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Brian Forde

Former Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab & Former White House Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation
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Brian Forde helps public and private organizations alike use emerging technologies like blockchain to amplify innovation and efficiency, improve the economy, and better people’s lives.

Brian is an educator, entrepreneur, technologist, and policymaker who has spent his life using technology to help others. As a former senior advisor for mobile and data innovation at the White House, he spearheaded the Obama administration’s efforts to leverage emerging technologies in support of critical national priorities.

He is currently a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is the former director of digital currency at the world-renowned MIT Media Lab, where he led efforts to mainstream digital currencies through research and incubation of high-impact applications of the emerging technology. He has also advised world leaders on blockchain, and for his work, has been recognized as one of the ten most influential people in the world on Bitcoin and blockchain.

On stage, Brian shares real-life lessons on how Bitcoin, blockchain, and other rapidly advancing technologies will continue to impact business and our way of life moving forward. His innovative insights and knowledge of digital technologies have proved vital in bringing government policies and business models into the 21st century, and in leaving a positive impact on people and organizations.

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