John Clippinger is Chief Innovation Officer and Founder at Swytch.io. He has held senior positions in government and large enterprises as well as founding 4 software companies. He has been engaged with non profit organizations and institutes such as the Santa Fe Institute, Aspen Institute, World Economic Forum, and Kauffman Foundation and has started new programs and institutes at Harvard and Harvard Law School, Brandeis Florence Heller School, MIT Media Lab, and co-founded ID3 with Sandy Pentland of MIT Media Lab. He is especially interested in the disruptive opportunities enabled through decentralized technologies such as cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and ledgers. He edited the book ‘From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond – The Quest for Identity and Autonomy in Digital Society’ and recently founded the Token Commons Foundation in Zug Switzerland where his team is developing commons based protocols for decentralized governance and self-sovereign identity and the issuance of Swytch as a utilization token to accelerate the equitable transition to sustainable energy on a global scale.
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