Journey of a CTO

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85 N. Raymond Avenue · Pasadena, CA

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Venue is located on the 2nd floor. Free street parking until 11:00 am; except where valet signs are posted. 90 minutes free parking is also available at nearby parking lots.

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Topic: Journey of a CTO

Join us for the journey of CTO Barbara Bickham. She’ll take us from what first intrigued her about computers and entrepreneurship, her career choices and the chances she took along the way-- to becoming a CTO, leader of a Blockchain accelerator, and startup advisor. She’ll also share her vision of the tech horizon.

Barbara Bickham, CTO with extensive experience in Technology and Entrepreneurship. Her current areas of expertise are in the Internet of Things, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

Barbara is currently Founder and CTO of Trailyn Ventures, a Blockchain Advisory Company. She provides strategic advice and technical execution for companies incorporating Blockchain and/or Artificial Intelligence into their company and products. Companies include The Aclyd Project - Payment and Remittance on the Blockchain; 2TransFair - Payment and Remittance on the Blockchain; Plaak - Exchange; EVRealities - AR/VR Attribution on the Blockchain; Rechain - Universal Rewards on the Blockchain, and others.

Barbara is also The Chief of the Block at the Blockchain Accelerator for Global Growth. The Blockchain Accelerator for Global Growth helps companies become fundable with the Due Diligence Intensive, a 31-page analysis of the company for traditional and blockchain funding and International Business Focus for growing and scaling a company globally.

Previously, Ms. Bickham was the Director of Engineering for Flexeye where she architected, designed and coded the 2014 Gartner Cool Vendor Award Winning REST API for their IoT Platform

Ms. Bickham founded TechGenii, Inc., a digital strategy company;, a Forex Software company; and PCNLA an investment association connecting Southern California businesses with venture funding. She has 7+ years of experience preparing and evaluating companies for private equity and venture capital financing.

She is on the Advisory Board of the MIND Institute, MindMusic and Yummy Society; and a Mentor for Springboard Enterprises, Stubbs Alderton PreCellerator, and MakeInLA. She is an Advisor and EIR at the Bixel Exchange.

She holds degrees from the University of Chicago, New Entrepreneurs Program; a Masters of Science in Computer Science from West Coast University; and a BA in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley.

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