Paris Blockchain Week 2024


Navroop Sahdev

The Digital Economist

Founder & CEO


Navroop Sahdev is the visionary founder and CEO of The Digital Economist, a globally recognized impact organization at the forefront of steering technological convergence towards a human-centered global economy. She made history in 2019 by co-authoring "Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledgers: Markets, Communications Networks, and Algorithmic Reality," a pioneering book that unravels the intricate economics of blockchain, in collaboration with esteemed digital economists. Navroop's influence extends to education as she co-authored Hyperledger's renowned "Blockchain for Business" online course, empowering nearly 200,000 entrepreneurs worldwide and counting. Currently, she serves as a distinguished Connection Science Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, a select cohort of distinguished scholars and entrepreneurs shaping the future of Distributed Ledger Technologies, Digital Identity, and Digital Networks. Her multifaceted expertise also led her to establish Rethink Markets, an international action-tank propelling the Economics of Emerging Technologies to the forefront of scholarly insights and practical business applications. A trailblazer in the field, Navroop's work bridges emerging technologies, economic science, and business strategy. Recognized as an authoritative voice, Navroop frequently lends her insights as a subject matter expert on the economics of emerging technologies to Forbes. She captivates audiences as a sought-after keynote speaker at prominent industry conferences. Notably, Navroop secured her place as a Top Blockchain Influencer in 2018, acknowledged by Media Shower. With an impressive academic background encompassing three master's degrees in IP Management, Economics of Innovation, and Applied Economics, Navroop has also contributed her talents to prestigious institutions such as Harvard University and the United Nations Environment Programme.