Ryan Snowden is the Strategic Growth Coordinator at CB Insights, a National Science Foundation-backed technology market intelligence platform that provides predictive intelligence into emerging technology trends, startups and corporate strategy. Ryan is intertwined with sales and marketing operations, events, and special projects at CB Insights. His research provides insights for investors, Fortune 500 executives, among other early-adopters, and has positioned Ryan as an ambassador of Ethereum.
Prior to CB Insights, Ryan worked in sales for a handful of New York City and Pittsburgh-based startups while building an on-demand lead generation business. He holds a degree in Finance and General Management from the University of Pittsburgh, loves to play ultimate frisbee and have long conversations about the implications of the blockchain.
Dapps (Decentralized Applications) Mentioned
Augur and Gnosis as prediction markets
Brave's Basic Attention Token
Coinbase's TokenBrowser and Status
Golem for decentralized computing
SingularDTV and Ujo Music for artists and content
uPort for self-sovereign identity
WeiFund for crowdfunding
Future of Fintech conference- including previous guest Joe Lubin
Week in Ethereum News
Ryan’s Challenge; Do the research on Ethereum.
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118 Kevin Kelly, Preparing Us for the Inevitable Future of Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality
Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Review. He has also been a writer, photographer, conservationist, and student of Asian and digital culture.
Kelly stepped down as executive editor of Wired in 1999; his current job title is Senior Maverick. Partially due to his reputation as Wired's editor, he is noted as a participant in and an observer of cyberculture.
His books include;
Kevin’s Challenge; Take $100 and invest it into someone that cannot pay you back directly. Learn to be full of gratitude. Try Kiva.
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If you liked this interview, check out episode 109 where I rant about the current state of the internet.
What will the future of wearable tech look like? You should probably ask Paulo Santos. He is developing technology to give runners feedback on their running form
Paulo has a Degree in Computer Sciences applied to Management from University Portucalense (Porto, Portugal) and a Master in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship from University of Porto. He has started until now 5 different companies. Presently, he is the CEO of Kinematix a company based in Porto, Portugal) and Austin, Texas that develops innovative wearable devices.
Kinematix has spent the past eight years fine tuning its expertise around the movement of the human body. The company is dedicated to giving people a way to obtain meaningful information about their body movements, and turning that information into tangible actions that will improve their health on a daily basis. At Kinematix, moving better makes sense!
Paulo’s Challenge; Spend more time helping those in need. We need more creativity to be applied to these problems.
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If you liked this interview, check out episode 47 with Avi Geller where we discuss the future of wearable and hearable technology.
John Beck leads the development of TrueFit’s human-centered design methodology and his team’s design research, information design, product interaction, and user interface design. Through John’s leadership, Truefit helps clients create innovative web, mobile, social media and commercial software products that have positive practical impact.
John is part of Truefit's business development team and is skilled at helping clients understand the impact of good user experience and the best practices for success drawn from years of experience working with several of the world’s most distinguished health and technology brands including Samsung, Precor, Rolls-Royce, Kodak, and BodyMedia.
Prior to joining Truefit, John served as a Co-Founder and President of Gist Design, acquired by Truefit in 2013. John has also served as a Senior Interaction Designer at wearable body monitoring pioneer, BodyMedia, which was recently acquired by Jawbone.
John’s work has been cited in many industry and commercial publications including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Business Week, and Engadget. John’s work has won numerous design and innovation awards including the IDEA Gold Medal sponsored by Businessweek and the Industrial Designers Society of America. He also serves as occasional lecturer and teacher.
John’s Challenge; Challenge yourself to practice design-thinking by carefully examining someone completing a task.
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