During #SXSW2019, #CryptoVixens Investors Lounge panelists and conversations centered around data privacy, blockchain, AI, GDPR, digital money, sovereign identity, Facebook and how much user data is being collected globally from people, companies, and governments.
Tech giants, like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have massive transaction records of our digital data. Consumer trust in companies, institutions, governments and (less so) in the media is in crisis. The key question is: How can we own our individual data?
The World Economic Forum suggests a new trust paradigm is beginning to emerge, where trust is created and maintained in new ways without the need for opaque central authorities, global commercial monopolies or other middlemen to manage our trust mechanisms.
The latest technological development driving a potential revolution in trust-facilitation involves so-called distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), with blockchain the most well-known. DLTs offer the potential to circumvent reliance on traditional, centralized actors and institutions as the primary intermediaries for trust.
Legal scholar Kevin Werbach argues, the most significant innovation of blockchain is not governmental or even technological but emotional: the creation of “a new form of trust,” in which you put your confidence in a store of information without relying on any single person to authenticate it — trust the system, not its parts.
Reuters projects blockchain technology will be used by 65 percent of enterprises by 2020. Join Adryenn Ashley, the 6th top woman in 2019’s #Blockchain Power 100 as we navigate the intricacies of blockchain, the new ecosystem around trust, and educate the C-Suite about how to leverage blockchain using real-world examples.
Blockchain Global Influencer
Founder & CEO of Loly Labs, Inc.
Adryenn Ashley is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, and co-founder of CryptoVixens. As a Startup Advisor her advice is sought after, whether for her abilities to viralize a global conversation, or increase a company’s revenue while streamlining costs. Her expertise ranges everywhere from breaking into banks (security testing in the 1990’s), to being one of the first females in AI in the 2000’s, giving Ashley decades of experience in navigating the bleeding edge of what’s next. Having immersed herself in blockchain, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality, Ashley’s newest disrupt, Loly, aims to reinvent the way people meet, mingle, and make magic online. Funding Loly through an ICO is what inspired the content for her newest book, Minting the Future (Winter 2018).
Recently named the #1 Woman in Blockchain, Ashley speaks around the globe from small elite audiences of family offices to jam packed convention centers, using her signature style of humor to break down complex technologies into understandable bites of must have knowledge.
In addition to being a tech entrepreneur, Ashley is a best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker. In 2015, she skillfully turned fan engagement into #SocialTV profits with CrowdedTV, the world’s first crowdfunding platform for broadcast television. Going a step further than just raising funds, CrowdedTV also recruited sponsorship and secured distribution. Using the CrowdedTV platform, Ashley’s first show, Wake Up!, went from idea to national broadcast television in under four months, and is in pre-production for a second season, as well as development for their first 360 sitcom, and a crypto-centric comedy news show.
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Wendy Glavin Agency
Wendy Glavin is Founder and CEO of Wendy Glavin Agency, based in New York City. Her firm offers strategic integrated communications across marketing, public relations, social media and executive writing. Wendy’s experience spans B2B2C across a wide variety of industry sectors including, technology, financial services, financial technology, artificial intelligence, software-as-a-sector (SaaS), mobile apps, crowdfunding, customer experience, marketing technology, media, events, creative, publishing, retail and more.
Wendy Glavin Agency represents startups, small-medium-sized businesses, and large companies both nationally and globally. She is a 25+ year veteran of corporate, agency and consulting. Wendy is a published writer and guest speaker.