Ms. Diana Adachi
Partner, True North Impact; Blockchain Expert, Entrepreneur and Experienced Executive
Diana Adachi a Blockchain expert, entrepreneur and experienced executive has worked with both innovative emerging companies and the largest corporations in the world applying her passion while also supporting underserved markets.
Most recently, Diana is a Partner with True North Impact, strengthening the firms reach into blockchain based companies. She is an active Board member of Cambiatus and Commit Good each focused on the underserved. Previously, Diana was the CEO for the Yaka Ecosystem a global, closed loop payment system in Silicon Valley built on a foundation of digital identity. At the heart of the ecosystem was the Yaka wallet; a “ledger of ledgers” mirroring the User’s assets (fiat and crypto) held by financial institutions and gateways.
As a Global Blockchain Lead for Accenture, Diana accelerated G2000 clients' understanding of the applicability and opportunities using Blockchain and distributed ledgers. She spearheaded the due diligence on Ripple where Accenture subsequently made an investment. Diana was recognized as Payment Source's Most Influential Women in Payments 2017 for her work in Blockchain and she co-authored many papers on the subject:
Diana worked extensively in India, the UK, Canada, US and Latin America. As an executive, she led the company's transformation to an electronic payments specialist, doubling revenues and tripling stock value. Clients included Visa Inc., Visa Europe, and First Data. Based in Silicon Valley, Diana was featured in Dataquest's Oct 2007 issue as one of the top IT women in India.
Diana has served as a mentor for Singularity University in Silicon Valley, guest lecturer at UC Berkeley on Blockchain and sat on the Advisory Board for University of Toronto. She was a recipient of UofT’s Presidents Arbor Award. Ms. Adachi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto.