Richie Etwaru is Chief Digital Officer at IQVIA, the human data science company. There he is responsible for identifying, prioritising and embedding technology innovation and digital trends into the vision, strategy, and operating model of their Global Technology Solutions business unit.
He is also an expert on Blockchain. In his keynotes, he explores how blockchain has the potential to close the expanding trust gap in commerce by reducing intermediaries in transactions, decreasing the need for customer verification, and cutting down on fraud. He makes the case for why consumers will naturally trust companies utilising these technologies. In his view, this means that companies across the board need to adopt blockchain, or risk being disrupted by more trusted blockchain versions of themselves.
Richie has delivered over 100 blockchain keynotes across the world and has advised governments and venture funds on blockchain opportunities.
He is the author of Blockchain: Trust Companies: Every Company Is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself.
In addition, he is also an adjunct professor of blockchain management at Syracuse University in New York.