Sally Eaves

Chief Technology Officer, Practising Professor of FinTech, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor


Sally Eaves is a Chief Technology Officer, Practising Professor of FinTech, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor and consulting on the application of disruptive technologies for both business and societal benefits. Sally is an award-winning thought leader in innovation, digital transformation and emergent technology, notably blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

A member of the Forbes Technology Council, Sally is an accomplished author with regular contributions to leading business, technology and academic publications. She is an international keynote speaker and respected online influencer across multiple channels and consistently rated in the top 10 for blockchain and social media influence worldwide.

Sally strongly believes in technology being an enabler for social good which is reflected in her recent shortlisting for the UK IT Woman of the Year Business Role Model Award alongside active roles as a STEM ambassador, trustee and mentor.

She has four new books aligned to these areas scheduled for release over 24 months commencing with ‘The Edge of Disruption’.


Prof. Sally Eaves has been described as the ‘torchbearer for ethical tech’ and will be speaking on the future of Blockchain technology at the United Nations’ Assembly Opening Day in September 2019. 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 and associated emergent technologies for business and societal benefit alongside developing authentic CSR programmes.

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.

Collaboration with the United Nations

Working closely with the United Nations, 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 Blockchain, AI, FinTech and 5G. She was an inaugural recipient of the Frontier Technology and Social Impact award, presented at the United Nations in 2018 and is leading major initiatives in this area, including presenting at Davos and premier events and media outlets worldwide.

Member of the Forbes Technology Council

A member of the Forbes Technology Council, Sally is an award winning international keynote speaker, author and influencer with globally leading rankings across all advanced technology disciplines especially Blockchain and AI, digital transformation, future of work, FinTech, CSR, 5G and social innovation aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. She is continually ranked in the top 10 for leadership in digital disruption and across frontier technology and impact subjects 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 and the Sustainability Leadership Institute at Judge Business School, The University of Cambridge.

Keynote Speaker

Sally is an international keynote speaker on Emerging and Advanced Technologies (Blockchain, AI, FinTech), Social Impact, CSR, Digital Transformation, Big Data Analytics, Innovation, Supply Chain, Future of Work, CIO/CTO Leadership, Inclusion and Diversity, and Talent Development. Recent and upcoming engagements include Bloomberg Live, Sky TV, Gartner Insights, BBC Television, The United Nations, The Next Web, UNESCO, Davos and premier quality Innovation, CSR/Social Impact, AI and Blockchain specific events worldwide.