Mandy Simpson

Mandy Simpson

Faculty

Information Security, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

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Areas of Expertise

Blockchain  •  Cryptocurrency  •  Other  •  Policy  •   Law  •   Ethics  •  Moderator  •  GGC-Prosperity  •  Future of Work  •  Finance  •  Facilitator  •  Cybersecurity

About Mandy

Mandy Simpson is the Chief Digital Officer for Z Energy, one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. She has deep capital markets expertise, including four years as Chief Operating Officer at NZX, where she was an advocate for the development of blockchain technology for financial markets.

Mandy arrived in New Zealand from the UK in 2006 where she had previously worked in financial investigation and surveillance roles for Deloitte and the London Stock Exchange.

Mandy sits on the board of Punakaiki Fund, a New Zealand venture capital company, and on the board of Paysauce, an NZX listed, high growth, payroll technology company

Mandy has a law degree from Cambridge University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a member of New Zealand Global Women.

Blockchain: Securing the Future | Mandy Simpson | SingularityU Japan Summit

Intro to Blockchain | SingularityU Australia Summit 2018 | Mandy Simpson

Speaking Topics

  • BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCIES: MYTHS AND REALITIES

    Bitcoin uses the same electricity as Ireland” makes a great headline – but what does it really mean? Is it true? What can we do about it? This presentation considers some of more common blockchain news headlines, and dives into the often messy real world, to provide the facts, nuance and context to enable attendees to make better judgments on what is really going on with this new technology.

  • Information Security in an Exponential Age

    How cyber criminals are using our fastest developing technologies against us. The changing nature of risk – including the increasing physical threat from cyber crime. How we can fight back, including the importance of collaboration. A look at the companies who are using exponential technologies to improve security.

  • Introduction to Blockchain

    Introduction to Bitcoin, and other crypto and digital currencies. A look at a few of the wide variety of uses for blockchain tech, including some of the key financial services developments. How blockchain technology can improve financial inclusion and the importance of digital identity.

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