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Richie Etwaru

Richie Etwaru



Richie Etwaru brings breadth and depth in his experience as a C-level Fortune 500 Company executive, one of the first Chief Digital Officers in the world, a serial author, owner of international patents, founder of multiple ventures, an experienced keynote speaker, an angel investor, a member of advisory boards, the owner of restaurants, and a recognized thought leader in the area of digital, technology, and design.

Specific to this book, Richie is an adjunct professor of blockchain management at Syracuse University in New York. He has delivered over 100 blockchain keynotes across the world and has written some of the most read blockchain blogs as of this writing. His interviews on blockchain, advisory work with governments and venture funds, and TEDx talk titled "Blockchain: Massively Simplified" delivered in March 2017 has unlocked potential and identified opportunities for hundreds of organizations.

On a personal level, Etwaru is a thinker, a tinkerer, and a bit of an intellectual threat. He debates, deciphers and decides at the velocity of thought. This is a quality most of his friends, colleagues, and family prefer he slowed. He is married to his love Vashti, lives in Edgewater New Jersey, USA, and is a lover of spicy food.

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