Chief Strategy Officer, QEDIT, 2019 Technology Pioneer. QEDIT focuses on privacy preserving technologies to make data safe, sovereign, and enlightening for our current infrastructure and amongst the emerging capabilities of distributed ledger technologies and artificial intelligence. Formerly the Director of Special Projects and Editor at TechCrunch, a leading media outlet for entrepreneurship, venture capital, and innovation reaching millions of viewers globally. 2019 WEF Media Leader. Expanded TechCrunch’s coverage to every continent to identify the early-stage ventures most likely to produce an exit. Start-up highlights have raised $8.2 billion after being featured in TechCrunch, and have produced over 105 exits. Work using data intelligence to map and identify global IP increased investment and editorial coverage in emerging tech markets. Founding Member, FutureTalks community, comprised of futurists from 47 nations including political leaders, cutting-edge academics, leading technologists, and thought-provoking artists dedicated to co-designing the future together. Former Curator, Global Shapers San Francisco Hub, World Economic Forum. Member of the Board of Alumni, Lewis & Clark College, focused on bringing more students from underrepresented backgrounds into STEM. Samantha’s thought leadership on emerging tech, its social consequences, and the future of industry has been featured globally by outlets ranging from Forbes, Vogue, Entrepreneur, the New York Times, and many more. Named one of Real Leader’s top 100 visionary leaders under 30. Grit Daily’s Art Basel Miami 2019 emerging artist of the year.