Blockchain Fintech and AI Symposium


Globally Local Blockchain Fintech and AI Symposium

May 1, 2019
8:00 AM  – 6:00 PM

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
New York, NY

Join industry leaders, investors, innovators, regulators, and academics who are connected globally for a day-long series of panel discussions and presentations. All attendees will have the opportunity to attend a networking event, book signing, and Fintech/Blockchain/AI job fair. Entrepreneurs seeking investment capital will have the chance to make short pitches.

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8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Keynote Introduction and Address

9:45 a.m.


10:05 a.m.

Mentoring Diverse and Inclusive Leaders in Blockchain, Fintech, and AI

  • Measuring inclusivity in technology organizations
  • Working with a diverse workforce in technology organizations
  • How to inspire leaders to be better managers and bosses?

11:20 a.m.


11:40 a.m.

AI Developments in Fintech and Blockchain

  • AI and digital ledger technology
  • How is AI and Fintech changing the financial services sector?
  • How are AI developments in Fintech and blockchain going to affect healthcare providers?

1 p.m.

Lunch Break

Short Pitches (Judges and firms to be revealed soon)

2:00 p.m.

Asset Tokenization/Digital Assets Trading

  • ICO environment today
  • Why use ICOs to raise capital?
  • Valuation of cryptocurrencies

3:15 p.m.


3:35 p.m.

Regulation of Digital Assets

  • Future of exchange traded funds
  • Current status and future of exchange traded cryptocurrency derivative contracts
  • Regulatory agenda of SEC and CFTC

5:15 p.m.

Networking, Job Fair, Global Symposium, Book Signing, and Refreshments

Confirmed Speakers and Moderators

  • Cherie Aimee, “Dr. Oz” regular guest; Blockchain Enthusiast; Former Director of Communications, ShipChain
  • Tory Cenaj, Publisher, Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today
  • Cristina Dolan, Co-founder & COO, iXledger, Blockchain, MIT Media Lab
  • Rhonda Etheridge, HAP
  • Michelle Gitlitz, Partner, Blank Rome
  • Vanessa Grillet, Vice President, Consensys
  • Reese Jones, Lester Fellow in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley; Co-founder, Singularity University
  • Joshua Ashley Klayman Kuzar, Founder, Klayman LLC
  • Christian Martin, Founder and Partner, the Social Fabric Consulting
  • Michael McGlone, CFA, FRM, Senior Commodity Strategist, Bloomberg Intelligence
  • Neepa Patel, CCO, R3
  • Steven Shapiro, Ph.D., Professor of Finance and Director, Risk Management Center, New York Institute of Technology
  • D.K. Smith, CMO and Co-founder, dxDigital
  • James Smith, Founder, Catapult Research
  • Meghan Spillane, Partner, Goodwin and Proctor
  • Sarah Swammy, Author and COO, State Street Global Markets, LLC
  • Jack Tatar, Author and Managing Partner, Doyle Capital Management; Forbes Cryptoasset and Blockchain Advisor
  • Joel Telpner, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Harumi-Urata Thompson, Founder, HUT Consulting
  • Dan Viola, Partner, Sadis and Goldberg
  • Janet Walsh, CEO and President, Birchtree Global, LLC


New York Institute of Technology School of Management