Bruce Pon

Bruce Pon

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Bruce Pon is the Founder of BigchainDB and Ocean Protocol, blockchain startups focused on bringing data and artificial intelligence together. With a background in engineering, innovation, technology, and management, he has helped to build a dozen bank and industry startups in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Pon also co-founded Avantalion, a consulting firm that helped establish 20 banks for companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, and Jaguar-Land Rover. He has given guest lectures at Oxford, MIT Media Lab, Columbia University, and ESMT Berlin.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Pon is a Master Practitioner of NLP and has IEMT and CELTA certifications.
  • At Daimler Financial Services, he helped set up new banks in China, Russia, Romania, and the Arab Emirates.
  • At Accenture, he rolled out large-scale IT systems for telecom, chemicals, and government clients.
  • He spent 3 years designing and implementing a case management software for the Ontario welfare system for 1 million people at-risk: unemployed, single mothers, disabled.
  • He has been in the 2020 full-length documentary Cryptopia.
  • He was featured in Oxford University and Saïd Business School’ School’ School’ School’ School’ School’ School’ School’ School’ School’s online Blockchain course as a guest expert.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.