Blockchain & Trade Finance

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We’ll explore the intersection between blockchain and trade finance, a major use case seeing significant adoption. We’ll have 3 speakers provide an educational presentation and then transition to a Q&A driven panel. 


Alisa DiCaprio – Alisa DiCaprio is the Head of Global Trade at R3 in New York City. In addition to strategy, she also covers trade governance and global standards initiatives. She joined from Asian Development Bank where she was a senior economist working on digital trade, trade finance and innovation.

From 2014-2017 she headed the team that calculated the global trade finance gap. During that time, she was also the WTO for the Bank. Before ADB, she was an academic economist at the United Nations. She has also worked in both the public and private sectors on export promotion, trade negotiations, and labor issues. 

She co-chairs the BAFT Innovation Council and is a fintech advisor for the Fubon Center at NYU. She has worked in Cambodia, Chile, Finland, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the US. Her PhD is from MIT, and she holds a BA and MA from Johns Hopkins University.

Professor Jamiel Sheikh – Jamiel is CEO of Chainhaus, an advisory, software development, application studio and education company focused on blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Jamiel has over 15 years of experience in technology, capital markets, real estate and management and is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, NYU and CUNY teaching graduate-level blockchain, AI and data science subjects.

He is currently authoring a book on Corda with O’Reilly and runs one of the largest blockchain, AI and data science Meetups in NYC. Jamiel is a licensed real estate agent in New York and New Jersey with Douglas Elliman.

Jamiel holds an MBA from Columbia University and BBA from Baruch College and is completing his second Masters in Artificial Intelligence from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jamiel enjoys coding in over 8 languages, travel and the elegant nuances of MMA.

Clemens Wan – Clemens is a Consensys Global Solution Architect on the Solutions team. He specializes in blockchain enterprise deployments and corda architecture in the capital markets, trade finance, insurance, legal, and regulatory industries. 

Before Consensys, Clemens spent 2.5 years at R3 as a Director leading Global Solutions Architecture Design completing 40+ industry designs on Corda, tech advisor for 10+ projects, and leading initiatives in smart contract development, CBDCs, platform comparisons, dev collaboration, client engagement, security, and scalable operation strategies.

Before R3, he spent 6 years at Credit Suisse in Fixed Income Trading IT where he specialized in Credit products, trading architecture, and helped co-start the CS Blockchain Working Group initiative in late 2014.
Clemens holds a Bachelor and Masters in Electrical Engineerings at Cooper Union and started his career in AI/machine learning research at Hamburg University and Osaka University.

Kevin Liu – Kevin is leading the ecosystem building for BUMO blockchain in North America, his team has many real-life use cases in supply chain finance, supply chain traceability, reinsurance, and etc. Kevin is also leading the initiative of Token Economy Institution, which is a DAC organization focusing on token economics research, practice and application.

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