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Richie Etwaru      

Founder and CEO of Hu-manity.co, Former Chief Digital Officer at IQVIA

Richie Etwaru is a business executive, author, global keynote speaker, adjunct professor and patent holder who specializes in the next era of commerce termed “Trusted Commerce”.

Richie Etwaru brings breadth and depth in his experience as a C-level Fortune 500 Company executive, one of the first Chief Digital Officers in the world, a serial author, owner of international patents, founder of multiple ventures, an experienced keynote speaker, an angel investor, a member of advisory boards, the owner of restaurants, and a recognized thought leader in the area of digital, technology, and design.

Richie is an adjunct professor of blockchain management at Syracuse University in New York. He has delivered over 100 blockchain keynotes across the world and has written some of the most read blockchain blogs as of this writing. His interviews on blockchain, advisory work with governments and venture funds, and TEDx talk titled “Blockchain: Massively Simplified” delivered in March 2017 has unlocked potential and identified opportunities for hundreds of organizations.

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The Audacity to Break Into the Next Economic Period with Blockchain

As we exit the Experience and Engagement Economic Period (2000 - 2020) largely driven by the Internet, mobility and cloud we are now at the ground floor of a new economic period where the primary differentiators for organizations will be trust and transparency. Richie discusses the current state of commerce and highlights the learnings and opportunities aspiring organizations must master in order to leapfrog and compete in the Trusted Commerce Economic Period (2021 – 2040) by leveraging the blockchain protocol.

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