Private Event for Impact Academy Alumni only.
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PASTURE TO PLATE with Leanne Kemp, Founder & CEO Everledger
Date: 29 April 2019
Where: Impact Academy
Time : 5:30pm -8:30pm
$15/ Ticket which will include a light meal and refreshments.
Ticket Sales Here: https://impactacademyp2pleannekemp.eventbrite.com.au
About our new Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.
Using her extensive background in emerging technologies, business, jewellery and insurance, through Everledger Leanne is pushing boundaries to address real-world challenges. Using blockchain technology, Everledger is driving transparency and trust along global supply chains to ensure the provenance of valuable assets.
With a rich history in innovation, Leanne previously founded three Australian startups including Absoft Queensland, Fastcards Pty Ltd. and the Great Australian Survey Company. Through these companies Leanne introduced and patented transformational technology ideas, including:
- Fastcards (a smart card with managed identification services); and
- commercialised Multicard (credential verification for consumer, governments and corporations).
She has created various solutions to streamline inventory and supply chain operations.
Leanne’s entrepreneurial success has led to her appointment as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur for 2019 and 2020, a role to further develop the startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation throughout the State of Queensland. She is the first female entrepreneur to hold the position and the first person to be appointed for a 2 year tenure.
Leanne is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Blockchain Business Council and a Co-Chair for the World Trade Board’s Sustainable Trade Action Group. She is also on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors. Leanne was the only Australian to co-chair sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2019, namely on the Circular Economy and Advanced Manufacturing.
Leanne’s leadership role in technology has been recognised, winning awards including:
- Innovator of the Year 2018 at the Women in IT Awards (London); and
- the Advance Global Australian Awards 2018 for Technology Innovation.
Leading the market in a real-world application of distributed ledger technology, under the leadership of Leanne, Everledger has widely received industry recognition since inception, winning awards including:
- Best Blockchain Company in the European Financial Technology Awards;
- Best Newcomer in the Asia Insurance Technology Awards;
- Best B2B Startup in the Digital Top 50 Awards presented by Google, Rocket Internet and McKinsey;
- and World Economic Forum 2018 Technology Pioneer.
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