David Orban


Networks & Computing Systems

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About David

An expert of exponential technologies, decentralized networks and blockchain, David is Faculty of and Advisor to Singularity University. David is an investor, entrepreneur, speaker, author and thought leader of the global technology landscape.

He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a global investment firm focused on innovative ventures at the intersection of exponential technologies and decentralized networks. David is also Founder and a Trustee of Network Society Research, a London-based global think tank, whose aim is to create a vision and analytical tools to allow individuals, enterprises and the society at large to deal positively with the unstoppable transformation brought by exponential technologies and decentralization.
An early adopter of blockchain technologies and an active Bitcoin investor since 2010, he was the first to own Ether during the Ethereum launch in 2014. He has advised and invested in many companies and funds related Bitcoin and blockchain.

David is also the President of SingularityU Italy Summit and an Adjunct Professor at LUISS Business School in Rome. He is also a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship, a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation, an Advisor to Humanity+ (of which had been Chairman of the Board too), a Founder of the Open Government Data working group, and an Advisor to the Institute of Ethics and Emergent Technologies and numerous startups in Europe and North America.

David is the author of Something New, about the role of artificial intelligence in society, published in Italy by Hoepli with the title Singolarità.

Tokenization of Business Models | SingularityU Italy Summit 2018

Blockchain, Isolationism, Space Exploration and the Future of Nations

Decentralization | SingularityU Spain Summit 2019

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