A highly respected global futurist, speaker, writer, and strategist, Rohit Talwar focuses on how businesses can improve their competitive position by viewing risks as a means to embrace opportunities and generate optimum performance in turbulent times. He advises governments, industries and global firms on how to identify and manage emerging risks and develop innovative growth strategies.
Singled out by The Independent newspaper as a top-10 global future thinker, Rohit helps organisations adapt to meet the needs of an ever-changing global economy, using financial, industrial, and technological trends to help steer their business plans. His interests include the evolving role of technology in business and society, emerging markets, the future of education, sustainability, and embedding foresight in organisations.
Rohit is the CEO of the London-based think tank Fast Future Research which offers consultancy services, in-depth research, executive education, and publishing of books on topics such as the shape of jobs to come, environmental impacts and sustainability in the industrialised world, and science and technology developments.
He has previously directed the United Kingdom government in completing its Futures, Foresight and Horizon Scanning programme, as well as advised its Ministry of Defence on a major study on Strategic Trends to 2030. He has worked with the OECD and government agencies in the US, UK, Finland, Dubai, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and was a stand-in for Arnold Schwarzenegger in California to discuss the changing global economy.
Rohit is probably the only person at SecurityPrinters to have been on Interpol’s most wanted list as a result of identity theft.
Rohit counts among his clients key players from all industries, such as the BBC, Nokia, Panasonic, IBM, Marks and Spencer. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Designing Your Future , The Future of Business and Beyond Genuine Stupidity—Ensuring AI Serves Humanity , The Future Reinvented—Reimagining Life, Society, and Business , and 50:50—Scenarios for the Next 50 Years .
The many futures of identity and money
Our identity and our money are the cornerstones of life in the 21st century and the digital domain is transforming our notions of both. On the one hand technologies such as blockchain and AI are enabling both identity and money to be moved into the digital realm and turned from passive objects into programmable tokens which can develop lives of their own. On the other, sensors, edge computing, and biometrics are enabling us to transfer digital functionality into the physical domain giving a potentially new lease of life to passports, money, and previously mono-functional physical objects. Look a little further ahead, and breakthroughs in brainprinting, biology, DNA storage, and biological computation open up whole new realms of possibility for how we might manage identity, store our financial assets, and conduct value exchange. This fast paced session will take us on a tour of the trends, developments, ideas that could shape the future of identity and money and explore the possible scenarios that could emerge.
Tatiana Aleksandrova graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts. She joined the Bank of Russia in 1996, starting as a currency expert in its Moscow branch, and then was involved in developing a methodology for currency examination across its branches.
Tatiana is now Head of the Banknotes & Counterfeit Deterrence Division, which analyses counterfeits and develops fitness criteria for banknotes. She leads the team responsible for improving the counterfeit resistance of banknotes and banknote durability.
Bank of Russia Banknotes app
In June 2018, the Bank of Russia released the Bank of Russia Banknotes mobile application, available for download from major app stores worldwide. The presentation will explore the reasons behind its launch, its functionalities, the outcomes of mobile app usage after a year, and possible directions for future development.
Malik Alibegovic works as a Forensic Analyst at INTERPOL's Counterfeit Currency and Security Documents Branch in Lyon, France.
His remit includes a range of activities and initiatives aimed at the prevention and suppression of the counterfeiting of currency and other security documents.
Malik holds a bachelor’s degree in Printing Management from the London College of Printing and a master's degree in Financial Investigations and Financial Crime from Teesside University.
Responding to the currency counterfeiting threat
INTERPOL’s Project S-Print aims to prevent proliferation of industrially produced counterfeit components for currencies and other security documents. With an apparent increase in unscrupulous manufacturing companies offering security features suitable for counterfeiting of banknotes, passports, and other security documents, INTERPOL initiates a renewed and broad international effort to address this matter.
Antonio Arrieta started his career as a Production Manager and Products Development Manager in different industrial companies and joined the European Central Bank (ECB) as Senior R&D Expert in May 2000, filing eight patents as inventor.
Antonio holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering, an MEng in Printing and Papermaking Engineering, an MBA in Management of Production, Quality and Technology, and a PhD in Economic Analysis. In his free time, he serves as President of Eurhope, the ECB staff’s charity initiative.
The product environmental footprint of security documents
The European Central Bank, an environmentally conscious institution, will repeat a full assessment of the environmental impact of euro banknotes using the newly developed Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method, with the support of the Commission. An experience that might be of interest to central banks and producers or issuers of security documents alike.