Dr Jane Thomason
BBA & Abt Associates
Entrepeneur, social capitalist, experienced CEO, energetic change maker and thought leader in the applications of blockchain technology for social impact. A regular commentator and global conference speaker on blockchain and social impact. 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. Hackathon judge and mentor at London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week and the Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Hackathon and EOS HongKong. She is a passionate advocate for the education and empowerment of women and #WomeninBlockchain. Dr Thomason is a Global Ambassador and Advisory Board member of the British Blockchain Association and Global Adviser on Digital Transformation for Abt Associates, and Section Chief Co-Editor Blockchain for Good: Frontiers in Blockchain. She was named in the Top 10 Digital Pioneer Women and was awarded the UN DecadeOfWomen Quantum Impact Champion Award on International Women’s Day in New York.
In 1999 she founded an international development company which merged with Abt Associates in 2013. She then 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.