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NICOLAS CARY

NICOLAS CARY

Nicolas Cary, Co-Founder & President, Blockchain


Nicolas Cary is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong technologist. He attributes much of his insight to his personal journeys around the world. He holds degrees in Business with an emphasis in Leadership Studies and International Political Economy. He has taught English and conducted poverty reduction assessments in rural India prior to spending the past decade growing start-ups. He is trilingual, and has a deep passion for positive digital disruption. He was a founding Partner at PipelineDeals where he focused on product development and management. In 2013 he Co-Founded Blockchain.

He also serves as the Chairman of YBUSA.org, the leading youth accelerator he Co-Founded. Winner of the 2015 European Digital Leader award for his inspiring and innovative contribution to initiate progress in the digital world, Mr. Cary has traveled globally focusing on FinTech and Entrepreneurial advocacy.

KEVIN GOLDSMITH

KEVIN GOLDSMITH

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Kevin Goldsmith, CTO, Avvo, Inc

Kevin Goldsmith is the Chief Technical Officer at Avvo in Seattle, overseeing all Research and Development, Data Engineering, Dev Ops and IT teams. Previously he was the Vice President of Engineering, Consumer at Spotify in Stockholm, Sweden, where he led both the product development and also streaming delivery organizations.

He was a Director of Engineering at Adobe Systems, where he worked for nine years. At Adobe, he led the Adobe Revel product group and the Adobe Image Foundation group.

He spent eight years at Microsoft, where he was a member of the Windows Media, Windows CE CoreOS and Microsoft Research teams. He has also worked at such companies as Silicon Graphics, (Colossal) Pictures, Agnostic Media and IBM.

He has a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

DR. VIVIENNE MING

DR. VIVIENNE MING

Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur.

She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students’ life outcomes. Vivienne is also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research in neuroprosthetics.

In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers.

She sits on the boards of The Palm Center, Emozia, Engender, and Genderis Inc., and is a Chief Science Advisor to Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, and Bayes Impact. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on issues of LGBT inclusion and gender in technology. Vivienne lives in Berkeley, CA, with her wife (and co-founder) and their two children.

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