Founder of Blockchain News, Blockchain Partners, The Hackitarians, Richard is the interim CMO at Humaniq, a blockchain banking solution for the unbanked. A global expert on innovation, Richard is an award winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur who has guest lectured on innovation at MIT Media Lab, Oxford University and University of Koln. He sat on the media convergence panel at the 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels and run innovation workshops with companies such as BBC, ABC, CBC, NPO, RTL (DE & NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Liberty Global, Seven Australia, ENGIE and others. He has assessed, judged and helped fund hundreds of start-ups for EU H2020 Innovation programme and Innovate UK, and has designed and run some of the world’s largest hackathons in London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Berlin covering topics such as IoT, AI, eCommerce, Automotive, Television, Robotics, Health Energy and more – backed by the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, GM, ENGIE, IBM, INTEL, European Commission etc. A successful entrepreneur with a previous exit, he’s the former owner of TV App Market and The Hackfest, which were acquired in 2013.