January NYC Corda Meetup

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Lair East

424 Broadway Suite 602 · New York, NY

How to find us

Look for door on east side of Broadway b/w Howard and Canal Sts, then take the lift up to the 6th floor.

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6:15pm – Doors open / networking galore! (food & drink provided)

7:00pm – KYC on Corda
Tim Coates will introduce us to Project Leia, a KYC project, and one of the largest collaborative DLT efforts last year that includes 12 banks located across 4 continents. The project aims to solve the problems around data collection, data validation, customer experience and data privacy that plague current KYC processes in Corporate Banking. Tim will explain the project, and provide a demo.

Bio: Tim leads Synechron’s blockchain product efforts working with large banks and technology platforms to design innovative DLT solutions. He works alongside an offshore team of 50 in the Synechron Blockchain Centre of Excellence. He co-led the solution design and development of LEIA2 with R3’s Matt Bradbury and 14 banks. The Self-Sovereign KYC Utility seeks to enable Corporate customers the guarantee of control over the content and distribution of their KYC data to banks as required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

7:30pm – Debugging Corda using a Mortgage Securities example
James Schopp will give the business case for the Corda project that helped improve data dissemination for the SPV (special purpose vehicle) securitization process for private label mortgages. Yaakov Sash will then demo the above Corda project. Following the demo, Yaakov will demonstrate how to best leverage Corda’s dynamic dev environment by interactively debugging the Cordapp code.

Bio: James is a Director of Credit Suisse in the Global Markets division, based in New York. He is Head of Securitized Products Finance IT, responsible for Wholeloan/ABS Mortgage Trading, Warehouse Financing, and ABCP Conduit Financing. James joined Credit Suisse Securitized Products in 2006. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, James has worked for IBM Global Services, Hewlett-Packard Image and Printing Group, Alliance Data Systems, and several dot-com era startups. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Florida State University.

Bio: Yaakov is a Senior Blockchain Architect assisting companies of all sizes embrace DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology). Most recently, Yaakov was part of the engineering team from Credit Suisse and 3 other banks that built a proof of concept distributed ledger system to improve the data dissemination for the SPV (special purpose vehicle) securitization process for private label mortgages. Previously Yaakov has held senior engineering and business-side roles at JPMC, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch.

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