Digiseq names David Birch and Angela Yore as non-executive directors

Source: Digiseq

DIGISEQ, has appointed internationally renowned author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services, David Birch, and Fintech and strategic communications expert, Angela Yore, as non-executive directors to its board.

As COVID-19 accelerates the move to contactless payments, identification and access, there is a growing consumer demand for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to securely receive, store and communicate data. DIGISEQ, the acclaimed IoT platform provider delivers data into everyday objects, enabling any item - from rings, bracelets and even face masks - to have contactless functionality. Among other world-firsts, DIGISEQ has imbued Golden Globe trophies with true digital identity and enabled many interface-free wearables with contactless payment functionality.

David Birch is a digital financial services specialist, a Forbes contributor and one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information according to Wired magazine. As Chairperson, he will aid DIGISEQ in trailblazing several game-changing projects in the new year yet to be announced.

Commenting on his new role as Non-Executive Chairman, David said: “It’s such an exciting time to be joining DIGISEQ. Terrie Smith and Colin Tanner and led the product development of tokenisation and Apple Pay at MasterCard, and co-founded DIGISEQ to provide services into the contactless wearables and smart objects space. They have built a fantastic company and are now scaling it up to deliver mass market identity for the internet of things, which is where I will help them exploit the key trend in our new contact-free economy.”

Angela Yore is a diversity and inclusivity activist and co-founder of FinTech specialist public relations firm SkyParlour. Discussing her appointment as Non-Executive Director, she said: “The pandemic has accelerated the pace of adoption of the IoT technology market which is now forecasted to extend to over 41 billion devices by 2027. DIGISEQ continues to be the most disruptive player globally and so it’s an honour to join the board under David’s stewardship and steer business through the most exciting phase of its growth.”

Terrie Smith, CEO at DIGISEQ, commented:
“I am delighted to welcome our new NEDs. With our goal to give all things a secure identity, so consumers have the ultimate choice of which device they use to pay, safe in the knowledge all transactions are genuine and secure, I’m more than confident that David and Angela’s leadership, experience and connections will complement our ambitious plans.”

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