Leanne Kemp is the Founder & CEO of Everledger. Using her extensive background in emerging technology, business, jewellery and insurance, Leanne is pushing boundaries with Everledger, addressing real-world challenges through driving transparency and trust along global supply chains using emerging technology.
With a rich history in innovation, Leanne previously founded three Australian startups including Absoft Queensland, Fastcards Pty Ltd. and the Great Australian Survey Company. Through these companies Leanne introduced and patented transformational technology ideas including Fastcards (a smart card with managed identification services) and commercialised Multicard (credential verification for consumer, governments and corporations) alongside various solutions to streamline inventory and supply chain operations.
Her entrepreneurial success has led to her appointment as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur for Australia in 2018, a role to further develop the startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation throughout the state of Queensland. She is the first female entrepreneur to hold this position.
Leanne is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Blockchain Business Council and a Co-Chair for the World Trade Board’s Sustainable Trade Action Group. She is also on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors.
Her leadership role in technology has been recognised, winning awards including Innovator of the Year 2018 at the Women in IT Awards (London) and the Advance Global Australian Awards 2018 for Technology Innovation.
Leading the market in a real-world application of distributed ledger technology, Everledger, under the leadership of Leanne, has widely received industry recognition since inception, winning awards including Best Blockchain Company in the European Financial Technology Awards, Best Newcomer in the Asia Insurance Technology Awards as well as Best B2B Startup in the Digital Top 50 Awards presented by Google, Rocket Internet and McKinsey. Everledger was also recently awarded as a World Economic Forum 2018 Technology Pioneer.
Leanne Kemp, Founder & CEO of Everledger, will give a headline talk on blockchain & the diamond supply chain at Mines and Money Asia 2019. Download the programme now.