David Bismark received his PhD in Verifiable Electronic Voting from the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK in 2011 and holds MSc and BSc degrees from the same university. His research interests include poll-station and remote electronic voting and its verifiability and transparency. In the summer of 2010 he was invited to give a talk about his research at TED Global in Oxford, UK. He has acted as an expert on electronic voting and new voting technologies in election missions organised by an international organisation.
David is the founder and CEO of Swedish book publishing firm Recito Förlag AB, a game changer in the country's publishing industry. Focusing on high quality short runs for the past decade, the company and its services fit right into the modern author's toolbox. David writes and lectures about the future of the book as well as the impact of social media and the Internet on the publishing industry, the author and the reader. The company he leads has challenged business and revenue models of one of Sweden's most revered industries and of this he can feel only proud.
His hobbies are long distance running and sharing funny pictures of his cat (which, incidentally, is why they invented the Internet).
Elections - they should be verifiable. Creativity - everyone should be allowed and encouraged to create. Freedom - of information and speech, constantly under attack all around the world.