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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Citrin Cooperman, 529 5th Ave, 4th Fl

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Blockchain is one of those terms - like .com or mobile or AI - that everyone wants but can't quite tell you why. On one level, the Blockchain may be the most ground breaking, game changing innovation since the internet itself. On the other hand, that sounds like a lot of hype, & perhaps at this stage, that's all it is. Please join NYC Startup Academy on Wednesday, May 16 as we welcome blockchain luminary Harumi Urata-Thompson. We will pull back the curtain on the blockchain & explore ideas for using blockchain to build your existing business or for building a solid business built around blockchain. Harumi will also help us learn how to separate the blockchain hipsters from the hypesters as more & more people try to ride this wave.

Harumi Urata-Thompson is founder & CEO of HUT Consulting. She specializes in leading & advising companies on taking innovative paths to achieve strategic, operational & marketing success in their businesses. Currently, she is consulting to & serving on the board of directors of several companies. In addition, she acts as mentor to a number of people & speaks at numerous events. Subjects include Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Outerspace, Cross-border Business, & Diversity & Inclusion.

Prior to starting HUT Consulting, Harumi was the Chief Operating Officer for CFA Society New York (previously New York Society of Security Analysts), a nonprofit affiliate of the CFA Institute with 10,000 financial professionals previously. As COO, she was responsible for operating all aspects of the organization, & successfully improved its performance through offering better value to its members, instituting significantly better operating processes, developing corporate partnerships, & establishing a new business model for attracting revenues from sponsors. Before CFA Society New York, Harumi spent 14 years at Thomson Reuters where she held various positions including: Director at the corporate level overseeing innovation & managing a portfolio of mobile products across divisions; Chief of Staff to the CEO of the Healthcare & Science business, where she oversaw all management activities of five business units, including acquisitions, business & product management, & planning for an annual $900M budget covering 4,300 employees; & Product Manager looking after the company's fixed income business, while launching the most significant product in this division's history. Harumi began her career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley & Citigroup, working in fixed income sales & mergers & acquisitions.

Harumi has an MBA from INSEAD in France & a BA, magna cum laude, in business from Sophia University in Japan. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Project Management Professional certified, an Advanced Communicator & Leader of Toastmasters, & bilingual in English & Japanese.
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