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Crypto seems full of contradictions and jargon, the purview of cyberpunks and rebels.  Yet, some have said that if bitcoin hits $100K, half the world's billionaires will be crypto billionaires.  These are consumers in our regular economy. Billions are locked up in DeFi pools, hundreds of millions are spent on NFTs (digital art), and institutions continue to enter the space. Join Emmy Sobieski in this discussion all about the world of cryptocurrency. This talk will be focused on providing a perspective of where we have been and where we are going in the crypto world, from the early internet to the current transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. Learn the ins and outs of how bitcoin has transformed our financial ecosystem and arm yourself with key terms, some fluency, and most importantly a sense of perspective. Emmy made a 15-minute YouTube video on the subject, which you are welcome to view in advance of the session:


Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.


Emmy Sobieski Management Consultant

Emmy Sobieski sees ESG as a positive enabler for revenue acceleration, and secondarily as a risk management tool. Her two and a half decades of research experience in finance, investments and innovative technologies provides insights on competing in a rapidly changing world. As Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Co-Founder of Alderan Capital, institutional investor, financial expert and former CIO of DIGITA, a next gen on-ramp for private markets, she strategizes about business use cases around ESG as a positive force, blockchain, Fintech/Proptech, and investor sentiment. Emmy’s buy side experience includes working for investment firms representing diverse growth strategies and asset size. She brings decades of experience in commercial real estate transactions, land management and alternative energy projects. Emmy is a designated financial expert and qualified to serve on Audit, corporate Governance, Nominating, and Compensation committees. Her cutting-edge research background provides her a platform to analyze strategies and advise companies on target markets, especially Fintech markets, and their appetite for change.

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Demystifying Cryptocurrency

Wed, Nov 03 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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