Rik Willard

Rik Willard is the Founder and Managing Director of Agentic, an industry-leading Blockchain and Frontier Tech consulting group and global federation of advanced tech companies, headquartered in New York City. Agentic possesses a wide roster of clients and member companies that includes: The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, The Port of Rotterdam, Consensys, SteemIt, and noted EU Commission consultant Jeremy Rifkin’s TIR Group. Prior to Agentic, Rik co-founded MintCombine, the world’s first Digital Currency think-tank, where he led research efforts on media, blockchain, and tokenization with industry leaders including executives from the music and film industries.

Rik has been an active Adviser to the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, and a Mentor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science. He is a featured speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious technology events, including engagements at Davos 2018, The World Web Forum (Zurich), Harvard Business School, the Stern School of Business, and the Dow Jones Speakers Series. He has appeared as a digital and blockchain expert on CNN, CNBC, Cheddar TV, and was a featured writer for CNN International and a featured interviewee in the award-winning documentary "The Blockchain And Us". Since 2020, Rik has also served as a host and advisory board member for the World Ethical Data Forum.