Daniel Araya is a technology consultant and advisor to government with a special interest in technological innovation, public policy, and learning. He has worked as an executive and advisor within the blockchain space and is a regular contributor to various media outlets including Forbes, The Brookings Institution, Singularity Hub, Futurism, and Medium. He has been invited to speak at a number of universities and research centers including the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Harvard University, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for Global Policy Solutions, Stanford University, the University of Toronto, UC Santa Cruz, and Microsoft Research. His newest books include: Augmented Intelligence (2018), and Smart Cities as Democratic Ecologies (2015). He has a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an alumnus of Singularity University’s graduate program in Silicon Valley.