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Trade & Transaction Reporting London
22 March 2023

Lisa Short
Founder, Member - Academic Advisory Board at Areté Business Performance/International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications


Professor Lisa Short is internationally renowned for a track record that engages and converges the best people, businesses, and stakeholders [both public and private] to design, develop and deploy 'end-to-end' digital technology led ecosystems that are commercially astute, resilient, impact driven, secure, trusted and as innovative solutions crucial for global economic development. Her passion to drive digital trust, de-risked innovation, market acceleration and entrepreneurship that combines the need for education to advance deployment of secure ecosystems of emergent technologies of blockchain, AI, IoT and others, is only rivalled by her determination to ensure parity is attained for women in the economy, start up, security and the technology sectors.

Lisa is a preeminent innovator with vast global experience, including inventing several Patents, as well as founding and managing multiple cross-jurisdictional companies with significant cutting-edge digital technology for trust, value, and supply chain improvement projects, across different segments, and global markets including UK, APAC, Africa, Singapore, Europe, and UAE. Challenging the state of play and disrupting the norm whilst pragmatically embracing the opportunities of the rapidly advancing potential of frontier technology likeblockchain, the metaverse, AI and IoT ensure Lisa stays at the forefront of pioneering effective positive change, digital trust, and transformation.

Lisa also has an exceptional career in formal education management, training, development, and infrastructure. Her achievements include the development and delivery of the first Accredited VET Qualification and Training Package in Australia, the embedding of WHS skillsets in all Training Packages, and the first Registered Training Organisation to attain 7 Years initial Registration under ASQA with 100% compliance. She has proudly written and developed the Blockchain: Social Impact Building Block Program and Resilient Leadership in a 21stCentury Digital Economy Program, a Masters unit in Blockchain Technologies and is also currently contributing to a new Masters in Information Technology for Navitas (42 Campuses) and a Master’s in engineering management: Technology for innovative venture creation at Tshwane University of Technology.

Professor Short’s career is augmented by a lifelong commitment to mentoring others, multiple Board appointments, EU Commission, INATBA, UN Commission on the Status of Women, pro bono work for the industry and community, and a highly respected international academic, risk and research contribution and why she is known as one of the top 100 B2B thought leaders in the world to follow and one of the world’s top 20 thought leaders and influencers on blockchain, EdTech and cryptocurrency for 2020, 2021 and 2022. A multidisciplinary approach sees Lisa prioritise, and be highly sought, to work alongside the globe’s leading legal counsel, businesses, security specialists and digital technologists so regulatory and operational environments can mutually embrace digital resilience and the rapidity of digital change. Lisa’s latest book authorships, include contributions to Blockchain Impact, Blockchain: A to Z Explained and the Fintech Job Report and to many Journal publications and commentary in mainstream journals and media publications highlight her passion for advancing digital technology and ensuring people and business are kept secure, educated, and informed.

Lisa’s career and education has included Accounting, Economics, Business, Geography, Science, Medicine, Leadership and Technology. Her advocacy for parity for women and advancing women in tech, entrepreneurship and security is inspiring and has taken her many times to the United Nations and to engagement with the Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Peace Laureates. Professor Short has twice been honoured with Honorary Doctorates, and with Fellowships from the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA) and British Computer Society (FBCS) in special recognition and privilege for her lifelong dedication, commitment, and sincere efforts to grow business and develop digital technology on the international map, and for her contribution to social, economic, and corporate fields.

Agenda Sessions

  • Beyond the hype: Using blockchain and non fungible assets [NFAs] to facilitate new digital opportunities