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Our Advisors 2018-07-05T15:17:33+00:00

Bo Hedfors

Advisory Board Appointee

A native of Sweden, Bo has 50 years of global telecom experience in both wireline and wireless. He founded his own telecom/internet consulting practice in Chicago, USA in 2002. Bo was President of Hedfone Consulting, Inc until its dissolution in Dec of 2009.

Previously, Bo was Executive Vice President of Motorola and President of Motorola Networks based in Chicago. He came to Motorola in 1998 from Ericsson, where he spent 30 years in different management positions. Among them, President of Honeywell Ericsson Development Co. in Anaheim, California 1984-1986, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of LM Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden 1990-1993 and President and CEO of Ericsson, Inc. in Dallas, Texas 1994-1998.

Bo has been chairman of Kineto Wireless and has served on several boards including Tellabs, Openwave and Mobile365. He has worked as an advisor to Sun, Compaq, HP and Samsung and is currently engaged as advisor to Trice Imaging, Phluido and CloudBackend.

Bo holds a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and he is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Michael Noel

Advisory Board Appointee, Blockchain Education Seat

As the Senior Vice President and Sell Side Group Manager, Michael helped to guide the Private Equity advisory firm Dinan & Company from 1991 through 2003. After a brief hiatus, Michael began consulting for privately-held middle market companies who were adopting Marketing Automation. In 2011 a friend introduced him to cryptocurrency mining and they started a Crypto mining operation that continues today. In 2014 the discovery of Ethereum nurtured a hard pivot to rationalizing workflows and developing Smart Contracts. Michael started Blockchain Consultants, Inc. in 2016 and has been helping multiple companies in multiple industries, adopt Distributed Ledger Technology ever since. Michael is passionate about building companies with scalable technology. And, as a big fan of the lean startup,  he is always looking for a new MVP.
Michael is the CoFounder and CEO of BlockchainConsultants.io, Blockchain Weekly Host, Facilitator for the Phoenix Blockchain Meetup. He has numerous connections to Private Equity groups and Angel Investor Foundations and is on numerous Advisory Boards such as Digi Build, Lock Trust, Ethera Labs, Blockchain Equities, Hemp Harvest, and Swift Harvest. Michael is a Cryptonite Ventures Founding Member and was Certified by the EC-Council as a Certified Blockchain Professional in 2018.

Noels Law of decentralization: ‘When confronted with a decentralized mechanism, the first thing a centralized organization will do is try to centralize it”

Specialties: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Cyber Security, SEO, SEM, Social Media, Social Media Syndication, Web Development, PPC, CPA, CPM, Philanthropy, Network Architecture, Information Technology, IT, Big Data, Graph Processing, Micron Automata Processor, Disruptive Technologies, Disruptive Innovation, Growth Hacking and Connecting the Dots!

Brian Dawson

Advisory Board Appointee, Intellectual Property & Dev Ops

Brian is a DevOps evangelist and practitioner focused on helping the software community and business in the implementation of agile, continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps practices. He has spent over 25 years as a software professional in multiple domains including QA, engineering and management. Most recently he built and led an agile transformation consulting practice helping organizations small and large implement CI, CD and DevOps.

Born and raised in Palo Alto, CA Brian caught the technology bug early. Starting his career in game development he was part of the original R&D team at Sony Computer Entertainment and helped launch the Playstation game console. Brian moved to San Diego to found the SCEA Tools and Technology team, enjoy the Southern California sun and raise his son and daughter.

Professionally, Brian considers himself a technologist and IT socialist focused on optimizing software development through knowledge redistribution. Personally, his focus is his family, diversity and inclusion, and lacrosse.

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