Andrew Despi is Commonwealth Bank's Manager Emerging Technology, Enterprise Services.

Working in CommBank’s Emerging Technology team, Andrew researches and experiments with emerging technologies that are expected to radically change the status quo in financial services in the medium-long term (5-20 years).

Andrew currently leads the Bank’s exploration of AgTech, the Internet of Things and the machine-machine economy, with an eye towards how Industry 4.0 will impact Australian businesses. Prior to this he ran CommBank’s early experimentation with blockchain technology.

Andrew is passionate about the impact of technology on humanity as a whole and regularly provides thought leadership to CommBank staff and customers on long-term trends and potential impacts on people, businesses and communities.