Technology businesswoman Leanne Kemp will be sharing her business acumen as a guest speaker at the next Women in Health event. The event will discuss the needs, gaps and opportunities for female entrepreneurs in health, including discussion on health issues in remote regional Queensland. Leanne is excited to be able to talk with attendees about what she hopes to see in innovation around the health care industry.

Ms Kemp is also Queensland’s third Chief Entrepreneur, following on from Steve Baxter and inaugural Chief, Mark Sowerby. The Office of the Chief Entrepreneur aims to support the development of Queensland’s startup ecosystem by working with incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces. The office connects these startup’s with the right opportunities, people, places and spaces to help them grow, scale and create jobs.

One look at Kemp’s resume tells you why she was appointed to the position. She is the Founder & CEO of Everledger, a leading emerging technology enterprise that tracks high-value assets on a global digital ledger in an authenticated immutable manner. Using her extensive background in emerging technology, business, jewellery and insurance, Kemp is pushing boundaries with Everledger in building a global verification system that asserts transparency along the entire supply chain process. This enables the tracking and protection of high-value assets, mitigating risk and fraud in global marketplaces.

With a long list of accomplishments and honours, her leadership role in technology has been recognised, winning awards including the 2018 Advance Australia Award, Innovator of the Year 2018 at the Women in IT Awards (London) as well as being named in UK Business Insider’s 26 Coolest Women in UK Tech 2016. Kemp was named Brummell Magazine’s Top 30 Female Innovators 2016 and is also an IBM Champion for 2018. Kemp is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Council and a Co-Chair for the World Trade Board’s Sustainable Trade Action Group and is on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors.

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