Co-Founder & CEO
David Shrier is an AI futurist, academic, prolific author, and globally recognized expert on technology-driven innovation. Shrier holds an appointment as Professor of Practice, AI and Innovation at Imperial College London. He was previously Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, a lecturer at the MIT Media Lab, and an MIT New Ventures Officer.
As CEO and co-founder at Esme Learning, an AI-powered digital learning startup, Shrier is helping usher in a new era of online education. Shrier spends considerable time translating academic theory into business practice, having co-founded four AI-enabled spinouts from MIT and advised multiple ‘unicorn’ technology companies on new business opportunities. He is also on the board of Copper Technologies (UK) Ltd, a markets infrastructure provider for institutional crypto trading.
Shrier has published six books since 2016 around blockchain, data, cybersecurity, and fintech. His most recent work, Augmenting Your Career: How to Win at Work in the Age of AI, was published in 2021.