Heather Vescent

Senior Researcher, The Purple Tornado

Heather Vescent is a widely-recognized industry thought leader and futurist with more than a decade of experience delivering strategic intelligence consulting to governments, corporations and entrepreneurs. Vescent has demonstrated expertise in a range of fields including trends in the future of money, economies, identity, wearable tech, relationships, augmented intelligence, IoT, cybersecurity and humanity. She also helped build and launch more than 50 internet products at over 30 startups from 1996 to 2005. Vescent’s research has been covered in the New York Times, CNN, American Banker, CNBC, Fox and the Atlantic. She is co-author of the Cyber Attack Survival Manual as well as The Comprehensive Guide to Self Sovereign Identity. Her work has won multiple awards from the Association of Professional Futurists.