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Speaker(s): Rohan Silva

Recorded on 25 February 2014 at The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40 years, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the LSE Students’ Union have organised a series of ‘in conversation’ events with some of the School's distinguished alumni. These events will take place in the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and will be open to LSE students, alumni and staff.

This event will see Rohan Silva in conversation with Garrick Hileman @garrickhileman.

Rohan Silva is entrepreneur in residence at Index Ventures and a research affiliate at MIT. Rohan is also a policy fellow at Cambridge University and serves on the Boards of Trustees at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and the London Contemporary Music Festival. He is a former senior policy adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron. Rohan is an alumnus of LSE, having graduated with a MSc in Government.

Garrick is best known as an expert on Bitcoin and alternative currencies. He is a PhD candidate in the Economic History department at LSE. Prior to returning to academia Garrick worked for over 15 years in the private sector with both start-ups and established companies such as Bank of America, The Home Depot, IDG, and Allianz. In 2013 he was LSE Entrepreneur of the Year.

After the conversation there will be the opportunity for the audience to put their questions to the speaker in the Q&A session. A free drinks reception will follow the event giving the audience a chance to meet the speaker.

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