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Raising Capital is What Greg Downey Does and What He Teaches

In Blockchain, Funding, Investor Interviews, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

 Greg Downey is the founder of Purim Ventures, a venture capital company that also specializes in advisory services and fundraising education. Greg has over 25 years of helping disruptive innovations get to market and has helped companies already on market to expand. Over the last 15 years, he has successfully helped lead multiple capital raises totaling over $75,000,000 from …

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Dato Thiwakaran Builds Commerce Through Federation of Asian African Trade Development – Investments

In Africa, Diplomat, Economic Development, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Dato Thiwakaran of Malaysia is the Secretary-General of the Federation of Asian African Trade Development and Investments. His sectors of work include oil and gas, mining, bio-organic agriculture, renewable energy, fintech, and aerospace. Dato is an expert networker and has been able to use his influence to create a significant impact in his area of the world. He shares his …

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Ryan Arndt of the Stacks Foundation Shares Grant Opportunity For Blockchain-Based Developers

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Ryan Arndt is the Stacks Ecosystem Steward at Stacks Open Internet Foundation.  Ryan works with developers using blockchain to develop community-servicing projects through a special grant program.  He provides Publisher, Mary Kurek, with information about the Stacks Foundation and the grant that focuses on the Foundation’s goal of a “user-owned Internet.”  Actually, it’s more than a goal – it’s their …

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Jesus Medel Advises on Problems and Solutions in Cybersecurity

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Jesús Medel operates his cybersecurity and IT consulting business from a headquarters in Mexico.  He has more than 30 years of experience in IT business consulting, specializing in disruptive technologies solutions for organizations.  He has been working in innovation, sales, and architecture related to emerging technologies, like Smart Cities, IoT, space computing (AR and VR), 3D and4D printing, AI, and …

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Shanmugavel Sankaran: Making Whistleblowing and Health Conversations Safe

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Shanmugavel “Shan” Sankaran is the CEO of NixWhistle, which is a blockchain-based platform that solves trust issues for employee feedback.  Shan’s background includes working with Microsoft and IBM in multiple information security and compliance leadership roles, venturing into the startup world as CISO for an e-commerce platform company. He recognized the need for an affordable, easy-to-use GRC (Governance, Risk, and …

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IBM Watson Health’s Blockchain Solution to Pandemic Supply Chain Chaos

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By Mary Kurek, Publisher, Frontrunners Innovate It’s sometime in April 2020, and I get an email from a member of our Frontrunners League sub-group,  Women Leaders in Blockchain. The outreach came from Shawnna Hoffman, Global Blockchain Offering Leader, IBM Watson Health who was telling me about a new project that she and Mark Treshock, IBM’s Blockchain Solutions Leader for Healthcare …

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Lisa Morales-Hellebo: Pioneering Supply Chain Solutions Through Technology and Design Thinking

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Lisa Morales-Hellebo has spent the last 25 years in technology as a student of design-thinking, straight out of the doors of Carnegie Mellon in 1995. But, what she was before that was a fashion aficionado…not just clothes…but, the entire industry.  Honestly, she still owns that infatuation, but there’s much more to her story. Lisa is a VC, a product strategist, …

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Connections in The Introducer Magazine on FinTech Literacy

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Here are the connections we see in the 18th Edition of The Introducer Magazine on FinTech Literacy and Creativity in Finance:  If you see an opportunity for connection for yourself here, you can reach us at editor@theintroducermagazine.com Linda Goetze of the current edition and Alana Stott of a previous edition in the summer of 2019 would have a good conversation …

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Ksenija Cipek, Dame of Honour: International Tax Expert

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Ksenija Cipek has worked for 24 years for the Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration of the Republic of Croatia. She is a highly respected and recognized international tax expert who has been heavily involved in lawmaking and was responsible for many tax reforms in Croatia. As a Project Leader, she established the Compliance Risk Analysis System (CRMS) and provided an …

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Linda Goetze: Blockchain Chamber of Commerce

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An educator and connector, Linda Goetze, M.Ed., has been engaged with blockchain technology since 2012. She is President and CEO of the Blockchain Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and has served on the Blockchain Association Board of Directors. A member of Mensa and former CEO of Balancing Health, Linda helped establish the Atlanta Neurotherapy Institute after three and a half years …