With ubiquitous smartphones, blockchain technology, robotics, AI, renewable energy, and more, we are surrounded by ever-accelerating exponential technologies. How do we use these and other technologies, not as an ends-in-themselves or as a means to concentrate wealth, but as decentralized technology tools that can help us to live in deeper harmony with our communities, the land, and our natural ecosystems? In this session, we will explore what’s working at the intersection of decentralized technology tools, place, and natural systems.
He is the CEO & Founder of Earthbanc, the world’s leading AI-driven sustainable finance API platform with cutting edge carbon and ESG products. Venture backed by the European Space Agency business incubator, EIT Climate-KIC Nordic Accelerator, European Institute for Innovation & Technology, European and USA based regenerative focused VCs and a $1B Impact Investment fund.
He co-authored the 500+ page book ‘Land Restoration’ along with a cohort of thought leaders and practitioners in the regenerative agriculture movement. Tom co-wrote ‘Regenerating Agriculture to Sustain Civilization’ with Allan Savory of the Savory Institute, Founder of Holistic Management frameworks. The two thought leaders converged scenarios and strategies to avoid civilizational collapse.
He is the founder of Hylo, a collaboration platform for purpose driven networks. Prior to Hylo, he built co-founded Mission Motors, a high-performance electric motorcycle and electric powertrain company, and Impact Hub Oakland, a community center and coworking space in Oakland.
Along the way, he has created curriculum and taught entrepreneurship at Presidio Graduate School and California College of the Arts’ Sustainable MBA Programs. He is an advisor and director of multiple companies and startup accelerators in renewable energy, software, blockchain, and fintech.
He is a long-time student and practitioner of Zen and Vajrayana Buddhism, as well as South American and African indigenous spiritual lineages.