Deep Dive into Blockchain and its Use Cases
This month's edition of London Women In Blockchain meetup will go deeper into blockchain and explore its uses cases and will be hosted by Oracle in their stunning London office.
This meetup is appropriate for women at all levels.
The first speaker is Marta Piekarska.
Marta serves as the Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger. Prior to Hyperledger, Marta worked as a Security Architect at Blockstream. Marta obtained her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double Master from Computer Science and Informatics at Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology. Marta recently received Ph.D. in User-Informed Design of Privacy Tools, while working for one of the hottest Silicon Valley startups, Blockstream, as their Security Architect. As a Post-doc, Marta also teaches and works at the Technical University of Berlin. Her technical interests are covered by what she does - user-informed privacy and security, applications of Bitcoin technology beyond cryptocurrency, and lock picking.
The second speaker is Diana Biggs.
Diana Biggs is Head of Digital Innovation for HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management, UK & Europe, where she leads on business model innovation, focused on areas including open banking, digital identity, fintech partnerships and robo-advisory. Diana, recently named as one of the top 25 fintech influencers in the UK by City AM and one of Innovate Finance?s Women in Fintech 2016 Power List, is an Advisor for University College London?s Centre for Blockchain Technologies and a 2016/2017 Fellow with Anthemis Group. She serves as a Mentor for accelerator and angel groups with a focus on empowering women in technology and the use of emerging technologies for social good, including Katapult, Angel Academe and Gaza Sky Geeks. Previously, Biggs was Founder of blockchain startup Proof of Purpose, Vice President of Growth and Partnerships for Uphold.com, and Chief Strategy Officer for e-commerce platform Soko. Earlier in her career, Biggs spent five years as a Management Consultant with Oliver Wyman Financial Services advising financial institutions across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America on growth and strategy.
Spotlight Crypto App - to be revealed in the evening by Linda Ilonze.
6:30 - 7 pm: Welcome drinks and networking
7:00 - 7:10 pm: Introduction to the evening
7:10 - 7:50 pm: Marta - Deep Dive into Blockchain
7:50 - 8:00 pm: Linda - Spotlight Crypto App
8:00 - 8:30 pm: Diana - Blockchain Use Cases
8:30 - Finish: Networking and drinks
Ladies! Come join us for tech talks, wine/soft drinks, pizza and a chance to network with fellow women who are in the Blockchain space.
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