Dr. Tomicah Tillemann is a leader in the fields of social impact, civic innovation, and diplomacy. He currently serves as the Director of New America’s Blockchain Trust Accelerator program. The BTA is committed to advancing Blockchain technology through innovative pilot projects designed to address some of the world's most persistent challenges like transparency, identity and corruption. He is also the Director of the Bretton Woods II program at New America. Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Tillemann served under Hillary Clinton and John Kerry as the Secretary of State's Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies. Dr. Tillemann led a team of experts that operated like venture capitalists in translating promising ideas and technologies into successful foreign policy. He also established and chaired the State Department's Global Philanthropy Working Group and the State Department's Federal Advisory Committee on civil society.
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