Mark Purdy is managing director of Purdy & Associates, an independent advisory and thought leadership firm focused on issues at the intersection of economics, technology and business. His recent publications have examined the economic and business impact of next-wave technologies, such as AI, virtual reality, digital twins, machine discovery and swarm intelligence. His work also focuses on the growing role of techno-nationalism in technology, trade and investment. Previous projects have looked at globalisation, China’s economic development, and European competitiveness. He has published widely in tier-1 media and specialised publications such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the Financial Times. He speaks on topics such as the impact of new technologies and business futures at conferences, client workshops and seminars around the world.
Previous posts include Managing Director of Economic Research at Accenture (2000-2020), economic adviser at the U.K. Competition Commission, principal policy researcher at the Consumers’ Association, and economist at Ireland’s National Economic and Social Council. He has a B.A. (Hons) and a master’s degree in economics from Trinity College, Dublin.