Digital Manufacturing • Blockchain • Internet of Things
Sam currently serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Chronicled, which leverages blockchain and IoT technologies to deliver smart supply chain solutions. Prior to serving as CMO, she led product development and architecture as Chief Product Officer for 3 years.
She is also a Co-Founder at Better Kinds, a global blockchain-based value network of enterprises, brands, and individuals building innovative, sustainable, and transparent economies of scale.
Recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Sam is a thought leader in the blockchain sector and the founder of Machine Elf Consulting, an emerging technology and product development consulting firm based in Brooklyn, NY. The firm focuses on blockchain, IoT, and additive manufacturing advisement to enterprises and individuals.
Sam has an entrepreneurial background that spans several technology companies. She became interested in blockchain as a mechanism to facilitate trusted interoperability, a challenge she sought to overcome leading her first two companies. She previously served as the CTO of Huckabuy, a consumer product metadata aggregator and Founder and CEO of Stunable, a provider of inventory management and logistics software.
Sam attended Colgate University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English and Anthropology—specializing in Critical Theory, Linguistics, and Symbolic Systems. She continued her academic pursuits at King’s College in London where she studied Management & Entrepreneurship and at the London School of Economics where she studied organizational culture. Samantha graduated from NYU Summa Cum Laude in the spring of 2013 with a MA in Media, Culture, and Communications, focusing on the socio-political analysis of emerging technologies. She is also a software engineer.
On the personal side, Samantha is an avid risk-taker and daredevil, attaining her pilot’s license at the age of 17 and accumulating over 700 jumps as a competitive skydiver.
Blockchain’s proposition to the world is that of decentralized trust. That’s a big idea. When, in the history of humanity, have we been able to execute this proposition? Sure, perhaps in villages, but on a global scale? So let’s imagine a connected global village—networked, rather—operating concurrently on a blockchain system of global trust. For this to happen, this networked trusting village, we must totally rethink our current economic systems, socio-political structures, norms, and mores. That sort of disruption, or shall we say metamorphosis, is not only logistically complicated but also downright threatening to existing structures and systems. So what does that mean for blockchain technology?
The present is ready to embrace a blockchain-based system of decentralized trust, interoperability, and immutability. The question is, will we utilize the technology to replicate existing systems and structures (i.e. private cloud databases except replace database with blockchain)? Or, will we take a look at this technology, recognize what makes it different, unique, and powerful and then leverage those unique features to architect a truly innovative world? Personally, I am working towards the latter and here’s how:
Nowhere do we see the positive impacts of blockchain more than in global supply chains. With blockchain, we can eliminate counterfeit drugs that are killing the recipients—often disadvantaged folks in underdeveloped countries. With blockchain, we can eliminate conflict minerals and blood diamonds. With blockchain, we can reduce food waste and spoilage. With blockchain, we can hold each other to the highest standards of humanity and ensure that our supply chains are transparent, ethical, humane, and sustainable.
Let’s envision blockchain used for the better, not just for profit.
By attending this session, you will:
Understand how exponential technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, and AI work together to create the operating system for the future
Explore a use case to track conflict minerals
Learn how blockchain technology can be used to ensure social corporate responsibility and supply chain transparency
Hear a case study involving tracking impact claims on blockchain
Hear a case study in anti-counterfeiting for pharmaceutical drugs
This session examines the current and future roles blockchain technology is playing in supply chain applications. Learn how supply chain applications – when combined with items like IoT microchips and sensors – can create a powerful smart supply solution used across a variety of applications, including product authentication, identification, track and trace, smart sensors and regulatory compliance, and machine to machine interactions. By attending this session, you will:
Understand how IoT x Blockchain consortia are working towards a global protocol with Trusted IoT Alliance covering:
Wallet (Machine to Machine)
Explore a use case for securely and cryptographically sealing a package and giving a unique identity to a product in the supply chain with Gold
Learn how blockchain technology can be used to track temperature data through the last mile in the pharmaceutical supply chain
Hear a case study that explains how pharma serialization can be used to achieve Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) compliance