Fellow & Former Managing Director / Blockchain Research Institute


Joan Bigham is an international corporate consultant on Internet technology innovation and business development. She has led the design and funding of a dozen multimillion-dollar strategic research programs with Internet thought leader Don Tapscott and others, including landmark investigations of Information Technology & Competitive Advantage, E-Government, Sales and Marketing 2.0, The Net Generation Strategic Investigation, Global Solution Networks. She is a Fellow and the former Managing Director International of the Toronto-based Blockchain Research Institute, the largest global think tank dedicated to blockchain strategy and opportunity.

Joan holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Learning and Leadership from Columbia University. Her research specializations include the successful transfer of strategic knowledge across the corporate boundary and the impact of new internet technologies on society. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Blockchain Climate Institute.  

Joan spent over a decade at Xerox Corporation in sales and marketing positions, culminating in VP International Sales and Marketing for Xerox Computer Services. She was also founder and president of BGM Integrated Marketing, Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Pepperdine University, and earned an MBA from Boston University.