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Harris Lecture Series: Blockchain, Web3 and the Future of the Internet Featuring Bettina Warburg

Event Details

WHEN: November 6, 2020
WHERE: Virtual via Zoom

Registration Window

Opens: 2020-10-15
Closes: 2020-11-06

Event Description

Join us for the fourth annual Lewis E. Harris Lecture on Friday, November 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. via Zoom. We welcome Bettina Warburg as she presents Blockchain, Web3 and the Future of the Internet. An investor, speaker, entrepreneur, researcher, and author, she launched Warburg Serres Investments, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on investing in the Web 3 computing stack in 2019. She is co-founder and managing partner of Animal Ventures, an investment advisory firm that educates and advises Fortune 100 companies on how to invest in the future of decentralized software architecture and blockchain. In 2016, she was the first speaker at TED to unpack the topic of blockchain. Her talk, How the Blockchain will radically transform the economy, has been seen by over 5 million people, making it the most viewed talk on the topic of Blockchain to date. Warburg's collaboration with Wired Magazine to help explain blockchain at five levels of difficulty has also been seen by over 2.5 Million people. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Information in Austin, co-author of The Basics of Blockchain: A guide for building literacy in the economics, technology, and business of blockchain, co-author of Asset Chains: The Cognitive, Friction-free, and Blockchain enabled Future of Supply Chains, and was previously the executive producer of a show at the intersection of technology, governance and politics called Tech on Politics.

Hosted by the College of Business and College of Law, we are excited to be able to provide our community with a valuable opportunity. We are grateful to the Harris family and GlaxoSmithKline for helping make this event possible.