Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Place: Rise New York, 43 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
Our speakers will share their experience in working with blockchain technology and it’s potential to solve supply chain and identity based humanitarian problems. Following their presentations there will be a brainstorming session focused on defining further what the meet-up aims to achieve by coming together.
Join the Ethereum community dedicating their talent and work to transforming our world. By properly leveraging blockchain technology we can solve the world’s most pressing problems. The blockchain’s ability to leapfrog or change corrupt and inefficient power structures can revolutionize the way we approach issues ranging from the supply chain, financial inclusion, human rights abuses, and modern slavery to environmental, energy, and workforce problems . One source of shared truth and trusted infrastructure can help NGOs, charities, social entrepreneurs, civil societies and companies achieve their mission.
This meet-up is free, but you can support it by making a donation here.
Michael Sena, a Product Manager for Uport at ConsenSys. Michael brings a diverse background in product management, technology consulting, capital markets, and political economics to the blockchain. In previous roles, he designed and deployed consumer and enterprise technologies for some of the largest organizations in the world, managed a portfolio of international financial securities, and launched a startup. At ConsenSys, Michael is using these foundational experiences to unlock value on a global scale by building applications for the emerging blockchain economy. He believes that exponential blockchain adoption is only a beautiful Dapp away and is passionate about getting these products into the hands of people.
Yorke Rhodes, a Global Business Strategist for Blockchain at Microsoft and an adjunct professor at NYU in the Masters of Integrated Marketing & Leadership programs where he has taught Digital Marketing, E-commerce and Entrepreneurship. Yorke is a passionate technologist with broad interests, always drawn to the next new shiny object. He earned a BS in Computer Science from NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He has worked in industry for over 20 years, primarily in software across large enterprises such as Microsoft and IBM as well as startups in wireless, mobile, digital marketing and e-commerce. He had a short stint on the client side at Goldman Sachs Investment Bank building their first wireless internet ingress and advising bankers in wireless, telecom and media. His perspectives are informed by his experiences as a young software developer where he witnessed the beginnings of client server databases, the OS/2 demise, clamshell laptops, obscure languages like ada, foxpro, lisp and paradox and the birth of the internet as we know it today. While ignoring bitcoin for many years, his interest was piqued by blockchain during the summer of 2015 with the launch of ethereum. He is currently on his second tour at Microsoft working on partner and corporate strategy around blockchain and looking at various levers to help mature and accelerate this exciting nascent industry.