Iliana Oris Valiente, CPA, CA, CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional) is widely credited for being a trailblazer in the blockchain space, having been among the first to recognize the tremendous impact of this traditionally “hacker” technology on the enterprise world. Her focus has been on exponential technology, entrepreneurship and bridging the gap between the corporate world and the start-up communities. To that end, Iliana founded ColliderX, the world’s first open source and crowdsourced applied R&D hub for blockchain and related technologies. Previously, Iliana was the catalyst in getting Deloitte actively involved with all things blockchain, and founded the Rubix by Deloitte Blockchain practice in 2014. Rubix is a team providing advisory services and building decentralized applications across multiple technology platforms. Iliana has overseen projects to conceptualize and prototype proof-of-concepts related to the impact of blockchain technology across industries, with a focus on FSI, Healthcare and the Public Sector. Iliana has strong views on how the network effects of this technology will impact multiple industry verticals, and how it will radically change many status quo business models. Iliana is a sought after speaker, having presented at a number of North American and European conferences and events.