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German Ramirez: Staying relevant in the age of blockchain

Smart Dust

Release Date: 04/22/2020

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What German Ramirez's job is to focus on the relevance of blockchain. Whether it's renewable energy companies, cryptocurrency or the property market, he's looking to how to harness his 20+ years in digital innovation to understand this will impact on industries across the world and how to market to them.

In this episode, German, who is the CEO is Swiss-based blockchain marketing firm The Relevance House, takes Nick and Douglas through the industries that are ripe for disruption, how a decentralised ledger works, and what we can do to prepare for the future.

Smart Dust is produced and edited by Daresay: https://daresay.com.au/ 

Hosted by Douglas Nicol, Strategy Partner, The Works and Nick Abrahams, Global Head of Strategy and Innovation, Norton Rose Fulbright.