Bettina Warburg is the Founder and Director of the Blockchain Futures Lab, a research and development laboratory launching soon.
The BFL is designed to expand the world’s knowledge base and intellectual property through significant investments in blockchain research, stimulate and support a growing community of blockchain technologists and enthusiasts, and partner with the Fortune 500 in setting concrete actions towards the global commercialization and integration of blockchain technology.
Bettina is also the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of a new tech show called Tech on Politics, interviewing some of the greatest minds in technology, media, venture capital, and politics about the convergence of technology and politics.
Prior to the BFL, Bettina received her MSc from Oxford University and BS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and developed a keen interest in global governance and cultural diplomacy. As a Public Foresight Strategist at IFTF, Bettina has focused on bringing a futures lens to a variety of strategic initiatives with top corporations, foundations, education institutions, and city governments. While at the Institute, she also co-founded its governance research practice, looking to reimagine society for an age of planetary challenges and human responsibility.
Bettina has published for Georgetown University Press on German nationalism, researched the Tamil diaspora, and produced cultural radio shows for NPR in Berlin. She has been cited in numerous publications such as The Atlantic, The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a speaker and curator of events such as the Skoll World Forum, Salzburg Global Seminar, Personal Democracy Forum, City Innovate Summit, and for universities and conferences around the world.