Hyperledger NYC Meetup: Blockchain for Finance, IoT
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Hyperledger NYC Meetup: Blockchain for Finance, IoT

Hyperledger NYC Meetup: Blockchain for Finance, IoT

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7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street

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AGENDA: Hyperledger NYC Meetup

5:30 - Doors open. Networking.

6:15 - Welcome remarks by Keith Berry of Moody's Analytics.

6:25 - Introduction Talk by Oleg Abdrashitov, Event Host

6:35 - Talk #1. Industry Use Cases for Blockchain: Finance, Legal, Supply Chain, IoT, by Bruce Weed of IBM

7:00 - Q&A break.

7:10 - Talk #2. Introduction to Iroha Project, Accepted Under Hyperledger Umbrella, by Makoto Tokemiya of Soramitsu

7:25 - Q&A break.

7:30 - Fireside Chat. Blockchain Use Cases, Adoption Strategy and Regulations, with Oleg Abdrashitov of Altoros, Susan Ramonat of SEI Investments, Fredrik Voss of Nasdaq, Usha Krishnan of ChainGenie, and Fahad Chowdhury

8:15 - Q&A break and wrap-up.

DETAILED AGENDA:

5:30 - Doors open. Refreshments and drinks.Networking. Members meet each other.

6:15 - Welcome remarks by Keith Berry, Executive Director of Emerging Businesses at Moody's Analytics.

Keith Berry is responsible for Moody’s Analytics Emerging Business Unit, based in New York. The Emerging Business Unit aims to identify, research and develop new business opportunities for Moody’s Analytics that are enabled by technology innovation. Prior to this role, Keith held several key positions in MA in both the technology and product areas. Prior to joining Moody’s, Keith worked as a software engineer and software architect for Barclays Global Investors (now part of BlackRock) for ten years. Keith holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Durham University in the UK.

6:25 - Introduction Talk by Oleg Abdrashitov, Event Host

Oleg Abdrashitov heads the Blockchain Practice at Altoros and the Requirements Working Group at Hyperledger.

Oleg's career spans 19 years in software development for the financial services companies. He has built systems supporting high frequency trading, middle office and online exchanges.

Oleg has worked at top investment banks, hedge funds and has founded startups and consultancies. He is currently engaged by clients in finance and insurance to train engineers and architect solutions on blockchain.

6:35 - Talk #1. Industry Use Cases for Blockchain: Finance, Legal, Supply Chain, IoT

Speaker:

Bruce Weed, Program Director, Startups & Developers (Watson/AI, IoT, Blockchain, Big Data, Cloud) at IBM

Bruce Weed is the IBM global program director of Watson and big data ecosystem development, and is part of the IBM Software Group. Bruce has extensive experience in business development, sales and marketing.

His additional skills and experience lie in product and brand management, operational strategy, IT strategy and software development. He is also a big data evangelist who keynotes at major conferences around the world.

7:00 - Q&A break.

7:10 - Talk #2. Introduction to Iroha Project, Accepted Under Hyperledger Umbrella

• using Iroha, C++ based permissioned ledger (which has been accepted as a Hyperledger project)

• using digital identity service built on top of Iroha

• working with Iroha to develop new services or solutions

Speaker:

Makoto Tokemiya, Co-CEO at Soramitsu

Makoto Takemiya of Soramitsu is the initial Iroha project maintainer. Makoto will speak about this initiative that has been recently accepted into incubation status under Hyperledger. Originally developed by Hyperledger member company, Soramitsu, Iroha was inspired by the Fabric architecture and aims to provide a development environment where C++, web, and mobile application developers can contribute to the Hyperledger Project. Makoto is current PhD student of applied computer science at the University of Tokyo.

7:25 - Q&A break.

7:30 - Fireside Chat. Blockchain Use Cases, Adoption Strategy and Regulations

Moderator: Oleg Abdrashitov, Head of Blockchain Practice at Altoros and Leader of Requirements Working Group at Hyperledger

Speakers:

Susan Ramonat, Blockchain Lead and Chief Risk Officer at SEI Investments, CEO at Spiritus Partners

Always driven to provide over the horizon leadership, Susan Ramonat brings over 25 years of executive experience on Wall Street and in banking. Susan established the Blockchain program strategy for a leading technology service provider to global wealth and investment managers.

She speaks frequently about Blockchain, cybersecurity and operational resilience for audiences ranging from healthcare, financial services, and other critical infrastructure industries to academic researchers and government agencies in the US and UK.

Fredrik Voss, Vice President, Blockchain Strategy at Nasdaq

Fredrik is heading up the strategic dimension of Nasdaq's blockchain innovation initiative. He is advising the C-suite on corporate objectives and strategies for Nasdaq's activities in the blockchain space. Fredrik is responsible for implementation and communication of approved strategies.

Fahad Chowdhury, Financial Services Executive

Usha Krishnan, Founder at ChainGenie.com, Blockchain Consultant at Sensei consultancy

Usha Krishnan has over 20 years of experience working in organizations that range in size and complexity from medium size businesses to a Fortune 10 corporation, in sectors that include information technology, heavy machinery, and insurance.

She helps organizations understand how, why and where blockchain solutions should be deployed. And more importantly, how can an organization exploit the blockchain and other emerging technologies to drive up competitive advantage.

8:15 - Q&A break and wrap-up.

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Big Thanks to Moody’s Analytics for providing the venue and sponsoring food and drinks for the meetup!

Moody’s Analytics offers award-winning solutions and best practices for measuring and managing risk. As an essential provider of data, financial modeling, analytical software, and specialized expertise, we deliver comprehensive credit risk capabilities to the financial community worldwide. Our deep experience in credit risk management and banking, combined with innovative and cutting-edge technology, allows us to assist customers in unique and insightful ways.

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