Helen Disney - Unblocked
Helen Disney is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked, a hub for Blockchain events, education and information. She was listed in Innovate Finance’s 2016 Women in Fintech Powerlist and referred to by Barclays as a “Blockchain guru”. She is also a member of techUK and of its DLT working group.
Previously, Helen set up Blockchain Intelligence, a global platform for news, networking and conferences about Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers and from 2014-2015, she worked on outreach at the Bitcoin Foundation, driving a programme of strategic events to communicate the innovative potential of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology to innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and thought leaders.
Prior to moving into fintech, she set up and ran the Stockholm Network think tank for 15 years, connecting thought leaders and policy experts to create best practice in public policy making. The network was made up of over 120 member policy institutes spanning more than 40 countries.
Helen is a regular conference speaker and commentator on cryptocurrencies and blockchain for organisations including The Economist, The Times, ICO Crowd magazine and The Fintech Times. Most recently, she gave the keynote address and moderated the Blockchain World Conference in Bangkok attended by an audience of 1000 delegates from across the globe and was appointed as Advisor for Policy, Governance and Public Affairs at the British Blockchain Association.
Helen has chaired and spoken at a wide range of high-level events across Europe alongside senior decision makers including Presidents, Prime Ministers, MPs, MEPs, special advisors, civil servants and parliamentary researchers.