Speakers On Blockchain & The Future Of Fintech


Financial technologies include Blockchain, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies that are quickly becoming the focus of many meetings this year. Originally, fintech applied to technology applied at the back-end systems, but has since shifted to more consumer-focused services. These technologies have rapidly changed the landscape of the financial services industry. They not only play a role in finance but are also adding value to it and will have major impacts on jobs and businesses. 

If these tech topics are gaining traction at any of your upcoming events or meetings as well, here are some great recommendations for speakers covering these hot-button tech trends and topics today.


  • Neil Jacobstein, Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University
  • Samantha Radocchia, Cultural Technologist, Blockchain Pioneer, & Co-Founder of Chronicled, Inc.
  • Mike Steep, Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities, and Former SVP of Global Business Operations at PARC Xerox
  • Greg Williams, Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine
  • Tom Wheeler, Former Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission
  • Mitch Joel, Technology and Innovation Expert & Best-Selling Author
  • Nick Bilton, Special Correspondent at Vanity Fair, Former Lead Technology Writer for the New York Times, and Acclaimed Author

Keep scrolling to read more about these speakers! 


Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University

Neil is currently Chair of the AI and Robotics Track at Singularity University and a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford. He has previously worked on AI projects for NASA, many branches of the U.S. military, GM, Boeing, and others. Neil provides entertaining and incredibly visual looks at the specific AI algorithms and human-esque robot technologies being developed across the world now. His speeches are thoughtful and up-to-the-minute, and he uses stories from his time consulting with NASA, Boeing, and the U.S. Air Force to light up his overview of emerging AI and robotics. If you have an event focused on machine learning, automation, or the impact of artificial intelligence on industry and society, Neil is a great choice. | See more on Neil Jacobstein here.


Cultural Technologist, Blockchain Pioneer, & Co-Founder of Chronicled, Inc.

A reformed gamer, she started studying virtual currencies in 2009 while writing her anthropology thesis on currency exchanges in the virtual world, “Second Life.” Since then, she has founded three companies, holds several patents, and was an early outspoken voice in blockchain as the co-founder of Chronicled, an enterprise blockchain company focused on supply chain. Sam now consults executives, trade associations, governments, and investors on emerging technology trends and delivers keynotes at events worldwide. Most recently, she founded a company currently in stealth, working at the intersection of livestreaming and global payments. | See more on Samantha Radocchia here.


Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities, and Former SVP of Global Business Operations at PARC Xerox

If you’re looking for an innovation expert who can explain how to actually turn new technologies into new revenue streams, Mike Steep is an amazing choice. After a career spent working with companies including BMW, P&G, and Boeing to turn revolutionary technology into new products, Mike is now leading Stanford’s Disruptive Technology center, which pairs with corporations and VC groups to bring new and disruptive products to market. He’s responsible for helping Boeing develop their first electric airplane and is currently working with players in the agriculture space to develop customized food, among other things. | See more on Mike Steep here.


The editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine, Greg is a global authority on technology and the way it impacts business and society. A journalist and author of five novels, he meets with the innovators and thinkers who are changing the world to write expertly on what’s new and what’s next in technology and entrepreneurship. In speeches, Greg’s unique storytelling expertise and in-depth knowledge combine into entertaining and accessible insights that prepare audiences for what’s coming next, including:

  • The technology trends disrupting business 
  • How to flourish in the digital age
  • Cyber security and emerging threats
  • Creating a forward-thinking, purpose-driven organisation

A consistently top-rated speaker, Greg is a great choice for any event discussing future trends. See more on Greg Williams here.


Former Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission

Once called the “Bo Jackson of telecom” by President Obama, Tom Wheeler is a business, author, and the former Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) from 2013 to 2017. He’s spent the last four decades translating breakthrough technologies into new products and services. He visited our office earlier this year and gave one of the most eye-opening speeches on blockchain (and web 3.0) we’ve seen—he did a tremendous job actually explain what it is, as well as potential applications. | See more on Tom Wheeler here.


Technology and Innovation Expert & Best-Selling Author, “Disrupting Disruption”

A charismatic and engaging storyteller, he takes audiences on an exciting ride that helps them understand how to manage new technology and use it to outpace the competition. Mitch Joel speaks frequently to diverse groups like Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Twitter, Unilever, and every organization and association in between. Since 2005, he has given anywhere between 40 to 60 keynote presentation a year to small, medium, and large organizations in both the B2B and B2C space all over the world. Your audience will leave informed and ready to tackle the future today. | See more on Mitch Joel here.


Special Correspondent at Vanity Fair, Former Lead Technology Writer for the New York Times, and Acclaimed Author

Nick Bilton is a journalist, designer, UI specialist, technologist, author, hardware hacker, and researcher. He holds a position as a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and was formerly the New York Times’ technology and business columnist and the lead blogger for the paper’s Bits blog. He is also the author of the book, I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works and Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal. Bilton has worked in numerous different industries within the context of design, research and development, technology, and storytelling—all with a focus on how technology is shaping our brains and lives. His presentations focus on the future of technology trends and how this evolution affects how we will do business in the future. He is a great choice for a forward-looking talk on innovation, media, technology, society, and generations (and how they fit into the workforce). He uses an extremely visual speech style, integrating video, slides, and interaction with the audience in order to engage his listeners and drive his message home. | See more on Nick Bilton here.


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