Australia

Dr. Jane Thomason

Co-Founder, British Blockchain and Frontier Tech Association

Recognised in Forbes Magazine (2018) as Blockchain’s Leading Social Development Evangelist, Dr Jane is a passionate advocate for Blockchain for social impact, the education and empowerment of women and Women in Blockchain. In 2018 she was awarded Top 10 Digital Frontier Women and UN Decade Of Women Quantum Impact Champion. She has 30 years’ experience in emerging economies in public health, poverty and inequality. She started her own international development company in 1999, built it to $50 m revenue , merged with Abt Associates and led the growth to achieve a tripling of revenue and diversification into new sectors to $250m with 650 staff. She is a Global Ambassador for the British Blockchain Association, Global Adviser on Digital Transformation Abt Associates, and Section Chief Co-Editor Blockchain for Good: for Frontiers in Blockchain. Dr Jane is adviser to Blockchain start-ups with social impact applications and is currently working with start-ups to develop Blockchain use cases in emerging economies. She is a regular hackathon judge and mentor including London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week, and Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Hackathon and EOS Global Hackathons.