Currently Paul is in SMU teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students in IT and FinTech as an Associate Professor of Information Systems. He gained a PhD in quantum well photovoltaics at Imperial College London in 1997 and is now researching disruptive technologies applications and impact specializing in blockchain and quantum computing. Prior to SMU he was leading application development on global IT projects in banking for over 15 years in the UK and Asia across the financial industry. Paul has a number of projects on-going for analysing trade finance, transaction settlement optimization and financial market stability using quantum computing. He has been advising companies since 2014 and presenting at events, judging hackathons and moderating panel discussions on FinTech.