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Founder & CEO
California, USA
Diane Tucker
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Diane Tucker is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of success in managing complex business ventures and driving innovation across various industries. With over 15 years of senior executive management experience, she has demonstrated unparalleled expertise in designing, launching, and scaling businesses.

 

Diane's unwavering determination, creative problem-solving skills, and visionary leadership have not only led her to become the CEO of three corporations and the COO of four corporations spanning entertainment, regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and technology, but also the founder of the Impact Innovation Foundation (IIF), dedicated to educating and funding social impact startups addressing critical global issues. Her ability to leverage her technical background, creative talents, and extensive network to drive success in both for-profit and philanthropic ventures positions her as an extraordinary powerhouse for the work she has set out to achieve at IIF.

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Advisory Council: Chair
Ireland, UK
Sorcha Mulligan
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The SMEChain - Venture Partner

Venture Partner supporting FinTech, Blockchain, Metaverse & Web3 innovators who are seeking to achieve sustainable growth through Investment, Joint Venture Partnerships & direct Client Acquisition, globally. Essentially, matching people with people who can work together to achieve a combined, aligned objective in their field. EQ with IQ is the winning formula.

Ambassador & Committee Roles:

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  • Blockchain Ireland Skills & Innovation Sub Committee

  • CHAISE Blockchain Skills for Education Advisor

  • WiiT Women in Immersive Tech Europe Ambassador for Ireland

  • AWIC Association of Women in Crypto Ambassador for Ireland

  • ECOTA European Carbon Offsetting Tokenization Association Advisor

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Advisory Council: Advocacy Director
California, USA
Christopher Lafayette
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Christopher Lafayette is a Silicon Valley-based technologist, speaker, and humanitarian. He founded Gatherverse and HoloPractice, and leads BTMP and C-TAP, promoting inclusive technology and healthcare innovation. His advisory roles span global organizations like Google and Meta, with a focus on keeping humanity central to technology.

 

In alliance with several global platforms, we’ve initiated the Human Capital Initiative, aspiring to raise $300 million to support startups and organizations committed to leveraging innovative technologies with a focus on technology, education, health and wellness, youth mental wellness, and climate impact. With the goal to raise the fund in three years, we call upon corporations, investors, governments, nonprofits, social enterprises, and kindhearted individuals to contribute. The fund aims to etch a global fabric of mutual benefit, fostering a robust ecosystem where innovation intersects with key societal pillars. This appointment aligns with my perpetual quest to amplify social impact, tech-driven innovation, and global community development. Your support in sharing or contributing to this initiative is highly valued.

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Advisory Council
New Hampshire, USA
Phil Kasiecki
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Phil Kasiecki is a software engineer and technology industry champion. After graduating with a degree in electrical and computer engineering from Northeastern University, he began a career that has spanned multiple industries and software technologies, most recently at Raytheon Technologies. He has developed a wide variety of software and is working to leave the world of technology better than it was when he entered it.

 

Phil serves on the Workforce Development Committee of the New Hampshire Tech Alliance and is part of the event committee for the Granite State Code Camp, is an industry mentor for a senior programming course at MIT and the Black Technology Mentorship Program, and frequently works with students looking to enter software engineering either at an early age or later in life by way of a career change. He is also a mentor in the Hack Diversity Program and an active networker who has written and spoken about the subject and was also part of the committee behind LinkedIn Local Manchester in New Hampshire, a chapter of a game-changing networking event movement in recent years.

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Advisory Council
Colorado, USA
Dave
Pierce
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Dave Pierce is currently the Director of Global SD-WAN at a privately held Cloud Communications, Managed Connectivity and Security company reporting directly to the CEO and SVP of Engineering. He serves as part of the executive organizational team; responsible for accelerating the design and creation, product rollout, business development and sales operations management of the company’s Global Managed SD-WAN initiatives. He also works with numerous cross-functional, internal departments (Engineering, NetOps, Service Delivery & Assurance, Product, Marketing, Sales, HR) to create, fine-tune and deliver products/solutions, message and interact with channel sales teams and partners on specific opportunities, to drive revenue via training, webinars, direct and channel sales engagement globally.

Dave Pierce is an accomplished business advisor, owner and corporate executive/director with over 20+ years of experience in the Technology and Software verticals, Renewable Energy, Agriculture and numerous Start Ups driving all aspects of the business from investment strategy, operations, market strategy, sales and channel development.

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Advisory Council
Colorado, USA
Chet W. Sisk
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Chet W. Sisk -- Is a Futurist, author and visionary. Chet’s focus is on developing organizations and individuals that can thrive and succeed in a time of massive change  affected by climate change, technological evolution and social/political disruption. 

Chet has spoken on these subjects at the United Nations in 2015 and 2017. He has presented in almost 30 different countries, including South Africa, Albania, Malaysia, Nigeria, The Netherlands and Bahrain. As a Futurist, Chet’s push is to merge Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into our re-imagination of society and the future. All of the challenges and opportunities facing our community right now are intimately related to our DEI position.

 

Chet is the founder of The UBR climate strong initiative, an organization created to fund and counsel businesses that bring climate resilience and adaptation to communities of color specifically and our overall community in general. He’s written several books on personal and corporate change, he was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa and considers popcorn one of the important food groups.

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