Stefaan Verhulst

Chief Research and Development Officer

The GovLab @ NYU, US

Stefaan is co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory @NYU (GovLab) where he is responsible for building a research foundation on how to transform governance using advances in science and technology.

His research focuses on how technology can improve people’s lives and the creation of more effective and collaborative forms of governance. Specifically, he is interested in the perils and promise of collaborative technologies and how to harness the unprecedented volume of information to advance the public good.

Speaking In

Blockchain for civic change: can it deliver?

Blockchain, the much-hyped technology that underpins Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is widely heralded as the answer to a vast array of public problems. In this session, we seek to cut through the noise.

Further panelists will be added here soon.

This 75-minute session will allow for an extended Q&A session where we will invite critical reflections and interventions from the audience.