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Dr Markos Zachariadis

Markos Zachariadis is Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Management at Warwick Business School and a FinTech Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Digital Innovation (CDI), University of Cambridge. Markos' research sits at the crossection of economics of digital innovation, financial technology studies, and network economics, and has studied extensively the economic impact of ICT adoption on bank performance, the diffusion of payment networks, and the role of data & standards in payment infrastructures (SWIFT) and financial markets (LEI) among other things. His research has been published in top academic journals such as MIS Quarterly and Business History and has been awarded the NET Institute Award (NYU Stern) for his study on the economics of payment networks. He is also co-author of The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT): Cooperative governance for network innovation, standards, and community (London: Routledge 2014).

Markos has been invited to present his findings to various international conferences and organizations (SIBOS, Bank of England, Microsoft, SWIFT, etc.) and has shared his work and perspectives with IBTimes, Bloomberg, Fortune Magazine, BBC Radio, SkyNews, USA Today, ITV News, The Conversation, among many other media outlets.

Prior to joining Warwick Business School, Dr. Zachariadis was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, a Visiting Scholar at London Business School and a Researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE. Before moving to academia, Markos held appointments at UBS Investment Bank and Hewlett Packard. He studied economics at the University of Patras, Department of Economics and holds an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics, Department of Management.

You can follow Markos on Twitter @MarkosZach and on Linkedin.

Nathaniel tkacz

Dr Nathaniel Tkacz

Nathaniel is Associate Professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick. His work investigates the political, economic and organisational dimensions of technology, with a specific focus on networked and digital forms. In his research he analyses notions of political openness in web-based communities, the practice of ‘mass collaboration’, experimental economic platforms, software forking, trolling, and emerging forms of governance in network cultures, among other things. His current work is on 1) the rise of ‘dashboard interfaces’ and 2) the relationship between media and economy.