An Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Storyteller, and Curious Human.
Samantha Radocchia, or "Sam Rad" for short, is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author, and emerging tech advocate who combines the mindsets of an anthropologist and a technologist.
Sam has delivered keynotes globally and led corporate trainings at Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, conferences, national governments, NGOs, investment firms, and the United Nations, educating leaders on the technologies and cultural shifts that will shape their organizations—and daily lives—in the years to come.
A reformed gamer, she started studying virtual currencies in 2009 while writing her anthropology thesis on currency exchanges in the virtual world, “Second Life.” Since then, she has founded three companies, holds several patents, and was an early outspoken voice in blockchain as the co-founder of Chronicled, an enterprise blockchain company focused on supply chain. Samantha now consults executives, trade associations, governments, and investors on emerging technology trends and delivers keynotes at events worldwide as she works to build her next company.
In addition to emerging technology, Samantha is deeply passionate about Future of Work, Future of Production, Future of Community, as well as sustainability, not just in respect to environment, but in business. She writes in her blog on “Radical Next Ideas," and believes that the idea of Radical Evolution is paramount to the, now outdated, Digital Transformation mindset. She seeks to utilize technology to empower, not entrench.
Sam was named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Enterprise Technology and has accumulated over 700 jumps as a competitive skydiver.
“Sam has the curiosity of an anthropologist, discipline of an engineer, and charisma of a performer.”
I’ve got a book.
Bitcoin Pizza: The No Bullshit Guide to Blockchain
When you hear the word blockchain, what’s your reaction? Do you think it’s a fad that’s been overhyped but will soon be forgotten? Or maybe you have a vague understanding of how the technology works, but you’re unsure of how it will impact your life.
Or maybe you just like pizza.
Neither reaction is wrong. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are still in their infancy—but they will soon fuel a worldwide cultural and technological paradigm shift that will disrupt every major industry: finance, supply chain, film and arts distribution, digital rights, automotive, social media, data security, real estate, and more.
In Bitcoin Pizza, I offer you an eye-opening exploration of what blockchain is and how it will radically change our world. Whether you’re an executive looking to prepare your business for a decentralized future, or a newcomer curious about the blockchain hype, this fun and relatable guide will give you the confidence to explore this technology in more detail by first showing you the big picture. Instead of looking at blockchain with trepidation, you’ll come away thrilled by the possibilities.