Gavin Wood

Founder & CTO, Parity Technologies – Co-founder of Ethereum
Gavin Wood

Dr. Wood is the co-founder and current director of Parity Technologies Ltd. He has designed state-of-­the-art analysis tools and programming languages, as well as co­-founded several technology start­ups. Dr. Wood has presented to numerous audiences around the world from keynotes at regional technology conferences to musings on the future of legal systems at Harvard. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of York.

Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer and co­-founder of the Ethereum Project. He is the co-designer of the Ethereum Protocol, author of its formal specification, and created and wrote the first functional Ethereum implementation. Dr. Wood designed and stewarded the Solidity language, was the project chief of the IDE, and designed and implemented the Whisper protocol.