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Alpen Sheth

Senior Technologist, Blockchain

Alpen Sheth, PhD, is Senior Technologist, Blockchain, at Mercy Corps. He also holds a Visiting Faculty position at the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University and is a blockchain advisor for companies in the insurance, identity, and energy sectors. Previously, he co-founded the Economic Space Agency, a blockchain R&D startup, and later became the Head of Product at etherisc.com, an insurtech company, creating smart-contract based applications in several different countries including hurricaneguard.io. Alpen obtained his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in international development and has previously worked at the World Bank Group, Harvard School of Public Health, Risk Management Solutions, and co-founded inured.org, a research institute based in Haiti.