Co-Founder of DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D.
MaRi Eagar is strategic digital transformation expert specializing in the human and environmental dynamics of emerging technology. Since 2013 she has been an advisor and coach to startups and leaders in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
MaRi is an expert at closing the gap between ideas and action: enabling strategic change through distributed leadership, organizational management, strategic communication and governance models. She researches innovations in value distribution, value measurement and distributed financial decision making enabled by emerging technologies, and conducts due diligence for blockchain projects and token generating events.
MaRI is a co-adviser and author of the first study in Canada, that set out to discover competitive drivers to build and further develop the ecosystem that supports Vancouver, BC, and Canada, as a global Blockchain and FinTech hub.
- Co-Founder and COO of DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D.
- Founder and Co-Organizer of BC Blockchain Forum
- Advocate and supporter of Blockchain@UBC
She lead the development of a cloud based, distributed organizational strategy planning and execution and performance management software platform: openaxyz deployed by Barclays and a number of other enterprises internationally and which earned her a nomination as MaRs/RIC Innovator Idol in Ontario in 2012. openaxyz was developed on drupal using scrum, design thinking and distributed organizational design principles including networked teams/nodes.
Chairman: Blockchain Association of Canada; CEO: DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. (Blockchain User-centric Innovation & Leadership Development)
Manie Eagar is an internationally recognized thought leader in digital currencies and blockchain technologies. He has a legal background with an international career in investment management, financial services, telecommunications, information technologies and digital media.
He is involved in several public/private sector collaborations to build awareness and advance business understanding of converging technologies such as Digital Identity Management, Crypto Currencies, Token Generated Events/Initial Coin Offerings, Mobile Communications, FinTech, AI, RoboAdvisers, Cybersecurity, IoT, Machine-to-Machine Learning, Big Data and Predictive Analytics.
He co-authored the first ever Blockchain & Fintech Study in Canada: Blockchain and Emerging Financial Technologies: Positioning British Columbia as a Global FinTech Hub.
He was a contributing author to the first ever crowdsourced FinTechBook– an Amazon bestseller.
He is an advisor to a number of blockchain startups and ICOs.
- CEO: DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. (Blockchain User-centric Innovation & Leadership Development)
- Chairman: Blockchain Association of Canada
- Director: BC Blockchain Ecosystem Consortium
- Founder: BC Blockchain Forum
BC Blockchain Forum is organized by dedicated volunteers from diverse blockchain communities. They are united in a passion for realizing the potential of blockchain in British Columbia. We work hard to bring together various sectors and stakeholders in BC’s blockchain community.
Angel Gonzalez: Project Leadership: New Technology Implementation and Delivery, Member of the Government Blockchain Association, Founder of the Vancouver Chapter of the Government Blockchain Association
Claire Gallant: Payment Advisor at BC FinTech Company
Drew Ogryzek: Software Engineer, Host: Vancouver TechPodcast, Lead Organizer Hackernest Vancouver Tech Socials
Drew Wilczynski: Founder Kultura Strategy
Sean Burke: Director of Research Facilitation and Operations at Blockchain@UBC