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Professor Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate Father of microfinance and micro lending
Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.
Dr. Vanila M. Singh
Chief Medical Officer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, has served as Chief Medical Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since June 2017. The Chief Medical Officer is the primary medical advisor to HHS leadership on a wide array of public health issues. Dr. Singh brings expertise in pain medicine, opioid use and misuse, medical ethics, economics, and molecular biology. Currently, Dr. Singh’s main focus at HHS is addressing the opioid crisis that is affecting families and communities across the nation. Major initiatives include leading the development of the Task Force on Pain Management as required by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 2016, implementing the National Pain Strategy, and renewing the Behavioral Health Coordinating Council to align with current HHS priorities. Other activities include engaging with professional health care organizations as they are the primary stakeholders that interface between HHS policies and patients. Dr. Singh is currently on leave from the Stanford University School of Medicine to serve as the Chief Medical Officer. She has been a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative, and pain medicine at Stanford for 13 years. Board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine, Dr. Singh specializes in treating patients with complex chronic pain issues. Her practice focuses on regional anesthesia with a specialty in advanced ultrasound-guided procedures for pain management and anesthesia medicine. Dr. Singh graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in both molecular and cell biology and economics. She received her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Singh completed her internal medicine internship at Yale University School of Medicine and her anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Cornell-Weill New York Hospital, which included training at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Hospital for Special Surgery. She received a master’s degree in academic medicine through the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine in 2016.
Chief Advisor and Deputy Tech Ambassador Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
The Tech Ambassador has a global mandate and a physical presence across three time zones in North America, Europe and Asia. On behalf of the Danish government, we work to build new strategic networks and engage in dialogue with tech-hubs, governments, international organizations and other stakeholders. We explore how new technologies can help address global challenges in the 21st century. We spearhead and promote digital and technological developments as a priority across Danish foreign policy.
Asst. Med. Dir. Chief Health Information Officer Kaiser Permanente
John Mattison is the Asst. Med. Dir. Chief Health Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente, Faculty, Singularity University. He directed largest integrated Health Information System and Electronic Health Record in US, His team of world class project managers completed the project more than a year ahead of schedule and $267 million under budget. Kaiser Permanente led HIMSS Level 7 designation and received Davies Award. John co-founded the XML standard for interoperability and health information exchange. John is a founding member of the KP Innovation Fund and Board of Directors, and reviews every innovation proposal for the national program.
CEO of Mattereum and Co-founder of Ethereum Mattereum
Vinay Gupta is a technologist and policy analyst with a particular interest in how specific technologies can close or create new avenues for decision makers. This interest has taken him through cryptography, energy policy, defense, security, resilience and disaster management arenas. He is the founder of Hexayurt.Capital, a fund which invests in creating the Internet of Agreements™, and is known for his work on the hexayurt, a public domain disaster relief shelter designed to be build from commonly-available materials, and with Ethereum, a distributed network designed to handle smart contracts.
Rapper, Songwriter, Digital Activist MIA UK
Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., is a British rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, and activist. She is of Sri Lankan Tamil origin.
EOSIO expert, Founder & CEO at Trueblock.io TrueBlock.io
David Moss is a technologist and entrepreneur whose talents have led to the success of several startups, most recently serving as founder & CEO of TrueBlock.io. An expert architect and blockchain strategist, David's notable work includes leading tech operations at Block.One, where he ran worldwide teams responsible for end-to-end development and maintenance of EOS code and infrastructure.
Best Selling Author / Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader
Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost management consultants, public speakers, authors and thinkers on change and leadership. He has 20 years experience as a professional speaker and consultant and speaks internationally at more than 40 conferences a year on topics including innovation and creativity, customer relationship management (CRM), eLearning, creating learning organizations, environmental leadership, energy efficiency, strategic planning, and creating common organizational mission and vision.
Global Leader of Digital Government Transformation IBM
Marquis is IBM’s Global Leader of Digital Government Transformation, including emerging technologies (i.e. Blockchain). He has advised senior government officials in Switzerland, Oman, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, and Dubai. Prior to joining IBM, he was CEO of Foster Skills, a social enterprise – supported by AOL Co-Founder Steve Case – focused on citizen-driven social innovation. He also founded two startups: RateMyFosterHome.com, a first mover in public sector customer experience metrics; and Physiocare.io, an upstart Uberizing physical therapy. Early in his career, Marquis worked for Y-Combinator's Wefunder to champion the Startup Jobs Act; Wayfair, where he developed brand strategy with HGTV celebrities; Massachusetts Appeals and Supreme Courts, where he helped role out case management system; and the White House Chief of Staff’s Office, where he led efforts to improve Recovery Act reporting requirements. Marquis has won numerous awards: Boston Globe’s Innovator of the Year, Microsoft Changemaker, Massachusetts Nonprofit Excellence Award, Ashoka’s Child Well-being Champion, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Fellow, Case Foundation Finding Fearless Award, and tied for 1st place in McKinsey’s Agility Hackathon. Marquis was a plenary speaker at the White House, Harvard Law, IMF, Boston Children's Hospital, United Way Youth Venture, and his TEDx talk at Columbia University on 'How To Build a Social Enterprise' received 40,000+ views. He has been featured in Reuters, NPR, Sydney Herald, and Forbes. Marquis has a column, Hacking Government, with CIO.com and blogs for The Huffington Post. Hillary Clinton nominated him to the Air Force Academy, but he decided to study under former Massachusetts Governor Dukakis and SJC Chief Justice Roderick Ireland at Northeastern University, where he graduated with high honors. Besides work, he loves playing scrabble & basketball, snowboarding, and dancing salsa. Here's link to personal site: www.marque.strikingly.com.
Prof. Michael Huth
Department of Computing Imperial College London
Michael is a leading computer scientist whose research focuses on cybersecurity, cryptography, mathematical modeling, and formal verification with applications in machine learning, fintech, and Internet of Things.
Speaker, Innovator, & Community Strategist Savvy Millennial
Savannah Peterson is the Founder and Chief Unicorn of Savvy Millennial where she helps the people, products and brands she loves grow. Savannah was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Consumer Technology, and is a respected voice in innovation and community engagement.
Blockchain Governance Expert EOSIO ecosystem
Thomas Cox is the VP of Product at Block.one . Block.one is a software company and is producing the EOS.IO software as free, open source software. This software enables those who deploy it to launch a blockchain or decentralized applications
Saswata is founder of 0chain and serial entrepreneur with 20 years experience building blockchain, AI, IoT, cloud, and wireless projects at companies including Intel, Harris and Nortel.
Co-founder at CoinTelegraph and Founder at Cultu.re Cultu.re
Toni Lane is a co-founder of CoinTelegraph, one of the largest media networks in the blockchain industry, and an advisor at over 15 companies in the blockchain space. Miss Lane serves as a thought leader for many prestigious organizations including: SingularityU, IFTF, P&G, Cisco, HSBC and the United Nations (which she believes should not take money from dictators, nor should they allow member states to appoint a nation as a "womens/human rights representative" if it is culturally unacceptable for a woman in that country to drive a car).
Prof. Wulf Kaal
Cryptoeconomics Expert/ CEO Semada
Wulf Kaal is a leading expert in cryptoeconomics. His research focuses on blockchain technology applications, smart contracts, hedge funds and dynamic regulatory methods. He is founder of Semada, a blockchain infrastructure measuring domain-specific reputation.
Sr. Vice President Wipro
Anita Ganti is Senior Vice President & Global Head of Wipro’s Product Engineering Services. She has a proven profit & loss accountability with a track record of growing annual revenue and profits. Anita, with her diverse experience and knowledge of new age digital technologies and passion for creating business success and value, has managed global teams dealing with product designs, applications to Testing and quality assurance. Drawing on her expertise in identifying the “unseen” trends, Anita has successfully executed some of the most complex projects in her career spanning two decades.
Director of Product Management, XRP/xRapid Ripple
Yana is Senior Product Manager at Ripple, which she first joined in 2014. Yana is responsible for xRapid, RippleNet's liquidity solution that uses the digital asset, XRP. Prior to Ripple, Yana worked as software engineer at JP Morgan Chase, developing their credit card infrastructure and applications.
Kieran Arasaratnam leads Emerchain Capital, and has an investment banking career spanning 15 years, having worked with Barclays Capital in Singapore, and with Morgan Stanley and HSBC in London and New York.
Blockchain Booster and Co-founder Ausum Ventures
Jeremy Gardner is the Co-founder and GP of Ausum Ventures, a venture firm investing in blockchain technology for the betterment of humanity and the world. While attending the University of Michigan, Jeremy founded the Blockchain Education Network (BEN), a global educational nonprofit and cofound Augur, the decentralized prediction market platform, and led their ICO— the first ever on Ethereum. He most recently worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence and investing partner at Blockchain Capital, where invested in over a half dozen startups and started a new company, SAAVHA, a legacy database security firm. He also served as the founding editor-in-chief of Distributed Magazine. Lastly, Gardner helped structure the landmark Blockchain Capital security token ICO (ticker: BCAP).
Polymath & Innovation Strategist Blockchain Babes
Patricia Parkinson is a Polymath and Innovation Strategist working with digital entrepreneurs to build brands that inspire collaboration and co-creation. She’s also developing an analytics platform on Steem and driving a movement for women leadership in Blockchain. Fuelled by limitless fascination and enthusiasm for our decentralised future, she leverages 10+ years experience as a Creative Director and digital native/nomad to shift perspectives on what is possible at the intersection of design, technology and entrepreneurship.
IBM Fellow, IBM Almaden Research; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tsinghua Univ. IBM
Dr. C. Mohan has been an IBM researcher for 36 years in the database and related areas, impacting numerous IBM and non-IBM products, the research and academic communities, and standards, especially with his invention of the ARIES family of database locking and recovery algorithms, and the Presumed Abort distributed commit protocol. This IBM (1997), and ACM and IEEE (2002) Fellow has also served as the IBM India Chief Scientist for 3 years (2006-2009). In addition to receiving the ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award (1996), the VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award (1999) and numerous IBM awards, Mohan was elected to the US and Indian National Academies of Engineering (2009) and named an IBM Master Inventor (1997). This Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Madras (1977) received his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin (1981). He is an inventor of 50 patents. He is currently focused on Blockchain, Big Data and HTAP technologies (http://bit.ly/CMbcDB, http://bit.ly/CMgMDS). Since 2016, he has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor of China’s prestigious Tsinghua University. He has served on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum, and on numerous conference and journal boards. Mohan is a frequent speaker in North America, Europe and India, and has given talks in 40 countries. He is very active on social media and has a huge network of followers. More information can be found in the Wikipedia page at http://bit.ly/CMwIkP
Blockchain Cloud Applications Leader Oracle
A Senior Director in the Oracle Cloud Applications Research and Development Organization, focusing on next-generation functional and technical architecture. With close to 20 years at Oracle, David held various roles working on the development of the Financial Management product suite. He began at Oracle in the UK, building features for EMEA. In 2000, he moved to Oracle HQ in the Silicon Valley to lead a number of initiatives for the Fusion Cloud Financials Suite and develop products from the ground up for the cloud. Most recently, David drove the design, build and launch of the Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service. In his current role, David is tasked with developing the vision and strategy for Oracle’s financial management system. He is leading the efforts across all applications development on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology.
The CEO, lead developer, and visionary behind Lamden. Stuart has been programming for as long as he could type, creating his own coding language at the age of twelve. After obtaining his degree in Human Computer Interaction from Ohio State University, Stuart went on to become the Chief Executive Officer of of the software company Logic Labs Ltd. Stuart has received various research awards related to his work in computer interaction. He previously ran his own business in which he built start-ups for companies seeking to turn tech ideas into practical business models. With Lamden, he now puts his business acumen and award-winning programming skills to the problems related to Blockchain enterprise adoption and interchain interaction.
Founder + Managing Director Accelerator Ventures
Alexander Lloyd is the Founder and Managing Director of Accelerator Ventures where he focuses on mission-driven investment and growth strategy with companies like Zappos, Zynga, Rinse, Siftery, and more. Passionate about the intersection of technology, investment, and social impact, Alexander advises startups like Orchid Labs (using blockchain to reduce censorship) and develops initiatives for the Human Rights Foundation (such as their North Korea programs).
Senior Director, Blockchain Product Management Oracle
Mark has worked with enterprises on distributed systems and transaction processing in banks, payments, telcos, insurance, and government for over 20 years. He currently works with Blockchain Cloud Service engineering in Oracle Middleware and PaaS Development to address the needs of enterprise customers and SI & ISV partners with scalable, secure, and managed cloud platform for deployment of enterprise-oriented blockchain networks. He helps guide customers and partners around the world in applying blockchain technology to a broad range of business challenges, supporting discovery and sharing best practices, deployment models, and integration architecture to facilitate rapid experimentation and production-ready results. Mark holds master’s degree in Computer Science. He delivers customer workshops and seminars, writes on blockchain topics, and frequently speaks at industry conferences on enterprise blockchain.
Behavioral Economist / Tokenomics Expert dApp Builder
Andrey is a ICO and Blockchain enthusiast and a token architect. He helps companies to tokenize their business. He has designed 30+ tokens. He is a Product and UX pro. He has launched multiple successful products on multiple platforms.
Founder and CEO Scatter
Nathan James is the founder and CEO of Scatter. James built a very easy way to store EOS and proof of identity. Scatter is a way to sign transactions and provide private data without exposing keys and unnecessary information while interacting with web applications communicating with the EOS Blockchain.
Co-Founder BAMF Media
Josh is the co-founder and CEO of BAMF Media. He’s the former growth evangelist for Autopilot (top 10 fastest growing SaaS company) and head of growth for GrowthX, a 50-mil VC firm. He has over 200 million views on his writing in the last year. Most notably, he originated the short-form storytelling on LinkedIn as recognized by BuzzFeed, Reuters, and Forbes. He also runs one of the largest founder communities online with over 18,000 members and wrote 3 of the top books on Product Hunt.
Director, Design Strategy Sabre Corporation
Brian Sulivan is the Director, Design Strategy at Sabre Corporation. Brian is the author of The Design Studio Method, Founder of the Big Design Conference and the Creator of the UX Certification program at SMU. Brian is a known community leader in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Managing Director iPullRank
Michael King is the CEO and CO-Founder of PeerPay. PeerPay has developed and commercially launched FloFunde, an Alternative Finance asset-based Invoice Trading Platform, which reinvents the invoice finance market for SMEs by leveraging that many businesses rely on their accountants for advice.
Blockchain Practice Lead, EOSIO core developer Object Computing Inc. (OCI)
Phil is principal engineer, partner and blockchain practice lead at Object Computing, focusing on industrial IoT, machine learning, blockchain computing and cloud solutions.
Alfonso Delgado De Molina
PhD, Blockchain Lead Emerchain Capital
Alfonso is the blockchain lead at Emerchain Capital and an expert in the impact of disruptive technologies are having on the landscape of business, law and regulation. He is building a framework to connect legal prose to smart contract code, and researches the implications of decentralized ledger technology for law & economics.
Founder EOS Tribe
Eugene is a Functional Architect at Consensus corporation. Eugne is a software technology leader and problem solver with diverse track record in software industry roles ranging from individual contributor to CTO of a startup. He delivered robust, secure and scalable software systems. His latest interests and area of research are blockchain based private data registry, emerging blockchain technologies and it's impact on current industries.
CTO / Enterprise Blockchain Architect IBC Group
Mayur is a blockchain consultant working across all aspects of the payment industry and retail, with broad exposure to compliance, regulations and PCI assessments and audits.
Trademark and Business Litigator Gerard Fox Law
Sebastian Kaplan litigates disputes concerning trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and complex commercial transactions. He represents clients in both federal and state courts and has successfully resolved claims at all stages from pre-litigation cease and desist letters through trial. In addition to intellectual property litigation, he defends technology innovators from privacy, false advertising, and other consumer-related class actions. Sebastian’s work has earned him recognition by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star for Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation in 2015–2017.
Jesse William Steele
Expandable AI Network XAIN
Jesse Steele is the Marketing Manager of XAIN AG. Leveraging blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, XAIN AG develops enterprise-ready, robust and adaptable infrastructure solutions for automating business processes. XAIN AG specializes in supply chain management, energy critical IoT devices and accounting automation
Design Strategy & Marketing For Blockchain & AI Startups EOS Tribe
Steve Floyd is the Co-Founder and the Chief of Strategy of EOS Tribe. EOS Tribe is a distinguished block producer candidate focused on blockchain infrastructure and software. The mission of EOS Tribe is to provide global, enterprise-class infrastructure for the EOS network. A lifelong learner of computer science and design theory, Steve has been working in different facets of the web for over 15 years, primarily in User Experience Design and Content Strategy.
CTO Sage Protocol
Josh Harris is a seasoned software engineer and entrepreneur. After successfully exiting from his last startup (MuniBilling.com) he joined forces to create Sage Protocol. Sage Portal aims to unlock global human capital by connecting workers to employers, based not on arbitrary criteria like appearance, nor claims on a resume, but based on the worker's ability to do the job.
Open Innovation EDF
Paul supports technology scouting for business units within the entire EDF Group, manages relationships with the start-up and innovation ecosystems in North America, participates and leads R&D projects, and assists business units in accelerating new business development. Paul has over 15 years of experience throughout the value chain of clean energy development, commercialization, and deployment.
CEO EOS Detroit
Robrigo has been the CEO of EOS Detroit, a community organization with the goal of generating positive human outcomes through the proliferation of the EOS network since March, 2018. Robrigo co-founded Agoric Systems, a crypto-commerce startup in July, 2017.
Co-founder & CEO Credify
Dallas Johnston is a polymath, serial entrepreneur and all-in blockchain evangelist. Dallas started his career in embedded systems development and after a couple successful startup exits shifted focused to angel investment, consulting and systematic trading. Dallas now runs Credify Inc. out of Tokyo, Japan.
Rav Singh Sandhu
Founder & CEO Mogul.news
Rav Singh Sandhu is the Founder & CEO of Mogul News - which is building the largest decentralized newsroom on the planet to give you everything you need to know about the world around you in one place. He also founded The Market Mogul, which provides thought-provoking perspectives from all sides of the story on global affairs, finance, business and politics, having done stints at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Bain & Company.
CEO and Founder Smoke.Network
I'm the Founder of Smoke.Network, having spent over half a decade in both the cryptocurrency and cannabis niche, I understand the need for a society that is truly free from discrimination and interference from the powers that be. Haven grown multiple cannabis brands to over a million social fans only to have them deleted pushed me to take on the challenge full time. I believe that we have the power and technology available to create a society in which all participants of the network have their sense of liberty and freedom unadulterated by the bureaucratic institutions that seek to control us without our best interests in mind.
Founder & Chief Legal Hacker Sagewise
Amy Wan, Esq., is Founder and Chief Legal Hacker at Sagewise, a project of Bootstrap Legal. Sagewise aims to build a dispute resolution infrastructure for smart contract disputes. Amy was previously a Partner at a law firm and general counsel of a real estate crowdfunding startup. Amy is also Founder and Co-Organizer of Legal Hackers LA and served as a Presidential Management Fellow.
General Partner Bullpen Capital
Duncan is the co-founder and MD of Bullpen Capital, a micro-VC fund. He is a serial entrepreneur who most notably founded Covad Communications and Sky Pilot Networks. He served as the SVP of Business Development at InterTrust and led the IPOs. He was a managing director at VantagePoint Venture Partners where he focused on digital media and telecom investments including Widevine (acquired by Google) and Livescribe. Prior to Bullpen, he co-founded one of the first mobile social app companies, Xumii, later sold to Myriad Group and now powering over 200M users in the developing world. At Bullpen he focuses on SaaS, blockchain and IoT investments, and is an advisor to or sits on the boards of Drive Motors, Filament, Hologram, Illumeo, SpaceIQ, Verbling and Wag Labs.
Faculty Blockchain Research Institute
I am a computer science and applied mathematics major at the University of California, Berkeley. I have had the opportunity to work in two research labs: specializing in developing open-source technology for research in neuroscience at the Earl A. Chiles Research Institute in Providence Medical Center and the applications of immune therapy for treating cancer at Rice University. As a research associate I proved myself an ambitious self-starter, creating technology to make processes more efficient and cost effective. For example, I developed a MutationFinder, which searches for immunogenic mutations common to specific types of cancer. I am excited by any unsolved puzzle, but especially want to focus my attention on diagnostic medicine and the optimization of energy scheduling and look forward to using my knowledge to find real-world applications for computation and mathematics.
CEO & Founder Akash
I’m the Founder and CEO of Overclock Labs, where I spend most of my time building a democratized future of the internet using protocols, tools, and infrastructure to make its foundational elements open, decentralized, and secure. My obsessed with automation at scale began when I wrote my first line of code at 12, and I feel very fortunate to turn my hobby into a life-long career in software engineering. I also regularly contribute to open-source software.
Co-founder EOS Silicon Valley
Bo is founder and CEO of EOS Silicon Valley, a premier block producer candidate focusing on technology and impact to the eco-system. M.S. Carnegie Mellon University. B.S. Fudan University.
Douglas Y. Park
Managing Partner Park & Dibadj, LLP
Douglas Park is a corporate and securities attorney focused on blockchain and crypto. He has extensive experience in financing transactions, business transactions, corporate governance, regulatory strategy, securities litigation, business models and strategy, and general corporate matters. Doug has been named to the Super Lawyers list several times. JD Michigan, PhD Business from Stanford GSB, AB Harvard College.
Managing Partner Park & Dibadj, LLP
Reza Dibadj is highly skilled at analyzing and solving challenging questions of business law and business strategy. He serves clients involved in complex transactions and high-stakes litigation. S.B. Harvard College, J.D. Harvard Law School, M.B.A. Harvard Business School.
Ramesh Ramadoss received his BE degree from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India in May 1998 and his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May 2003. From Jun. 2003 to Dec. 2007, he was employed as an Assistant Professor at Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Between Jan. 2008 and Mar. 2012, he was employed as a Manager/Director in Silicon Valley companies. Currently, he is the President & CEO of BitCasas Inc., a blockchain startup in Silicon Valley.
Founder EOS Cafe Calgary
Syed Jafri is the founder of EOS Cafe Calgary, a block producer candidate for the EOS blockchain. He is currently working with multiple dApps building on EOS including SFEOS and UNICO.
Chief Executive Officer CityGrows
Catherine Geanuracos builds companies, technology and movements that respond to the most urgent issues of our times. As the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CityGrows, she's leading a dynamic startup and building the first self-service SaaS workflow platform for local governments. CItyGrows brings government operations (permits, payments, forms, reviews, analytics) online with Github-inspired tech: cloud-hosted, free from up-front costs, collaborative and transparent. Catherine's first business was New Economy Campaigns, a full-service digital agency that created business and social impact through multi-platform campaigns. NEC successfully incubated civic and cause marketing initiatives including Hack for LA, WeHoX, Power Rangers emPOWER, Splunk4Good, and Swim Silver Lake. Clients included Millennium Hollywood, IMAX, the City of West Hollywood, and Saban Brands. During 2015 Catherine served as the founding Chief Marketing Officer and subsequently the Chief Engagement Officer for venture-backed startup Science 37. Prior to New Economy, Catherine oversaw multiple components of Live Earth during three years as its General Manager. From 2004-2006, she helped to shape innovative programs for MoveOn.org, using technology to expand opportunities for political engagement. While in San Francisco, she managed an HIV prevention research study at UCSF and served as the Co-Chair of the SF HIV Health Services Planning Council. She was the founding CTO of MomsRising.org. She served as the Vice President of the City of Los Angeles Innovation and Performance Commission, is a member of the Mayor's Technology Advisory Council, and Chair of the Board of CicLAvia. She advises the Aspen Institute for Urban Innovation and the California Community Foundation's LA Counts regional data initiative. She speaks regularly on civic technology and civic innovation. She lives with her boyfriend, 2 pups, and no car in LA.
Managing Director of Technology (CTO) H2047 - American Medical Association
Chief Technology Officer and Advisor - Business thinking with the expertize of delivering Technology for Digital Transformation, Security, Software, Cloud and Change Charles Aunger is a proven software, cloud and enterprise technology innovator as well as a recognized pioneer in the digital transformation of healthcare IT. An international thought leader and industry visionary, he is a highly sought-after speaker at global healthcare industry events on topics that range from operational innovation and data liquidity to digital transformation strategy, AI, Blockchain and best practices in aligning business, technical, and operational needs at scale. This pivotal role leverages his 15-year track record as a solutions expert responsible for the selection, implementation, and life cycle support of clinical, financial, and regulatory applications at scale. As executive director at Stanford Health Care, Charles led the innovation team that supported over 15,000 employees and enabled pivotal partnerships with leading organizations such as HPE, Intel, Apple and Microsoft. As senior vice president at Cleveland Clinical Abu Dhabi, he directed the strategic planning and tactical execution efforts of a 175-person IT team, charged with balancing costs, solutions and business model requirements for a £3 billion technical solution in a 300,000+ user project. A noted IT strategist, Charles previously served in executive IT roles Up to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at major technology-driven organizations around the globe including Mubadala, Accenture, Citrix, NHS, Numonyx, and Bupa. He also freely shares his expertise and provides executive guidance to technology start-ups; at present, is also an advisor to Health2047 Healthcare, a board member, industry advisor, mentor, Fellow at the British Computer Society (BCS) and a member of the Forbes Technology Council
Director of the Legal Design Lab Stanford Law School
I am a legal designer, working to build new interactive, usable tools for navigating legal services; create engaging visualizations of law; and design how legal organizations can be made more collaborative & innovative. My main passion is how to use human-centered design & tech to increase access to justice. I also teach classes & run workshops on the design process & legal design specifically.
Head of Product Theta Labs
Timothy Li is the Head of Platform at Theta Labs where he works on platform strategy and innovation/partnership engagement. Timothy's experience spans a spectrum of emerging technology, including blockchain, autonomous driving, and crowdsourcing. Prior to Theta Labs, he had past roles at Andreessen Horowitz, HERE Technologies, and Accenture Labs.
Head of Strategy Theta Labs
Founder & General Partner K2 Global
Minal Hasan runs a $183M venture firm “K2 Global.” It is the largest woman-run venture firm in Silicon Valley. K2 Global has made over 30 tech start-up investments. Portfolio companies include Spotify (IPO), Twilio (IPO), SendGrid (IPO), M17, Quora, Magic Leap, Airbnb, Uber, Asia Genomics, Simply Measured, and Warby Parker. K2 Global has offices in Silicon Valley and Singapore. Minal’s fintech investments include India’s digital wallet company PayTM, which has over 230 registered users, and her cryptocurrency and blockchain investments include Circle, BitPay, Digital Currency Group. She is also an advisor to Deserve. She first invested in bitcoin in 2013. Prior to founding K2 Global, she was the start-up lawyer for Twitter, Square, and Uber, and many other high-profile companies. She was on the Board of Stanford Angels, which seed invests in start-ups coming out of Stanford, including companies like SoFi. Prior to that, she did stints in journalism, product marketing, and computer programming. K2 Global invests in “third wave” companies that are challenging non-tech incumbents in the biggest industries in the world to create impact at scale. Minal’s unique perspective of understanding issues at the intersection of legal and business make her a sought-after investor in Silicon Valley and globally, particularly in regulatory-heavy industries like cryptocurrency and blockchain. Minal is a Silicon Valley native and second gen tech entrepreneur, and she frequently quoted on technology developments in publications like The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The Economic Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, Fast Company, and Billboard.
Co-Founder EOS Asia
Joseph is graduating from an international university outside his home country of Italy with a background in Finance and is gifted with astute skills in Computer Science. Over the years he has colluded with many large corporations including China’s Tencent QQ Music managing large projects and took the helm of conglomerate Nio Capital’s online presence all while managing multiple companies throughout Asia. He is now the founder of EOS Link, member of Eos Go and of the City of Zion. His goal with the EOS Link project is linking the Chinese community to communicate with overseas communities and on becoming Block Producers. Currently Joseph is overseeing EOS Gravity with the management, strategy and operations of the Block Producing section.
Since the middle of 2017, Luke has been a block-producing witness on the STEEM blockchain. He bought his first bitcoin in January of 2013 and has been passionate about cryptocurrency and decentralization ever since. In 2007, he co-founded and built the ecommerce shopping cart platform FoxyCart.com which he sold to his business partner in 2018 to focus full-time on the blockchain space.
Community Engagement / Social Media Coordinator EOS Nation
The path that has led me to EOS is not a common one. After studying business administration at Ottawa University, I found myself working a job that did not inspire me, surrounded mostly by people I did not enjoy being around. Waking up in the morning depressed at the thought of another day, I eventually left my federal government job. I stopped listening to what others thought I should do and started listening to what I wanted to do. It’s been a wild ride ever since and it feels like my life-satisfaction graph went parabolic, constantly reaching new all time highs. I've been able to use one of my passions, poker, to fuel my other passions in life which include hanging out with friends, traveling, sports, learning and all sorts of summer and winter backcountry adventures.I also enjoy learning about psychology, behavioral-economics, incentives and game theory. Striving to always be game theory optimal at the poker table has transferred over to many other areas of my life. Falling in love with the ideology and efficiency of cryptoassets felt very natural once I started going down the rabbit hole of crypto knowledge. I started to invest in cryptoassets in early 2017 and as a way to verify my investment thesis, I turned my facebook profile into a daily source of crypto teaser posts. My goal was to get people curious enough to chat with me so I could teach them what I knew about cryptoassets and decentralization. Once I got people to take the time to call me, I realized that most agreed with my philosophies. Having confirmed my investment thesis, I poured as much time and money as I could into crypto and kept educating myself and others. Moving forward, I want to invest my time and capital into helping create the decentralized world we all dream of. I enjoy educating people on cryptoassets and I am very excited to focus my efforts on growing the EOS Nation through education and community engagement in 2018 and beyond!
Inspired by Dan Larimer, I also commit myself to helping build free market solutions to secure life, liberty and property for all.
Co-Founder, Head of Community EOS New York
Kevin Rose leads Community efforts at EOS New York helping build the EOS community and ensuring that the values and goals of EOS New York and the community are aligned. He has lead nation-wide marketing campaigns at major auto manufacturers like Ford, Toyota, & MINI Cooper and cofounded a digital product design firm. Delivering transparency and tangible value to the communities that he helps build is at the core of everything he does. He is a passionate blockchain enthusiast and evangelist and participated with others in the first community driven test net of the EOS Dawn 2.0 software in January of 2018.
Co-Founder EOS Blocksmith
Craig is a software engineering veteran of 20 years with work stretching from embedded C++ to full stack web applications and lots of video games. In 2017 he found decentralized ledger technology and began to study. It became clear to him the potential of these new tools to change the world and improve the lives of everyone on Earth. It was only a matter of time until he stumbled into EOS, realized it was the platform he wanted to move his career to, and began to form the vision for BlockSmith’s ‘no-strings-attached’ approach.
Founder & CEO Serendipia
Jean-Loïck has a masters in Social Entrepreneurship, is the previous co-founder of Simba Education increasing access to early childhood education using mobile technologies across Africa. He is now a co-founder of Serendipia’s social innovation camps in Thailand and a co-living house founder for mission-driven millennials in San Francisco - Serendipia Nest. J-Lo is also now the CEO for the Serendipia Cooperative, a protocol to build tokenized cooperatives on the blockchain focused on the sustainable development goals - Use cases include micro-economies, global teams to address global issues or tokenize other communities, network, lands or assets.
Entrepreneur specializing at the intersection of Technology & Biology. Deep understanding of Health & Consumer Tech. Physician & Executive with a proven ability to create companies and products at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Conceived and launched three companies over 7+ years.
Innovation Manager City of San José
Although Jill is new to the public sector in her role as the Innovation Program Manager for the Department of Transportation in San Jose, she is no stranger to how emerging technology can change the way people experience the world around them. After 5 years as a Program Manager for Streetview at Google Maps, Jill is looking to bring her expertise leveraging technology to make San Jose the most innovative city in America. A native of Illinois, Jill earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at Illinois State University in 2007. In 2014, she was granted the National CEO Award of Excellence for her Streetview collaboration with Parks Canada. Beyond her professional life, Jill enjoys footgolf and the Oakland A’s.
Celu co-founded Focus Investments in 2014, one of the earliest and most successful digital asset funds. He is an early backer of 40+ blockchain protocols and companies. Previously at Dreamworks Animation, Celu has made contributions to oscar nominated feature films that have cumulatively grossed over $2 Billion worldwide. He is a published author and regular speaker at various international new media conferences for his pioneering research into immersive media technologies.
Naomi Dabby, MD, has followed and invested in Blockchain technology since 2012. Since then she has expanded into running a syndicate for women to invest in blockchain technology companies. She regularly hosts classes to teach women how to use exchanges and to get involved in the cryptocurrency space. Naomi is an early investor and an avid proponent of EOS. She is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician practicing in level 1 trauma centers.