Speaking History

Moderator at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Brian Forde

Senior Lecturer & Director, Digital Currency Initiative
MIT Media Lab
Speaking History

Moderator at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

From Iraq to the White House, Brian Forde has educated Heads of State, Fortune 500 CEOs, and many others racing to get up to speed on bitcoin and blockchain before this new technology disrupts their organizations. Brian co­founded the Digital Currency Initiative, an academic research group on cryptocurrencies at the world­renown MIT Media Lab to research and incubate high­impact applications and use cases.

Most recently, he was the Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation at the White House, spearheading efforts to leverage emerging technologies to address the President’s most critical national priorities. Brian also founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua after serving as a Peace Corps business and technology volunteer.

Brian was named one of the "Most Influential People in Bitcoin and Blockchain 2015" and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.