19 Leanne Kemp Curiosity and Everlearning

By Nick Burnett

What does it take to raise and educate amazing kids? How can we best prepare them for the astonishing future that is coming up? The research and everyday options can sometimes seem overwhelming, and so, in this series of podcasts, Nick Burnett and Tony Ryan will offer some practical insights for educators and parents alike. With a focus on 12-year-old Georgie, who will be 32 years old in 2039 AD, they will outline a number of key elements on what is needed to help her live a fulfilling life.

In Episode 19 Nick talks with Leanne Kemp about:

• Seeing the world through two-dimensions – physical and digital

• The art and science of leadership and listening

• Blitzscaling through teaming and re-teaming

• Why every CEO should have a Chief Entrepreneur

• The importance of a curious mind

• Everledger and Everlearning

• The importance of anti-fragility both physical and mental

• Improving digital literacy

Bio for Podcast:

Leanne Kemp is Founder and CEO of Everledger and Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. She is a prominent figure in the technology sector and recognised internationally as an innovator and leader. Her company Everledger uses Blockchain technology to track high-value assets such as diamonds, art and wine with the aim of increasing transparency and trust with technology. 

In 2018, her entrepreneurial success saw her appointed as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur in Australia, to develop the state’s startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation. She is the first woman entrepreneur to hold this position. In 2019 her tenure as Chief Entrepreneur was extended for another year, the first time the role has been extended since its creation. 

Leanne works on a global scale to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation and is an advocate of sustainability in business. Leanne’s roles include:

CEO and Founder, Everledger

Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

Co-Chair, Global Future Council on the Future of Manufacturing, World Economic Forum

Member, Global Future Council on Blockchain, Circular Economy and Global Battery Alliance with the World Economic Forum

Board of Stewards for Accelerating Sustainable Production, World Economic Forum

Regional Ambassador of Australia, Global Blockchain Business Council

Co-Chair, Sustainable Trade Action Group, World Trade Board

Advisor, IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors

Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Future Environment, Queensland University of Technology

Leanne is a two times Patent Inventor as well as holding the following prominent awards include:

Advancing Identification Matter (AIM) Global Allan Gilligan Award 2019

Advance Technology Innovation Award 2018 

Innovator of the Year 2018 (Women in IT Awards, London)

Innovator of the Year 2016 (Women in IT Awards, London)

Top 26 Coolest Women in UK Tech, 2016 (Business Insider)

Top 30 Female Innovators (Brummell Magazine)

The link to unKempt Podcast – https://www.chiefentrepreneur.qld.gov.au/podcast

OQCE Social media channels:

LinkedIn- Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

Twitter – QChiefEntrepren

Facebook – QChiefEntrepreneur

Instagram – qchiefentrepreneur

Leanne’s social media:

Twitter: Leanne_kemp https://twitter.com/leanne_kemp

Instagram: leannemkemp https://www.instagram.com/leannemkemp/