Stephan Tual is an internationally recognized expert in scaling businesses and building lasting communities. He was the architect behind the marketing strategy for Ethereum, a platform for smart contracts and decentralized blockchain applications. As the former CCO of Ethereum, the next-generation blockchain went on to raise $18.9m as part of the world's second-largest crowdfunding event and is now valued at over USD 500 billion. A passionate communicator and recognized innovator with nearly 30 years of IT expertise, Stephan was also the Founder and COO of venture-backed Slock.it, a project at the intersection of the IoT and blockchain where he co-wrote US Patent 10652239. Slock.it explored how Ethereum light nodes embedded in connected cars, homes, shared white goods, etc., could revolutionize the emerging Sharing Economy infrastructure by enabling anyone to rent, sell or share their property without a middleman. Stephan has four start-ups under his belt and brings nearly 30 years of enterprise IT experience to leading-edge initiatives. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Stephan held CTO positions at leading machine learning data analytics companies in London, managing million pounds IT budgets for clients including VISA Europe, BP, the CO-OP and dozens of other Fortune 500 companies. He regularly speaks at small and large conferences and community events. Stephan can be ONLY contacted on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephantual/ His older writings are archived at https://stephantual.medium.com and he maintains an opinionated blog at https://stephantual.com.