Insights: A Conversation With Niki Christoff
On this episode of HPS Insights, Niki Christoff, CEO of Christoff & Co. and host of the Tech’ed Up podcast, joins HPS partner Bryan DeAngelis and senior director Elliott Owensby to discuss the evolving podcasting landscape and its value as a platform to educate key audiences on relevant topics, like decentralized finance (DeFi) and crypto.
In the episode, Niki speaks to the origins of her podcast and how she leveraged her tech-sector experience and communications expertise to provide critical insights to the Beltway community. Niki also speaks to how recording and publishing the podcast has helped her realize the value of taking a step back to consider how ubiquitous—and now seemingly essential—many technological advancements have become. “We have lost some of the appreciation for what are still increasingly magical tools,” she says. “A lot of people are left out of the workforce and left out of accessibility, and there are people in all the big tech companies right now working on making lives better and more accessible. I worry that the narrative gets lost.”
To close out the show, the group discusses crypto and the ongoing regulatory debates in Washington, D.C. “Digital currencies absolutely will be adopted,” Niki insists. “So either the United States can pull it together and come up with a framework so that we lead on policy, or what will happen is exactly what has happened with Web2.” Listen to the full conversation here and check out the show notes below!