Blockchain • Cryptocurrency
Anne Connelly is passionate about harnessing blockchain and decentralized technology to transform the lives of people in developing countries. Anne is Faculty at Singularity University at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley, teaching global leaders how exponential technologies can solve problems that impact over a billion people. She has been an active part of the global blockchain community since 2012, working with notable companies including Jaxx, Ledger Labs, and ixo and is currently the Vice Chair of the board of Blockchain Canada. She previously worked with Doctors Without Borders Canada in Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and currently serves on their board of directors. Anne has a Bachelor of Life Sciences from Queen’s University, an MBA from McMaster University, and a Fintech Certificate from MIT. She was honoured as one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders Changing Canada.
Blockchain technology is one of the most transformative innovations of our time. It is quickly disrupting a range of industries from finance to health care. However its greatest impacts will not be seen on the trading floor or in the operating room. They will be seen in the some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. Anne Connelly, CEO of the ixo Foundation and Faculty at Singularity University, will discuss the impact of blockchain technology on developing countries, international NGOs, and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.