Creative Approaches to Driving Change with ICOs

Dan Elitzer, IDEO CoLab and Gideon Lichfield, MIT Technology Review

Dan Elitzer in conversation with Gideon Lichfield.

Dan Elitzer, Blockchain & Distributed Web Portfolio Lead, IDEO CoLab

Dan leads the blockchain and distributed Web portfolio for IDEO CoLab, a collaborative R&D network and venture studio. He earned his MBA from MIT Sloan in 2015, during which he founded the MIT Bitcoin Club and cofounded the MIT Bitcoin Project, an initiative that distributed $100 in Bitcoin to every MIT undergrad in the fall of 2014.

Gideon Lichfield, Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review

Gideon Lichfield has been the editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review since December 2017. He spent 16 years at The Economist, first as a science and technology writer and then in postings to Mexico City, Moscow, Jerusalem, and New York City. In 2012 he left to become one of the founding editors of Quartz, a news outlet dedicated to covering the future of the global economy that is now widely recognized as one of the most innovative companies in digital media. Gideon has taught journalism at New York University and been a fellow at Data & Society, a research institute devoted to studying the social impacts of new technology. He grew up in the UK and studied physics and the philosophy of science.

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