Blockchain is a new technology that has become a technology buzzword of late. It is one of the latest developments in fintech and a topic that has dominated headlines. But what is Blockchain and how can we use it?
The following keynote speakers are all well-versed in the Blockchain technology and its implications for business and beyond. These individuals are our top selection of keynote speakers who can advise on Blockchain and explain how it could change the world of finance and business.
David Siegel is an author, consultant, and investor working at the intersection of technology and business. He is an authority on blockchain technology and its impact on commerce and society.
He now works extensively with companies in the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem and is starting companies in this space.
Nell Watson is an expert in AI, Cognitive Science, Cryptomics and Human Society. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends.
Nell has had an unusual career, including teaching post-grad Computer Science at the age of 24, and later co-founding a successful Graffiti arts company. Her ability to bridge the world of technology and the Humanities makes it easy for her to translate complex subjects so that they can be clearly understood.
Within this expertise, she has the ability to explain the human repercussions of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.
Adam Greenfield is an authority on smart cities, urban design and emergent technologies such as Blockchain.
He is a passionate advocate for the human-centred design of technological systems.
His most recent book was Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life, a field manual to the blockchain, 3D printing, machine learning, AI and the other technologies that are transforming our lives, came out in 2017.
Ben Hammersley is a global digital leader. Hammersley explores the effects of the internet and the digital network on the world’s business, political and social atmospheres.
With his current position as the Editor-at-Large of UK’s WIRED magazine, Hammersley has been called upon to advise three governments and countless organisations in the area of technology and media including a seat on the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom of the European Union.
Claudia Olsson is an innovation leader in the field of digital transformation. Specialising in exponential technologies, future trends, leadership and governance, her work focuses on the impact of new technologies on citizens, society and global markets.
Claudia has researched cutting-edge technologies in laboratories and ventures across Asia and has interacted with humanoid robots, cyborgs as well as with the latest applications of neuroscience, synthetic biology and Blockchain.
In 2016, Claudia authored the Sweden 2030 future scenario for the Digitalisation Commission at the Government of Sweden, focused on the digital, integrated, smart and competitive society. She also co-authored the acclaimed report Blockchain-Decentralized Trust for the Entrepreneurship Forum.
Ayesha Khanna is an expert in Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities and Fintech. She is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence advisory firm and incubator.
Khanna is a strategic advisor for transport companies, banks and other organisations all over the world on how to cope with and utilise new technologies such as Blockchain.
Khanna has been named one of Singapore’s leading female entrepreneurs and a leading Asian fintech influencer by Fintech Asia.
Sophie Hackford is a futurist, business builder, and speaker, synthesising explosive and interconnected technology and science breakthroughs from around the world.
Hackford aims to create enthusiasm and constructive dialogue around emerging technologies such as Blockchain, which are often viewed with fear and inertia by the business community. She wants to help audiences ask big questions about the future and tries to provoke positive debate amongst decision makers.
Toomas Ilves is the recent President of Estonia, the now commonly referred to “E-stonia” given its reputation as one of the most digitally advanced nations. Ilves is notable for introducing progressive policies that invested heavily in the future.
Estonia’s digital governance includes offering government e-services in voting, banking, healthcare, transportation, and education. During his presidency Ilves introduced initiatives such as the “Tiger leap” programme for Estonian schools: to equip them with computer labs and to get them all online.
Mark van Rijmenam
Mark van Rijmenam is an authority on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Big Data and how these technologies change your organisation.
His latest book is titled Blockchain: How a Revolutionary Technology will Improve Business and Society, published globally in 2018.
He also has a strong background in online & mobile marketing, strategy, social media, Big Data and he is aware of the latest trends in the world that impact organisations.
Jason Schenker is the world’s top ranked Financial Market Futurist. He is the Chairman of The Futurist Institute and the President of Prestige Economics.
Schenker is ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world.
As well as advising governments and central banks using his forecasts, Schenker is active in FinTech. In 2016 he founded Hedgefly, a risk management platform using Blockchain technology and a Bitcoin backend. Schenker is also the Executive Director of the Texas Blockchain Association.
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