Kieran Brown is a Senior Managing Consultant in London with the Berkeley Research Group. He is a trusted strategy professional serving clients in the government, technology and industrial sectors in the USA, UK, North Asia, and the Middle East.
Kieran has been leading the blockchain research and policy work with the Executive Office of a major Middle East Government as part of their broader Smart Cities programme. His policy interests and expertise span innovation policy and management, economic development, human capital, and state reform. Kieran has had the privilege of serving C-suite clients across a broad range of corporate strategy, joint-venture studies, restructuring, digital transformation, and HR/talent change programmes with Fortune 5 and Fortune 50 internationally.
Kieran has significant experience facilitating complex strategy and policy design processes, and problem-solving with senior leadership teams. Kieran has previously been a Fellow in the public sector practice at McKinsey & Company. His earlier career was in financial services in digital and strategy functions in New Zealand/Australia. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University California Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Kieran graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce with first class honours from Victoria University of Wellington, and from Wolfson College, University of Oxford with a Masters in Public Policy.
Tom Grogan is a corporate lawyer and Co-Lead of the Blockchain Group at Mishcon de Reya. He has experience advising a full range of corporate clients along with high-profile governments on the technical, legal and regulatory aspects of their emerging technology strategies, policy-making, infrastructure and implementation plans.
Tom has worked alongside Berkeley Research Group to advise the Executive Office of a major Middle East Government on the development of their blockchain policy. Tom’s Blockchain Group have advised HM Land Registry on the design and implementation of a blockchain-based residential property transfer platform and are engaged by a number of large corporates in respect of their blockchain-based solutions, from design to final build.
Tom regularly speaks at industry events on the topics of blockchain technology, machine learning and the development of permissive, innovative regulatory environments and is one of the three-member leadership team for the Blockchain working group of Tech London Advocates, a leading industry network of technology leaders, entrepreneurs and experts.