Trent McConaghy

Founder, Ocean Protocol

Trent McConaghy has 20 years of deep technology experience with a focus on machine learning, data visualization, and user experience. In 2017, Trent founded Ocean Protocol, a decentralized substrate for AI data and services. He is an ambassador to AI XPRIZE, and advises Estonia, Germany, and other countries about blockchain & AI strategies.

Trent was a researcher at the Canadian Department of Defense, and in 1999, he co-founded Analog Design Automation Inc. as CTO until its acquisition by Synopsys Inc. In 2004, he co-founded Solido Design Automation Inc., once again in the role of CTO.

Trent has written two critically acclaimed books on machine learning, creativity, and circuit design, and has authored and co-authored more than 40 papers and patents.

Trent has a PhD in Engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium, and Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan, where he won awards for the top PhD thesis and top undergraduate thesis.