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With Donna Redel (MD, The World Economic Forum) & Grainne McNamara (Principal, EY).
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 06:30 PM   $5
Axoni, 156 5th Ave, 7th Fl
 
     
 
 
              

            
 
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Ever since blockchain has been a buzz banks & other legacy institutions have sent their technologists out to explore.
And when Blythe left JPMorgan to start her own shop (DAH) the banking consortium R3 became the 'new club on the block' with never before seen collaborations on the rail.
Much has changed since the industry has matured & it is a good time to take stock because the lack of distinctions can be confusing.

Why are banks interested in Blockchain? Isn't that a decentralizing technology that should offer an alternative to traditional banking?
What would Satoshi say?

In this session we discuss what makes DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology - to which blockchain is a subset) attractive for the financial world. What becomes possible?
What if institutions would use the public blockchain?
What are the risks of joining or missing opportunities to innovate?

From their experience, knowing the legacy financial world inside & out, what are these trailblazers, our speakers, most excited about?

Join us to find out & share your own take.

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Pay 6$ as a signal of your commitment...we want to see you!
No-show-funds support one of the next meetups.
Fee doubles 24hrs before event. If you can't afford the fee please get in touch beforehand.

Everyone is welcome. We never record events.

Please bring ID for security.

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We are generously hosted by:
AXONI

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Speakers:

Donna Redel
Donna is a businesswoman, a professor of blockchain-digital assets, an angel investor & a philanthropist. She was the managing director of The World Economic Forum, the foremost global organization combining business, political, academic, & other leaders of society committed to improving the state of the world. Ms. Redel was the first woman to chair a USA exchange , The Commodity Exchange. Following her work in global organizations, Ms. Redel is New York City based advisor & investor focusing on financial technology, blockchain & emerging technologies. She is an active participant in the startup community with New York Angels, serving as a board member , the co-founder of the Blockchain Committee & co-chair of the Israeli Investment Committee . Ms . Redel developed & is teaching at Fordham Gabelli & Fordham Law School a course on Blockchain-Crypto-Tokens. The focus of her public service efforts are the environment, the arts, heath & promoting womens leadership. She has a J.D. from Fordham Law School, an MBA from Columbia & a BA from Barnard College (Columbia)

Grainne McNamara
Grainne specializes in effectively delivering large transformation programs at top tier institutions. She is currently focusing on digital transformation, helping companies transform by leveraging emerging technology & agile delivery methods. Being as passionate about enabling productivity & creativity in people as she is about technology, she is also working with leading edge productivity & robotic process automation tools to empower the digital worker of the future. Finally, Grainne is working on the Next Wave for Capital Markets which involves helping financial services clients navigate strategic issues related to innovation, market & regulatory changes & culture/conduct supervision. She has over 20 years of experience in implementing technology, business, & regulatory change programs during her tenure at Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley.
Grainne is passionate about efforts to transform the lives of women & girls & co-chairs the Board of the New York Womens Foundation. She is an active fundraiser & advocate of diversity & inclusion. She launched a campaign to encourage broader participation in philanthropy which she believes builds more authentic & well-rounded leaders. She has three young children & lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 
 
 
 
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