Blockchain Pioneer & Tech Entrepreneur
Samantha Radocchia ("Sam Rad") is a blockchain pioneer, a four-time entrepreneur, and the author of Bitcoin Pizza. She is a reformed gamer who 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 four companies, holds several patents, and was an early and outspoken voice in blockchain as the co-founder of Chronicled, an enterprise blockchain company focused on supply chains. Samantha consults executives, trade associations, governments, and investors on emerging technology trends and is co-founder and CEO most recently of LOVE (seeyouonlove.com), a novel web3 communications platform.
A future of work expert, she also explores the future of production, community/governance, cities, finance, and sustainability—for the environment and for business. She has built experimental cities leveraging blockchain, IoT, robotics, and AI; deployed mesh sensor networks across small- and medium-sized cities; created globally distributed and decentralized organizations and helped companies shift to embrace remote work; architected a decentralized manufacturing network with connected 3D printers and 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 is also trained in and speaks on organizational culture and theory, particularly as we shift to globally distributed and remote workforces. She guest-lectures at globally recognized universities such as MIT, Columbia, and UCL, and she is a futurist on the faculty of Singularity University.
The author of the best-selling Bitcoin Pizza: The No Bullshit Guide to Blockchain, Sam is also a regular contributor to Forbes, writing on the intersection of emerging tech and socio-cultural, political, and economic trends. On her Radical Next Ideas blog, she argues that “Radical Evolution” has replaced the (now outdated) Digital Transformation mindset. She was named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Enterprise Technology and has been featured in a wide range of publications including Bloomberg, Fast Company, Newsweek, and HuffPost. Sam speaks to and leads corporate trainings for Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, conferences, national governments, NGOs, and investment firms, educating leaders on the technologies and cultural shifts that will shape their organizations—and daily lives—in the years to come.
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.
Listen as the witty author of Bitcoin Pizza: The No-Bullshit Guide to Blockchain takes you on a journey to understanding the crazy, fast-paced, and notoriously confusing world of Web 3. This talk seeks to dig into the seismic shifts taking place in respect to the architecture, business models, tools, and behaviors of the internet itself and envisions a future for our virtually mediated lived experiences.
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This talk explores the increasingly blurred lines of virtual worlds, gaming, and reality. Virtual and augmented reality technologies, decentralizing technologies such as blockchains and crypto, and shared spaces such as games and metaverses are shifting the way we live, work, and socialize. What does this mean for you and your organization? What about your life? Relationships? From the perspective of a cultural technologist and anthropologist who spent close to a year living and working in the early virtual world, Second Life, this talk takes you on a journey to the not-so-distant future.
This talk takes the audience on a journey of society and examines how every aspect of society is experiencing a radical paradigm shift called decentralization. From distributed and remote work to decentralized and at-home medicine to on-demand production and vertically integrated supply chains, to decentralized finance. We cover: