CEO, Peer Ledger
Dawn is the energetic, passionate founder and CEO of Peer Ledger, a blockchain company committed to increasing organizations’ ability to do responsible sourcing in their global supply chains, as well as their identity resolution capability. She is also the Scotiabank Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Sobey School of Business, where she founded the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. She holds a Master and PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, now Dalhousie University, in the areas of distributed shared memory and multi-view access control respectively. Dawn is the 2009 recipient of the World Technology Award in the Software category for her work in online privacy. Today, she feels enervated leading her company’s mission to focus on blockchain-based solutions for organizations to conduct identity-aware responsible sourcing, benefiting the communities they impact, respecting human rights and the environment, reducing key compliance and safety risks, and providing the consumer with ethical assurances. She believes companies who don’t engage in responsible sourcing and care of the world as one community will eventually become non-competitive.