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Samantha  Radocchia

Samantha Radocchia

Futurist, Award-Winning Speaker, Best-Selling Author & Technology Pioneer


Samantha Radocchia, or “Sam Rad,” is a futurist, best-selling author, multimedia storyteller, and frontier tech pioneer who combines the mindsets of an anthropologist and technologist. Read More >

Sam is the founder of Radical Next, a meta-media studio and strategic consultancy creating transformative stories, experiences, and media productions that shape the future. Her upcoming book by the same name, Radical Next: Thriving in Times of Radical Change explores how “radical next ideas” and technologies will transform societies in the decades to come.

A charismatic speaker and compelling storyteller, Sam delivers keynotes and creates experiences globally at industry events, Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, national governments, international organizations, and NGOs — empowering individuals, leaders, and organizations not only to survive, but to thrive through radical and accelerating change.

Sam was trained in anthropology and symbolic systems, studying simulated and virtual realities, multiple dimensions, and metaverses — pushing the bounds of human consciousness and social organizations through her research. Her early work focused on virtual world economies, and she was amongst the first anthropologists to live in the virtual world “Second Life” in 2009.

As a futurist, this work has led Sam on a journey working with a range of frontier technologies, indigenous and emerging social structures, people, places, and practices. She refers to herself as an archaeologist of the future, as Fredric Jameson coined -- applying a traditional anthropological ethnographic approach to envisioning and illustrating future possibilities.

A four-time entrepreneur, Sam holds several patents linking the physical and digital worlds, and has served across multiple founding executive roles across the C-Suite. An early blockchain and web 3 pioneer, she previously was co-founder of LOVE, a London-based Web 3 communication platform, and Chronicled, a San Francisco-based blockchain company bringing trust to global commerce and supply chains. Prior to Chronicled, Sam founded two companies leveraging AI to map personal taste.

Sam is the author of the #1 Best Seller, Bitcoin Pizza: The No Bullshit Guide to Blockchain, writes as a contributor to Forbes, and was named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. She’s deeply passionate about decentralization and believes technology is a tool to empower not entrench.

Sam is no stranger to risk and has accumulated over 700 jumps as a competitive skydiver. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Blockchain: A Decentralized Future

Blockchain is the Operating System for the Future

Welcome to the Bank of You

Decentralized Industry 4.0

Speech Topics


What’s coming next is radically different. Read More >

The talk takes the audience on a journey of radical and accelerating change across all areas of society. Through a process combining immersive stories, business, historical, and scientific anecdotes, guided visualizations, and immersive experiences, Sam Rad guides you into the great unknown of the future. By illustrating future possibilities, she equips you and your organization not only to survive, but rather to thrive through radical change.

Explore how you, your organization, and your industry can think outside of existing innovation frameworks, embrace new paradigms, and thrive in the face of exponential change by embodying a mindset that I call “Radical Evolution.”

We explore Radical Next ideas about: Read Less ^

  • Thinking beyond the incremental innovation frameworks such as digital transformation
  • How to “edit” your organization’s “DNA” to trigger radical organizational evolution
  • Thriving in the face of exponential change
  • Learn a proprietary framework for implementing Radical Evolution


This talk examines the backbone -- or “operating system”-- for the future from the perspective of socio-cultural-geopolitical paradigm shifts and technological convergence. Emergent technologies such as AI, Blockchains/Web 3, VR/AR, Metaverses, and Quantum Computing are ushering in the next radical shift in human, machine, and social evolution. This next revolution -- the quantum era, Industry 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and beyond -- will impact every industry, both new and old. The talk takes the audience on a journey from our past, present, and future operating systems, highlighting how in addition to a shift in technologies, we are experiencing a broader shift in mindset towards decentralization, which will change how we interact with each other, our businesses, our governments, our finances, our products, and our environment. Read More >

We explore Radical Next ideas about: Read Less ^

  • Finance · Banking
  • Organizational Structures · Future Organizations · DAOs
  • Governance · Leadership
  • Communication · Internet
  • Gaming · Social · Collaboration
  • Education · Knowledge
  • Energy · Natural Resource Management
  • Urban Planning · Smart Cities · Novel Communities
  • Supply Chain · Manufacturing
  • Retail · Commerce
  • Food Production · Agriculture
  • Healthcare · Medicine
  • Consciousness · Simulations · Metaverses
  • Identity · Privacy
  • Digital Rights · Licensing
  • Art · Creativity
  • Mental Health · Psychedelics
  • Machine Economy: Autonomous Vehicles · Robotics · Drones · Internet of Things
  • Environment: Sustainability · Circularity · Waste Management · Production / Consumption
  • Space Economies: Exploration · Extraction · Commerce


This talk takes the audience on a journey of the UnOrganization, exploring the radical transformation of organizational structures, models, and the nature of work as we know it. Read More >

emerging decentralized and civic organizational models -- models beyond multinational corporations and nation-states, models which will carry us into the future of urban niche organizations, space colonies, and virtual worlds.

We explore Radical Next ideas about: Read Less ^

  • Collaborating with our Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Colleagues
  • Organizational Structures: : The shift from Hierarchy to Ecosystem and Beyond
  • Employment Status: Employee/Contract to Gig Economy to Multi-Earner and Beyond
  • Technology, Systems, and Careers of the Future
  • Beyond “Reskilling” · Designing the organization of the future
  • The UnOrganization: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, Machine Economies
  • Mental Health


This talk dives into the radical future of finances, covering open banking, cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance, and financial inclusion. It highlights the changing landscape in the banking sector, discusses how finances are becoming digitized, decentralized, and democratized leading to greater transparency and opportunities. Imagine beyond traditional financial systems into the machine world -- envisioning the future of automation, AI, machine-to-machine economies, and interstellar economic systems. Read More >

We explore Radical Next ideas about: Read Less ^

  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Day Trading, Gambling, Gaming
  • The significance of an open information society on traditional financial markets
  • Radical Next Asset Classes: Game Worlds, Play-to-Earn Gaming, Fractionalized Ownership


Over the past few decades, the globalization of supply chains has gone from being a radical outlier to a commonplace. The simplified version of the story states that, as communications technologies connected us globally, and transport technologies enabled the shipping of parts, local supply chains morphed into global ones. Now, we think nothing of purchasing electronics from Japan, avocados from Mexico, and toys from China in a single visit to the supermarket. Supply chains as we know them, however, are changing due to geopolitical tensions and tariffs, pandemics like COVID, fragmentation of people and communities, and emerging technologies. We are seeing something new. The demand chain. Read More >

We explore Radical Next ideas about: Read Less ^

  • The death of supply chains
  • The rise of something new: the demand chain
  • What does the future of localized, just in time, on demand production look like?
  • What technologies, tools, and mindset shifts can you use to radically evolve your supply chains?

Opener · Closer · MC · Facilitator

As an eloquent, energizing, and entertaining expert in the art of convergence, Sam Rad delivers compelling opening and closing keynote addresses that not only tie together your event’s core themes but also encourage your audience to dig deeper. Work with Sam directly to shape a transformative bookend experience, or work with her to guide your audience through the journey of the entire event as MC or facilitator.