With over 30 years of commercial experience in a variety of industries, including retail, pharmaceuticals, commodities trading and insurance, Gary has acknowledged expertise in the exploitation of emerging technologies including Business Intelligence, Data Analytics and Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology.
He is a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registered with the British Computer Society (BCS) and holds the ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis. He completed the University of Nicosia Introduction to Digital Currencies course with a score of 93% and was placed 17th in Thinkers360 Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Cryptocurrency 2020 report.
He is regularly requested to provide education, advisory and consultancy services to organisations ranging from multi-national insurance companies through to startups using Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to fund raise.
Gary is well recognised in the Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology arena, with particular expertise in the commercial insurance and legal sectors. He is listed in the “Top 100 Blockchain influencers” list and has been a keynote speaker, panellist and moderator at numerous international conferences and events. He provides blockchain business and strategy masterclass training for the general market and offers bespoke training in insurance, legal, automotive and media sectors.
He is an advisor to several Blockchain projects including Simple Token, Cove Identity, Lancor Scientific and RedAir. In 2017 he set up the ICO Meetup London group (which now has over 2000 members) and helps to run the London Blockchain in Insurance meetup group. He also supported a (blockchain-based platform) InsurTech with the FCA Innovation Sandbox process. Gary maintains an active involvement in Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology through his advisory role to Blocksure, an Insurance Technology startup and is technical advisor to ClydeCode – an innovative consultancy bringing together the legal expertise of Clyde & Co with the emerging capabilities of Smart Contracts.