Michael “Indy” Astleford
Founder & Consul at FierceChain
As SCBM J often said, “Hear me now, believe me later!” We are still in the early days of the civilizational transformation that Blockchain and AI are bringing about. Add to that the generational changes on the place of Technology, Trust, and Authority, and the world will continue to accelerate in transformation. “Time, Tide, and Formation wait for no man.”
My proudest professional achievements are the teams and individuals that I have led and mentored. Ask them what we accomplished together. Currently in the midst of the Round the Block Tour; speaking, advising, training, and leading seminars in the US, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.
Blockchain & AI is changing the world in more profound ways than most other technology innovations of the last 50 years; both are independent of large capital investment, so they are equally available globally igniting innovation. One of the reasons that I’m involved in the Government Blockchain Association is that GBA is uniquely positioned to equip governments to empower the governed, globally.
Among many other things, I am a Recovering Engineer. Beyond that, I’m a functional futurist.
On the strength of my abilities to build teams, conceptualize and mentor the architecture of complex business systems, and refine chaos into validated business models, I have been an integral part of securing 46 million $US in venture funding.
Specialties: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Leadership, Mentoring, Business Insight, Solution Development, Program Management, InfoSec, IT Security, Data Mining, Data Discovery, Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions, Web Applications, Rapid Application Development, Database Modeling, Object Oriented Development, Systems Integration, CRM, VOIP, Infrastructure Architecture