Brinkley is the Host and Co-Producer of Token Fest.He is a serial-entrepreneur passionate about bringing together world-class people and ideas to curate great experiences that accelerate exponential impact.He is an experienced Conference Producer who has managed award winning events during his tenure with IDG World Expo including the Bio ITWorld Conference & Expo, the Project World Conference & Expo and the Linux World Conference & Expo.Ryan is focused on creating the ultimate networking events for senior level executives within the blockchain industry.He served on the California State Board of Education in 1998-1999, and currently leads an initiative to create six new states in California (Six Californias) to encourage competition and choice in government. Roszak has presented at TEDx, been featured on CNBC and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Financial Times.In 1994, he created a non-profit for young children to learn about business and entrepreneurship called Biz World. Ned is the CEO and founder of Steemit.com, the first social media website based purely on blockchain.
Matthew Roszak is co-founder and chairman of Bloq, a leading blockchain technology company. Roszak is also founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based technologies with a portfolio of over 50 investments, including Block. Ned has been immersed in cryptocurrencies since 2013 when he discovered Bitcoin in a Yahoo! His drive for building the future comes from his passion for understanding motivation and incentives, which he first discovered studying psychology and economics at Bates.Tim Draper is the founding partner of Draper Associates and DFJ.Tim’s original suggestion to use viral marketing as a method for spreading a software application from customer to customer was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail, Skype, and others.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
Token Fest is an exclusive, two day networking event focused on the business and technology of tokenization.
Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.