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Frank Ricotta CEO of BurstIQ Interview with Matt Bird at Humanity 2.0 | Traders Network Show – Vatican City

Frank Ricotta, CEO & Co-Founder of BurstIQ interview with Matt Bird on the Traders Network Show, an Equities News original show.

Frank Ricotta, CEO & Co-Founder of BurstIQ interview with Matt Bird at Humanity 2.0 (Vatican City)


  • CEO Frank Ricotta, invited to be keynote speaker on Emerging Tech Panel
  • BurstIQ sponsors Humanity 2.0 amongst other companies such as Google & Cisco
  • BurstIQ makes first formal announcement of partnership with the ITA


INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS: Frank Ricotta, CEO/Co-Founder of BurstIQ with Matt Bird

Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 00:00

Welcome back to the Traders Network Show and our continued coverage of Humanity 2.0. I’m Matt Bird broadcasting worldwide from the Vatican for and our affiliate partners. And we have a special guest back on camera with us, the CEO of BurstIQ Frank Ricotta. Frank, welcome to the show. You are many things but more importantly is you’re a very spiritual man and we are on a hollow ground. This is pretty special.

Frank Ricotta – CEO & Co-Founder, BurstIQ: 00:29

It is a definitely a special event and the location even makes it that much more.

Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 00:36

So you’ve had a chance to network around and we’ve been out here meanwhile, a lot of stuff going on in there. Do you want to tell us a little about what’s, what’s been happening?

Frank Ricotta – CEO & Co-Founder, BurstIQ: 00:47

Yeah, you know, this actually been an amazing form. You know, the first of all, I loved the mission of Humanity 2.0 cause really in our human existence, human family, you know, for us to get better, we have to all start by recognizing the dignity of each of each of us. You know, each of us have a special dignity about ourselves and lifting that up and empowering that and enabling that. It’s just really important for us to solve some of these big problems. But you know, the topics we spoke about this morning, which is maternal health, is a universal problem around the world could you needs a lot of attention and really a lot of our health issues start at that point in time, both with moms and babies and then a Project Vision, which is, you know, how do we create, a healthier existence, not just from a healthcare perspective, but from a total person perspective. I think the content has been amazing. Some incredibly smart people here, incredibly smart people.

Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 01:39

Do you have any specific takeaways from the panels? Anybody that just really stood out for you?

Frank Ricotta – CEO & Co-Founder, BurstIQ: 01:50

Well that’s a great question cause because they all have., I have to take my hat off to Matthew Sanders for just putting it all together. I think he provided a great opening keynote and just set the tone for the entire day.

Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 02:08

You know, I did see his keynote. He’s terrific. He’s a terrific speaker. But the respect and the gathering he’s put together here. It’s pretty amazing. Now you’re, you’ve got a panel come up yourself, the innovation panel. Yes. You’ve got pretty heavyweight panelists that you bring on there. And I know you crossed paths with somebody we had on the show here earlier, which is Robert the mathematician. Pretty amazing guy.

Frank Ricotta – CEO & Co-Founder, BurstIQ: 02:30

Ah, geez. I think he’s at a whole different level intelligence wise. One might say savant level in terms of what the problem that he just articulated, what they solved with the next generation of encryption. And privacy technologies and what that actually does to make the current public private key system obsolete. I never thought I would see something like that in my lifetime. It’s incredible. I just can’t wait for it to get out to the rest of the world.

Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 03:18

You know what, you’re a pretty stoic guy and you’ve been smiling ear-to-ear as you walked into this. Yeah. It’s like, it’s stimulation on so many levels for you right now. Well, you know what, you’ve got your name on the board with Google and Cisco and all the other guys. You got a feature panel, but there’s something really special happening today that very few people know. People within industry. Now you’re making your debut appearance for the International Trade Administration today.

Frank Ricotta – CEO & Co-Founder, BurstIQ: 03:39

Yes we are. We’re going to, I mean, this is the first time we’re going to publicly speak about this strategic partnership. I’m really excited the fact that we’re the first blockchain company that they’ve partnered with a particularly in the enterprise blockchain space. It’s just not about a one-to-one partnership. It’s really about creating a broader economic development initiative around blockchain, not just for companies in the United States, but international trade. This is so many opportunities to impact the human existence and as they like to talk about here at Humanity 2.0 is the human flourishing, particularly around blockchain. It just fits very nicely together.

Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 04:18

Well, you know, and one of the neat things that if I noticed correctly, you’re going to have a chance to participate on the regulatory, at least input into the regulatory side, which trickles down the humanitarian side, which is pretty neat.

Frank Ricotta – CEO & Co-Founder, BurstIQ: 04:30

You can’t do any of these projects without public private partnerships. It’s just impossible. You know, the private sector is really awesome about innovation, but if you’re going to deploy this stuff at scale in terms of solving some of these problems like health and our maternity health, if you don’t cross over into the public private partnerships and for example, with some of these initiatives over with the Vatican and the religious organizations that are out servicing these communities day in and day out, it just won’t have the impact you can have.

Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 05:01

Well, you know, I’m pretty excited for you and I’m excited for the ITA. I’m excited for Humanity 2.0. I’m excited to see where this all goes. So, I’ll tell you what, I’m going to let you get out of here. We got the commercial break coming up. I know you’ve got a panel to prepare for, but I love to have you back before you take off.

Frank Ricotta – CEO & Co-Founder, BurstIQ: 05:15

Oh, absolutely. You know, I love being on this show. You guys are bringing some great content out to the world that would otherwise not see it.

Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 05:19

We love having you on the show! I really appreciate that everybody, Frank Ricotta, CEO of BurstIQ, I’m Matt Bird with the Traders Network. We’ll be right back after these messages. Don’t go away.

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