Women Working in Blockchain

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4 Freshwater Pl · Southbank

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If you have ever wondered what it would be like to work in Blockchain or how to move your career into the Blockchain industry, this panel of experts will help to answer your questions.

Before the panel there will be a brief introduction to Blockchain and how the future of work may be affected by Karen Cohen, Co-organiser of women in blockchain Melbourne.

Moderated by our very own Kaia Myers-Stewart Co-organiser of Women in Blockchain Melbourne and Product Manager at PegaSys and Protocol Engineering at ConsenSys, the panel will also consist of:

Rita Arrigo, Chief Digital Advisor at Microsoft. With a passion for emerging technology to re-imagine the possible with AI, Mixed Reality, IOT and Blockchain, she designs programs of change, envisions with Design Thinking & Inclusive Design, hacks, prototypes and delivers. Her passion for digital spans over 20 years working at Telstra through to Digital Agencies, consulting. She believes in making our lives more human, with inclusive design, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, modern workplaces and smarter cities.

She co-founded the radio show Byte Into It on 3RRR aiming to reducing techno fear and bring the benefits of technology to a larger audience. Now she is empowering the next evolution that will make our lives more human, with inclusive design, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, modern workplaces and smarter cities.

Priyanka Priyanka Ashraf ,works for ConsenSys, the Ethereum infrastructure and venture production studio, as the Community Lead Australia. She acts as the connective tissue between the various audiences interfacing with ethereum. Her goal is to catalyse the growth of the broader ecosystem towards shared value for all audiences, including enterprise, developers and the public.
Before transitioning into technology (previously PwC & various startups), Priyanka worked as a litigator. In her free time, she co-leads She Loves Data, a voluntarily run data analytics training program by women, for women

Karen Cohen, Secretary to the Board Blockchain Australia and Founder BlockConsulting Group and Co-organiser of Women in Blockchain Melbourne as well as Victorian President of ADCA.

Ana Pochesneva , RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, Ana is a law graduate and crypto academic. She researches law and blockchain at the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub and is a member of the Standards Australia Blockchain Technical Committee Smart Contracts Working Group.

All women and men welcome, special thanks to Microsoft for hosting and sponsoring the function.