Asked about his recipe for success in business, Richard Branson once said he hired people better than himself, have them embrace his vision and let them work on it by themselves. At a significantly smaller scale of success, I have applied his recipe since. And for our companies Datarella, Baltic Data Science and the newborn RAAY RE this has worked out perfectly.
What holds true for employees, is true for business partners, too. And this was the reason for me to agree without hesitation to taking a more active role in developing the Convergence Alliance, a brainchild of Jamie Burke, Founder and CEO of Outlier Ventures, a London-based investor in technologies for an open data economy. I have known Jamie for quite a few years and we have had many encounters in joint projects, workshops and at conferences. In my view, Jamie is one of the best and brightest minds in the tech space, especially in understanding complex matters in distributed systems and the data economy.
Having also loved working with Outlier Ventures CTO, Aron van Ammers, and Lawrence Lundy, OV’s Head of Research, the decision to devote a significant part of my time to support the Convergence stack and become an Advisor with OV was a no-brainer. I am honoured and happy to work together with such great minds and I ‘m looking forward to jointly building a sound framework for Web 3!
The Convergence Alliance
In June, Outlier Ventures , Datarella and 16 other enterprises and organisations, launched the Convergence Alliance CA a group of leading enterprise partners, venture capitalists, technologists, start-ups and academic Institutions join forces to better leverage blockchain to pioneer the next phase of The Web.
Consisting of the three layers Production (IoT), Distribution (Crypto) and Consumption (AI), the Convergence stack addresses the whole Web 3 ecosystem with highly specialised, though integrated, protocols and service providers. With Datarella, we support Outlier Ventures In coördinating and integrating CA’s individual technologies and projects in order to pave the way for tye next generation of smart distributed applications.
At its kick-off event Diffusion 2019, 19–20 October in Berlin, Convergence Alliance members work together with more than 500 developers and 20 protocols on 50m+ lines of open source code.