Yobie Benjamin

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Yobie Benjamin
CTO , Token

Currently CTO of Token.io — providing software to banks that enables them to issue a new payment type designed specifically for use in the digital era.
Senior advisor the CEO and Board of Directors — AstroDigital.com (satellites and space imagery, satellite communications), CambrianInnovation.com (clean water and clean power), Stilla (wearables), and Wonderloop (video), WildlifeWorks.com (forest and wildlife conservation/carbon credits), WearableWorld (IoT accelerator), Moni.com (payments/fintech)
As co-founder of Avegant, Yobie has advanced the development of a next generation wearable device — Avegant Glyph — The Smart Headphone and raised $1.5MM on Kickstarter, $9.4MM on Series A and A1 and $24MM on Series B. As an senior advisor for Skully, Yobie has raised $3.4MM via crowdfunding and $11MM on a Series A.
Previously, Yobie was Global Chief Technology Officer at Citigroup ICG/GTS and Chairman of GTS Research Development Innovation & Learning Centres at Citigroup | Institutional Clients Group / Global Transaction Services, with a focus on projects such as Citi Commerce Server, the backend to Google Wallet and Apple Pay.
Yobie is a former Partner and Chief of Global Strategy at Ernst & Young LLP and former Chief Knowledge Officer and Director of Enterprise Security Services at Cambridge Technology Partners' Management Labs.
Awards: 2015 Technology Pioneer Award from the World Economic Forum
Portfolio companies: Token.io, Avegant, Skully, Skyport, Gusto, Indie Bio, Wearable World, Wildlife Works.
Volunteer — Vote.org, Amnesty International

Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 Europe 2016

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