The Hale Podcast Episode 14 - with Sheila Warren June 2021
A podcast on the implications of blockchain with Sheila Warren, head of Data, Blockchain, and Digital Assets at the World Economic Forum. Sheila's background as a Wall Street lawyer has served her well in Silicon Valley; she approaches the subject of cryptocurrencies and blockchain with clarity and objectivity. Some quick takes: crypto is not going away, and we are just discovering how it can be used to increase inclusivity, economic equality, and innovation. She envisions a future in which today's money coexists with central bank digital currencies and cryptocurrencies to serve a broad range of financial needs.
Sheila Warren is Deputy Head of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, head of Data, Blockchain, and Digital Assets, and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. Her pioneering policy work is helping shape the data and technology spaces to be more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable. Ms. Warren began her career as a Wall Street attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore before turning to philanthropy and civic technology. She was a senior executive and General Counsel at TechSoup, and she also designed and launched NGOsource, a groundbreaking service focused on international grantmaking. Ms. Warren currently serves on the boards of the ACLU of Northern California, the Equal Justice Society, and TechSoup, and on advisory boards for the World Bank, the OECD, and others. She is also co-host of the popular show Money Reimagined on the CoinDesk network. She is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.