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Gregory Sandstrom

Gregory Sandstrom is managing editor of the TIM Review, a monthly publication on topics relevant to entrepreneurs and technology businesses, affiliated with the Technology Innovation Management graduate program in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. He is a former associate professor, curator, and lecturer at the European Humanities University, an exiled Belarusian liberal arts university in Vilnius, Lithuania, and affiliate associate professor at the Social Innovations Laboratory at Mykolas Romeris University, where he first learned about "blockchain" as distinct from "cryptocurrency". His PhD was done in St. Petersburg, Russia, which included an internship at the S.I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology. Later post-doctoral research was conducted in Mexico and Lithuania, with short stay guests visits to the Copernicus Centre in Krakow, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Cambridge, and Virginia Tech University, as well as to attend Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Winnipeg 2010. In 2017-18, he worked as Director of Blockchain Innovation at an educational high tech startup company in Yangon, Myanmar, and helped design and coordinate a blockchain hackathon for students at Yangon Technological University. He co-hosts the Hyperledger - Ottawa community. He is also a co-founder and CEO of Play4Work, a recruiting, on-boarding and training platform that has begun using elements of a DLT-backend to deliver filtering, matching, monitoring, rewarding, and consensus-forming features in a digital ecosystem.