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David Treat

Accenture
MD, Global Blockchain Lead
Dave Treat is a senior managing director, co-lead of Accenture’s Blockchain Business and Accenture’s Lead of the New York Fintech Innovation Lab.He has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail Banking, and Cards.Over the past several years, Dave has driven the formation of Accenture’s Blockchain Business which now spans the globe, engages clients across all industries, and ranges from pure R&D to full scale client business transformation.
In addition to managing several of Accenture’s strategic alliances in the blockchain domain, he serves as a member of the boards of Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation Project, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (Vice Chair), the Global Blockchain Business Council, The Chamber of Digital Commerce, and the ID2020 Alliance. David also serves on the World Economic Forum C4IR Blockchain Business Council and is the Project Advisor for the World Economic Forum’s Digital Identity Initiative and the Known Traveler Digital Identity project.
Dave holds over 26 blockchain patents and pending patents, is a frequent speaker and the author / contributor of multiple papers, including: Powered by blockchain: Realizing AI's full potential, Connecting ecosystems: Blockchain integration, Digital Identity: On the Threshold of a Digital Identity Revolution and Banking on Blockchain: A value analysis for investment banks.He has been quoted extensively on blockchain-related topics in the New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, among others.

He is a regular speaker at major international conferences, including: Consensus, Davos – World Economic Forum, Hyperledger Global Forum, ID2020 Summit, IBM Think, ITPC (SEMI), Milken Institute Asia Summit, Money2020, Singapore Fintech Festival, SIBOS, SXSW, Synchronize, USDA - Food Forward, UN General Assembly – WEF Social Impact Summit and the World Trade Symposium. Dave was named one of the Sci-Tech 100 2018: The Architects of the Future by Silicon Republic.

Dave received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is based in New York.