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Raghu Bala CoFounder PropertyList.io based in Southern California, and current MIT Sloan/GetSmarter online tutor for AI and Blockchain. Formerly with Yahoo, Infospace, PwC, and with 3 successful startup exits. Wharton MBA in Finance, MS in Computer Science from RPI, Ex-Columbia University Adjunct Lecturer, published author and major conferences including IoT Congress, Google IO, and more. Current focus areas: Decentralized computing, Distributed ledgers, IoT, Cryptocurrencies.
John Kang CEO Reasi where users transact real estate from their phones. Beyond recognizing real estate’s massive innovation opportunity, he sees real estate as a critical, but inaccessible, vehicle for building net worth. In prior roles, John led corporate strategy, finance, and ERP innovation at market-share leading manufacturers, with products ranging from 787 airplanes to Koala Kare baby-changing stations. His foundation is as an engineer, most notably at FactSet Research Systems – a data pillar for Wall St. John hails from MIT, earned his MBA from Michigan, and holds an NMLS mortgage loan originator license.
Jason Kumpf Accelerate Growth Partners is an award-winning International Business Leader. With over 10 years of experience helping companies launch and improve their global initiatives in sales, marketing, financing, and banking, he delivers innovation and execution for clients. From startups to enterprise companies, Jason has initiated, led and managed growth at Technology, Real Estate, FinTech, Wireless and Consulting companies. Having lived in over 9 countries and now based in San Francisco, he enjoys interacting with diverse cultures, learning new ideas and expanding client opportunities with creative and pragmatical solutions. Jason can generate new ideas immediately for almost any situation and is a practical problem solver. From leading small teams to a hundred people, Jason brings the leadership, management, ideas, analytics and “let’s get this done now” ability to work every day.
Dr. M.J. Koontz, CEO InclusiveInvesting.com a real estate venture inside Zephyr Real Estate. Dr. Koontz has built 3 successful companies, Pacific Creations, STEMKids and currently InclusiveInvesting.com, inside Zephyr Real Estate. An experienced global business-woman and real estate agent, her career includes lobbying in DC, managing global trade show in Japan, founding, funding and managing an ed-tech company in SF and currently managig her global real estate business. Real estate is a vehicle to build wealth and desperately needs to be more inclusive. She is actively working to build inclusive investing networks. A licenses CA real estate agent, she has a B.S., Georgetown, MBA, MBA, USC and PhD, with a focus on CRM efficacy. She also speaks Japanese and donates 3% of her profits to the charity of choice of her client.
MODERATOR: Mark Albertson, Silicon Valley journalist whose stories are regularly published for SiliconANGLE Media and Blasting News. He was previously a senior writer for the San Francisco Examiner and CBS-Bay Area. He specializes in coverage of Fintech and cybsersecurity topics, in addition to writing regularly about enterprise computing. He is also an experienced video and TV producer, having created Tech Closeup, a nationally syndicated program on technology that aired on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliate stations over the course of four years.