|Place of residence||San Francisco, U.S.|
|Category||Law & Politics|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Known for||Advocating blockchain for social impact and global policy|
Sheila Warren is the head of blockchain and distributed ledger technology for the World Economic Forum. Previously, Warren was the VP of Strategic Alliances and general counsel to TechSoup, a nonprofit network of NGOs providing technological solutions to other NGOs. Warren was also responsible for the formation of NGOsource, a blockchain-backed initiative focused on international grantmaking.
Sheila Warren's 2019:
In 2019, Warren and the WEF spearheaded a Central Banks Digital Currencies Project aimed at exploring the benefits of CBDCs and developing a framework for their use and regulation. The World Economic Forum also oversaw the formation of a consortium tasked with exploring how blockchain technology can be applied in the mining and metals sector.
What Cointelegraph expects for 2020:
With blockchain and cryptocurrencies becoming more prevalent in global discussions around finance, trade and humanitarianism, we expect Warren’s efforts at the WEF will help shape a better path forward. Her advocacy for building solutions with communities and industries rather than for them is a healthy approach to driving experimentation and innovation in existing institutions.