Past Meetup

Speaker Series #1: Janett Liriano - CEO, Loomia Technologies, Inc.

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25 Broadway

25 Broadway · New York

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13th Floor

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The goal of the Black Blockchain Speaker Series is to highlight underrepresented entrepreneurs, engineers, and thought leaders in the blockchain space. By creating a welcoming environment that provides access points for people of all backgrounds, we hope to increase interest and exposure to this emerging field.
We are honored to welcome Janett Liriano, CEO of Loomia, as the first guest in our Blockchain Speaker Series.

Loomia creates "smart" circuitry designed to interact with soft goods. Their product, the LOOMIA TILE, is a hardware device that unobtrusively transforms clothes into data-collecting and identity tools. This information can then be transferred to a desktop application and sold to interested parties. The app is decentralized and gives the wearer freedom to choose who has access to their data and how it is used. Their TILE cryptocurrency acts a rewards system for the LOOMIA TILE wearer.

In addition to learning more about LOOMIA and her experience leading the company, we will have the opportunity to hear Janett speak on a wide range of topics, such as:

* The future potential of blockchain technology and its current limitations.
* The implications of blockchain technology on personal data ownership and security.
* How hardware/wearables will interact with the blockchain.

About Janett Liriano:
Janett is a creative and systems thinker with a passion for user experience. Her role is to optimize and scale LOOMIA's suite of patented core technologies, and drive strategy. She is responsible for managing key supply chain partners, growth, business development, customer acquisition, and manufacturing.

As a master electrician and team leader, Janett has specified and installed interactive medical and audio systems, and formerly served as stage manager, director, and lighting designer on at New York's Lincoln Center and Boston's Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Daughter of an electrical engineer and a creative, Janett brings deep understanding of design and technology to execute magical experiences. She is a graduate of New York's Fiorello H LaGuardia High School for Music and Arts and the Performing Arts for Technical Theatre, where she directed, stage managed, built/designed sets, lights and costumes. A SAG/AFTRA member, Janett has been both behind and on the stage/camera as an actress for notable programs like Law and Order. In her free time, she is an avid swing dancer.

She studied two years of Design and Technology at Emerson College and Audio Engineering at SAE Institute, with a special focus on electronics and analog processes. She resides in New York, NY.


7:00 - 7:30PM: Networking

7:30 - 8:15PM: Presentation

8:15 - 8:45PM: Audience Q&A

8:45 - 9:00PM: Closing + Announcments

9:00PM: Drinks at Pier A Harbor House

Afterward, we will head over to Pier A Harbor House (22 Battery Pl, New York, NY) for drinks.

We hope you will join us!