VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
September 2 - 3, 2020

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Converge. Create. Elevate.

SOFIE BLAKSTAD

CEO, Hiveonline

Following an early career in publishing and marketing, Sofie taught herself programming and business design, and subsequently spent most of her career building banks, including the first online bank for UBS. Having worked for eight major international banks in everything from IT infrastructure delivery to business transformation, run programmes in 60 countries worth over USD 1bn, and supported startups, Sofie decided the last thing the world needs is another bank and hence hiveonline was born.

Sofie advises the UN, International Financial Institutions and the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance, where she is Lead Researcher, author of Blockchain: Gateway to Sustainability Linked Bonds and others. Sofie is Chair of the Edinburgh Futures Institute advisory board and holds an MSc in Informatics. Sofies second book, with Rob Allen, Fintech Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) was named One of the Best Fintech Books of All Time (Book Authority). Sofie has been included in the Top 100 Women in Fintech two years running and is a 2020 Fellow in the Cartier Womens Initiative.