Mark Purdy

Mark Purdy is an internationally recognized thought leader and advisor on issues at the intersection of economics, technology and business. He has over 25 years’ experience as an economist in business and government, including twenty years as chief economist at one of the world’s largest technology consultancy companies. His recent work has focused on topics such as the future of work in the metaverse, ESG, contactless commerce, AI-powered discovery, digital twins, digital trade, the rise of techno-nationalism, the economics of supercomputing, and the issues of bias and quality in AI systems. He has published widely in tier-1 media and business publications such as Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review. Mark has also undertaken industry landscape studies in technology areas such as cloud-native, intelligent automation, and the Google and Microsoft ecosystems.