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A 25-year veteran, transformative CEO, and ex Management Consulting Partner focused on the TMT sectors. I have led hyper-scale organizations ($multi-billion P/L) and start-ups with global experience across all major markets (six continents). In 2020, I was recognized by CEO Today magazine as the "Master of the Pivot", CIO Bulletin as "Top 10 CEOs to Watch" and CEO World as “Most Influential Exec”. My expertise spans strategy, M&A, general management, business model transformation, rapid pivots, scale-up, ecosystem creation, go-to-market, and P&L management ($2b). Deep experience with Sales-led & Product-led software models. Held CEO roles in Security, AI Ops, Legal Tech, and Web3 software. Prior corporate roles included building Cybersecurity product/services businesses from the scratch at HP and Deloitte to hyper-scale; managed >2000 people with full P/L responsibility in a “CEO-like” capacity. Exceptional serial entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial track record incubating/scaling new businesses inside HP, Deloitte, FTI, and 4 start-ups (2 exits). I have raised several million dollars of capital in my start-up CEO roles. My consulting career with firms like Deloitte, PwC, and FTI helped CEOs, Boards, and investors (PE/VC) transform business models through disruptive tech strategy, M&A, and operational pivots in go-to-market functions e.g., Sales, Marketing, Pricing, Product and CX. Managed P/Ls and large teams globally. A veteran of >1000 M&A deals; commercial, operational, tech diligence, 75 M&A integrations, and 25 complex carve-outs/spin-offs. Led multiple SaaS, IoT, AI, and strategy/business model transformations. Recognized for innovative approaches in M&A, through many global innovation awards. In 2017, I was named among the "Top 50 Consultants" globally. I love exponential tech, and have hands-on strategy/operations experience with SaaS, IoT, AR/VR, AI, Blockchain, and Autonomous Driving. I feature regularly on Forbes, IoT World, CEO Today, CNBC, etc. I have written and published five books and > 250 articles. Considered a new economy strategist, business builder, and team builder with high-speed execution ability. Success and failure have taught me the importance of a network, constantly learning, and helping others. Fellow at Aspen Institute, solving issues around VTOL/Autonomous Mobility. Recognized as one of "𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐧 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲'𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫"- the most connected and networked execs.
The cookie-less internet presents an opportunity, not a risk. It has the ability to redefine and strengthen the connection and trust between consumers and brands.
The United States doesn’t have to start from scratch when it comes to developing effective laws and guidelines for crypto. While the U.S. has long been known as a center of innovation and new technology, the nation’s regulatory bodies don’t seem to know quite what to make of the crypto industry. The U.S. is lagging behind countries in Europe and Asia in establishing crypto regulations, and it’s not because the industry is broadly resistant. Indeed, crypto insiders would welcome — are asking for — clear and consistent guidelines. Still, one of the benefits of being late to the party is being able to learn from what’s working in the regions that have forged ahead. Below, 11 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle discuss a few of the most important things U.S. regulators can learn from actions taken in other countries as they begin to establish laws and guidelines for crypto.
Proper vetting of potential Web3 partners includes looking both at traditional business fundamentals and industry-specific USPs. When considering Web3 partnerships, the background and perspective of the evaluator may lead to blind spots. Traditional companies and investors may know the business fundamentals and financial metrics to examine but be unclear on industry-specific “must-haves” such as necessary tech capabilities and a committed fan base. Industry insiders, on the other hand, may be impressed by a potential partner’s community presence and the features they promote but overlook the health of the financial and advisory foundations. To ensure a profitable partnership that brings value to both parties and to end-users, it’s essential to examine both the big picture and the telling details. Below, 17 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share tips for companies and individuals engaged in evaluating a potential Web3 partnership.
While Web3 is gaining adoption and scaling in enterprises, its productization at scale has several barriers.
Remember that blockchain investors aren’t as interested in the journey as they are in the destination. When it comes to the blockchain space, entrepreneurs and potential investors can both end up stumbling over the underlying technology. While industry insiders are clear on, and often passionate about, how blockchain works, investors are more interested in what it can achieve. If either side gets bogged down in technical details, it’s unlikely an investor will be able to grasp the impact and potential ROI of investing in a blockchain project. Here, 17 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share ways blockchain companies can better explain blockchain projects to, and earn the confidence of, potential investors.
A bear market may not be the best of times for a crypto startup, but it’s not an insurmountable barrier, either. Launching a startup in any industry is hard. Launching during a bear market is even harder. Launching a startup in a bear market in a relatively new industry like crypto — which many investors don’t fully understand and which has had its share of recent negative headlines — brings a whole additional slate of challenges. But as many industry pioneers have proven, it’s not impossible, as long as founders follow a few smart strategies. Many of the members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle are startup founders themselves, and all are longtime industry veterans and market watchers. Here, 18 of them share their tested tips for crypto companies starting out during these volatile times.
zblocks is creating a new category in the blockchain ecosystem: dPlat Pro. Eliminate complexity from Web3 value creation with the dPlat Pro: ✅ it enables enterprises to pay in fiat currency, eliminating the need to keep crypto on their balance sheet; ✅ it protects enterprise investments by enabling to develop across multiple blockchain Layer 1 protocols; ✅ it uplevels enterprise developers with a low-code/no-code (LCNC) environment that leverages a large collection of pre-built, security validated components and smart contracts, thus enabling dApp (decentralized application) creation for multiple use cases; ✅ it provides out-of-box connectors to enterprise databases and applications like CRM, marketing and e-commerce tools; ✅ it integrates with existing Web2 processes – such as identity solutions for simple, one-click wallet creation and seamless user experience. zblocks has created modules on dPlat Pro to allow Fortune 5000 companies to integrate existing enterprise Web2 ecosystems into Web3.