Blockchain Panel: Your Data Should Be Yours
About this Event
Has the digital age doomed privacy? The increasingly accepted wisdom is that the answer is yes, & thank you for the free Gmail, but that might be starting to change. From Europe to California, regulators are pushing back against the unfettered harvesting of consumer data. At the same time, entrepreneurs are using cryptographic advances, blockchain & other permissioned data approaches to help put people in charge of their personal data-and give them their fair share of their data's value. Join our panel of technologists & entrepreneurs for a discussion about future of personal data-and how the next wave of great technology companies might not own any of our data at all.
Uriah Ferruccio - Director of Strategy & Investment at JD.com / Director of AI+ Innovation Studio, AI Platform & Research Division
Advisor, investor, writer, dad. Formerly Co-founder/CEO @ Karakul; Director of Investment & Strategy & founder of AI+ Innovation Studio @JD.com AI; Research @ The D. E. Shaw Group. Passionate about data-informed, product obsessed teams that tell great stories & go where the growth is. Miseducated at Harvard, NYU & UNC-Chapel Hill.
Ben Coleman - Co-CEO of Ozone.Ai
Ben is a technologist & Investor (Ex Goldman Sachs, Google, Founder). Ben is the current co-CEO of Ozone.Ai A private data marketplace that uses free mobile tools to sync, organize, & monetize personal internet data. He was the former NYC Lead for Company NameXoogler.co which helps ex-Googlers (Xooglers) launch successful startups & Googlers/Xooglers to invest in them (angel.co/xooglers/syndicate). The Xoogler Syndicate now has $2M+ in backing for each Xoogler startup with backing from over 5,000 Xoogler members & 600 investors.Ben graduated from from the Leonard Stern School of business & holds a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Agnes Budzyn - Operator, Investor, Entrepreneur
Agnes is a versatile leader in financial & emerging technology markets, specializing in blockchain technology, investments, strategic growth & risk management. With a decade of traditional finance experience at BlackRock before ConsenSys, Agnes specializes in bridging the gap between legacy finance & emerging fintech-enabled solutions. Agnes also focuses on investing in early stage startups, where she advises on strategies & connects founders with potential clients & talent.
Most recently, Agnes was Managing Director at ConsenSys, a global formation of technologists building solutions for a blockchain-powered future in the form of over forty early-stage applications, projects, & companies. Agnes led the team charged with ensuring that the vision of the CEO/founder was carried out by the various teams across ConsenSys.
Her years in traditional finance provided her first-hand experience working with many of the world's largest institutions & advising key regulators on strategic challenges. She performed country-wide financial reviews of Ireland & Greece & others for the European Central Bank while part of a special situations team at BlackRock.
At ConsenSys, Agnes' role relied on the maintenance & leverage of strong relationships with those financial institutions, government bodies, & central banks. In this capacity, Agnes informed, collaborated, & strategized blockchain-related solutions with relevant stakeholders in order to ensure this groundbreaking technology was adopted quickly & efficiently by often risk-averse public & private institutions alike. She also built a blockchain based decentralized collateral loan platform.
Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Also, Agnes was featured as a Tech Pioneer by El Pais & published articles on data ownership.