PROF. SALLY EAVES CTO Blockchain Global Strategy Advisor, Forbes Technology


Prof. Sally Eaves has been described as the ‘torchbearer for ethical tech’. She brings a depth of experience from Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles, as a Professor in Advanced Technologies and as a Global Strategic Advisor. She specializes in the application and integration of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, 5G and associated frontier technologies for business and societal benefit, alongside developing education and authentic CSR programs. Sally works globally with bleeding-edge disruptors, governments, academia and leading corporate institutions to apply her expertise for achieving sustainable competitive advantage alongside purpose-driven change. Her new book ‘The Edge of Disruption’ is scheduled for release in early 2020.

Working closely with the United Nations on the Sustainable Development Goals, Sally is an international advocate for opening-up access to opportunity and has founded Aspirational Futures to help skill, empower and support the next generation of interdisciplinary talent into careers yet to be conceived, alongside scaling the application of emergent technology as an enabler for business transformation and social good. Sally is also the Social Impact lead for the UK Government Blockchain Association and contributes to parliamentary policy thought leadership on AI, Blockchain, 5G and Smart Cities. She was an inaugural recipient of the Frontier Technology and Social Impact award, presented at the United Nations in 2018 and is now leading major initiatives for scalable change.

A member of the Forbes Technology Council, Sally is an award winning international keynote speaker presenting at premier events and media outlets worldwide including the BBC and Sky Television. Additionally, as an author and influencer, she achieves globally leading rankings across all advanced technology disciplines notably Blockchain, AI, FinTech and 5G, digital transformation, education, STEM and social innovation by leading bodies such as Onalytica. An authentic Key Opinion Leader, Sally is a graduate of the CIO Academy at Said Business School, Oxford University.