Anne Connelly is the CEO of the ixo Foundation, an organisation that leverages blockchain technology to optimize sustainable development impact using trusted data. She is passionate about harnessing blockchain and decentralized technology to transform the lives of people in developing countries. Anne is the Vice Chair of the board of Blockchain Canada and has been an active part of the global blockchain community since 2012. She previously worked with Doctors Without Borders Canada in Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and currently serves on their board of directors. She is Faculty at Singularity University at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley, teaching global leaders how exponential technologies can solve problems that impact over a billion people. Anne has a Bachelor of Life Sciences from Queen’s University, an MBA from McMaster University, and a Fintech Certificate from MIT. She was honoured as one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders Changing Canada.