Dicker, who founded Po.et in 2016, said he has accepted the role of Vice President of Commercial Technology and Development at the Washington Post (WAPO). According to Dicker’s LinkedIn page, he has worked at the newspaper since August 2015.
Though Dicker has resigned from his role as CEO, he will not be leaving Po.et entirely. Instead, he will be taking a position on the company’s advisory board.
David Turner, the current head of product at Po.et, will take over as the company’s lead executive.
Dicker praised Turner, saying, “He’s already been leading both the engineering and product functions for the past few months and is more than equipped to oversee the rest of Po.et.”
What is Po.et?
Po.et is a decentralized blockchain protocol “designed to track ownership and attribution for digital creative assets.” Per its website, the company is building an open, universal ledger for digital assets, such as text, photos and videos. The company held a token sale in August 2017 and raised $10 million.
Dicker previously led the Washington Post’s innovation group, the RED (research, experimentation and development) Team. According to the newspaper, Dicker’s new role “will focus on driving growth by developing innovative revenue solutions across advertising, subscriptions and technology.” He will report to the both company’s CIO and CRO.
CEO Says Po.et May Need To Slow Down
In his Medium post, Dicker said the process of building Po.et has been an “exciting challenge,” but indicated that the company may need to downshift from its high-speed pace, saying “We built a team that aimed to drive at 100 mph all the time. We’ve found that this has been the core component of our success but has also humbled us. The reality is that we’re facing a long road to adoption and need to be [in] a market that has speed limits, what does 100MPH really accomplish other than tickets, accidents, and extra gas? Maybe the way to mature as a technology isn’t to be the quickest one to finish but rather the longest in the race. That is something we as a company need to realize in order to make the most impact.”According to Dicker, Po.et will be expanding its advisory board and will continue to make developmental strives. He says he is certain the company will “become the blockchain that is not only remembered but used to change the world.”
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