the President’s Institute.

Social Media

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