Karen Ottoni is the Director of Ecosystem for Hyperledger Foundation. She plays an active role in building the diverse ecosystem of innovative companies developing and implementing enterprise blockchain in various industries. Her areas of emphasis include digital assets, interoperability, and blockchain’s impact on payment models as well as diversity and inclusion and the social impact of emerging technologies. Prior to Hyperledger Foundation, she worked as a strategic business manager in the blockchain practice at Tata Consultancy. She has also worked in numerous overseas roles with USAID, Chemonics International, and various social enterprises.