The Future of Money & Finance Is Arriving Faster Than You Think

The Future of Money & Finance Is Arriving Faster Than You Think

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Join the Austin Forum Tuesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. for a presentation on the landscape and horizon for cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech.

About this event

Bitcoin awareness is now pervasive, and most of us have now heard of other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Dogecoin, etc, but cryptocurrencies have often seemed like a technology fad to those not actively engaged in the space. However, that perception is changing rapidly as cryptocurrencies are increasingly accepted for more and more everyday transactions and have become a valid component in investment portfolios. What’s more, blockchain-powered smart contract technology now enables new paradigms and products ranging from NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to DeFi (decentralized finance) systems that may forever change finance and transactions. What are cryptocurrencies? How are they being used now—and next? And what do you—and your company or organization—need to know to take advantage of this new technology paradigm? Join us as Jeannette Spaulding, CEO of Inveniam Asset Management returns to the Austin Forum with a comprehensive overview and an update on the landscape and horizon for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Want to win a SXSW 2023 badge? Come with your questions ready! The in-person attendee with the best question for the speaker during our Q&A portion of the event will win a SXSW 2023 badge.

Registration and Attendance Instructions

All participants must register for this event via Eventbrite.


Join us at the Austin Central Library, 710 W. César Chávez St. Parking information can be found here. Per City of Austin orders, the Austin Public Library requires masks when indoors except when eating, drinking, or speaking/performing onstage.

In-person attendees will also receive all the Zoom information in case for any reason you decide to attend virtually instead. Virtual attendance details can be found below.

In-person attendees, please join us from 5:15 to 6:15 for networking and food. We look forward to chatting with you face-to-face!

Online via Zoom

Once you register via Eventbrite, you will receive the direct Zoom link on the confirmation page, and in your confirmation email. You will also receive the Zoom link in an email from Eventbrite two days before the event and at the event start time.

By registering you will also gain access to the Eventbrite Virtual Event Page, which will be accessible on this page at any time for anyone who is registered. Once registered, you will see an "Access Event" button in the Location area to the right. You must be logged in to access this button.

Event Details


This is a hybrid event that will take place virtually via Zoom and in-person.

In-person Location: Austin Central Library, 710 W. César Chávez St.


Catering provided for in-person attendees from 5:15-6:15pm

6:00-6:15pm - Networking

6:15-7:30pm - Presentation

7:30-8:00pm - Q&A


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Jeannette Spaulding, CEO, Inveniam Asset Management

Jeannette Spaulding is CEO of Inveniam Asset Management and previously served as CEO of BlockPortal, an Inveniam ecosystem company. She is an experienced technology leader, having served as Vice President, Integration Technology at BNY Mellon and Vice President within the Chief Operating Office of Bank of America’s Global Banking and Markets Technology division.

Jeannette has been deeply embedded in the blockchain and digital asset space since 2017, having founded the consulting firm Crypto Research Group. Prior to that, she was an investment strategist and managed portfolios for institutional investors globally as part of BlackRock’s OCIO team, with $400+ billion of assets under management. She has also served as a strategist at BNP Paribas Investment Partners and researcher at Natixis Private Equity.

Jeannette graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Romance Philology. She went on to earn a Master’s in Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Paris, a French Grande École. She then completed a Master of Science in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University in Sweden, where she was named a University Scholar.

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