Brian Forde Keynote Speaker

  • Co-Founder and CEO of FinTech start-up, Numero
  • Former Director of Digital Currency, MIT Media Lab (2015-2017)
  • Former Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (2011-14)

Brian Forde's Biography

Brian Forde has helped to educate Heads of State, Fortune 500 CEOs, and thousands of others as they race to get up to speed before bitcoin and the blockchain disrupt their organisations.  Brian Forde is an expert keynote speaker on a range of topics.

Brian Forde is the Co-Founder and CEO of Numero, a FinTech start-up that builds software for political campaigns. He is a top technology entrepreneur who provides crucial insights and real life examples of how bitcoin and the blockchain will rapidly impact companies, consumers, and governments.

Forde was a candidate for United States Congress 2017 – 2018. Prior to that, he worked at the historic MIT Media Lab where he led the world’s largest academic research initiative on cryptocurrencies. In this role he drew upon his experience as a former Senior Advisor at the White House Office during the Presidency of Barack Obama.

Featured on the cover of the Economist, bitcoin and the blockchain have taken the world by storm and today more than $1 billion has been invested in start-ups harnessing this nascent technology. Despite this, bitcoin is still widely misunderstood.

Named one of the top ten “Most Influential People in Bitcoin and Blockchain” and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Brian breaks down this complex technology into simple, universally understandable explanations to help audiences quickly grasp one of the most important emerging technologies for the next 10 years.

Bitcoin 101: An Introduction to Bitcoin, the Blockchain, the Future of Transactions
The future of the finance, government, insurance, media and entertainment, travel, healthcare, education, the sharing economy, and many more sectors will each be impacted by cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, yet this technology remains highly misunderstood. In his signature talk on bitcoin, Brian educates audiences on how bitcoin works, dispels popular misnomers, and provides real life examples about how it’s being used throughout the world. He’ll also provide insights on the strengths and weaknesses of this technology to prepare leaders for experimenting with bitcoin in their organisations.

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Videos of Brian Forde

MIT's Brian Forde: Bitcoin Innovations will Come from Developing Countries | WIRED
MIT's Brian Forde: Bitcoin Innovations will Come from Developing Countries | WIRED
TEDxLondonBusinessSchool - Brian Forde- Rethinking Social Enterprise
TEDxLondonBusinessSchool - Brian Forde- Rethinking Social Enterprise
World Economic Forum 2017
World Economic Forum 2017

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