Karen Hsu Chief Revenue Officer BlockCypher With over 20 years of experience in technology companies, Karen is co-inventor of 5 patents and has worked in a variety of engineering, marketing and sales roles to bring new products to market. She has worked on Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and CRM solutions at companies including IBM, Siebel Systems, Informatica, and SugarCRM. She has also worked closely with standards organizations such as SWIFT, NACHA and ACORD.
Lily Liu,CoFounder Earn.com Lily is a cryptocurrency investor and advisor, with a background as a CFO and operating executive in the US and China. Most recently, Lily co-founded Earn.com which was recently acquired by Coinbase. Previously, Lily was the CFO of Chinaco Hospital Corporation, where she built a 500-bed, international standard general hospital in Cixi, just outside of Shanghai. It was China’s first foreign joint venture, private general hospital. Lily also worked at KKR in New York as well as McKinsey in New York and Beijing.
Vanishree Rao, PhD, Senior Cryptographer Intertrust Technologies Vanishree is passionate about identifying security pain points and designing, developing, and deploying security/cryptography solutions. At Intertrust Technologies currently her main focus areas are blockchain technologies, white box cryptography and digital rights management. Prior to Intertrust, she was a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC, where she worked on various government-funded as well as industry-need driven security projects. She obtained her PhD in Theoretical Cryptography from UCLA. Her advisor was Professor Amit Sahai, a world-renowned Cryptographer. She has worked on various areas in cryptography, including, zero-knowledge proofs, multi-party computation protocols, key exchange protocols and program obfuscation.
Jackie Hart Founder ZeroPoint:Blockchain in Balance The ZeroPoint Experience is an immersive zone within Blockchain conferences for attendees to come undone, to re-center and regroup and connect with other aligned attendees in a more intimate and authentic environment.ZeroPoint seeks to engage people and support those who are open to doing business in a more conscious and collaborative way. Jackie has been a speaker on numerous conferences on the topic of Blockchain for Good. She serves on the Board for regenerative community blockchain company and is on several blockchain advisory boards. She is a long time meditator, yogini, nature connection guide and mother to five children she sees as her biggest teachers.
Audrey Chaing, Founder Blockchaing Audrey is a cryptocurrency trader and blockchain analyst, and runs the news site blockchaing.org. She has been trading Bitcoin since 2013 and is a member of Oakland Blockchain Developers and SF Ethereum Developers. Through her consulting work at Blockchaing, she is CTO at a new blockchain protocol called Infinium and launching a crypto investment fund with Precursor Ventures. Previously, she co-founded 2 companies, through which she participated in Start-Up Chile and Singularity University Global Solutions Program. She has a decade of experience on Wall Street as an investor, trader, and research analyst at companies like Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, and BlackRock. Audrey has a degree in Computer Science from MIT with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence, and earned her MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a frequent speaker at events like Google International Women’s Day, Global Blockchain Forum, Crypto@Dropbox, LendIt/BlockFin, and OneWorld Blockchain at Davos. She created the MIT Applied Blockchain Series, helping founders get from idea to demo-able product.
MODERATOR: Monette Stephens Head Corp Dev Tokensoft has a unique combination of entrepreneurial, investing, technical, banking, sales and marketing expertise. As the Head of Corporate Development of TokenSoft, she has been instrumental in building the sales and partnership pipeline supporting over 20 fully compliant Security Token Offerings with investors from over 170 countries. Monette co-founded and ran a FINRA registered Broker-Dealer obtaining Series 7, 24 and 63 registrations and had multiple exits through IPO or M&A. She has BS and MS degrees in CS/ECE.