DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D is a blockchain agnostic, strategic consulting company. We assist public and private sector organizations to understand the impact of new technology and emerging trends, and realign or invest in new technology, business models and capabilities to drive value for customers and employees and more effectively compete in an ever-changing digital economy.
DigitalFutures conducted the first blockchain and Fintech study in Canada, commissioned by AdvantageBC, that set out to discover competitive drivers to build and further develop the ecosystem that supports Vancouver, BC, and Canada: Blockchain and Emerging Financial Technologies: Positioning British Columbia as a Global FinTech Hub. DigitalFutures participated in the 2015 Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce – "Digital Currency: You Can’t Flip this Coin".
DigitalFutures is passionate about creating sustainable futures in which everyone can participate equitably and fairly, and with respect for our environment.
We help organizations understand the impact of new technologies and emerging trends. We advise on realignment, strategic positioning, investment and risk mitigation in financial innovation, new business models and competencies to drive value to gain competitive advantages in the ever-evolving blockchain technologies and financial innovations. Our experienced consultants help you see beyond the hype to understand the real opportunities and dynamics in the blockchain space.
Idea. Design. Action. Engage. Operate. Navigate: IDAEON: Our creative process for conceptualizing, developing and launching new tokens. Advisors to various projects, we get you investor ready and help you gain user adoption. We provide guidance on token economics and governance. This helps teams gain clear differentiators in the market place. Value is created through trusted relationships and people connecting through the meeting of common purpose and aspirations.
A key criteria for investors is the strengths and potential gaps with leadership teams of ICO and blockchain/crypto projects as well as their governance models. We combine our keen understanding of the blockchain and crypto generation and years of experience in design and implementation of leadership/ talent strategies and organizational development to conduct leadership and governance assessments, identify opportunities and risks and develop solutions including performance management based on strategic growth requirements.
DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. successfully launched the BC Blockchain Forum
The BC Blockchain Forum is a private/public sector initiative to explore the benefits of blockchain technologies and the associated creation of digital assets promoting digital transformation and the digital economy in British Columbia, and Canada-wide.
We demonstrated our community commitment by supporting the launch of the BC Blockchain Forum with the Swiss CryptoValley’s Thomas Linder as guest speaker, and gained nearly 600 members in 3 weeks with active volunteers shaping our success. The appetite to engage from the local community is indicative of the interest of crypto and blockchain enthusiasts across Canada!
The BC Blockchain Forum also provides support to the newly launched BC Chapter of the Government Blockchain Association as part of the Forum’s mission to build the blockchain eco-system across Canada. BC Women in Blockchain announced their initiatives for 2018 and hosted the year-end BC community’s Crypto and Blockchain Visioning for 2018.
Who are Canada’s top 40 social influencers in finance, innovation and risk? Our exclusive 2017 list ranks the individuals whose insights drive ideas and promote change.
We’re revving the innovation engine in Toronto for this year’s Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk Summit on December 4. The event will focus on how artificial intelligence, digital identity, enterprise risk, and big data are increasingly influential, and what that means for the future.
The #TRFinRiskCanada40 will be recognized at the Thomson Reuters Toronto Financial and Risk Summit on December 4.The summit will include a Reuters Newsmaker interview with Professor Geoffrey Hinton, who is considered by many to be the father of deep learning.
Manie Eagar from DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. appointed to the Blockchain Advisory Board of TSX Listed Kontrol Energy Group
“Toronto, Ontario, December 28, 2017 – Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE:KNR) (the “Company” or “Kontrol”) is pleased to announce that, further to its announcement in the press release dated November 1st and December 20th, it has established a Blockchain Advisory Board that will assist the Company’s expansion into Blockchain technology solutions. The Company welcomes Mr. Manie Eagar, Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Canada, the leading industry body representing cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in Canada to the Advisory Board effective immediately.
“We are excited to have a globally recognized blockchain and cryptocurrency leader such as Manie join our Advisory Board. As we evaluate acquisitions and investments in the rapidly growing blockchain technology sector, his experience will be a major asset for Kontrol”, said Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Energy Corp.”
Executive Workshops: Crypto Currencies & Blockchain for FinTech
DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. had the privilege to run a workshop at the Rotman School of Management for global senior executives from the China Construction Bank, the second largest bank in the world, on the applications and impact of blockchain and crypto currencies, and is a regular speaker at community and industry events in Toronto and internationally as Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Canada, established in 2013 in Toronto.
First FinTech + Blockchain Study in Canada
DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. conducted the first study in Canada, commissioned by the government of BC, that set out to discover competitive drivers to build and further develop the ecosystem that supports Vancouver, BC, and Canada, as a global Blockchain and FinTech hub. [Full Report]
The FinTechBook: FinTech + DigitalCurrency – Convergence or Collision?
Manie is a contributing author of the first crowdsourced on the global FinTech ecosystem – The FintechBook: A front-line industry insider’s look at the financial technology explosion. The FinTechBook is an Amazon bestseller.
In just two short years cryptocurrency has grown from a hobby project to a multi-billion dollar global digital finance industry. With new competing alternatives and technology advancing beyond simple currency-based payments to all manner of value exchange, financial instruments, smart contracts and blockchain based distributed ledgers, everyone is waking up to the fact that Bitcoin was just the beginning.
Arriving just in time for the great convergence of mobile payments, digital branchless banking and digital-value exchange, Bitcoin, alternative currencies, and digital finance innovations promise a major disruption of global finance.