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Data makes the world go-round, and in Episode 6 Meaghan sits down with two leaders in this space seeking to make positive change at the organisational and global level. Bruce Pon, Founder and Board Member of Ocean Protocol and Aidan Millar, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at DNB discuss how the democratisation and flow of data has created countless opportunities to better the world, why Blockchain and DLT are the future technologies, and the role of the bank as an identity provider. Bruce and Aidan share what their dream use cases are in the centralised and decentralised data spaces, and what keeps them up at night.
Bruce is the Founder of Ocean Protocol, blockchain startups focused on bringing data and AI together since 2013. Previously, Bruce co-founded Avantalion, a consulting firm that helped to build 20 banks around the globe for companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi & Jaguar LandRover. He has an Advanced Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan, a B.Sc in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, and has given guest lectures at Oxford, MIT Media Lab, Columbia University, and the European School of Management & Technology.
Aidan is passionate about the positive disruption of technology and advanced data analytics on the financial services industry. He has over 30 years of professional experience partnering with senior executives to implement large-scale IT change and data related initiatives to drive competitive advantage; a ‘Positive Disruptor’ with the courage to make things happen! He is now employed by DNB (Norways largest Bank) as their Chief Data and Analytics Officer, where he is applying his passion for data to deliver enhanced Customer experience.
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