The industry of trust
Blockchain stories from the frontier
Join us for a special event after the summer in Toronto.
Blockchain technology is offering a potentially dramatic reduction in the cost of verification of information and identity, which in turn has the potential to shape radically multiple industries and the ways we transact with each other.
Geographically, Toronto is emerging as a key hub where innovations in blockchain and related areas, such as artificial intelligence, are created and transformed into new businesses.
In this panel session, we will hear the stories of three key players in and around the blockchain ecosystem in Toronto and get an inside view on these exciting changes.
Sampsa Samila, Professor of Strategic Management
Sampsa Samila received his PhD from Columbia University and his MSc from Helsinki University of Technology (now part of Aalto University). He has taught previously at Columbia Business School, Brock University, and the National University of Singapore.
His research focuses primarily on economic geography, innovation, entrepreneurship, and social capital. He has studied for instance how venture capital, labor laws, and government research funding affect regional economic growth. He is currently engaged in studies of performance persistence in venture capital, gender and ethnic integration, trust and networks, returns to sustained brokerage in networks, and co-authorship networks in science. His work has been published in journals such as American Sociological Review, Management Science, Research Policy, and Review of Economics and Statistics.