David Shrier is a seasoned innovation catalyst with expertise in data/analytics, fintech, digital identity, cybersecurity, and collaborative innovation.  David is the founder & CEO of Distilled Analytics, a predictive insights company derived from MIT research that is transforming financial services.  He holds a triple appointment as an Associate Fellow with the University of Oxford, Said Business School; Lecturer & Futurist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he previously was Managing Director, Connection Science and New Ventures Officer, MIT Sloan; and Fellow with the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.  David counsels the Government of Dubai on blockchain and digital identity; informs Millennium Advisors, a middle market credit liquidity provider, about financial technology trends; provides strategic advice to Ripple, a global blockchain-based payments fintech; is a member of the FinTech Industry Commitee for FINRA, the securities industry's self-regulatory body; and is an inaugural appointee to the UK Department for International Trade's Fintech Trade & Investment Steering Board.  David also serves as Vice Chairman of crowd price prediction startup endor.coin; and Chairman of collaborative innovation platform Riff Learning.  He specializes in helping established organizations to build new revenue, having developed $8.5 billion of growth opportunities with C-suite executives for Dun & Bradstreet, Wolters Kluwer, Ernst & Young, GE, The Walt Disney Company, AOL Verizon, and Starwood, as well as leading private equity and VC funds.  David leads the University of Oxford's Oxford Fintech and Oxford Blockchain programmes, and teaches courses and workshops for MIT such as "Future Commerce", “Data Academy”, and “Big Data and Social Analytics”. David Shrier was granted an Sc.B. from Brown University in Biology and Theatre. ​ David and Professor Alex Pentland have published books including Frontiers of Financial Technology, Trust::Data, and New Solutions for Cybersecurity, and jointly edit the Connection Science imprint of MIT Press.  Their next book, Extended Intelligence, is due from MIT Press in early 2019.


Through Visionary Future LLC, we work to shape and build a better tomorrow.  We design unique digital and analogue experiences to design innovative solutions to big problems in domains such as fintech (financial technology), digital identity, and cybersecurity.  Our advisory portfolio includes government and corporate clients who seek greater proficiency with future trends.  We also create, fund, and build new enterprises. 

David Shrier | Managing Member