Jen Zhu Scott

Chairman, The Commons Project

Jennifer Zhu Scott is the Chairman of The Commons Project, a non-profit public trust to build digital goods as public service. She is a Founding Partner at I.N. Capital, a digital-forward asset management firm focusing on Web3. Jennifer is a Forbes World's Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018 and a Co-Chair of the Fortune Global Tech Forum in 2019. She is among Fortune's The Most Influential Business Women in China in 2021. Jennifer is a China Fellow of The Aspen Institute and has a dual Fellowship at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). In 2014, Jennifer was appointed as one of the 18 council members of the China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank. In 2016, WEF re-appointed her to be one of 20 members of the inaugural Council of The Future of Blockchain, and in 2020, the Data Policy Council. Jennifer was honored by WEF as a Young Global Leader in 2013. She studied Applied Mathematics at Sichuan University and MBA in Finance at Manchester Business School. She completed the public policy and leadership program at Yale University in 2013, at Harvard Kennedy School in 2016, and in Oxford University in 2017. She also graduated from the inaugural executive program on sustainability energy and leadership at Princeton University in 2018. In 2017, Jennifer debated against the notion of Universal Basic Income at Oxford Union, and at Davos 2018, she debated against Nobel Prize winner Prof. Robert Shiller and Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley on Crypto Assets. She is a consultant for Season 5 and 6 of the HBO show Silicon Valley and a frequent public speaker and published author on data ownership, AI, and digital monetary policies. Her TED talk “Why you should get paid for your data” has more than 3.3 million views.

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