Tori Samples

Tori Samples is a Senior Product Manager at the Stellar Development Foundation. Prior to joining SDF, she served as Co-Founder and CTO of Leaf Global Fintech, a blockchain-based, digital wallet that provides cross-border financial services—no smartphone required. Initially designed for refugees and cross-border traders, Leaf operates in East Africa. Leaf was recently acquired by IDT Corporation (NYSE:IDT). Tori's background is in technology as a Data Architect. In addition to designing Leaf's technical system from the ground up, she had 15 years of personal experience working with resettled refugees in the United States prior to Leaf. Tori has an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Tuesday, October 11
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Crypto for the Next Billion

From providing easier access to offline financial services to giving refugees a safer way to carry value across borders, builders are using Stellar to deliver real-world solutions that expand financial access today. Join this session to hear from leaders expanding crypto-powered financial solutions for the next billion.

Thursday, October 13
10:25 am - 11:00 am

Meeting the humanitarian need through digital tools

Aid organizations rely on physical cash-assistance programs to deliver the hundreds of billions of dollars in aid disbursed each year, and the need to scale these programs are growing. What if there was a way to disburse aid faster, more transparently, safely, and with fewer barriers at scale? Let's open the door to a new way of thinking about delivering humanitarian aid.