We have a large backlog of interest in ICOs behind Veridium. The goal with that effort was to build understanding and awareness that we might mature into a platform offering to support the easy creation, circulation, and business rule enforcement of digital tokens for prospective issuers.
Regarding career advice: just plug in where you can. So much interesting stuff going on and you don't need to be a programmer to get involved. These startups (and big companies like IBM) greatly value enthusiasm and domain expertise in a variety of industries. You don't need to be a propeller-head ex-banker like me.