Herve Tourpe is Chief Digital Advisor at the IMF. As Head of Digital Advisory, he helps the IMF understand transformative technologies relevant to IMF’s Member Countries, such as Fintech, AI, Blockchain, Big Data, cloud and the related cyber risks. A passionate “techno-realist”, he strives to provide unbiased and cross-country expertise on technology trends, opportunities and risks, especially for emerging and low-income countries. Mr. Tourpe created the Digital Advisory Unit which offers Technical Assistance expertise on technologies supporting country-relevant digital questions, from Central Bank Digital Currencies to Anti-Money Laundering, and from digital government services to open banking. Formerly Chief Enterprise Architect, Mr. Tourpe has a strong background in IT strategy and technology innovation, and in the domain of national digital strategies.