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Tokyo FinTech Meetup #5 - Blockchain All Stars

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This meetup will feature a panel of blockchain experts to discuss all things to do with distributed ledgers, leaving no stone unturned. We will have a bake off between Hyperledger, Ethereum, and Corda. You will learn how to benefit from the latest Initial Coin Offering (ICO), become famously rich, and retire early. Okay, with the last one I got carried away a little, but you get the idea. See you in September!

Agenda

6:30 Registration/Networking

6:45 Introduction

7:00 Panel

8:00 Closing Remarks

Panel

Our panel will provide a healthy mix of technical knowledge and business acumen, with the four individuals sharing a broad experience in software engineering and the financial services industry.

William Metcalfe – is a Co-Founder of Curvegrid (http://curvegrid.com/), a blockchain tooling startup focused on developing blockchain middleware and a blockchain software development practice, largely focused on Ethereum. Curvegrid won the ConsenSys Academy prize at the #Consensus2017 Hackathon for their implementation of a decentralized warehouse management system. Previously, William was the Chief Technology Officer of Gilt Groupe Japan, after joining in New York City as an early employee. William helped grow Gilt from its first order to become one of the most responsive and stylish ecommerce sites. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Computer Science.

Geoffrey Wells – is a Business Development Executive at IBM, focused on Financial Services. Previously, Geoff was a Partner in Accenture’s Financial Services Practice, were he spent 18 years architecting solutions and delivering application development assignments. In between these two roles, Geoff took a two-year sabbatical to fully immerse himself in Japan language & culture. He graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in Mathematics.

Jeff Wentworth – is a Co-Founder of Curvegrid (http://curvegrid.com/), a blockchain tooling startup focused on developing blockchain middleware and a blockchain software development practice, largely focused on Ethereum. Curvegrid won the ConsenSys Academy prize at the #Consensus2017 Hackathon for their implementation of a decentralized warehouse management system. Previously, Jeff has been a software engineer at Goldman Sachs for six years, where he was the global product owner object storage, and a customer engineer & consultant for EMC for five years. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Computer Engineering.

Munetoshi Yamada – is a Project Manager at R3 (https://www.r3.com/), the creators of Corda. R3 has secured more than USD 100m in funding from over 40 institutions. Previously, Mune has spent 10 years with Hitachi consulting as a team leader in corporate & investment banking, and with a strong focus on cash management. He graduated from Chuo University with a degree in International Law and Business.