VIA Visionaries: Data, AI, and Enterprise Innovation with Kim Crider

We’re thrilled to host our next VIA Visionaries live stream event, featuring special guest, Major General Kim Crider (ret.). Maj. Gen. Crider, the former Chief Technology Innovation Officer for the United States Space Force, will sit down with VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden live at our VIA HQ.

Having spent over 35 years with the United States Air Force, Maj. Gen. Crider possesses a deep and unique insight into the intersection of aerospace and technology. As the Air Force Chief Data Officer, and later the Chief Technology Innovation Officer, she was at the forefront of operationalizing technology-driven solutions within the space sector.

Join us as we delve into Maj. Gen. Crider’s remarkable experiences. Tune in at 1:00 PM ET on Monday, December 4th to hear first-hand perspectives from a true visionary in the field.

VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden Invited to Present at Swiss Blockchain Federation Event in Switzerland

VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden, will be traveling to Switzerland next week to speak at the kick-off meeting for the Swiss Blockchain Federation’s new “Energy” Working Group. This event, taking place on November 30th, 2023, will unite industry thought leaders from the corporate and energy sectors at the Switzerland Innovation Park Central in Rotkreuz.

Colin will share VIA’s expertise on the intersection of blockchain technology and the energy sector during his talk, “Blockchain Applications in the US Energy Sector” at 5:45 PM (local time).

To join this event, register by sending an email to by November 27, 2023.

VIA Visionaries: The Future of Sustainability and Climate Solutions with Ann Davlin

Ann Davlin, Partnership Development & Commercialization at Constellation will join VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden, for the latest live stream event as part of our VIA Visionaries interview series. Ann’s mission at Constellation is to “intersect business, technology, and humanity to drive impactful partnerships and solutions.” We’re looking forward to our interview with Ann as she shares her experience on the future of sustainability and climate solutions. Don’t miss the interview, tune in at 2:30PM ET on Thursday, November 2nd for our live stream event!

VIA Visionaries: Policy, Investment, and Climate with Hilary Flynn

Join Hilary Flynn, Managing Director, Investments at MassCEC and VIA CEO Colin Gounden for a discussion on sustainable investment strategies, the influence of finance on climate and policy, and the latest innovations driving climate solutions. Hilary has dedicated the majority of her career to the energy space and has a wealth of knowledge in commercializing new technologies, investments, and policy development. This is a chat you don’t want to miss! Tune in for the livestream of VIA Visionaries on October 12th at 2:30pm.

VIA Hosted Event: Equity in Energy: A Chat with Shalaya Morissette

VIA is thrilled to host an in-person event with Shalaya Morissette, Chief of the Minority Business and Workforce Division at the U.S. Department of Energy 🎉 . VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden will sit down with Shalaya to hear why she chose to work in the energy sector and the ways companies can improve diversity and equity. The event will be available on VIA’s LinkedIn page on September 7th at 2:00pm ET. #equityinenergy

Georgetown University invites VIA CEO to speak at blockchain conference

Georgetown University has invited VIA to join a panel session at their upcoming conference, Evolution of Data Science. Colin Gounden, VIA’s CEO, will speak on a panel entitled “Future of Blockchain for Social Impact,” taking place at 11:15 AM ET on September 9th.

Join us as we discuss the multifaceted aspects of leveraging blockchain for transparency, accountability, ethics, and incentivizing socially responsible behavior.

Learn more and register here:

VIA hosting hybrid company-wide Power Up! event centered around AI

It’s that time of year again! We’re gathering up our VIAneers for a three-day company-wide event we call Power Up! During the hybrid event, team members will get together in Somerville, Montreal, and join virtually to work together to stop “bumping our heads” #IYKYK. The theme of this Power Up! is “Bringing your A(I) Game!”. With Generative AI on the rise, we’re brainstorming ideas, collaborating on topics, and having a healthy competition for the best Generative AI project, with the goal of harnessing the power of GAI and LLM. Follow along on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram, as we share more on our Power Up!

VIA Live Stream Event: Blockchain + Domestic and Foreign Policy Unboxed: A Chat with Jared Favole

Mark your calendars for June 27th from 2:30 – 3:15pm ET: VIA is hosting a live streamed event (on YouTube) where CEO Colin Gounden will interview Senior Director, Communications and Policy at Circle and former White House Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Jared Favole :tada:. This exclusive interview will cover the intersection of blockchain and domestic and foreign policy. Don’t miss out – RSVP on the LinkedIn event page and select the option to add to your calendar :spiral_calendar_pad:#blockchainunboxed

VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden invited as panelist at 2023 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in Orlando

VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden has been invited to speak as a panelist during the session “Challenges of Data Use in the Evolving Smart Grid” on July 19, 2023 from 8:00 – 10:00am ET. The panel is sponsored by the IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative.

The panel is part of the larger conference taking place from July 16 – 20, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL. The theme of this year’s conference is “Meeting the Energy Needs of a Dynamic World”. Bringing leaders in the electrical and power engineering industry together, the event will cover an array of topics from decarbonization to best practices during extreme weather events.

To register and learn more, visit the event website:

VIA CEO Colin Gounden to speak on sustainability panel at TiECON East

TiE has invited VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden to speak on the panel “Activating Capital for Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy.” The panel takes place at 9:45am on Friday, April 28th at TiECON East 2023 in Waltham, Massachusetts. TiECON East brings together industry leaders, innovators, and emerging entrepreneurs.

According to TiE’s website, “TiE Boston is focused on supporting entrepreneurs throughout their lifecycle — from ideation to creation, through growth, wealth creation and ultimately, support of future founders. By encouraging collaboration between our members throughout the entrepreneurial process, with programs, events, other forums created by entrepreneurs, TiE has created a repeatable cycle to foster the next generation of entrepreneurship.”

Register and learn more here:

VIA attending AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2023 in Baltimore

VIA’s Chief Commercial Officer, Joe Babiec and Director, Client Delivery, Haden Snyder will be attending AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2023 in Baltimore, May 2-4, 2023. The event focuses on, “leveraging innovative technology, advancing cybersecurity and building new relationships between the military and industry sectors.” For more information on the event, visit the AFCEA website.

VIA CEO Colin Gounden selected to speak at IEEE Power and Energy Society Switzerland virtual event on NILM

IEEE Power and Energy Society Switzerland has invited VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden, to give a presentation during its online, interactive workshop, “NILM for demand response – solutions for the energy crisis.” Colin will talk about advances in privacy and security for NILM, more specifically, how VIA uses Web3 to address NILM data privacy concerns.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 9:00am – 12:00pm ET (3:00pm – 6:00pm Bern).

For more information and to register for the event, visit IEEE Switzerland PES Chapter’s page.

VIA CEO Colin Gounden invited to speak at the Belfer Center for Harvard Blockchain for Impact Workshop

Harvard Belfer Center’s Technology and Public Purpose Project alongside Polygon Labs and Impact Plus invited VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden to speak on the intersection of sustainability, blockchain, and foreign policy at the invite-only Harvard Blockchain for Impact Workshop.

The half-day event, taking place on Tuesday, April 25th from 9:00am – 1:00pm, will explore “the potential of blockchain technology to promote positive social change in three domains: International Development, Public Goods, and Regenerative Economy.”

For more information, visit the Belfer Center event page.

Joe Babiec, Chief Commercial Officer at VIA, invited to join an AWS panel session at SXSW

AWS has invited VIA to join their panel session at the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival. Joe Babiec, Chief Commercial Officer at VIA, will join a panel entitled “Space Data for Sustainability,” taking place at 1 PM CT on March 13th. Jason Cahill, Global Head of AWS Sustainable Cities, will moderate the session that will also include Myrna Bittner, CEO of Run With It, and Abhishek Dash, VP of Engineering at BlocPower.

VIA was selected to participate given its leadership role in Web3 for verification, integration, and analysis of private data, including space and satellite data. Join us as we look forward to hearing the insightful questions from Jason and the lively discussion from all the panelists.

Register here:

Polygon selects VIA to feature at Washington D.C. event

Polygon has invited VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden, to speak at its upcoming invitation-only event in Washington D.C. on February 28th. The topic of the presentation will be VIA’s use of zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) and their application in real-world scenarios. Colin will host an interactive session during the event, and share case studies to give a look into where VIA’s technology has been implemented and its cybersecurity, data privacy, and data ownership benefits. Polygon and SID-US selected VIA based on our track record in deploying Web3 technologies at U.S. Government agencies like the Department of Defense, and more recently our testing of zero-knowledge proofs with the Department of Energy.

Learn more about the event here.