Yobie Benjamin

Founder // Token.io

Co-founder/COO, CTO, Advisor, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Coder and Biohacker

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Software Officer of Avegant. Development of a next generation wearable device – Avegant Glyph – The Smart Headphone. In charge of embedded systems, operating systems and application and API development. Raised $1.5MM on Kickstarter. $9.4MM on Series A and A1.

Along with Avegant in which he is a co-founder, he won the 2015 Technology Pioneer award from the World Economic Forum (best known as the Davos Conference).

Previously, Yobie was Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Citigroup ICG/GTS; Chairman, GTS Research Development Innovation & Learning Centres at Citigroup | Institutional Clients Group / Global Transaction Services. Coder.

He’s a partner at Innovation Arts, an innovation and technology consulting firm. Representative clients include Deloitte (Canada) and Lululemon Athletica.

Founder & CEO and coder of a progressive ecommerce company GoodStorm.com. GoodStorm Brand President and SVP, Business Development at Zazzle.com.

Chief Knowledge Officer and Director of Enterprise Security services at Cambridge Technology Partners’ Management Labs. Coder.

Awards: Avegant Glyph and Skully Systems AR1 Helmets – Winners Top 10 technology products of 2014 and 2015 Technology Pioneer award from the World Economic Forum,

Other highlights: successful venture investor, innovator in the technology, retail and consumer products space, restaurateur, consumer product design, next generation KYC/AML and anti-fraud systems, software architect and engineer, writer, social activist and perpetual geek. Interests include: all things food, wine, progressive politics, technology and music related, social justice.

Personal Interests: Synthetic biology, bioinformatics, games and game theory

Cause: Amnesty International

Languages: English, Filipino, Thai, Lao, Spanish.

Specialties: Technology innovation and invention. I seek to invent and define the future today.

My Sessions

Investing in Cryptocurrency: Risks and Opportunities

Yountville Community Center Generations Room

Yobie Benjamin made news headlines when he resigned as Citigroup’s former CTO to cofound Avegant, a hardware startup developing the next generation of virtual reality and augmented/mixed reality devices. Yobie was fueled by his desire to get back to his roots in engineering, software and invention and create something “groundbreaking”. Soon after, “The Glyph”, a […]