Karen Kilroy is a lifelong technologist with heart. As CEO of Kilroy Blockchain, she led her team to win the IBM Watson Build Challenge/North America 2017, for their app Riley, an artificial intelligence application for people who are blind and visually impaired. Karen is a full-stack e-commerce developer and an IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer. She is also an Associate Director of the Austin Blockchain Collective. Frequently a featured speaker at blockchain events, Karen most recently moderated the Real World Blockchain Applications panel for Australia House at SXSW 2019 and was a judge in the 2019 Future Frontiers Radical Innovation competition.
Karen has recently released Blockchain as a Service, a report for O'Reilly Media, which is available here:
For fun, Karen is a dragon boat coach and volunteers to coach the dragon boat team from the Texas School for the Blind.