Zach Piester Keynote Speaker

  • Co-Founder | Chief Development Officer of Intrepid
  • Expert in emerging technologies
  • Digital Transformation consultant for Fortune 500

Zach Piester's Biography

Zach Piester is a global leader sharing strategies and insights on how emerging technology trends are reshaping global businesses, economies and global markets. He is an international award winning global keynote speaker.

As the Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer of Intrepid, Zach is deeply involved in how Blockchain technology, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence, and Analytics are transforming businesses, influencing society and impacting the future of how we live and work.

Powerful technological forces including Blockchain,  Bitcoin, AI and Analytics have reshaped business foundations creating clear and massive gaps between corporate winners and losers.

For more than 15 years Zach has been at the forefront of emerging technology and human factors as an entrepreneur, investor, growth executive and innovation leader.  Zach is a longtime advisor to senior executives in Fortune 500 companies, policy makers, global startups, fast growth companies and tech disruptors on how to develop, design and scale new innovations.  Market focus spans Americas to Asia. Continually recognized as one of the most influential Fintech leaders in Singapore and Asia.

Much of his work the past 5 yrs has been centered on Blockchain technology. Zach is not a blockchain cheerleader per se and believes the technology is pretty terrible, except when it isn’t. The enabling nature of the technology has already created new category leaders in Insurance, Financial Services, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Smart Cities. Combine Blockchain with AI, Analytics, smart secure devices and we’re at unprecedented levels of creative disruption and destruction.


Zach developed and launched the first of its kind Digital Innovation Lab (MetLife), Blockchain Venture Studio (Intrepid Ventures), Enterprise Blockchain for Insurance (AIA), Cross border talent marketplace (SAP) along with a dozen other products and ventures from Wearables to e-Sports to modern work platforms. Being first is both dangerous and exciting. He is a former Paramedic Firefighter. He has saved many lives yet lost far more than he cares to remember. He has delivered babies, held hands, put out fires & rescued people from burning buildings. He’s seen the absolute best and worst that humanity has to offer. Zach translates these life and death experiences to building modern practices on how we work, grow, build and prosper.

Zach has been continually recognized as one of the most influential thought leaders in Blockchain, global Fintech, Insurtech, Financial Inclusion and Future of Work | Remote Work. An early pioneer in Blockchain, Zach has developed many of the early blockchain based systems in use today.

Trusted by: Google, SAP, Asian Banker, KPMG, Prudential, Visa, SingTel, IFC/World Bank, AIA, MetLife and dozens of others.

Speaking topics:

Technology: Emerging technologies have already reshaped your future

  • Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, Ripple and Cyrptocurrencies
  • Metaverse & NFT
  • Artificial Intelligence, Automation, IoT, Smart Cities, Robots and Analytics
  • Fintech | Insurtech

Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Startups

  • Ideation to execution, zero to one
  • Product to platforms to ecosystems to modern monopolies
  • Working with startups and large enterprises
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Building inclusive communities


  • Digital Transformation, Customer Journey & Disruption
  • Sustained Competitiveness
  • Digital Innovation and Disruption
  • Startups | Entrepreneurship

Human Factors: Intersection of technology and humans behaviours

  • Future of work| Remote Work | Remote Transformation
  • Collaboration and Collaborative Communities
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Organizational Design
  • Diversity
  • Adversity
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Videos of Zach Piester

Can blockchain bring prosperity to the global poor?
Can blockchain bring prosperity to the global poor?
Blockchain Technology: All hype or the new reality
Blockchain Technology: All hype or the new reality
Zach Piester - Why Blockchain Sucks (Except When It Doesn't)
Zach Piester - Why Blockchain Sucks (Except When It Doesn't)

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