Dr Jane Thomason

Dr Jane Thomason
Dr Jane Thomason

Advisory Board Member

Frontier Technology and social impact thought leader, recognised in Forbes….

Frontier Technology and social impact thought leader, recognised in Forbes Magazine (2018) as Blockchain’s Leading Social Development Evangelist, and The Introducer (2019) as a Blockchain women leader, Jane is a pioneer for Blockchain & digital technologies for social impact, education and empowerment of women. She is focussed on emerging economies and how Frontier Technologies can accelerate poverty reduction and improve service delivery. In 2018 she was awarded Top 10 Digital Frontier Women and UN Decade Of Women Quantum Impact Champion.

She has held Board and CEO roles in tertiary hospitals and the health care sector in Australia and globally. She founded an international development company in 1999, built it to $50 m revenue, merged with Abt Associates and led to achieve a tripling of revenue and diversification to $250m with 650 staff. She resigned as CEO in March 2018 to commit full time to a global digital transformation agenda.

She has 30 years’ experience in emerging economies in public health, poverty and inequality. She holds multiple appointments including Global Adviser on Digital Transformation Abt Associates, Digital Transformation Adviser to the Partnership for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Digital Transformation Sub-Committee Chair, Kina Bank Papua New Guinea, Founding Member, British Frontier Technology Industry Association, Fellow of the Australian Digital Commerce Association and Section Chief Co-Editor Blockchain for Good: for Frontiers in Blockchain.

Jane is an adviser to Blockchain start-ups with social impact applications and is currently working with start-ups to develop Blockchain use cases in emerging economies. She is a regular hackathon judge and mentor including London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week, Consensys and EOS Global Hackathons. She believes that the next wave of transformational innovation will be from emerging economies and has the potential to reduce inequality and improve services to the poor.