The Founders of the BC Blockchain Forum

Manie Eagar

Manie Eagar

Founder BC Blockchain Forum/BlockForum Canada

 

  • Chairman iBank Digital Asset – Digital banking solutions for corporate and retail clients to meet their banking and financial needs
  • Founder BlockForum Canada/International – supporting Canadian and international dialogue and leadership in showcasing best practice in blockchain, cryptofinance, and digital asset creation
  • CEO DigitalFutures, a consultancy focusing on innovations in fintech, cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, and TAOs (Tokenized Asset Offerings)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • International track record in banking (Barclays/ABSA), IT/Telecommunication (Dimension Data and Vodafone), investment management (J&J Group/Old Mutual), and a director of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada.
  • First ever weekly Blockchain TV show in China (OneTV)
  • Founder and Chairman Blockchain Association of Canada
  • Helped launch the first bitcoin ATM in the world in Vancouver, BC (2013)
  • Invited Speaker: Canadian Senate hearing on Digital Currencies regulation (2014)
  • First Canadian blockchain and fintech study: Blockchain and Emerging Technologies: Positioning British Columbia as a Global FinTech Hub
MaRi Eagar

MaRi Eagar

Founder BC Blockchain Forum/BlockForum Canada

 

  • Chair of DigitalFutures, a consultancy focusing on innovations in fintech, cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, and TAOs (Tokenized Asset Offerings)
  • Founder: BC Blockchain Forum and BlockForum Canada – supporting Canadian and International dialogue and leadership showcasing

  • Partner: Blockchain@UBC

  • Author of Medium Publication: Positive Mavericks: Leadership Practices for the Token and Blockchain Economy

 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • International track record in management consulting (Deloitte, KPMG) banking (HSBC, Barclays/ABSA, Standard Corporate Merchant Bank, SA Development Bank), resources sector (Sasol, Goldcorp, MEG Energy), health care (BC Health Authorities), hospitality (Sun City) retail (MEC, BCLDC) and academia (Da Vinci Institute)
  • Started professional career as chartered accountant with Deloitte
  • First Canadian blockchain and fintech study: Blockchain and Emerging Technologies: Positioning British Columbia as a Global FinTech Hub
  • Ranked on the Thomson Reuters Top 40 Social Influencers in Finance, Innovation and Risk, 2017
  • Lead organizer of BC Blockchain Forum Events (more than 1,000 members)
  • Helped launch the first bitcoin ATM at Simon Fraser University