We'll explore the intersection between blockchain & trade finance, a major use case seeing significant adoption. We'll have 3 speakers provide an educational presentation & then transition to a Q&A driven panel.
Alisa DiCaprio -Alisa DiCaprio is the Head of Global Trade at R3 in New York City. In addition to strategy, she also covers trade governance & global standards initiatives. She joined from Asian Development Bank where she was a senior economist working on digital trade, trade finance & innovation.
From 2014-2017 she headed the team that calculated the global trade finance gap. During that time, she was also the WTO for the Bank. Before ADB, she was an academic economist at the United Nations. She has also worked in both the public & private sectors on export promotion, trade negotiations, & labor issues.
She co-chairs the BAFT Innovation Council & is a fintech advisor for the Fubon Center at NYU. She has worked in Cambodia, Chile, Finland, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, & the US. Her PhD is from MIT, & she holds a BA & MA from Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Jamiel Sheikh -Jamiel is CEO of Chainhaus, an advisory, software development, application studio & education company focused on blockchain, artificial intelligence & machine learning. Jamiel has over 15 years of experience in technology, capital markets, real estate & management & is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, NYU & CUNY teaching graduate-level blockchain, AI & data science subjects.
He is currently authoring a book on Corda with O'Reilly & runs one of the largest blockchain, AI & data science Meetups in NYC. Jamiel is a licensed real estate agent in New York & New Jersey with Douglas Elliman.
Jamiel holds an MBA from Columbia University & BBA from Baruch College & is completing his second Masters in Artificial Intelligence from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jamiel enjoys coding in over 8 languages, travel & the elegant nuances of MMA.
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