A blockchain industry innovation catalyst, I am a well-connected strategist, marketer, biz developer publisher & expert in the global blockchain industry. From sailing to server management, marketing to media, politics to publishing & technology to travel, my career has been diverse & unique, travelling and working most of my life as a Canadian expat has given me a global perspective.
On the cutting edge of media innovation, my roles in include chief strategy officer, chief networking officer, publisher, writer, analyst, consultant, event organiser, business developer, company director & judge for the EU Horizon 2020 & Innovate UK programmes.
As publisher of Blockchain News (2015), I have covered it from the inside & used that knowledge, network & market intelligence to provide 50+ blockchain companies with advisory services & speak at 50+ events around the globe. Writing over 2500 articles since 2015 at BCN has given me a bird's eye view of the industry & significant social media following on Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin.
I have spoken on innovation at over 100 events in 50+ cities.
With Christian Seberino (PhD) at Blockchain Partners, I continue to teach 100s of Oracle staff members blockchain courses (remote Webex since 2016)
My work, published in Wired, Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat & The Guardian has taken me from the Native Canadian Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe with translations into French, German, Dutch, Greek & Polish.
In 2018, I was awarded an honorary PhD in Blockchain at China's Jiangxi Institute Software & Technology & attended Oxford University Said's Automation 4.0.
In my early 20's, I left Canada & ended up circumnavigating the planet on sailboats, inspiring me to write a series of articles called,' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas'.
I was shaped by that experience.
I skippered & delivered yachts for Sunsail as a marketing director for multinational chandleries Budget Marine & Island Waterworld. The Caribbean was my home for almost a decade living the sailboat cruising lifestyle.
Moving to Europe in 2002, I transitioned into progressive political publishing (Free Press Group) followed by TV & film innovation (TV App Market & TV Hackfest). This sparked the Hackitarian Foundation in Amsterdam where Jurjen Sohne & I organised innovation events (hackathons) across the world - with a focus on emerging technologies. I founded the first token sale event in Europe, CryptoFinancing in 2016.
I live in a charming 13th-century village in Holland where I dropped my anchor to raise a family & continue my career.