Kyle Ellicott is the Co-Founder of ReadWrite and Chief Labs Officer of ReadWrite Labs, an industry catalyst that is accelerating the growth of the Economy of Things by connecting the people, companies, and financing shaping our connected world and lives. Ellicott is a noted global speaker, consultant, published author, and technologist with over 15 years’ experience at the cornerstone of digital transformation between industry and technology. He’s advised over 175 companies globally throughout industries such as Internet of Things (IoT), Transportation, Blockchain/FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Health, Smart Cities and has successfully raised over $130 million in venture funding. Since late 2015, Ellicott has worked closely with the local communities, corporations, and governments of China along with greater Asia to further develop the startup and venture ecosystems. Additionally building a cross border pathway for entrepreneurs globally to discover and expand within the China and U.S. markets.