Gregory Griffiths

Founder and Chairman of IDEAX Ventures and UCROWDME
Summary

Gregory Griffiths is an entrepreneur, technology evangelist, and huge advocate for the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals. Currently, he is the Chairman and Founder of IDEAX Ventures, a global boutique consulting firm that specialises in Web3 (+Web2), Cryptocurrency, Technology, and Innovation. He is also the founder of UCROWDME, a decentralised innovation and insights platform powered by web 3.0 technologies and professional investment deal portal. 

Greg has an honors Bachelor in Business Administration and Information Technology from RTE Business School, U.K., and Strategic Management and Innovation Specialisation from Copenhagen Business School. He also did an executive course in Corporate Strategy from UCL School of Management (UK).

Greg has held various executive levels at corporations including Spigit, Singtel Optus (where he achieved the largest corporate contract deal size value), Elcom, and Nexon Asia Pacific.

Since 2004, Greg has been an active technology enthusiast, especially for blockchain technology and Web 3.0, and acted as Executive Advisor to tech companies like NZTwork, The Block Space, Credit Metaverse, and CryptoNitro.

He is also the Executive Board Member of AFEN Blockchain Network, a cutting-edge NFT Project dedicated to the development of user-friendly blockchain solutions in real estate and education, arts & entertainment, and decentralised finance; and The Block Space, the largest Web 3.0 knowledge and talent space in the world.

He also serves as the Business Consultant at The Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al-Qassimi Group of Companies in Dubai, UAE. 

A Forbes Author and Technology Council Member at the Forbes Technology Council, he was awarded the 'Frontrunner Award' within Information Technology at the Go Global Awards 2021 (International Trade Council). He has also received the Noonies Award by Hackernoon, where the best writers, thinkers, holders, leaders, and makers of the tech industry are now recognised. 

Biography

Greg received his Bachelor's in Business Management and Information Technology with honors from RTE Business School, U.K. Starting his career in the field of technology, he grew his network.

He joined Elcom Technology, Sydney, Australia, in 2004, where he was responsible for bringing on-board corporate & enterprise clients such as; Hyundai, AMP, AWA, VW, Emerson Power, and Vittoria Coffee to name a few. 

In 2007, he joined Commander Communications, Sydney, where he generated contract sales well over $7 million with significant enterprise pipe-line opportunities, managing and delivering ICT and telephony solutions to Cuscal, Mortgage Choice, Coca-Cola Amatil, AMP, Commonwealth Bank, British American Tobacco, Boston Consulting Group, 3M, Fairfax, Graincorp, Tricom, and Luxottica Group (OPSM).

As National Enterprise Business Director ANZ at Nexon Asia Pacific, which he joined in 2008, he was responsible for managing all national new businesses from selected verticals including manufacturing, hospitality, connected real estate, and technology & finance. He particularly catered to his clients: Sony, Shangri-La, Accor Group, Observatory Hotel, and Hilton Hotels. He also facilitated the channel development growth and strategy with premium partners: Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft, and IBM.

At Singtel Optus, which he joined in 2010, as a Senior Executive, he generated contracted revenue in excess of $12 million. He was recognised for the “Largest Corporate contract Deal Size Value, and the “Best Performing Enterprise Corporate BDM”. He was also honoured by the Corporate Executive Board, Sales Executive Council of Singtel Optus at the High Performer Workshop. He also received Grade A for Project Management Certificate Course at Optus Business. 

At Spigit, as Regional Sales & Company Director for the Asia Pacific region, Greg was responsible for orchestrating many significant deals with Fortune 500 companies, Global Brands, and Asia Pacific's Biggest Companies.

In 2016, he received honours in Strategic Management and Innovation Specialisation Certificate Programme from Copenhagen Business School, and founded UCROWDME (UK) LIMITED in 2019. UCROWDME is the global leader in decentralised innovation. 

According to their website: “We are building a living, breathing ecosystem of ideas, voices, and insights that aims to enhance the lives of every citizen on the planet. We encourage change, diversity of thought, and big thinking. Without it, we are nothing.”

He became a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class executives and business owners, in 2021. As a Forbes Author, he has since been contributing his insights and thoughts on key areas including decentralised innovation, digital transformation, and business management and risks.

Greg was announced the Royal Office Business Consultant at The Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al-Qassimi, a business conglomerate in UAE owned by His Royal Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi is a member of the Royal Family of Sharjah & Ras Al Khaimah from the UAE, in June 2022. Here, he is responsible for the expansion of the Royal Office UAE business. 

Greg founded IDEAX Ventures (now IDEAX Labs) in July 2022, a global consulting firm specialising in Web 3.0, Innovation, Technology, FMCG, Manufacturing, Energy, Commodities, and Financial Services, with Noel Gomes. IDEAX is an extensive global network that significantly helps deliver only the very best commercial opportunities for investors, startups, and companies. Among the various services offered by IDEAX are:

  • Real Estate & Investments
  • Global Business Trading
  • Market Intelligence
  • Business Sponsorship
  • StartUp Funding & Advisory
  • Web 3.0 Technologies
  • Crypto, Blockchain & A.I. Advisory
  • Innovation & Consumer Insights

He joined NZTwork in August 2022 as Digital Ecosystem Innovation Advisor to guide the team at the organisation to realise their mission and roadmap to digitalisation, IoT & wireless hardware, digital marketing, industrial manufacturing, IoT, and blockchain technology.

He is also the Executive Board Advisor & Chief Strategy Officer at Credit Metaverse, the first NFT collateral loan service for WAX blockchain, and an inspiring leader for blockchain NFT collateral loan services.

As the Advisory Board Member at CryptoNitro, he guides the company towards its vision of creating economic and financial longevity, our state-of-the-art plan includes a very strong involvement of the corporate segment in this industry, attracting several brands, companies, and economic agents from the actual automotive industry. 

He is also the Executive Board Member at the EFEN Blockchain Network, a cutting-edge NFT project dedicated to the development of user-friendly blockchain solutions in real estate and education, arts & entertainment, and decentralised finance.

Since October 2022, Gregory is the Executive Member of The Block Space, the largest WEB 3.0 knowledge and talent space in the world, creating a training model that revolutionises education through the Learn to Earn concept.


Vision

His commitment is driven by the people he works with, his-own personal goals, and the wider range of clients he works with.

Gregory envisions bridging the startups and investors in the Web 3.0 community with a layer of trust and transparency while adding value and creating a centralised system of professionalism.

Explaining this vision In a recent interview with Dinis Guarda, he said:

It's really more about providing a collective ecosystem with personalised engagement that we have with these startups. So, this is a great opportunity for us to not just be a platform, but to have the resources sitting behind it to educate and help and nurture some of the startups that aren't there just yet.”


Recognition and Awards
In 2021, Greg was also awarded the ‘GoGlobal Frontrunner Award’ for UCROWDME (UK) LIMITED by International Trade Council, and ‘Noonies Award’ by Hackernoon. He is the member of Forbes Technology Counci las a Forbes Author, contributing key areas like decentralised innovation, digital transformation, and business management and risks. Greg is the Royal Office Business Consultant at The Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al-Qassimi.

References
Gregory Griffiths
Residence
Australia
Occupation
Entrepreneur, technology evangelist, and huge advocate for the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Education
Bachelor's in Business Administration and Information Technology from RTE Business School, U.K. (Hons) Strategic Management and Innovation Specialisation from Copenhagen Business School Executive course in Corporate Strategy from UCL School of Management (UK)
Social Media
Mon Feb 26 2024
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