About the Author
David G.W. Birch is a Director of Consult Hyperion, the IT management consultancy that specialises in electronic transactions, which he helped found after several years working as a consultant in Europe, the Far East and North America. A physicist by training, Dave has lectured on the impact of new communications technologies to MBA level. He is on the editorial boards of the European Business Review and Microsoft's Finance on Windows, and is a correspondent to the Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce. He has written for publications ranging from The Guardian to the Parliamentary IT Review and is a media commentator on electronic business, having appeared on BBC TV and radio, CNN and CNBC amongst others.