Ethereum for Dummies:

hereum's CTO Dr. Gavin Wood presents "Ethereum for Dummies" or "So, now we've built it, WTF is it,"
Ethereum is a decentralized platform for applications that run exactly as programmed without any chance of fraud, censorship or third-party interference.

Aside from his ties to the Ethereum Foundation (Gavin has been CTO for around 18 months) he's involved in some capacity with a number of other projects. He is a co-founder of a soon-to-be-named entity which will seek to engage in blockchain-based advisory, solutions and development, concentrating particularly in the areas of identity, assets tracking and trade finance. Additionally he advises ID2020, an ambitious project set to alleviate the many grievious problems stemming from ineffective or non-existing identity systems, especially in the developing world.

Gavin has sat on panels, given seminars and presented to numerous audiences around the world from keynotes at regional technology conferences to musings on the future of legal systems at world-renowned law schools. He came up with the terms 'web three' and 'allegality' (the latter meaning a system or device, existing outside the jurisdiction of any legal system fulfiling a role in society historically open only to those under legal purview). He is always happy to consider speaking engagements.