Director of digital currency, MIT Media Lab
Brian Forde has spent more than a decade working in technology, entrepreneurship and public policy. At MIT Media Lab he leads efforts to mainstream digital currencies like Bitcoin through research and incubation of high-impact applications of emerging technology. He was senior adviser for mobile and data innovation at the White House where he spearheaded efforts to leverage emerging technologies to address the President’s most critical priorities. Prior to his work at the White House, Forde founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua after serving in the Peace Corps. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.