An internationally renowned preeminent transformational & frontier technology strategist, Lisa Short is an innovator, entrepreneur, advisor, mentor and ambassador of change. A multi-dimensional, neoteric and design ecosystem thinker, Lisa works with world state authorities, governments and businesses delivering systemic change initiatives crucial for the global economy to deliver social impact and growth; improve businesses; establish gender parity; develop scaleable, affordable education and advance and deploy fit for purpose frontier technology solutions. Challenging the state of play, and disrupting the norm whilst pragmatically embracing the rapidly advancing potential of frontier technology such as blockchain keeps Lisa at the forefront of pioneering positive change in digital transformation with people as the focus. Big challenges require big solutions and never be afraid to deliver them is a mantra that drives Lisa forward.
This courageous and multidisciplinary approach aligns perfectly to the many initiatives Lisa has founded and leads globally. She is the Founder of Mind Shifting and the Frontier TechED Accelerator that places education forefront at the intersection of mainstream SME businesses and frontier technologies to accelerate potential for economic growth. Continuing her passion for education Lisa educated 1200 international youth on social entrepreneurship at the 17th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Mérida Mexico and is the Director for Learning & Ecosystems for the United Africa Blockchain Association who is delivering their Train the Trainer initiative that will see 1M Learners educated in Blockchain & AI throughout Africa. As the Co-Founder of OPTMZD, she brought together Nobel Peace Laureates with the foremost social impact aligned digital technologists and philanthropists at the inaugural Strategic Change Impact Meeting: Peace and Technology, in September to lead the process and Affirmation of Intent for a new venture, ImpactX that advances the betterment of civil society and global peace.
Lisa is an advisor and strategist to state authorities, governments and business for convening and delivering the message that action, not talk is crucial for the global change to convert challenge into opportunity and attain the SDG's. Highly sought-after as a a change and digital transformation consultant Lisa is regularly engaged as an international speaker at prestigious educational institutions and industry events and Summits to deliver her learnings, insight and expertise.
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