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Connected Conversations: Level-Setting Bitcoin, Blockchain and Digital Currencies: Operational and Investment Opportunities for Family Enterprises

Connected Conversations: Level-Setting Bitcoin, Blockchain and Digital Currencies: Operational and Investment Opportunities for Family Enterprises

by Smith Family Business Initiative

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Join the Smith Family Business Initiative as we host “Connected Conversations”, a bi-monthly webinar series that explores topics relevant to family business owners, members, advisors, students, and alumni. We invite you to join us as we navigate the current uncertainty in our global economy, and its impacts on family businesses. 

On April 8 from 12-1pm EDT, Susan Joseph, Managing Partner of SusanJosephLLC, and Barry Seeman, Managing Partner at Bear Run Partners, LLC, will lead a discussion on "Level-Setting Bitcoin, Blockchain and Digital Currencies: Operational and Investment Opportunities for Family Enterprises." They will share insight on blockchain in relation to consortia, insurance, identity, financial services, and humanitarian concerns. 

Blockchain – essentially Distributed Ledger Technology – is rapidly emerging as a major force that will shape all sorts of transactions from multinational corporate supply chains to financial services and insurance to civil society functions including government and regulatory applications.  Enterprise ranging from the likes IBM, Verizon and Walmart to banking and insurance corporates are all investing tens of billions of dollars into blockchain applications, the notion of a "stablecoin" (aka Facebook Libra and others) to further global payments, tokenized assets to improve financial services infrastructure are only some of the applications we see today. and we can only expect an increasing rate of adaption.  Cryptocurrency is but one aspect of blockchain. Digital assets that are non-crypto related are being deployed through the use of “smart contracts” in the current financial system. Different verticals are using the technology to track and trace sources of a wide variety of raw materials for safety and authenticity.  Consortia have formed across many verticals so that entities, even competitors, can collaboration, extend supply networks, and a host of other business processes that are creating new business opportunities.
 
Our panel will share current insights and use cases that will help participants

  • understand blockchain basics and why the technology matters
  • understand some of the uses of the technology with regard to enterprise 
  • understand some of the uses of the technology with regard to digital assets, smart contracts, and investments

Please submit questions you would like Susan Joseph to address in advance of the webinar to Hannah Barends at heb87@cornell.edu.



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Susan Joseph

Managing Partner

SusanJosephLLC

Susan Joseph is the Managing Partner of SusanJosephLLC. She is a JD/MBA and former General Counsel who has been advising and consulting in law, blockchain and fintech for the past five years on digital assets, cryptocurrencies, enterprise distributed ledgers, smart contracts, insurance, consortia, regulatory matters, identity and privacy, banking, open source strategies, and other issues as they occur across financial services, insurance and humanitarian concerns. She currently runs the RiskStream Civics Program, was formerly the B3i North America Representative (Insurance Blockchain Consortia) and has built and run blockchain Working Groups for global insurers. She is often consulted about issues that intersect regulation and technology. She advises many companies at their early stages, publishes regularly, and frequently travels around the world to guest lecture at universities and conferences alike. She was the first Executive Director of ID2020 and is a co-founder and Executive Director of Diversity in Blockchain, Inc. Susan is a Core Leader for the World Economic Forum on both their Consortia and Supply Chain Projects and is a member of their Expert Network. Susan has Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, an MBA from Tulane University, and a JD from Pace University.

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Barry Seeman

Managing Partner

Bear Run Partners, LLC

Barry Seeman is the Managing Partner of Bear Run Partners, LLC, a specialized consultancy firm, working with both buy-side and sell-side financial services industry firms, in the critical analysis and/or development of: Crypto-Currencies, Blockchain, and Capital Markets solutions. Previously, Barry was the Head of Global Derivatives and Hedging for AEGON / Transamerica. He has over 30 years experience running major Sell-Side and Buy-Side divisions. Barry has a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Electrical Engineering and a MBA from Cornell University, in Ithaca New York.

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