Women Working in Blockchain

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If you have ever wondered what it would be like to work around blockchain technology or how to move your career towards this industry, the panel of experts at this event will help answer your questions.

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

Moderated by Kaia Myers-Stewart, Co-organiser of Women in Blockchain Melbourne and Product Manager at PegaSys and Protocol Engineering at ConsenSys.

Panel:

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, Rita 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, Community Lead Australia, Consensys
ConsenSys is the Ethereum infrastructure and Priyanka 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.

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 are welcome, and a special thanks to Microsoft for hosting and sponsoring the function.