Dr Jane Thomason - Fintech Worldwide
Dr Jane Thomason is CEO of Fintech Worldwide. She is a Frontier Technology and social impact thought leader, recognised in Forbes Magazine (2018) as Blockchain’s Leading Social Development Evangelist, and The Introducer (2019) as a Blockchain woman leader. She focuses on emerging economies and how Frontier Technologies can accelerate poverty reduction and improve service delivery.
She is the lead author of “Blockchain Technologies for Global Social Change” (IGI Global, 2019), an Industry Associate at University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technology and a co-founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technologies Association (BBFTA).
She is also Section Chief Editor, Blockchain for Good of the journal Frontiers in Blockchain and is recognised as one of the Top 10 Digital Frontier Women and UN Decade Of Women Quantum Impact Champion. She has held Board and CEO roles in tertiary hospitals and the health care sector in Australia and globally.
She was the founder of an international development company in 1999, which she built to $50 m revenue , merged with Abt Associates and led to achieve a tripling of revenue and diversification to $250m with 650 staff. Resigned as CEO in March 2018 to commit full time to the global digital transformation agenda.
She is a regular hackathon judge and mentor including London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week, ConsensSys and EOS Global Hackathons.
She believes that the next wave of transformational innovation will be from emerging economies and has potential to reduce inequality and improve services to the poor.