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Dr Jane Thomason

Co Founder at British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association

Brisbane, Australia

Visionary leader and social innovator driving digital transformation to reduce inequality and shift to a human centred digital economy where: we measure value based on people and the planet; we measure and report on impact; we build a new data model with increased individual control and ability to monetise; and we eliminate social economic disparity.

Successful CEO and Founder with a successful track record of leadership globally including : CEO of tertiary teaching hospital; Chair of the Board of leading private hospital; senior social sector manager Asian Development Bank and founder and CEO of successful international development company which reached $250 million revenue under my leadership. Non Executive Director ASX listed bank.

Section Chief Editor: Frontiers in Blockchain
Editorial Board: Frontiers in Blockchain
Member: Findexable Data Governance Council
Industry Associate: UCL Centre for Blockchain, London
Co-Founder British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association
Correspondent: Corporate Investment Times; Coin Intelligence
Advisor: Kerala Blockchain Association; Africa Blockchain Centre of Excellence; GovBlocks; Secure Health Chain

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Brisbane Australia
Speaking Topics: Blockchain for Impact. Digital Ethics. Innovation in Emerging Economies

Dr Jane ThomasonPoints
Academic5
Author489
Influencer248
Speaker20
Entrepreneur0
Total762

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 10 years
Last Media Training: 01/15/2020
Last Media Interview: 01/06/2021

Areas of Expertise

Blockchain 52.15
COVID19 35.79
Cryptocurrency 39.13
Diversity and Inclusion 33.37
Emerging Technology 38.47
Fintech 30.42
Healthtech 100
Innovation 30.44
Renewable Energy 35.60
Sustainability 53.85
Digital Transformation 30.52
Leadership 30.03
Cybersecurity 30.18
CSR 30.23
Analytics 30.09
AI 30.04
Management 51.74
Health and Wellness 50.03
Change Management 31.04
Health and Safety 74.44

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
Healthcare
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services

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Publications

3 Analyst Reports
Policy Making in Health
PNG Medical Journal
January 01, 2009

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Tags: Health and Safety, Healthtech, Management

Commission of inquiry into abuse of children in Queensland institutions.
Queensland Government
May 31, 1999

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Tags: Health and Safety

Policy Making and Implementation: PNG
PNG Medical Journal
September 15, 1997

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Tags: Health and Safety, Healthtech, Management

6 Article/Blogs
"Choose wisely, or we will come to live in a terrible world”
LinkedIn
December 07, 2020
As Brian Patrick Green of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics points out “Technological power gives us new choices, but only ethics can tell us which among those new choices are actually good. And we must choose wisely, or we will come to live in a terrible world”.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

Global Ethics and Data Governance
LinkedIn
November 04, 2020
Swipe left, swipe right - as we pay for services with our attention - companies gather and sell our information without consent. We are ignorant about where our data is, what happens to it, what rights we have in regard to our data, and how we can have our data removed or not onsold or shared. Gartner for example named digital ethics as one of its top ten strategic technology trends in 2019. “Shifting from privacy to ethics moves the conversation beyond ‘are we compliant’ toward ‘are we doing the right thing.”

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Tags: Blockchain

WHITHER INFORMED CONSENT IN A CRISIS?
LinkedIn
October 25, 2020
Lets face it, we have been living with fear and uncertainty and social isolation for most of 2020. We have had to rely on others, governments and scientists to make decisions for society and for us as individuals. Do we even know what those decisions are, on what basis they have been made, or how they evaluated choices?

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Tags: Blockchain, Healthtech

Cyber-ethics : Purpose & Social Responsibility
LinkedIn
October 15, 2020
For the past 200 years at least, we have relied on sovereign governments to look after our welfare, our environment and our safety and security. This has worked well in the physical world we lived in. However, we live in a digital world and data is becoming the dominant basis for ‘reality.’ This new world demands new tools, because traditional methods are not fit for purpose for a non-physical space like the Internet. It's akin to using a blacksmiths forge and skill to build a blockchain. Threats to digital systems, data manipulation, forgery or theft can originate anywhere around the globe. The response demands new tools for a digital, non-territorial dimension.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, CSR

Building A Global Ethics Ecosystem - Challenges and Opportunities
LinkedIn
October 13, 2020
Frontier technologies will converge, indeed, it already are. Cloud computing will be ubiquitous. Automation of repetitive manual tasks will be commonplace, and mobile technology will facilitate access to banking, transport, medical, and other services. 3D manufacturing and IOT will reduce the labour intensity of production, monitoring, and maintenance. Blockchain will enable us to create global connected communities working on global commons issues; and big data and advanced data analytics will predict epidemics. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be interwoven with many of these technologies.

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Cybersecurity

Disbursement, decentralization and development: Lessons from the first rural health services project in Papua New Guinea
Wiley
October 01, 1988
In 1983 the Department of Health in Papua New Guinea decentralized the control of health services to provincial governments. In the same year a major rural health development project commenced in six of the nineteen provinces. Conflict arose between the centralized control required by the project and the decentralized health system. This article reviews the experience of the project implementators in trying to reconcile the philosophy and reality of decentralization with the centralized project design. Lessons point to the need for closer collaboration with beneficiaries during project design, formal clarification of responsibilities of national and provincial governments in implementation, institutional strengthening as a project input and the development of mechanisms for review and change during the course of implementation.

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Tags: Management, Sustainability

2 Books
Blockchain Chainging the World
Kindle
December 14, 2020
I was a total novice with zero knowledge of either Blockchain or cryptocurrencies. In fact, I was not very interested in all of the latest technological advancements. My surprising journey since then, however, has catapulted me into being a world leader in the field of Blockchain in a way that I had never dreamed or planned. Since making the decision to shut my eyes and leap into this Blockchain and technology world, I have experienced the most colourful, fun, inspiring and impactful years in my career. This book shares my story.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Emerging Technology

Blockchain Technology for Global Social Change
IGI Global
June 01, 2019
Emerging technologies continue to affect a variety of industries, making processes more effective and efficient. However, they also impact society by promoting opportunities to encourage social change and socioeconomic advancement. Blockchain is one that is already influencing third world countries and disrupting the globe.

Blockchain Technology for Global Social Change is an essential research publication that provides insight into advancements being made in blockchain and some potential applications of the technology that can improve the lives of individuals in emerging markets. This publication covers a range of topics such as digital government, health systems, and urbanization and is ideal for policymakers, academicians, researchers, sociologists, government officials, economists, and financial experts seeking current and relevant research on evolving blockchain technologies.

Topics Covered
The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Blockchain
Digital Government
Frontier Technologies
Global Finance
Health Systems
Refugees
Socioeconomic Inequality
Sustainable Development
Urbanization

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Sustainability

33 Book Chapters
"Can Blockchain Really Help the Poor?: If So, Who Is Trying To?." Research Anthology on Blockchain Technology in Business, Healthcare, Education, and Government, edited by Information Resources Management Association,
IGI Global
September 15, 2021
Thomason, Jane,et al. "Can Blockchain Really Help the Poor?: If So, Who Is Trying To?." Research Anthology on Blockchain Technology in Business, Healthcare, Education, and Government, edited by Information Resources Management Association, IGI Global, 2021, pp. 1593-1621. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-5351-0.ch087

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Tags: Blockchain, Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion

Chapter 9 “Technology and Health Care Opportunities in Emerging Markets” in “Health Tech Law and Regulation”
Edward Elgar
October 01, 2020
This comprehensive book provides a detailed survey and practical examination of a wide range of legal and regulatory topics in HealthTech.

Key features include:

• Analysis of the impact of emerging innovations on the accessibility, efficiency and quality of healthcare and its effects on healthcare providers
• Examination of artificial intelligence, blockchain and digital identity applications in healthcare, alongside associated regulatory challenges
• Guidance on the financial requirements of healthcare start-ups at different stages of growth and various collaboration and partnership models in the HealthTech market
• Discussion of the major regulatory questions affecting the HealthTech industry, from data protection, public procurement and product liability, to the regulation of medical devices, intellectual property and advertising.

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Tags: Blockchain, Healthtech, Innovation

Chapter 10 - Blockchain—Powering and Empowering the Poor in Developing Countries
Elsevier
October 08, 2018
Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains establishes and analyzes the connection between this revolutionary technology and global efforts to combat climate change. The benefits of blockchain come through various profound alterations, such as the adoption of smart contracts that are set to redefine governance and regulatory structures and transaction systems in coming decades. Each chapter contains a problem statement that describes the challenges blockchain technology can address. The book brings together original visions and insights from global members of the Blockchain Climate Institute, comprising thought leaders, financial professionals, international development practitioners, technology entrepreneurs, and more.

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Tags: Blockchain, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

Civil registration and vital statistics—everybody's business but nobody's business
The Lancet
April 13, 2013

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Tags: Health and Safety, Healthtech, Management

Blockchain: an accelerator for women and children’s health?
Global Health Journal
April 13, 2013

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Tags: Health and Safety, Healthtech, Management

PNG Mineral Boom: Harnessing the Extractive Sector to Deliver Better Health Outcomes
SSRN Electronic Journal
January 01, 2011

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Tags: Health and Safety, Healthtech, Management

Working together for a better future
PNG Medical Journal
June 01, 2009

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Tags: Health and Safety, Healthtech, Management

Policy Making in Health
PNG Medical Journal
January 01, 2009

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Tags: Health and Safety, Healthtech, Management

Decentralization of health services in Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea: an attempt to administer health service at the subdistrict level
Soc Sci Med.
April 01, 1995

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Quality assurance in surgery. Patient perceptions of quality
Trop Georgr. Med
April 01, 1995

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Case Management Quality Assessment in Rural Areas of Papua New Guinea
Tropical Doctor
April 01, 1995

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

User charges for rural health services in Papua New Guinea
Soc Sci Med.
October 01, 1994

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Factors affecting the use of immunization among urban settlement dwellers in Papua New Guinea
Health Policy and Planning
March 01, 1994

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Integrating national and district health planning in a decentralized setting
Evaluation and Program Planning
March 01, 1994

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Quality of health services in Papua New Guinea: what do we know?
PNG Med
June 01, 1993

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

The rise of private practice: a growing disquiet with public services?
PNG Med
September 01, 1992

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Factors affecting the use of immunization among urban settlement dwellers in Papua New Guinea
PNG Med
September 01, 1992

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Better Management for Better Health Services. World Health Forum
World Health Organization
December 01, 1991

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

The cost of rural health services in Papua New Guinea
PNG Med
December 01, 1991

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Using indicators to assess quality of hospital services in Papua New Guinea
IJ Health Planning and Management
October 01, 1991

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Health systems research and acute respiratory infections: essential focus on the health system
PNG Med
September 01, 1991

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Cost analysis in health planning and management in Papua New Guinea.
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
September 01, 1991

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

A survey of Papua New Guineas Health Sector Financing and Expenditure
PNG Med
June 01, 1991

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Distribution and performance of rural health workers in Papua New Guinea
Social Science and Medicine
January 01, 1991

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Establishment of an inservice training programme for rural health workers in a decentralized system
PNG Med
March 01, 1990

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Tags: Change Management, Management, Sustainability

Quality assessment in rural health facilities in Papua New Guinea.
Health Policy and Planning
March 01, 1990

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Alternatives for financing health services in Papua New Guinea. Health Policy and Planning
Health Policy and Planning
June 02, 1989

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

Application of Goal Programming to Improve Resource Allocation for Health Services in Papua New Guinea
Health Policy and Planning
June 01, 1989

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Healthtech, Management

The challenges of maintaining a management development programme
Public Administration and Development
June 01, 1989

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Tags: Change Management, Management

A knowledge‐based system for monitoring immunization coverage in Papua new Guinea
Wiley
October 01, 1988

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Tags: Management, Sustainability

Management support for provinces: A programme for developing provincial health management capabilities in Papua New Guinea
Wiley
October 01, 1988

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Tags: Management, Sustainability

Computerizing a national health system in Papua New Guinea. Health Policy and Planning,
Health Policy and Planning
October 01, 1988

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Health and Wellness, Healthtech

1986 Thomason, JA, Jenkins, CL, and Heywood PF. Child feeding patterns amongst the Au of the West Sepik, Papua New Guinea. J Trop Pediatr Vol 32, April.
J.Trop Pediatr.
April 01, 1986

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Tags: Sustainability

2 Influencer Awards
Top 100 Women in Crypto
Crypto Curry Club
September 16, 2020
We spent 6 months talking to the top 100 women leading some of the most exciting blockchain projects and initiatives from start-ups
to enterprises around the world! We couldn't settle on 100, so here’s our findings for the 100 women leading the way in blockchain and
cryptocurrency! The 101 women are in no particular order other than industry sector!

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Tags: Cryptocurrency

Lattice Top 100 Fintech Influencers for SDGs (2018)
LATTICE80 x FinTech4Good
April 18, 2019
LATTICE80, in collaboration with FinTech4Good, presents the complete list of Top 100 Fintech for SDG Influencers who are leveraging the power of fintech and blockchain technology to create a positive impact on the future.

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Tags: Fintech

1 Journal Publication
Blockchain: an accelerator for women and children’s health?
Global Health Journal 1(1):3-10 DOI: 10.1016/S2414-6447(19)30055-7
June 08, 2017
The Global Investment Framework for Investing in Women’s and Children’s Health identifies the evidence based interventions in the 74 high burden countries that together account for more than 95% of maternal and child deaths worldwide. These interventions could prevent more than 147 million child deaths, 32 million stillbirths and save more than five million maternal lives between 2013 and 2035
We explore how blockchain technology could be a transformative accelerator enabling many of these interventions to reach the poor.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Healthtech, Sustainability

2 Keynotes
Maximising Blockchain Benefits and Reducing Harms
Kerala Blockchain Association BlockHash LIVE 2020
December 11, 2020
Why Ethics need to be considered in Blockchain design at three levels, using a framework developed :
Technology stack
Applications
Institutions and Society

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Emerging Technology

Blockchain Building a New Regenerative Economy
Roshem Regeneration Summit
September 13, 2020
Sustainable development connecting people the economy and the planet
How impact-focused blockchain initiatives can participate in building a new, regenerative, economy post-covid.
Energfy transformation
Food security transformation
Urban sustainability transformation
Population transformation
Bio diversity management transformation
Private and Public governance transformation

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Tags: Blockchain, COVID19, Sustainability

1 Whitepaper
COVID and the New World Order ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS FROM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY THOUGHT LEADERS
Fintech.tv
September 16, 2020
This White Paper is a contribution to thinking on the world after COVID-19. This is not intended to be a formal research paper. Rather, we have taken inspiration from Fintech.TV’s Global Distributed Policy Thinkathon Series, where we brought together global thought leaders to consider future challenges, and built on it to produce a view of our world and its challenges, and the fresh new thinking and technologies that can help to solve these and enable us to build back better as we emerge from the Pandemic. Our intention is to provoke ideas, discussion and debate, and our hope is that it serves as a call to action across a diverse readership.
We look at three moments in time: January 2020 (before the Pandemic); July 2020 (during the Pandemic), and the Future. What have we experienced, what have we learned, and what can we expect? Never before has the future been so uncertain, and we need to prepare for what is coming. Join us in that journey of exploration.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Sustainability

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Blockchain and Social Impact; Digital Ethics; Innovation in Emerging Economies

Location: Virtual    Date Available: January 07th, 2021    Fees: 2000

Submission Date: January 07th, 2021    Service Type: Service Offered

Envisioning the audience with how technology will transform social impact and emerging economies. Discussion of why digital ethics are an essential underpinning for the future

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