Session: Solving problems with new tech - the case for diverse teams
We live in a world of ABCD - AI, blockchain, cloud and data. Whether it be AI helping scientific research, blockchain revolutionising supply chains, cloud computing helping governments manage tracing of Covid19 cases or the new data based economy, each of these technologies is heralded as the future of our society. But in our excitement about technology, we sometimes forget the true purpose of technology. Solving problems. This talk will consider how technology can be used to solve problems and the role of multifaceted, multi-disciplinary teams in making sure the right technology is used to arrive at the right solution.
Hannah Glass is a senior associate in the leading financial markets team at King & Wood Mallesons, specialising in blockchain technology, fintech and payments. Hannah works with a broad range of clients including start-ups, industry bodies, ASX 200 companies & government bodies advising on the evolving legal and regulatory issues associated with the implementation & application of blockchain technology, cryptographic assets & digital currencies. Her work ranges from assisting start-ups to conduct global issuances and sales of tokens, to working with large organisations to formulate smart contract based infrastructure. She has also been involved in the development of the thinking around the treatment of digital currencies and other fintech related issues such as the regulatory sandbox, working with industry in Australia and internationally.
Hannah has been named as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in both the 2019 and 2020 Chambers and Partners FinTech Guide. Hannah is also a fellow of Blockchain Australia (formerly ADCA), a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s legal working group and a member of Women in Blockchain.