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Building Blockchain Companies


Everyone is in Silicon Valley talking about ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). And that will be good for entrepreneurs. But, the more interesting long-term questions are “how do I run a blockchain company?” and “how do I design a blockchain product?”. We'll cover these things in Will Murphy's talk as he covers things he has learned so far while building a blockchain product and company.



Will is a technology entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He's the founder and CEO of Cognifyd, the AI-augmented communication platform. Will was a co-founder of BotChain, the blockchain platform for AI intelligent agents. Will was also the founding VP of Product and Business Development for Talla, the AI knowledge-base and digital assistant. Previously, he was a Principal and corporate entrepreneur within FedEx Innovation, where he led new emerging tech venture development initiatives. He was a co-founder of SenseAware, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, which was later operationalized by FedEx. Products Will has worked on have impacted hundreds of millions of users and earned over a billion in revenue.

He has led initiatives concerning big data, applied AI, e-commerce, the collaborative economy, and sustainable technologies. Additionally, he has been involved in autonomous vehicle, drone, blockchain, and 3D printing research.

Will holds several patents in the areas of intelligent agents and IoT. He has earned a B.S. in Economics from Christian Brothers University as well as an M.S. in Information Systems from the University of Memphis.