I am currently a corporate executive with CG Blockchain in New York City. CG Blockchain is a fintech company focused on bridging cryptocurrencies and the hedge fund industry. I have a doctorate in Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and I am an advisor to several companies in the technology space including Cambrian.AI in San Francisco and Xiawatt in Ann Arbor. I have written or edited eight books across a range of subjects, and I write for various media platforms including Futurism, the Brookings Institution, Singularity Hub, and Medium. I have been invited to speak on my work at a number of universities and research centers including the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for Global Policy Solutions, Stanford University, the University of Toronto, UC Santa Cruz, and Microsoft Research. In addition to speaking and writing, I am also a film producer and screenwriter with a special interest in science fiction. I also currently chair an annual conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society for Commonground Publishing.