Bettina Warburg confirmed as Transparency18 keynote speaker

Bettina Warburg, blockchain researcher, entrepreneur, and educator, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at FreightWaves’ conference Transparency18, which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, next May. Warburg is co-founder of Animal Ventures, “a venture studio and consultancy focused on building startups, educating executives, and designing comprehensive strategies to help large companies, governments, and SMEs take advantage some of the most advanced technology companies coming to market.” Animal Ventures’ practice areas include blockchain, the Internet of Things, augmented and artificial intelligence, and digital platforms. 

Warburg’s November 2016 TED talk on blockchain (embedded below), covered by FreightWaves earlier this year, has over 800K views on YouTube and over 2.4M views on

Prior to Animal Ventures, Warburg earned a BS at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and an MSc from Oxford University. She is the executive producer of Animal Venture’s podcast Tech on Politics, a show that has presented interviews with tech luminaries like Dr. Jutta Steiner (former Chief of Security for Ethereum and current CEO of Parity Technologies), thought leader Don Tapscott, who’s also a Transparency18 keynote speaker, and Steve Hilton, David Cameron’s former director of strategy. 

Warburg speaks at leading fora around the world about blockchain, global governance, supply chains, innovation in health care, and the decentralization of economies. She will be joined at Transparency18 by three other keynote speakers: Don Tapscott, Jason Schenker, and Tony Seba.

In the spirit of the holidays, BiTA is offering members whose payments are received on or before December 22, 2017, $1,500 off registration for Transparency18. Don’t fall behind, the future of freight is here and it’s guaranteed to disrupt the industry. Act fast to take advantage of this special offer. Limited to the first 200 members only.

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John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

John Paul writes about current events and economics, especially politics, finance, and commodities, and holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Michigan. In previous lives John Paul studied Shakespeare in London and Buddhism in India, but now he focuses on transportation and logistics in the heart of Freight Alley--Chattanooga. He spends his free time with his wife and daughter herding cats, collecting books, and walking alongside the Tennessee River.