Sofie Blakstad

CEO, hiveonline

Region

Europe

Role

Judge

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Sofie is CEO and Founder of hiveonline, the financial trust platform making the future a fairer place for micro-businesses everywhere. Sofie followed 25 years’ experience building international banks by deciding the last thing the world needs is another bank, and is now applying her technology and business service knowledge to supporting the most disadvantaged businesses in both developed and the least developed economies in the world. Sofie advises the UN, G20 and other groups on sustainable fintech, with a focus on blockchain applications for capital markets.

Sofie is the author of two books, most recently Fintech Revolution: Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem and has collaborated on papers for the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance. She regularly speaks at global finance conferences about applications of Fintech to solving sustainability and financial inclusion challenges in developing economies. Sofie sits on the advisory board of the Edinburgh Futures Association.

Sofie lives in Copenhagen, where she enjoys growing vegetables, cycling, long walks and listening to opera. She identifies as a fake Dane.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote New technology will enable the smallest businesses to compete on a level playing field with bigger businesses