Emerging Tech Entrepreneur, Author, “Bitcoin Pizza: The No-BS 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. With the training of a social scientist, discipline–and hacking skills–of an engineer, and charisma of a stage performer, Sam is a tech industry triple threat.
Sam 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. Samantha now consults executives, trade associations, governments, and investors on emerging technology trends and delivers keynotes at events worldwide as she works to build her next company.
In addition to emerging technology, Samantha is deeply passionate about Future of Work, Future of Production, Future of Community, as well as sustainability, not just in respect to environment, but in business. 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writes in her blog on “Radical Next Ideas,” and believes that the idea of Radical Evolution is paramount to the, now outdated, Digital Transformation mindset.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.
Sam was named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Enterprise Technology. On the personal side, Sam is an avid risk-taker and daredevil, attaining her pilot’s license at the age of 17 and accumulating over 700 jumps as a competitive skydiver.
Follow Sam Rad on Twitter at @SamRadOfficial.
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