Brian Forde is a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management .
Brian Forde has spent more than a decade at the nexus of technology, entrepreneurship, and public policy. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. He was the Founding Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab where he led efforts to mainstream digital currencies like Bitcoin through research, and incubation of high-impact applications of the emerging technology. Before MIT he was the Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation at the White House where he spearheaded efforts to leverage emerging technologies to address the President’s most critical national priorities. Prior to his work at the White House, Brian founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua after serving as a business and technology volunteer in the Peace Corps. In recognition of his work, Brian was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the ten most influential people in Bitcoin and Blockchain.
Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles and an Master of Business Administration from London Business School.