Blockchain and Bitcoin. Decentralized finance and smart contracts. Non-fungible tokens and play-to-earn gaming. The new world of Web 3 is a lot of things – but not one of them is simple. Few speakers manage to turn the complexity of blockchain into concepts that are easy to grasp and grasp quickly.
These men and women take questions from the audience – and have a coherent and logical explanation for someone who knows enough to formulate a good question. If you’re creating an event and you want a great keynote speaker – whether in person or virtual – choose from this list.
Blockchain, bitcoin, decentralized finance, smart contracts, non-fungible tokens, play-to-earn gaming – think about the possibilities
When I study, listen, attend conferences, and make lists like that – it’s a tedious process (no doubt, any of you in this business can relate).
I’ve heard most of these people speak and usually put Joel Kom at the top of my lists because he’s so funny – although these speakers are listed here in no particular order.
- Joel Com (@joelcomm,
Joel Kom delved into the world of blockchain after selling a game company to Yahoo, revealing the secrets of Google’s AdSense system, and how to do marketing on Twitter as the “microblogging” platform launched. Along with Travis Wright, he presents both The Bad Crypto Podcast and The Nifty Show, two podcasts that interview blockchain leaders and entrepreneurs, telling a non-technical audience about their activities.
- Igor Pejik (@IgorPejic9,
Igor Pejik is the author of blockchain babel, He is the former Head of Marketing at BNP Paribas Personal Finance Austria and a teacher at the University of Vienna. His experience in both the finance industry and academia has enabled him to translate the jargon of blockchain technology into understandable language and explain why it matters. He has seen how finance is responding to the rise of digital currencies and distributed networks, and he can explain it.
Andre de Castro
- Andre de Castro (@AndreTechExec,
Andre de Castro is a software engineer and pioneer of bitcoin. He works with Fortune 500 clients to help them understand and prepare for the development of cryptocurrencies. He also contributed to a 2014 administrative ruling that enabled corporations and startups to trade cryptocurrencies in the US. He is an expert on the opportunities available in the world of blockchain and in particular, the earning potential through arbitrage on various trading platforms.
Anne Lise Cajeri
- Anne Liss Kajar (@kjaerglobal,
Anne Liss is an expert on Kajer trends. she is the author of Trend Management Toolkit and has spoken to companies including IKEA and Swarovski about changing consumer fashion. Trends she discusses include health technology and digitization, but she also talks about fintech, how it’s changing, and how those changes will impact consumers and the companies that serve them.
Professor Lisa Short
- Lisa Short (@lisagshort,
Professor Lisa Short’s emphasis is on education. She is the founder of Mind Shifting and the Frontier TechEd Accelerator that uses education to bring together small and medium-sized businesses and cutting-edge technologies. Lisa Short is also the Director of Learning and Ecosystems for the United Africa Blockchain Association, which provides blockchain and artificial intelligence education across Africa.
- John Biggs (@johnbiggs,
John Biggs is a journalist. Biggs has been an editor at large for TechCrunch.com and has written for publications including: wiredWere new York Times, Linux JournalAnd popular Science, He is now the news editor at CoinDesk, the world’s leading source of blockchain news, and has written books about blogging and online scams. He was also the CEO of fintech startup Freemit.com, adding real-world experience to his research and writing.
- Sam Wouters (@SDWouters,
Sam Wouters is a consultant at Duval Union Consulting, a consultancy firm, and co-authored digital transformation book, A Guide to Bringing Digital Workflows to Large Companies. He now focuses on bitcoin and blockchain, helping companies understand how the technology works and what they can do with it.
- Laura Shin (@ LauraShin,
Laura Shin is the host of Unchained, one of the web’s leading blockchain podcasts. She was the senior editor in Forbes And the first mainstream journalist to take on crypto as her full-time beat. She is also the author of a recent investigation into the early days of crypto: Kryptonians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Creation of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze. Their conversation focused on the effects of blockchain on ownership, online organization, and earning potential.
- Tony Scott (@tonyscottcio,
Tony Scott was President Barack Obama’s chief information officer. He launched a 30-day cyber security sprint and directed the government’s cyber defense efforts. He also oversaw net neutrality policy and oversaw privacy issues emerging from Apple’s lawsuit against the FBI. He now runs TonyScottGroup, where he gives enterprise-sized firms strategies for coping with and getting the most out of IT infrastructure and new technologies.
- Elias Ahonen (@eihonan,
The 2016 book by Elias Ahonen, Physical bitcoins and crypto-currencies, was one of the first in the history of digital currency. he is also the author of blockland, a collection of stories about bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He has been active in the blockchain space since 2012 and runs a blockchain consulting company called Token Valley.
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