MaRi Eagar

MaRi Eagar

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.  She is a cryptoasset and blockchain consultant working in this industry since 2013. A Chartered Accountant and Business Strategist with an international career at Deloitte, HSBC and Standard Bank.

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 creation and distribution, new 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
  • Listed Thomson Reuters Top 40 Social Influencers in Finance, Innovation and Risk, 2017
  • Author Medium Publication: The Crypto and Blockchain Generation
Manie Eagar

Manie Eagar

Director: BC Blockchain Ecosystem Society; 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)
  • Past Chairman: Blockchain Association of Canada
  • Director: BC Blockchain Ecosystem Society
  • Founder: BC Blockchain Forum

Volunteer organizers

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: Strategic Transformation Consultant working in the  BC Health Authorities: New Technology Implementation and Delivery, Member of the Government Blockchain Association, Founder of the Vancouver Chapter of the Government Blockchain Association, Lead organizer for the BC Government Blockchain Association Roundtable.

Chelsea Palmer:  Blockchain Proselytizer and Community Organizer: Lead organizer for the Leadership, Ethics and Governance Roundtable

Claire Gallant: Payment Advisor at BC FinTech Company, Lead Organizer for the Roundtable: Women in Blockchain

Drew Ogryzek: Software Engineer, Host: Vancouver TechPodcast, Lead Organizer Hackernest Vancouver Tech Socials: Lead Organizer for the ICO Technology Focus Round Table

Drew Wilczynski: Founder Kultura Strategy

Sean Burke: Director of Research Facilitation and Operations at Blockchain@UBC: Researcher specializing in researching the BC blockchain industry eco-system

Usman Mukaty:  President of Blockchain@UBC.Students

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