Samantha Radocchia

Cultural Technologist, Blockchain Pioneer, & Co-Founder of Chronicled, Inc.
  • Founder of three technology companies including Chronicled, Inc., which was named “San Francisco’s Best Tech Company” by SF Weekly
  • Researcher, developer, and entrepreneur named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for enterprise technology
  • Breaks down the practical applications of blockchain technology for everyone from marketers to wealth management and healthcare professionals

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Sam Rad (Samantha Radocchia) is a lifelong student of humanity – futurist, anthropologist, and entrepreneur.

She is the founder of Radical Next, a meta-media studio creating transformative stories, experiences, and media productions that shape a positive future. Her upcoming book by the same name, Radical Next: Thriving in Times of Radical Change explores how “radical next ideas” and technologies will transform societies in the decades to come.

A charismatic speaker and performer, Sam has shared stories of radical change with global audiences on stages across 5 continents – empowering individuals, leaders, and organizations not only to survive, but to thrive through radical and accelerating change. She’s advised the United Nations, WEF, Federal Reserve Bank, to name a few.

Sam was trained in anthropology, engineering, and symbolic systems, studying simulated and immersive realities – pushing the bounds of human consciousness and connection through her work. She was amongst the first anthropologists to conduct ethnographic research living in the virtual world “Second Life” in 2009.

Her work as a futurist has led Sam on a journey of working with a range of frontier technologies, indigenous and emerging social structures, people, places, and practices. She refers to herself as an archaeologist of the future, as Fredric Jameson coined -- applying a traditional anthropological ethnographic approach to envisioning and illustrating future possibilities.

Just as a small shard of pottery unlocks insight into past civilizations, a seemingly unremarkable detail in the present offers a window into infinite future possibilities and realities. Sam carefully reconstructs fragmented visions of what was, what is, and what can be.

A four-time entrepreneur, Sam has served across multiple founding executive roles across the C-Suite. She was previously co-founder of LOVE, a London-based Generative AI communication platform, and Chronicled, a San Francisco-based blockchain company bringing trust to global commerce and supply chains. Prior to Chronicled, Sam founded two companies leveraging AI to map personal taste. Sam holds several patents linking the physical and digital worlds and is considered a pioneer in Applied Cryptography, Blockchain systems, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Immersive Realities, and Simulations. She is noted as inventing the protocols which would lead to ERC-721 or Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

Sam is the author of the #1 Best Seller, Bitcoin Pizza: The No Bullshit Guide to Blockchain, writes as a contributor to Forbes, and was named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

Sam is passionate about empowering humanity to thrive in times of radical change. It is her mission to restore trust and connections between people and themselves, their source, each other, all beings, and our planet.

True to her “Rad” name, Sam is no stranger to risk and has accumulated over 700 jumps as a competitive skydiver.


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Radical Next: The Operating System for the Future

We are living during a unique moment in human history – and what’s coming next is radically different.

Socio-cultural paradigm shifts, technological advancements, and evolving geopolitics are fundamentally reshaping our societal backbones – or “operating systems.” The convergence of exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, immersive realities, and quantum computing are accelerating towards “the singularity” and we find ourselves on the cusp of a new era: The Age of Acceleration.

This history-defining moment of radical evolution will restructure our societies for the decades to come. So what does this mean for you? Your organization? Your industry? Your entire reality? Embark on a revelatory odyssey with Sam Rad, as she navigates the tides of time, illuminating the legacies of the past, realities of the present, and potentials of the future. Harness the promise of tomorrow with Sam Rad's compelling narratives, actionable strategies, and infectious enthusiasm.

With her signature candid delivery, Sam Rad will:

  • Guide you on a journey of radical and accelerating technological change across society, diving deeply into your industry
  • Illustrate future possibilities and inspire you to envision and embrace the radical next future with optimism and curiosity
  • Equip you with actionable insights to enact radical evolution in your organization


Thriving in Times of Radical Change

From 787 skydiving jumps that funded her first tech venture at 20 to an inspiring journey spanning 50+ countries, Sam Rad is not just a radical futurist—she's an adventurer, anthropologist, entrepreneur, technology pioneer, inventor, and author. Drawing from her life’s journey of groundbreaking achievements, Sam masterfully combines personal anecdotes, case studies, interactive experiences, and scientific research to present an immersive storytelling blueprint on navigating our radical next future.

Sam Rad offers not just sage advice, but also candidly gripping, and unapologetically relatable anecdotes that ignite a fire of 'Radical Resilience' within. Discover how to harness the chaos, break free from societal constraints, and craft an organization (and life) that's not only reactive to change but revels in it.

Sam Rad shares key methodologies to enable you to:

  • Harness intuitive intelligence and unlock the secrets of future forecasting.
  • Initiate transformational shifts by editing your organization's "DNA."
  • Embrace the "Radical Next" mindset, essential for thriving in an era of rapid technological and socio-cultural revolutions.


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