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Brian Forde

Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab & Former Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation at The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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 Brian Forde Biography

Brian Forde has spent more than a decade at the nexus of technology, entrepreneurship, and public policy. He is currently the Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab, where he leads efforts to mainstream digital currencies like Bitcoin through research, and incubation of high-impact applications of the emerging technology. Most recently he was the Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation at the White House where he spearheaded efforts to leverage emerging technologies to address the President’s most critical national priorities. Prior to his work at the White House, Forde founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua after serving as a business and technology volunteer in the Peace Corps. In recognition of his work, Forde was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Digital currencies like Bitcoin are poised to make a dramatic impact on most people’s lives over the next decade. To help realize the projected impact of this technology, Forde recently launched the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He is responsible for bringing together global experts in areas ranging from cryptography, economics, privacy, and distributed systems to take on this important new area of research that will support the commercial and social viability of this technology. Specifically, the initiative is conducting research and engaging students on digital currency topics that address questions regarding security, stability, scalability, privacy, and economics. It is also convening governments, nonprofits, and the private sector to research and test concepts that have high social impact.

In his role at the White House, Forde was responsible for determining how the Obama administration would leverage open data and technology to address national priorities. These priorities included crowdsourcing, the sharing economy, and innovation prizes and challenges to address issues including Hurricane Sandy, climate change, and the revitalization of Detroit. A passionate advocate for diversity in tech, Forde formed the White House Tech Inclusion and TechHire Initiatives, bringing together leaders from the technology community, large corporations, and advocacy groups to support the hiring and training of more women and minorities in tech.

Prior to his government service, Forde brought tech and innovation to the rural mountain communities of Nicaragua. From 2005 to 2010, he was the co-founder and CEO of Llamadas, S.A., a low-cost Internet phone service provider serving more than a quarter of a million Nicaraguans. A pioneer in leveraging tech in the developing world, Llamadas, S.A. was recognized by the US Ambassador to Nicaragua as one of the most innovative companies in the fight against poverty.

Prior to founding Llamadas, S.A., Forde served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the mountains of Nicaragua where he taught small business classes to local high school students.

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Brian Forde

Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab & Former Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation at The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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Brian Forde Biography

Brian Forde has spent more than a decade at the nexus of technology, entrepreneurship, and public policy. He is currently the Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab, where he leads efforts to mainstream digital currencies like Bitcoin through research, and incubation of high-impact applications of the emerging technology. Most recently he was the Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation at the White House where he spearheaded efforts to leverage emerging technologies to address the President’s most critical national priorities. Prior to his work at the White House, Forde founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua after serving as a business and technology volunteer in the Peace Corps. In recognition of his work, Forde was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Digital currencies like Bitcoin are poised to make a dramatic impact on most people’s lives over the next decade. To help realize the projected impact of this technology, Forde recently launched the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He is responsible for bringing together global experts in areas ranging from cryptography, economics, privacy, and distributed systems to take on this important new area of research that will support the commercial and social viability of this technology. Specifically, the initiative is conducting research and engaging students on digital currency topics that address questions regarding security, stability, scalability, privacy, and economics. It is also convening governments, nonprofits, and the private sector to research and test concepts that have high social impact.

In his role at the White House, Forde was responsible for determining how the Obama administration would leverage open data and technology to address national priorities. These priorities included crowdsourcing, the sharing economy, and innovation prizes and challenges to address issues including Hurricane Sandy, climate change, and the revitalization of Detroit. A passionate advocate for diversity in tech, Forde formed the White House Tech Inclusion and TechHire Initiatives, bringing together leaders from the technology community, large corporations, and advocacy groups to support the hiring and training of more women and minorities in tech.

Prior to his government service, Forde brought tech and innovation to the rural mountain communities of Nicaragua. From 2005 to 2010, he was the co-founder and CEO of Llamadas, S.A., a low-cost Internet phone service provider serving more than a quarter of a million Nicaraguans. A pioneer in leveraging tech in the developing world, Llamadas, S.A. was recognized by the US Ambassador to Nicaragua as one of the most innovative companies in the fight against poverty.

Prior to founding Llamadas, S.A., Forde served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the mountains of Nicaragua where he taught small business classes to local high school students.

Brian Forde Videos

  • Brian Forde - Ci2017 :"Blockchain, Disrupting the Disrupters"
  • How Bitcoins & Blockchain Transactions Work - Brian Forde
  • Brian Forde: Bitcoin Innovations from Developing Countries | WIRED

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  • How to book Brian Forde?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Forde for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Forde, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Forde or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brian Forde?

    Booking fees for Brian Forde, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Forde, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brian Forde?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Forde for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Forde for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Forde or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Forde or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Brian Forde is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Brian Forde for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Brian Forde generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Hirshberg, James Duchenne, Michael Casey, Bettina Warburg and Brock Pierce. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian Forde for an upcoming event.

Brian Forde Speaker Videos

  • Brian Forde - Ci2017 :"Blockchain, Disrupting the Disrupters"
    How Bitcoins & Blockchain Transactions Work - Brian Forde
  • Brian Forde: Bitcoin Innovations from Developing Countries | WIRED
    Brian Forde | Blockchain As the Next Platform

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