FinTank’s Blockchain Panel Discussion

Date(s) - 03/23/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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FinTank’s Blockchain Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 23, 6pm


Please join us in the first couple meetings and help shape the direction of our conversation around Blockchain.

For our March 23rd event, we are excited to announce our panel:

George Chikovani

George Chikovani is the North American Chief Executive for the Innovation and Development Foundation, a development group focusing on using collaboration to bring technical solutions to problems faced by governments and businesses. George has expertise on the use of the blockchain in both business applications and in the provision of civic services.

Omkar Naik

Omkar Naik is the Midwest sales lead for Data Platform and Blockchain at Microsoft. He is responsible for defining and managing data platform sales to enterprise customers in Midwest including planning, forecasting, and execution and is focused on making it easy for developers and business professionals to develop distributed-ledger solutions.

Brian Shields

Brian Shields is the cofounder of Coder Inc., a Chicago-based venture development firm dedicated to building new technologies and accelerating early stage businesses. Previously at Bank of America, Brian lead a team of analysts overseeing $8.5 billion of syndicated bank loans across a portfolio of CLOs and Total Return Swaps. Brian can speak to the disruption facing the banking industry with the introduction of technologies like Ethereum, a decentralized development platform and cryptocurrency.

FinTank is located in the within the CNA building at 333 S. Wabash Ave, Suite 2700, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Due to security measures within the building, you will need to “purchase” a ticket through eventbrite to get on our attendance list.