Brian Forde
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Brian Forde

From Iraq to the White House, Brian Forde has helped to educate heads of state, Fortune 500 CEOs and thousands of others as they race to get up to speed on bitcoin and the blockchain before this new technology disrupts their organizations.
Senior Lecturer for Bitcoin and Blockchain, MIT Sloan School of Management; Former Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation, The White House

Expertise In:

  • Financial Markets
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Financial Technology
  • Information Technology
  • STEM

Audience & Industry

  • The Technology Industry
  • The Finance Industry
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Corporations
  • Senior Management Groups

From Iraq to the White House, Brian Forde has helped to educate heads of state, Fortune 500 CEOs and thousands of others as they race to get up to speed on bitcoin and the blockchain before this new technology disrupts their organizations.

Featured on the cover of The Economist, bitcoin and the blockchain have taken the world by storm, and today more than $1 billion has been invested in startups harnessing this nascent technology. Despite this, bitcoin is still widely misunderstood. 

Named one of the “Most Influential People in Bitcoin and Blockchain” and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Brian Forde breaks down this complex technology into simple, universally understandable explanations to help audiences quickly grasp one of the most important emerging technologies for the next 10 years.

As the co-founder of the world’s largest academic research initiative on cryptocurrencies at the historic MIT Media Lab, Brian draws upon his experience as both a former senior advisor at the White House and top technology entrepreneur to provide crucial insights and real-life examples of how bitcoin and the blockchain will rapidly impact companies, consumers and governments.

Featured Experiences

Bitcoin 101: An Introduction to Bitcoin, the Blockchain, and the Future of Transactions

The future of finance, government, insurance, media and entertainment, travel, healthcare, education, the sharing economy and many more sectors will each be impacted by cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, yet this technology remains highly misunderstood. In his signature talk on bitcoin, Brian Forde educates audiences on how bitcoin works, dispels popular misnomers and provides real-life examples about how it’s being used throughout the world. He’ll also provide insights on the strengths and weaknesses of this technology to prepare leaders for experimenting with bitcoin in their organizations.