Johnna Powell

Global Co-Head, NFT, ConsenSys

Johnna Powell

Speaker Bio


Johnna Powell is the Global Co-Head of ConsenSys NFT. She has been at ConsenSys for 5 years, based in New York, and has served multiple Fortune 100 clients on product design, development and launch. Some of her work includes launching a carbon credit trading platform with a global alliance of 4 banks, and designing a securities issuance and lifecycle management platform with 10 of the largest global banks.



Dr. Powell and the CNFT team have spearheaded a number of high-profile endeavors in NFT collections across industries including art, entertainment and music, including having launched one of the highest-value NFT projects globally along with Palm and Heni: Damien Hirst - the Currency project. This project reached a $600m market cap and was 6x oversubscribed. Additionally, her team launched the second largest-ever Ethereum NFT collection (second only to ENS), The Merge: Regenesis. Additionally, she and her team have partnered with 18+ global luxury brands (including LVMH, Prada, Porsche, Cartier, and more) to launch the next wave of new utility NFTs, exploring loyalty, membership, personalization and creative user journeys. She also spearheaded the acquisition of Treum to ConsenSys, creators of Eulerbeats, a groundbreaking platform in generative art & music, rights & royalties.



Johnna was previously a senior consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she focused on corporate strategy and commercial (e.g., marketing & sales optimization, go-to-market strategy) engagements. She was a leader in the Pricing practice and worked with their product development teams to develop and launch pricing tools across multiple organizations.



Johnna holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT, where she conducted research in millimeter-wave imaging and ultra-wideband antennas for military applications. While at MIT, she won the IEEE International Best Paper Award for her research, along with a patent for her designs.