Ep. 72: Explaining the Value of Blockchain – Tori Adams (CEO Cadwyn)

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Ep. 72: Explaining the Value of Blockchain – Tori Adams (CEO Cadwyn)

Tori Adams, Founder and CEO of her consulting fir…
September 14, 2020

Ep. 72: Explaining the Value of Blockchain – Tori Adams (CEO Cadwyn)

Tori Adams, Founder and CEO of her consulting firm, Cadwyn and Chief Innovation Officer at Value Technology Foundation. Tori has done strategy consulting for the public sector during most of her career at places like IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton. Tori has been a huge advocate and thought leader for blockchain technology for many years now. Based in Washington, DC, she has many connections to the DC blockchain ecosystem including Congress, federal agencies, and non-profits. We talked about her experience as a consultant, Covid-19, airport security, learning about blockchain in healthcare, and technology adoption.

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Show Notes

•Introduction to Tori’s background
•Journey into the blockchain world
•Experience in Washington, DC working with regulators
•Update from Aug. 4-5 conference COVID airport security National Academy meeting
•What is the goal of Value Technology Foundation and what do you do as Chief Innovation Officer?
•Blockchain as a way to prevent fraud and theft
•Can you share your consulting approach with a new client?
•Trends in Blockchain Use during in COVID-19
•COVID-19 Testing and Infection Status
•Tracking Supply Chains
•Social Distancing Token
•What is your opinion on the decision to send COVID-19 data to HHS instead of CDC? And now back to CDC, presumably.
•How can blockchain alleviate some problems we face in the battle against opioid addition?
•What are the biggest misconceptions of blockchain when you speak with various healthcare executives?
•Technical and social adoption challenges for blockchain tech
•What is the value of personal healthcare data?
•In the DLT industry, what do you believe in that most people would disagree with?
•If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted?
•Are you currently watching any interesting TV shows? A French Village
•Favorite books – The Rise and Fall of the British Nation by David Edgerton. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
•Final takeaways

News Corner
Social media has given humans so many amazing ways to connect with each other on a global scale. There’s a facebook community for everyone, families can stay up to date virtually, youtube videos can teach you almost anything you need to know. On the flip-side however, social media has created a more toxic polarization of ideas that are limited to the organizations with the most marketing dollars. I will admit, I look at my twitter and linkedIn feeds multiple times a day, unconsciously searching for the next dopamine hit from likes and comments.
The reasons I am talking to you about this in this episode’s news corner is because 1. I recently watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix and 2. I saw a report that a 15 year old girl from Oklahoma attempted the Benadryl TikTok challenge and died.

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