- Why Blockchain isn’t Crypto – May 31, 10am
Bryan Ritchie is CEO of Simba Chain, the leading API development platform to help companies transition from web2 to web3. Prior to Simba, Bryan was Notre Dame’s VP for innovation, leading the University’s IDEA Center, where he started over 150 companies. As head of the Pit Road Fund, he led investments in over 42 companies. Bryan has been a full professor at Michigan State University, the University of Utah and the University of Notre Dame. He has formed multiple information technology companies during his career and also held management positions with Century Software, Dayna Communications, IBM, Novell, IOMEGA, Megahertz and 3Com. He has consulted for Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Seagate, Verizon, Givaudan and over 100 other companies. He is the author of numerous articles and several books on innovation. Bryan is a graduate of UNLV, has an MBA from BYU, and a PhD from Emory University.