John Edge is an impact focused operating executive and board advisor to high growth technology companies. Mr. Edge is focused on the value potential of decentralized privacy centric information networks.

Mr. Edge is the co-founder and Chairman of ID2020, a global public-private alliance, bringing decentralized technologies to solve digital identity challenges. Mr. Edge is the chairman emeritus of the Whitechapel Think Tank, a Public-Private forum for the UK Government, Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority and industry to explore the potential for Distributed Ledger Technologies.

Prior to this focus on decentralized systems, Mr. Edge was a FinTech entrepreneur having founded Red Kite Financial Markets, a data analytics company providing regulatory compliance solutions to Capital Markets. Before that, Mr. Edge led electronic trading innovation at the capital markets groups of investment banks including J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and UBS.

Research Interests:

Capital Formation, Access to Financial Services, Financial and Health Markets Infrastrucure, Personal Privacy Rights, Digital Identity, Decentralzied systems.

Position held at the OII:

  • Visiting Policy Fellow, July 2020 – July 2022