Experienced CEO and thought leader in the applications of blockchain technology for social impact . Dr Thomason is a Global Ambassador and Advisory Board member of the British Blockchain Association. She is a frequent commentator and blogger on blockchain and social impact and conference speaker globally. She published peer reviewed articles in 2017, on blockchain and climate finance and the poor and on blockchain as an accelerator for women’s and children’s health. Jane is an adviser to several blockchain startups with applications that solve global problems, and is currently working with collaborators to co-develop blockchain POCs in several emerging economies. She was a hackathon judge and mentor at London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week and the Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Hackathon. She is an advocate for the education and empowerment of women generally and #WomeninBlockchain and is part of the founding team for the #worldblockchainacademyforgirls . Development entrepreneur and innovator who has built her own company, and merged with Abt Associates in 2013. Dr Thomason has led the growth of Abt Australia to achieve a tripling of revenue and diversification into governance and women's empowerment across Asia and the Pacific. Jane has been a leader of a wide range of development programs globally, regionally and in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. She has also held senior appointments including Director of Women’s Health, CEO of the Royal Children’s Hospital, Chairman of the Wesley Hospital Board.