Phil Godsiff is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Surrey Business School, working with the Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) studying the impact of digital technology on business, the economy, and society. He is currently a co-investigator on an EPSRC funded research project CREDIT: Cryptocurrency Effects in Digital Transformations. The main themes of the research are to explore the effect of these “currencies” on the digital transformation of business models, and to clarify issues around governance, standards and regulation.
Phil was a member of the expert panel advising Sir Mark Walport, the UK Government Chief Scientific advisor, during his preparation of Distributed ledger Technology: beyond block chain. Within this leading and highly influential report, Phil wrote chapter 5 – ‘Disruptive Potential’ –which explored the way blockchain technology might spark the next “industrial revolution”, and the implications for the economy and society
Phil has an M.A in Economics from Cambridge University, and a PhD in Management from Exeter University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and has previously spent 30 years working and consulting in Financial Services.