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We don’t have a fake news crisis; we have a fake data crisis

14:30 - 15:45

Brian Forde MBA2012

Senior Lecturer for Bitcoin and Blockchain, MIT Sloan School of Management; Former Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation, The White House

About the session

Join Brian Forde MBA2012 for an engaging insight into this very topical issue, discussing how we can use the blockchain to fix our current crisis of misinformation.
Brian has spent more than a decade at the nexus of technology, entrepreneurship, and public policy and following his role at The White House, launched the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab in order to understand the projected impact of digital currency on people’s lives over the coming decades.

About the speaker

Brian is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and co-founded the Digital Currency Initiative, an academic research group on cryptocurrencies, at the world-renown MIT Media Lab to research and incubate high-impact applications of this technology.

Previously, he was Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation at the White House where he spearheaded efforts to leverage emerging technologies to address the President’s most critical national priorities. Prior to his work at the White House, Brian founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua after serving as a business and technology volunteer in the Peace Corps.

In recognition of his work, Brian was named one of the "Most Influential People in Bitcoin and Blockchain" and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Brian received a B.A. at the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. at the London Business School