Tomaso Aste is professor of complexity science at UCL Computer Science Department. A trained Physicist, he has substantially contributed to research in financial systems modeling, complex data analytics and machine learning. He is passionate in the investigation of the effect of technologies on society and currently he focuses on the application of Blockchain Technologies to domains beyond digital currencies. He is Scientific Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies; Head of the Financial Computing and Analytics Group; Programme Director of the MSc in Financial Risk Management; Vice-Director of the Centre for doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics; Member of the Board of the ESRC LSE-UCL Systemic Risk Centre. Prior to UCL he held positions in UK and Australia. He is consulting for financial institutions, banks, FinTech firms and digital-economy startups.