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Government Matters interviews Brian Forde on emerging technologies to watch

brian-forde-gov-matters-sept16Brian Forde, director of digital currency at the MIT Media Lab and former senior advisor for mobile and data innovation at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, was interviewed this week by Government Matters TV on the latest emerging trends and tech priorities for agencies during a presidential transition.

In a concise Tech Matters interview, Brian expertly outlined the biggest and latest emerging technologies that are shaping our world and discussed how big companies already using these technologies have met with unexpected results thanks to that same early adoption.

Brain’s expert insights into the common perception that technology is unbiased and here to make the world a better and fairer place, or if it poses a threat and could make some of the biggest gaps in our society wider are highly topical and useful. And all are excellent food for thought whilst we wait for the next president of the United States to be decided.

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Brian Forde joins the MIT Media Lab as director of digital currency

Brian Forde speakerBrian Forde, the former White House senior advisor for mobile and data innovation, has joined the MIT Media Lab as director of digital currency. In this newly created position, Brian will coordinate a broad research initiative focused on creating safe, stable and secure digital currencies.

During his time at the White House, Brian was key to creating the White House Tech Inclusion and TechHire initiatives, bringing together a multitude of groups to support the hiring and training of more women and minorities in the technology field. He also held responsibility for determining how the “Obama Administration would leverage open data and emerging technologies to address the president’s national priorities.”

Brian now looks forward to working with the MIT Media Lab so that he can collaborate with the academics, entrepreneurs, governments, and nonprofits to get a “more robust and viable digital currency that could have tremendous benefits around the world.”

“We are fortunate to have Brian join the Media Lab to help organise an important research agenda to get cryptocurrencies right,” Media Lab Director Joi Ito says. “Brian’s experience mainstreaming emerging technologies from the rural mountains of Nicaragua to the White House will be invaluable as he tackles the challenges of digital currency — one of the most promising emerging technologies for the next 10 years.”

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