Helen Disney founded Unblocked Events in 2017 as a hub for Blockchain events, education and information. She was listed in Innovate Finance’s 2016 Women in Fintech Powerlist and has been referred to by Barclays as a “Blockchain guru”. She was recently appointed as an Advisor for Policy, Governance and Public Affairs at the British Blockchain Association and is also a member of techUK and of its DLT working group.
Previously, Helen set up Blockchain Intelligence, a global platform for news, networking and conferences about Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers and worked on outreach at the Bitcoin Foundation, driving a programme of strategic events to communicate the innovative potential of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology to innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and thought leaders.
Prior to moving into fintech, she set up and ran the Stockholm Network for 15 years, connecting thought leaders and policy experts to create best practice in public policy making. The network was made up of over 120 member organisations spanning more than 40 countries.
She is a regular conference speaker and commentator on Bitcoin, Blockchain and innovation policy for organisations including The Economist, The Times, ICO Crowd magazine and The Fintech Times. Most recently, she moderated and gave the opening address at the Blockchain World Conference in Bangkok which was attended by a global audience of 1000 people.
Helen has chaired and spoken at a wide range of high-level events across Europe alongside senior decision makers including Presidents, Prime Ministers, MPs, MEPs, special advisors, civil servants and parliamentary researchers.