Dave Treat is a managing director and the global head of Accenture’s Financial Services Blockchain practice, co-lead of Accenture’s Firm-wide Blockchain Strategic Growth Initiative and manages Accenture’s relationship with several large Financial Services clients. He has 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail Banking, and Cards. He has expertise in running strategy functions, innovation, strategic cost management, large-scale restructuring, customer relationship management, M&A, and outsourcing & offshoring.
Over the past several years, Dave has driven the formation of Accenture’s blockchain practice which now spans the globe, engages clients across all industries, and ranges from pure R&D to full scale client business transformation. In addition to managing several of Accenture’s strategic alliances in the blockchain domain, he sits on the boards of the Linux Hyperledger Project and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.
Dave has two patents pending, several more in process, and is a frequent speaker and the author of several papers, including, Banking on Blockchain: A value analysis for investment banks, Editing the Uneditable Blockchain and Blockchain-enabled Distributed Ledgers: Are investment banks ready? He has been quoted extensively on blockchain-related topics in the New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal.
Dave balances his work with spending time with his wife and three kids in Connecticut where they enjoy tennis, hiking, golf and playing with their Bernese Mountain Dog.