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With Kevin Chen (Founder, IEN), Dan Simerman (Founder, New Ledger), Ed Maguire (Insights, Momenta Partners), Kaitlin Thaney (Endowment Dir., Wikimedia Foundation).
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

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IOTA NYC is back in December with an extensive panel on the decentralized economy, how it is financed, & how you can make the most of it as a technologist, investor or entrepreneur. Come join a lively conversation with some exceptionally well qualified speakers:

Kaitlin Thaney - Wikimedia FoundationKaitlin Thaney helps mission-driven organizations think strategically about program design, participatory engagement & sustainability. Shes currently the Endowment Director for the Wikimedia Foundation, a permanent fund to sustain Wikipedia & its sister projects in perpetuity. Prior to joining Wikimedia, Thaney was a Director at the Mozilla Foundation, overseeing community-based programs in science, learning, advocacy, Internet of Things, & women & web literacy. She founded & directed Mozillas first science program the Mozilla Science Lab empowering thousands of researchers, developers, & librarians to collaborate through fellowships, open source & project-based learning. Thaney has also helped launch & advise programs, governments & companies through work at Digital Science, the U.K. eLeadership Council, Creative Commons, MIT, Microsoft, & more.

Mc Kenna Walsh - Writer (Forbes, Adweek, I.N.C.), Former Tim Draper Fund AlumMc Kenna grew up in the heart of the silicon valley allowed he to be one the original digital natives, giving an unusual perspective & relationship to technology. After finishing college in 2.5 years with a degree in economic policy, she went to work for a Private Equity REIT based in Latin America eventually running their business development. She returned to the tech world full time when she started working for Tim Draper, helping with his Draper University program & as a partner at a seed investment fund where he was the primary LP. Her writings on Venture Captial & technology have been published in Forbes, Adweek, & I.N.C, as well as being one of the top writers on Quora. More recently she was a co-founder of an AI company with a focus on creating tools to empower creatives to tell dynamic narratives. Currently, she consults, advising both startups & investment groups.

Ed Maguire - Momenta PartnersCurrently, Ed is Insights Partner at Momenta Partners, a venture capital, advisory & executive search firm focused on Connected Industry. Previously, he was Senior Research Analyst & Managing Director at CLSA Americas covering the software industry, technology & innovation. Prior finance roles include Investment Banker & Research Analyst at Merrill Lynch & CIBC World Markets. Ed is a frequent guest speaker at conferences & meetups on the topics of IoT, Innovation, Big Data & frontier technologies. Ed holds a BA in Music from Columbia University & received his MBA from Rutgers Business School in Finance & Information Systems

Kevin Chen - IOTA Evangelist Network, Peace Innovation FoundationKevin R. Chen is currently the Founder of the IOTA Evangelist Network (IEN), a global grassroots group of IOTA enthusiasts & professionals looking to spread IOTA awareness & adoption in their respective countries. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board at the Peace Innovation Foundation, which supports & develops innovative projects for major international organizations, such as the United Nations. Previously, Kevin was the Evangelist at the IOTA Foundation, with the focus on business development & adoption strategy. Prior to IOTA, Kevin spend 3+ years on Wall Street as a technologist: first at Citigroup Global Markets as an application developer, then at a $3+ billion credit hedge fund Aristeia Capital as a data analyst. Kevin graduated from the University of Virginia with a Computer Science degree.

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