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Tony Lai
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CodeX Stanford
Tony is a Fellow and Founder of the Blockchain Group at CodeX, Stanford's Center for Legal Informatics. He is a Founding Editor of the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law and Policy, and of the MIT Computational Law Report. He is also a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the Center for Technology, Robotics, A.I. and the Law, at the National University of Singapore. Tony was the Founding CEO of technology startup, Legal.io, and on the founding team of StartX, the Stanford-affiliated community of entrepreneurs. He holds degrees from Oxford and Stanford, and clocked 10,000 hours as a practicing TMT lawyer.
Improving legal systems and protocols through data governance and frontier technology. Designing collaborations on research efforts with policymakers, companies and academics, globally, as part of the development of a knowledge, learning, and prototyping commons around computational law and its applied counterpart, legal engineering.
Michael Schmitz
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CodeX Stanford
Principal of Carbon Counts Group, a policy and strategy engine for initiatives to create comprehensive carbon data ecosystems that drive climate engagement, action and accountability. CEO & Co-founder of BlueVista, a platform that leverages cutting edge technologies to reward consumers for making clean transportation and mobility choices to reduce air pollution that harms our planet and traffic congestion that undermines our quality of life. Fellow at CodeX Stanford, leading the Climate Data Policy Initiative, to provide a hub for research and analysis of the data policies required for establishing a robust global climate data ecosystem. Member of the CodeX Blockchain Group, co-coordinating the group’s regulatory tracking initiative.
Global open climate data ecosystem
Dazza Greenwood
MIT and CIVICS.com
Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood is founder of CIVICS.com, a boutique provider of professional consultancy services for legal technologies, automated transactions, data management and technology strategy. Dazza is also a researcher at MIT Media Lab where he is advancing the field of computational law and building out Law.MIT.edu research portfolio. Dazza consults to fortune 100 companies, architecting and building integrated business, legal and technology cross-boundary networks at industry scale. As an attorney, Dazza served as both in-house and special counsel for technology law, representing corporations and governments. Dazza has testified before the US House, US Senate and other legislatures on electronic transactions law and consults extensively to the public sector, including to NASA, GSA, DHS, the UK Cabinet Office and many other public and private sector organizations and global NGOs.
Combatting COVID-19 with Data. Also like talking/learning about interoperability and automated legal entities.
Steven Nam
Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy
Steven Nam is Managing Editor of the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy and an advisor for the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, where he supports their Cryptoeconomic Systems Journal. Mr. Nam was previously an antitrust attorney with Jones Day, Distinguished Practitioner at Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies and Chief Strategy Officer for a Palo Alto-based blockchain startup. Mr. Nam double majored in History and Ethnicity, Race & Migration at Yale.
Noah Thorp
Noah is founder and CEO of CoMakery, a platform to coordinate distributed teams to work on projects - with easy integration with blockchain infrastructure. He has worked extensively as an architect and product designer on blockchain security token projects including primary issuance, secondary exchange trading and custody with Nasdaq Private Market, Republic, SharesPost, BCAP, PROPs and many others. He also co-founded Citizen Code in 2014 where he lead DAO, decentralized reputation and blockchain projects for startups and Fortune 100 companies. Along the way he has clocked over 20k hours of software development. He is a co-organizer of the San Francisco branch of the international Legal Hackers association.
Catherine Gu
Stanford University
- Masters student at Stanford University (computational social science). Past projects: Financial Data and Algorithmic Trading - Cryptocurrencies Trading Strategy based on Sentiment Analysis (Python); Simulating Stablecoin Systems with Latent Market Confidence Index (Python) - CS research assistant and teaching assistant to Professor Dan Boneh. Prior to Stanford, 4 years quant finance and hedge fund work experience, focus on alpha generation for investment strategies and credit risk modelling. - Academic interests lie at the intersection of market incentive design, data science and blockchain technology.
Empirical Measurements of Pricing Oracle and Decentralized Governance for Stablecoins.
Reuben Youngblom
CodeX Stanford
Reuben is a blockchain engineer and lawyer. He coordinates the Stanford RegTrax initiative and co-hosts the Our Data podcast, as well as advises for several blockchain and fintech startups.
Blockchain ethics
Aaron Wright
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Cardozo Law School / OpenLaw
Aaron Wright is a Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, where he directs the Cardozo Blockchain Project and other technology programs. Professor Wright's work focuses on smart contracts and the regulation of blockchain-based systems. His first book, Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code (Harvard University Press, with Primavera De Filippi) was published in 2018. Professor Wright is also the co-founder of OpenLaw (https://www.openlaw.io), a blockchain-based legal protocol, and serves as chair of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Legal Advisory Working Group. Prior to joining Cardozo’s faculty, he co-founded and sold a company to Wikia, Inc., the for-profit sister project to Wikipedia.
Randall Winston
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Berkeley Law
Randall Winston served as Executive Director of the California Strategic Growth Council, a state agency integrating efforts to achieve the state’s sustainable community and climate goals, where he focused on infill development and conservation strategies that build social, environmental, and economic equity. Randall previously served in Governor Brown's office as an advisor to the chief of staff, where he helped lead implementation of Governor Brown’s international climate policy as well as Executive Orders on Green Buildings and Zero Emission Vehicles. Randall’s prior experience spans architecture, urban development, and venture technology. Randall is currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree at U.C. Berkeley School of Law. He received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Government from Harvard University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Pacific Council on International Policy.
Alicia Seiger
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Stanford University
Alicia Seiger is a lecturer at Stanford Law School and leads sustainability and energy finance initiatives at Stanford Law, Graduate School of Business and the Precourt Institute for Energy. Alicia serves as Managing Director for both the Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and the Sustainable Finance Initiative. Her work focuses on business and financial innovations to accelerate the transition to a decarbonized and climate resilient global economy.
Martin Wainstein
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Yale University
Martin leads the Yale Open Innovation Lab. He is a resident fellow at the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale and a research manager at the Digital Currency Initiative of the MIT Media Lab. Martin did his PhD at the Australian-German Climate & Energy College in the University of Melbourne, Australia and holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Southern California where he focused on Geo and Astrobiology. Thinking holistically about big picture sustainability and translating this into innovative entrepreneurial action is by far what he enjoys the most!
Open Climate: A global climate accounting system
Joseph Thompson
Joseph Thompson is the CEO and Co-founder of AID:Tech, a company that provides digital identity solutions. Under his leadership, the company is supporting Syrian refugees in Lebanon. AID:Tech works to increase transparency and reduce global illicit outflows from developing countries due to fraud and corruption. Joseph’s vision was to empower individuals with a legal identity so they could more easily access aid, welfare and health benefits. Partnering with UNDP, AID:Tech has built a platform to issue digital identities to undocumented people, with a goal of universal adoption by 2030. His company has also created a platform that lowers remittance costs for refugees, and provides microinsurance for the unbanked.
Owner controlled data
Bryan Wilson
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MIT Computational Law Report
Bryan is the Editor in Chief of the MIT Computational Law Report, a fellow in MIT’s Connection Science Group, and the founder of Kansas City Legal Hackers. Legaltech News listed him as 1 of the 18 Millennials Changing the Face of Legal Tech. Previously, Bryan has worked in interdisciplinary operations at RiskGenius (an insurtech startup), as an Innovation Fellow with the ABA Center for Innovation, and in Innovation Policy for Mayor Sly James’ Office. Recently, Bryan has had the fortune to speak at conferences and host workshops across North America and Europe.
I am currently working on several projects that involve computational law, legal engineering, and Open Education Resources (OER). Looking forward to 2030, I think these efforts can help transform access to legal services, improve the user experience of law, and increase the predictability of legal outcomes.
Primavera de Filippi
Harvard / CNRS
researcher at CNRS and faculty associate at Harvard, working on the legal and governance implications of blockchain technology
I would like to explore whether the principles of distributed consensus and bottom-up coordination elaborated within the blockchain space could be transposed in the global arena, in order to support the resolution of global challenges in a more concerted and coordinated manner.
Joseph Bambara
Withers WorldWide
Counsel Withers Bergman LLP Co-Chair of New York County Lawyers Association Law and Technology Committee Highly experienced with legal issues around social media, affiliate marketing and all forms of emerging technology. Experience also includes emerging legal issues in the AI, IoT, blockchain and the physical web space. Experienced in developing privacy policy, notice and state and federal compliance for media, advertising, retailing and Big Data. Experienced in all matters relating to privacy compliance, policy and notice for US and European Union, contracting, cybersecurity, blockchain ICO’s, ICO White papers, Intellectual Property and compliance as well as trademark, service mark, patent applications, asset acquisitions, consulting, cloud and outsource contracts within the enterprise and mobile devices space. Law Degree and a Masters in Computer Science. Adjunct Lecturer at CCNY School of Engineering
AI IoT Blockchain
Adam Ettinger
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FisherBroyles, LLP
Mr. Ettinger is a partner in the Corporate and Technology practice groups, and leads the firm’s FinTech and Blockchain practice group as co-chair. His practice focuses on blockchain asset regulation, venture capital and angel financing, technology development, joint ventures, channel relationships, intellectual property, licensing, privacy, advertising, and e-commerce. His clients have included AMD, Apple, BitGo, Brave, Comma.ai, DeviceScape, Fakespace, Get Satisfaction, Intel, Internet Devices (acquired by Alcatel), Lightning Labs, MasterCard, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Network Solutions Inc., Orchestria (acquired by CA), S3 (acquired by HTC), Self Aware Games (acquired by Big Fish), and Tivo.
Barbara A. Jones
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Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Barbara A. Jones is a seasoned corporate and securities shareholder based in Los Angeles and serves as Global Co-chair of the Greenberg Traurig’s 80+-member interdisciplinary Blockchain and Cryptocurrency group. Barbara has counseled companies in connection with securities laws and associated issues relating to the structuring of coin/token offerings, fund formation, exchanges and trading, stable coins, cryptomining operations, and the use of Blockchain-as-a-Service in a variety of industries, including financial services, entertainment, real estate, healthcare/health tech, and retail, among others. She is a frequent speaker at bar association and industry conferences on legal issues relating to blockchain, token structures and cryptocurrency.
Rhys Lindmark
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None. (Or "Post-Capitalism". Or "Bentoism".)
Rhys Lindmark is a writer, podcaster, and coach who helps frontier people manifest their ideas around post-capitalism, meta-rationality, and sociotechnical systems. Most recently, he was the Head of Long-Term Societal Impact at MIT DCI. His podcast Grey Mirror has 150,000+ plays and he self-taxes 10% of his income.
A clear vision for a post-capitalist mindset, and how that will be manifest in networks.
Riyanka Roy Choudhury
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Stanford CodeX Center
Riyanka Roy Choudhury is an experienced IP attorney, tech policy maker and legal tech strategist. She is a fellow at CodeX and is developing a course on Coding for lawyers at CodeX while working on predictive analytics tools. Currently, she is working on an IP chat bot project where she is teaching IP skills to smart speakers. Riyanka advises startups in implementing emerging legal technologies and legal design in their organisation. At Stanford’s Center of Internet and Society, she is researching on privacy policies of smart speakers. She is an advisor at Simple Rights, US and an expert panelist at Emerging Technologies Polices forum, Singapore. She is a board member of Berkeley Global Society and 1LAW, US.
I am writing a white paper on Gender and Tech. Feminist ideologies in AI/robotics/smart speakers and gender equality in job hiring, pay, workforce opportunities, inclusion in the AI workforce or similar factor will be impactful and widely implemented in the world of 2030.
Jonathan Askin
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Brooklyn Law School
Professor at Brooklyn Law School. Founder of Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, which provides pro bono, legal support for bootstrapped ventures and issues the law has not anticipated. Served as Visiting Professor at MIT Media Lab, Fulbright Scholar with University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law, Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School. Founder/Advisor to iLINC, a network of legal support clinics for the European startup community. Chaired Internet Governance Working Group for Obama ’08 Presidential Campaign.
how to train next gen, prescient, tech-savvy lawyer to be meaningful participant in 21st Century
Gretchen Ramos
Greenberg Traurig
I am the Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, and counsel various companies, including companies in the blockchain space, on compliance with data protection laws, contracting and data use issues, and advise them on handling security incidents.
M Ridgway Barker
Bogdan Filip
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Demonstrated ability to learn new and complex business systems quickly and effectively. Proficiency with sales systems. Accurately forecasts business. Self-motivated, focused, and driven to achieve goals. Judgment, initiative, and discretion when providing solutions.
Developing software solutions based on blockchain technology, with a main interest on distributed databases.
De Kai
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HKUST (Hong Kong) / ICSI (Berkeley)
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST, and Distinguished Research Scholar at Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute, De Kai is among only 17 scientists named Founding Fellow by the Association for Computational Linguistics, for his pioneering contributions to machine learning foundations of machine translation. He launched the world's first web translator after founding HKUST's internationally funded Human Language Technology Center. De Kai was recruited as founding faculty of HKUST directly from UC Berkeley, where his PhD thesis was one of the first to argue for the paradigm shift toward machine learning based natural language processing. He holds a Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA and a BS in Computer Engineering (Phi Beta Kappa) from UCSD. De Kai was one of eight inaugural members selected by Google in 2019 for its AI ethics council.
AI that counters AI-driven information disorder
Brynly Llyr
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As a general counsel in the blockchain space, I am very interested in the intersection of law and technology, and how we enable innovation to improve financial inclusion and prosperity.
How our regulations can better support innovative technology to reach unbanked and underbanked populations.
Dario de Martino
Morrison & Foerster
Robert Greene
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Tsinghua University People's Bank of China School of Finance / Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Cyber Policy Initiative
Robert is a Fellow at Tsinghua University’s People’s Bank of China School of Finance National Institute of Financial Research and a Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Cyber Policy Initiative. Robert's research focuses on Chinese financial market structure and global payments technology trends. Previously, as a consultant with Patomak Global Partners and IBM’s Promontory Financial Group, Robert's client work focused on financial sector risk and strategy issues. Earlier in his career, Robert worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Harvard University’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and George Mason University’s Mercatus Center.
distributed ledger technology payments systems
Benedetta Cappiello
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Università degli Studi di Milano
Benedetta Cappiello (Milan, 1985) is a Research Fellow in International Law and an adjunct Professor in International investment law at the University of Milan. Authors of numerous scientific publications, she has recently published her first book on European policy on Foreign Direct Investment. Towards a Sustainable Investment. Her research activity has largely focused on various aspects of international law, with a focus on international investment law, and European law, namely on European international private law; more recently, her research interests have switched towards the legal issues raised, at the supranational and the national level, by the advent of new technologies (i.e. blockchain and Artificial Intelligence). As a result, she has published on: smart (legal) contract, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain base organizations. Also, in October 2019, as Scientific Director, she has organized at the University of Milan an international Conference titled Towards a Paradigm Shift. Blockchain, Law, and Governance. Late in 2020, Springer will publish those Conference proceedings. She previously worked in the legal office of the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union, in Brussels, where she assisted the first Counsellor of the Embassy. She has also worked at the Chambers Unit of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, assisting the President Mr. A. Cassese.
- Blockchain based organization: qualification, governance (combination between on chain and off chain). - Blockchain as democratic or plutocratic system - Covid-19: health v privacy? The urgency of a (possible) equilibrium.
Jessy Kate Schingler
open lunar foundation
Director of Governance and Policy at the Open Lunar Foundation. The Open Lunar Foundation is shaping plans, policies and applications for a peaceful, cooperative lunar future, for the benefit of life on and off Earth. They are using engineering activities to support and advance standards, cooperation and precedent setting.
Governance and coordination mechanisms for positive futures on the Moon and on Earth.
Stephen A. Aschettino
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Loeb & Loeb LLP
Stephen A. Aschettino is an attorney and partner in the New York Office of Loeb & Loeb LLP, where he serves as Chair of the firm’s Payments Technology practice and Co-Leader of its Blockchain and FinTech teams. His practice includes a particular focus on legal and business issues impacting payment systems and the evolving payments technology industry.
Brian Tang
Brian W Tang is an innovator, educator and ecosystem builder who has worked in the confluence of law, technology and finance in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley and Australia. After a career at global investment bank Credit Suisse and Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, Brian founded ACMI (focused on fintech, regtech, lawtech edtech and AI and blockchain governance) and is also founding executive director of the new interdisciplinary and experiential programme LITE Lab@HKU. Brian has also been a keen proponent of impact investing, sustainable financing and ESG and carbon disclosure initiatives in Hong Kong and beyond.
How ESG and carbon data and disclosure can move the buyside and capital markets to positively motivate companies' behaviour, and how blended financing can foster inclusive and sustainable social and environmental innovation and impact.
Fatemeh Fannizadeh
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Independent lawyer
Fatemeh Fannizadeh is a Swiss qualified legal practitioner, working independently since 2017. Her practice focuses on legal and strategic advice to clients involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors, with a emphasis on dispute prevention and resolution. Her main research interests cover distributed governance as well as human rights in the digital age.
Anouk Ruhaak
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I create new models of data governance for the public good. As an architect and advocate of data trusts, she promotes governance models that safeguard privacy and protect society from the negative externalities of data sharing. Before joining Mozilla, Anouk worked as a consultant for the Open Data Institute and a data journalist for Platform Investico, where she researched investigative stories around surveillance and privacy. She has a background in political economics and software development, and founded several communities in the tech space.
Data trusts and interoperability. See: https://medium.com/@anoukruhaak/data-trusts-why-what-and-how-a8b53b53d34
Kenneth Herzinger
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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Ken Herzinger is a partner in Orrick’s White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance Group in the San Francisco office. Ken was an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prior to joining private practice. Ken has 20 years of experience as a securities litigator and has handled every type of SEC investigation and securities case, including new and developing areas like blockchain, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, and SEC BSA/AML enforcement, and more traditional matters such as accounting and financial statement fraud, internal control over financial reporting (ICFR), disclosure controls and procedures, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), insider trading, and Dodd-Frank and SOX whistleblower retaliation claims.
U.S. blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations.
Rebecca Rettig
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FisherBroyles, LLP
Rebecca Rettig is a partner in FisherBroyles’ Litigation Department, and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s FinTech & Blockchain practice group. Recognized in 2019 as one of the top 100 women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York Business, Rebecca’s practice encompasses a broad range of litigation, such as securities, shareholder derivative, general commercial, contract disputes, copyright and trademark disputes, employment disputes, among others. Rebecca represents clients in all stages of litigation, and has served as trial counsel in cases and arbitrations around the country. Rebecca’s practice includes unique experience in the blockchain and digital asset space. She represents and advises clients in matters relating to U.S. and state-specific regulation, intellectual property, trade secrets and contracts, as well as offering and trading practices. In this space, Rebecca’s clients include a multi-billion-dollar asset manager, a Fortune 100 technology company, a digital asset trading platform, VC-backed DeFi companies, as well as traders and investors.
Widespread adoption of DeFi protocols as competitors or complements to traditional financial instruments and institutions
Willie Khoo
Data-Driven Lab
Daniel Goldman
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Planetary Insight
Daniel Goldman, serial implementing futurist, angel investor, game and simulation developer, focused on visualization tools for a better tomorrow.
A Planetary Insight Center - a visualization and simulation center that bring possible futures to life, invites collaboration, and allows communities to design and execute on their visions for a world in which we thrive.
Rob Cooke
Chain Enable
I am half Korean and half British, based in London, spent 5 years living in Seoul/Asia. I founded Chain Enable, a software development house that focuses on blockchain and fintech projects.
Colin Liepmann
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Hmm- besides large scale computer vision implementation, my team and I are currently working on solving the issue of how to curb community spread of viruses in the future while simultaneously preserving privacy... both of these subjects require much greater thought and study.
Robert O'Brien
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Data Commons NZ/Independent
A Software Engineer focused on financial cryptography-- the intersection of cryptography and distributed software engineering to help solve social, economic and legal problems. (aka. kind-of a Blockchain Software Engineer)
Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) run the world. Yet they are overlooked by many areas of study, especially economics and policy. These technical systems are vast bundles of data and rules that orchestrate supply-chains, banking systems, firms and government agencies. Beneath their facade lies an accounting system, a method for measuring value embodied in terms like revenue, income, earnings and profit. Yet value, as measured, uses a numéraire— a single unit of account typically a sovereign currency; however, this was not always the case. Profit is now the only target, but as Goodhart's law, colloquially stated makes clear: "When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure." Much of the challenge in addressing the climate emergency is about retaining profit's pre-eminence over everything else. Our measure of value is deficient, and the notion of profit needs an overhaul. The Task Force on Climate-related financial discourses (TFCD) (https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/) is getting adopted by the investment community, but such disclosures aren't integrated into operational and reporting aspects of EIS. If it is not in the income statement, it hasn't happened. Meanwhile, R3.0 ( https://www.r3-0.org/ ) has been exploring what it will take to change our value measurement systems such that they can incorporate multi-capital accounting to lift narrative disclosures into the income statements. To make them quantifiable, comparable, and therefore accountable. As an example of progress, in 2019, the New Zealand Government made a significant step in this direction by releasing the first Well-Being budget, an attempt to bring multi-capital accounting targets and reporting into government accounting. How can this be accelerated and spread? What governance, financial reporting, operational practices, and technical systems could be developed? What role does data, provenance, governance play? What are important new measures of value? These are the sort of questions I am currently exploring.
Evan Absher
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Social Entrepreneur, Theatre Company Founder, Lawyer, policy wonk, and grant maker. I work with mayors on entrepreneurship and innovation.
How do we layer the tech capabilities more successfully into policy and lived in reality of people?
Elizabeth Kukka
Ethereum Classic Labs
Executive Director at ETC Labs, providing mentorship, introductions and capital to early-stage blockchain and digital asset companies from around the world.
Democratized business models, how do we compensate and include communities when businesses succeed. Users and customers provide the content, be it conversations or reviews, create the community, and promote and recommend. Including the everyday stakeholders within the governance / decision making process.
Priyanka Desai
Robert Williams
Yale Law School
Robert Williams is Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center, Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Contributing Editor at Lawfare.
Andrea Ortega
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Berkeley LLM student
I am a Spanish attorney with four years of experience mainly in the areas of data protection and intellectual property in the EU and I am just completing an LLM in law and technology at Berkeley Law. I am greatly interested in exploring and anticipating the intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity risks of emerging technologies and the legislative, regulatory and judicial trends. My current interests include the technology developments around artificial intelligence, blockchain, and internet of things, and the following areas of law in which I have been engaged during the master’s program: intellectual property, information privacy, cybersecurity, computer crime, regulated digital industries (telecommunications) and antitrust. Furthermore, I am especially interested in the intellectual property, information privacy and cybersecurity fields, since I believe these areas of law are at the intersection of some of the most pressing issues.
I am interested in discussing the developments in AI and frontier tech from a privacy and ethical perspective. I hope that by 2030 we will be able to deploy AI -for instance, FR-, Blockchain, IoT... in a way that is aligned with out civil rights and liberties.
sung eun kim
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I am an assistant professor of law at UC Irvine. My primary teaching and research interests are in contracts, corporate law and governance, and financial regulation.
Andrew Miller (UIUC) and I are working with UCI Law Review editors to design a token-based system to facilitate and incentivize peer review in the law publishing process. This pilot is the first step toward realizing our vision for a more democratic and transparent approach to academic publishing across all disciplines.
Aaron Lane
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RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, RMIT University
Dr Lane is a regulatory specialist and his research focuses on the economics of regulation and innovation. Dr Lane holds appointments as a Lecturer in Law in the Graduate School of Business and Law at RMIT University (coordinating the Law and Technology course in the Juris Doctor program) and a Research Fellow in the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub (the world’s first social science research centre focusing on blockchain technology). Dr Lane was admitted as an Australian Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2012.
Cryptodemocratic governance of corporations
Mihai Ivascu
Serial social impact and technology entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of London based tech group M3 Holdings which comprises 3 fast-growing companies: Modex, the Blockchain Database company, Moneymailme, a Neo-Banking technology infrastructure provider; M3 Payments, FX management and global payments platform, which in less than 5 years has come to be valued at GBP 300 million.
By all means, Modex’s mission is to get, with the help of blockchain technology, a much better world offering data security and immutability. From day one, blockchain was about data.
Aleydis Nissen
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Leiden Law School
My name is Aley. Most of the time, I am researching human rights issues in multinationals that are based in emerging markets. I am participating from my home in Antwerp (Belgium).
I have started researching whether the Republic of Korea’s tactics to deal with COVID-19 spread through transnational network relations. In particular, I would like to find out under which conditions Western societies are now willing to replace restricting citizens' movements with tracing their movements through CCTV surveillance and the tracking of transactions and mobile phones.
Vienna Looi
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United Nations Reboot The Earth
"Radical hope.. we reach out to the world, and each other, longingly, searching for and sometimes finding intimacy." ~Jonathan Lear’s, Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation. @Malaysia: Vienna co-founded DurianAsean (media station) & KillTheBill (award-winning human rights law organization, part of a 300,000-person electoral reform movement, Bersih). She proposed for blockchain-based election and governance in 2011-13. @Valley: co-founded Economic Space Agency (sustainable distributed ledger tech), helped start Consciousness Hacking, run Women In Blockchain San Francisco, contributes to COALA.global & Stanford Zero Degree Project. @UnitedNations: Reboot The Earth hackathon winner, incubating an Earth 2030 climate-conscious economy.
Temperature as Universal Basic Asset. Triple entry accounting (momentum accounting & cryptographic receipts) for secure multi-stakeholder response to crisis & value-stable economy.
Jeffrey Ladish
Covid Watch & Gordian Research
Tessa Alexanian
Ori Shimony
Andrew Domzalski
MIT Computational Law Report
Gaia Dempsey
7th Future
2x Entrepreneur. Tech executive. Traveler, foodie, relentless optimizer. Values-driven conversations & projects. Mentor to the next generation of dreamers.
COVID-related predictions. AI Loyalty
Jeffrey Saviano
Ernst & Young
EY Global Tax Innovation Leader | Connection Science Fellow at MIT | TEDx Speaker | BU Law Lecturer Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts I am a principal of EY and a member of EY’s global innovation leadership team. I lead teams in the discovery, design, and commercialization of new tax services, with an emphasis on deployment of new technology platforms. I create a startup culture to drive innovation through test and learn patterns and accelerated innovation. My interests include application of new, advanced, technologies to governmental tax administrations and corporate tax departments; professional service firm innovation strategy; leading programs to help corporate tax executives build their innovation capabilities; business model and customer experience innovation.
Jonathan Levi
Stanford University alumni (Applied Math), graduate level cryptography, a leader in distributed technologies, working on large scale deployments of mission critical systems, sensitive data which requires privacy, data segregation and various layers of security/cryptography. An investor and a CEO, running a multinational technology start-up which specializes in privacy, confidentiality and distributed systems interoperability at scale (Blockchain, DLT or "just" distributed systems that cannot fail). Having led the Goldman Sachs front-office desk strats (on 6 asset classes), built trading desks, and systems that support the largest workloads in the world, with IBM. Founded in 2016, HACERA - an accomplished security/software company. In 2017, HACERA and IBM have managed the release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 (160 developers, 27 companies. together) HACERA has products in the following categories: Identity, Governance (credential management, policy, and privileges), Privacy (using Zero-Knowledge Proofs and side-channels) and Clearance & Settlement. To learn more about HACERA, please visit: https://hacera.com In 2018, HACERA released to production the world’s first multi-cloud deployment of a “Network of Networks” with nodes running on IBM Blockchain Platform, Oracle Blockchain, Microsoft Azure and AWS. To learn more about the Unbounded Network, please visit https://unbounded.network
Phoebe Tickell
renegade scientist, systems designer and social entrepreneur, passionate about creating opportunities for transformation of people - and through that, transformation of society, and planet.
Phoebe has co-founded a series of organisations that steward systems change via innovation, weaving together networks and learning programmes across the sectors of education, food and farming, sustainability, and technology. She has a first class degree in Biological Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and she brings this training in understanding biological networks and systems thinking into all of her work. Phoebe has been invited to share as a lecturer, workshop facilitator and keynote speaker globally. She has taught and presented in India, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and North America. She also writes widely on the topics of Technology, Nature and Society.
'Narratives Engine' for the next 6-12 months in Covid-19 to influence narrative, language and policy - and discourse moving forwards.
David M. Grable
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Quinn Emanuel
Dave is Co-Chair of the National Trial Practice Group for Quinn Emanuel.
Daren F. Stanaway
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Paul Hastings
Daren is of counsel in the Litigation practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on white collar litigation and defense and government investigations and enforcement initiatives.
Mark Potkewitz
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Ulster University
I'm an attorney who's serving as a Director of the Legal Innovation Centre at Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Use of machine learning in Legal Language Processing for A2J; using structured workflows to help pro se/self-representing/litigants in person to help increase participation in the justice system.
Anja Blaj
Future Law Inst.
Strategy officer at Future Law Institute.
Collaboration techniques, mechanisms and tools for lawyers, system thinkers and policy makers to create new power dynamics.
Don Irwin
Brooklyn Law School
Student at Brooklyn Law with background in legal tech and corporate finance law.
Karlos Horn
Brooklyn Law School
Tenant rights and modern monetary theory.
Celeste Russell
Brooklyn Law School
I am a current 2L at Brooklyn Law School. I have a background in public and I am interested in how tech, public health, and privacy intersect to protect all citizens and their right to privacy.
Alice Albl
Brooklyn Law School
1L interested in the intersection of law, tech, and security. Background in international policy and cloud-based software
Sari Stenfors
Samuel Chua
Shariq Syed
Dan Liebau
Lightbulb Capital
Hybrid, (or as some people call it "pracademic") caught between: Academia (curiosity driving research) and Practice (Collaboration for execution) Research | Education | Advisory | Investments | Global Markets | Blockchain | AI/ML | Data & Network Science | Design | Ethics Research, Education & Advisory with focus on Innovation & emerging technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Financial Services / Capital Markets
Tom Chi
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Endeavour Asia
K V Soon is and entrepreneur, management advisor and social activist. He runs a consulting company focusing on digital technology and transformation mainly for government and enterprises.. he just complete his his position as the Director of the Digital Government Transformation in Fiji. He executive member of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) and former Secretary of the International Forum on Buddhist Muslim Relations.
I am working on government data hubs and governmental data management, I hope to use my experience and position influence a more equitable governance environment. Thank you for organizing. Hope to listen and learn.
Ashkan Soltani
Emily Kapur
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Quinn Emanuel
Emily Kapur is an associate in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, which she joined in 2017 after completing her Ph.D. in Economics. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal litigation and arbitration relating to cryptocurrency, vanilla and bespoke derivatives, founders’ disputes, antitrust, contracts, and bankruptcy. Prior to joining the firm, Emily served as an expert witness on corporate finance and pricing issues and helped direct expert-witness strategy and testimony for high-profile litigation matters relating to antitrust, tax, accounting, and contractual disputes. Emily’s background as a PhD economist and expert gives her a distinctive advantage navigating modern litigation’s empirical and theoretical challenges and demystifying finance and economics for decision makers. Emily’s research on finance and bankruptcy issues has been published by Hoover Institution Press and The Wall Street Journal and has been presented before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. For three years before graduate school, Emily worked in the national security sector.
Erica Frank
Erica Frank (born in 1962)[1] is a U.S.-born educational innovator, physician, medical and , and public health advocate. Since 2006, she has been a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the School of Population and Public Health, and the Department of Family Practice at the (UBC). Her medical specialty is Preventive Medicine.
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