Phil is a founder and solutions architect with 13+ years of experience in Fortune 500 Enterprise IT. He leverages his experience with designing and deploying internal and customer-facing business-critical apps in the cloud and on-premises. He has also managed small teams of developers, engineers, admins, architects and operated core application infrastructure, whether email, identity, and collaboration systems. Since 2017, while learning the fundamentals of decentralized ledgers and cryptocurrencies, he has been passionate about blockchain and web3.0 technologies. A stark contrast to the centralized, closed-source platforms he worked with on a day-to-day. After learning about the PermaWeb and its decentralized storage protocol Arweave in 2018, he dove in and became a trusted community leader and subject matter expert. He recently founded ArDrive; an open-source software-development community focused on building a new kind of cloud file sync app that lets anyone pay once to store their files permanently.