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Panel discussion on use of smart contracts for different business applications:

For business operations
For fundraising
Different platforms offering smart contracts as a service

~~~~~~~ PANELISTS ~~~~~~~

- Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano

Anthony Pompliano is the Managing Partner at Full Tilt Capital. Anthony has been an advocate for tokenizing securities and is a self-described "Crypto capitalist hell-bent on tokenizing the world."

- Surabhi Gandotra

Surabhi Gandotra is Project Leader with BCG's NY office specializing in a broad array of IT & Ops topics for financial institutions. She has worked across themes such as IT strategy, due diligence, operations improvement, and emerging technology applications, specifically distributed ledger technology in capital markets. Surabhi has an MBA from NYU Leonard N Stern School of Business majoring in corporate finance and strategy, a Masters degree in Information Management, and a Bachelor of Science from India

- Shane Hampton

Shane Hampton is Head of Financial Engineering at the innovative fintech company Hydrogen, and serves as Product Lead on the Hydro blockchain project. He was an early advocate of the cryptocurrency movement and wants to help usher in real-world use cases for blockchain tech.

- Jamiel Shiek

Jamiel Sheikh is CEO of Override Labs, an advisory and development firm that specializes in complex blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions, tokenomics, decentralized applications and marketing. He also runs Chainhaus, a blockchain training company. He is a graduate professor at NYU and CUNY, where he teaches performance management and data science respectively. He has an MBA from Columbia University, BBA from Baruch College and is completing an MS in Artificial Intelligence from Georgia Institute of Technology.

~~~~~~~ MODERATOR ~~~~~~~

- Alim S. Gafar

Alim S. Gafar is a principal at DIRA Market Dynamics, a market discovery and development company. He has an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College with a major of finance and investments and postgraduate work in management. Alim has over 18 years experience in enterprise platform development in publishing, finance, telecom, and entertainment industries with leadership roles in operations, engineering, and marketing. He is a blockchain enthusiast, Javascript technical evangelist, and a NYC technical community organizer, interested in the intersection of mobile, ML, blockchain, and speech. Follow him on Twitter at @alimgafar (


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