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Wednesday, August 1 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Panel: In a Decentralized World, Who Decides? Five Leaders Share their Governance Stories

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Growing Pains, War Stories, and the lessons learned along the way. Five leaders share how they came to select their form of governance, from non-profit, B-Corp, Non-Profit/For Profit split and several variations in between. How do you raise capital, preserve your values, answer to stakeholders, and make a good product? Learn from the experiences of these five who have gone first.

Moderators
avatar for Wendy Hanamura

Wendy Hanamura

Summit Director & Emcee; Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Wendy Hanamura is the master juggler of the Decentralized Web Summit 2018. She led the team that produced the first DWeb Summit in 2016 and the team building this event.As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries, Hanamura has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Muneeb Ali

Muneeb Ali

Co-Founder, Blockstack
Muneeb co-founded Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. Muneeb received his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University specializing in distributed systems. He went through Y Combinator and has worked in the systems research group at Princeton... Read More →
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Greg McMullen

Lawyer, COALA
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Dire... Read More →
avatar for Amandine Le Pape

Amandine Le Pape

Founder, Matrix
Amandine is the co-founder of Matrix.org, a unique initiative aiming to democratise secure online communication and solve the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal... Read More →
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Danielle Robinson

Co-Executive Director, Code for Science & Society
Danielle Robinson is Co-Executive Director of Code for Science & Society, where she works to open create inclusive public access to information through decentralized technologies. She completed a PhD in Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University in 2016. She was a 2016 Mozilla... Read More →
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Zooko Wilcox

Founder, Zcash
Zooko has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko's Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS. He is also the Founder of Least Authority... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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