Dr Savanah has deep expertise in blockchain technology from R&D in cryptocurrencies since 2013. During his tenure as Director of Scientific Research at nChain Ltd, he led a highly qualified team of researchers and developers devoted to extending the capability of blockchain technology. Dr Savanah is co-inventor on 57 blockchain related UK patent applications.
Dr Savanah’s background spans corporate and academic spheres. In the corporate world he has 30+ years’ experience covering all aspects of Information Technology concentrating on software design and development. The bulk of this experience is in capital markets (17+ years) but also includes significant periods in business consultancy; health; publishing; manufacturing; and government.
On the academic side Dr Savanah has degrees in both the physical and human sciences beginning with a BSc(Hons) from Monash University majoring in Physics and Mathematics and following with higher degrees in Education, Computer Science and Philosophy. Dr Savanah earned his doctorate at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition at Macquarie University, where he researched the nexus between consciousness and human, animal and artificial intelligence.