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Samantha Radocchia        

Entrepreneur, Futurist & Emerging Tech Advocate; Bestselling Author of "Bitcoin Pizza: The No Bullshit Guide to Blockchain"

Samantha Radocchia, or "Sam Rad" for short, is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author, and emerging tech advocate who combines the mindsets of an anthropologist and a technologist.

She has delivered keynotes globally and led corporate trainings at Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, conferences, national governments, NGOs, investment firms, and the United Nations, educating leaders on the technologies and cultural shifts that will shape their organizations—and daily lives—in the years to come.

A reformed gamer, she started studying virtual currencies in 2009 while writing her anthropology thesis on currency exchanges in the virtual world, “Second Life.” Since then, she has founded three companies, holds several patents, and was an early outspoken voice in blockchain as the co-founder of Chronicled, an enterprise blockchain company focused on supply chain. She now consults executives, trade associations, governments, and investors on emerging technology trends and delivers keynotes at events worldwide. Most recently, she founded a company currently in stealth, working at the intersection of livestreaming and global payments.

In addition to emerging technology, Radocchia is deeply passionate about Future of Work, Future of Production, Future of Community/Governance, Future of Cities, Future of Finance, Future of Wellness as well as sustainability, not just in respect to environment, but in business. She has built experimental cities, leveraging blockchain, IoT, robotics, and AI; assisted in the creation of large scale RPG game design and virtual world architecture; deployed mesh sensor networks across small and medium sized cities; worked with governments to track temperatures of volatile substances and medicines across hostile environments; created globally distributed and decentralized organizations of 1000+ members and helped companies shift to embrace remote work; assisted in the creation of a decentralized voting and governance system; rolled out identity and cryptocurrency to disaster zones and refugee camps; architected a decentralized manufacturing network with connected 3D printers and 3D knitters; deployed a drone delivery and authentication service on blockchain; assisted in the creation of a smart charging station for autonomous vehicles; and more. She also is trained in and speaks on organizational culture and theory, particularly as we shift to globally distributed and remote workforces. Her lectures on risk, emotional intelligence, and intuition have been featured by globally recognized universities such as MIT, Harvard, Columbia, and UCL.

She is the author of the #1 Best Selling book, Bitcoin Pizza: The No Bullshit Guide to Blockchain, writes as a contributor to Forbes, and was named to their 30 Under 30 List in 2017. She writes in her blog on “Radical Next Ideas," and believes that the idea of Radical Evolution is paramount to the, now outdated, Digital Transformation mindset. She seeks to utilize technology to empower, not entrench.

She is a licensed pilot and has accumulated over 700 jumps as a competitive skydiver.

Speech Topics

Blockchain For Better

This talk breaks down blockchain technology and its applications supporting global humanitarian and environmental efforts.

Shifting Your Mindset from Digital Transformation to Radical Evolution: Designing an Organic Organization For The Future

Organizations today embrace concepts such as innovation and digital transformation, but they are incremental. This talk explores the lessons learned through biomimicry and biological systems and their growing role in organizational evolution, or what I call, “radical evolution.”

Future Civics: Governance, Cooperatives, and Decentralizing Urban Organization

This talk takes the audience on a journey through emerging decentralized and civic organizational models -- models beyond multinational corporations and nation-states, models which will carry us into the future of urban niche organizations, space colonies, and virtual worlds.

Decentralizing Organizations: Future of Work in a Distributed World

This talk examines the exponential shift to distributed teams and workforces and the role of decentralizing technologies such as blockchain, AR/VR, cooperative communities, and gaming in shaping the future of work or elimination of the concept of “work” all together.

Embracing Innovation with a Growth Mindset

Leaders today are plagued by fear-based decision-making, which leads to incremental innovation, not the radical evolution required to embrace the abundance of exponential growth. This talk investigates the psychology of risk taking, emotional intelligence, and intuition for leaders and organizations in order to innovate from a place of trust and abundance, versus fear and optimization.

Blockchain Operating System for the Future: How Emergent Technologies Become Exponential

This talk examines blockchain--and more broadly, decentralization--as the future backbone or “operating system” for emergent technologies in every industry, both new and old. It takes the audience on a journey from our past, present, and future operating systems, highlighting how in addition to a shift in technologies, we are experiencing a broader shift in mindset, which will change how we interact with each other, our businesses, our governments, our finances, our products, and our environment.

  • Industry / Focus Areas this talk can be tailored to include but aren’t limited to:
  • Finance
  • Governance / Cooperatives
  • Smart Cities
  • Supply Chain
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Food Production / Agriculture
  • Internet of Things
  • AI / ML / Robotics -- i.e. Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Drones, Machine Economy
  • Environmental Impact, Circularity, Waste Management
  • Organizational Structure - Future Organizations
  • Leadership
  • Healthcare
  • Natural Resource Management and Energy
  • Space Commerce and Remote Community Governance
  • Retail

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