“We have all felt the effects of COVID-19: market volatility and fragility, sweeping societal, governmental and financial framework changes. The crisis has rattled us all and created serious questions about the future of commerce. Critical to recovery and restoring economic activity is regaining trust in these systems. Consider a future where blockchain is integrated into commerce, altering the supply chain to fundamentally consider the provenance of items, and creating a more transparent experience for all parties along the chain. In this new chain incorporating not just supply but value, transparency is elevated into a competitive advantage. The result? A more resilient system better able to respond to disruptive shocks such as pandemics, wars, and climate changes— resiliency that benefits everyone.”
Leanne Kemp is Founder and CEO of Everledger and Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. She is a prominent figure in the technology sector and recognised internationally as an innovator and leader. Her company Everledger uses Blockchain technology to track high-value assets such as diamonds, art and wine with the aim of increasing transparency and trust with technology. In 2018, her entrepreneurial success saw her appointed as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur in Australia, to develop the state’s startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation. She is the first woman entrepreneur to hold this position. In 2019 her tenure as Chief Entrepreneur was extended for another year, the first time the role has been extended since its creation. Leanne works on a global scale to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation and is an advocate of sustainability in business.
Leanne is a two time patent inventor and holds a number of prominent tech and innovation awards.