RIK WILLARD

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR AGENTIC GROUP, NEW YORK
SUSTAIN THE BLOCKCHAIN ECOSYSTEM

Keynote

Day 2, FUTURE OF WORK, TBA

BLOCKCHAINS, NEW VALUE AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

COMMUNITIES ARE ECOSYSTEMS AND ECOSYSTEMS ARE ECONOMIES THAT TIE TOGETHER PEOPLE, JOBS AND GLOBAL PRODUCTIVITY. JOIN RIK WILLARD AS HE PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDS, FEATURING BLOCKCHAINS AND DIGITAL CURRENCIES, THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT HOW PEOPLE WORK IN THE FUTURE AND HOW NEW VALUE WILL BE CREATED, MOVING FORWARD.

FACTS

'INTERNET OF VALUE'

With a focus on how blockchains unlock new forms of value and new thinking around the basic economics of the Web, especially in the transactional nature of an emerging prosumer global society, he named this new iteration of economics the “Internet of Value”.

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

He speaks around the world on the  potential of the Internet of Value at events as the 2016 European IP Summit (Brussels). He has written for CNN International and has been covered in Forbes magazine.

BIOGRAPHY

Rik Willard is currently the Founder and Managing Director of Agentic Group, a federation of over forty blockchain and related companies throughout the world. The company is headquartered in New York City, with additional representation in London and Paris.

The mission of Agentic Group is to promote and sustain the blockchain ecosystem through education, consulting and deployment within a variety of private and public sector applications. Clients of Agentic group include the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, The Port of Rotterdam, MOOG (US aerospace), and Jeremy Rifkin’s TIR Group (US/EU).

Rik is the former Co-Founder and CEO of MintCombine. Located in New York, the world’s first think tank dedicated to digital currencies and “value- mining” via blockchains. He has consulted on digital matters with numerous global corporations including MGM Resorts, Calvin Klein, Lucent and many others. He worked briefly in Venture Capital which led him to the Bitcoin/Blockchain space in 2012.

 

With a focus on how blockchains unlock new forms of value and new thinking around the basic economics of the Web, especially in the transactional nature of an emerging prosumer global society, he named this new iteration of economics the “Internet of Value”.

Rik attended Governors Academy and the Howard University School of Communications. He is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, and a Corporate Roundtable member of the World Conference of Mayors, which focuses on local leadership in Emerging Markets. He has been a keynote speaker for Harvard Business School and Stern School of Business events; a digital expert on CNN and CNBC; and a featured speaker for the Dow Jones Speakers Series. He now speaks around the world on the inherent and varied potential of the Internet of Value at such events as the 2016 European IP Summit (Brussels), Finance 2.0 (Zurich), and the Brazil Blockchain Conference (April, 2017), He has written for CNN International and has been covered in Forbes magazine.