7 May 2019
Stellar Pioneer’s next meetup is fast approaching! Come ready to network over pizza and drinks in Distributed Global’s beautiful TriBeCa loft space on May 7th. We have an amazing lineup of presenters from Worldsquare, Blockchain Innovation Associates, Inc., and IBM!
Doors open at 6:00, presentations start at 6:45.
Presentation #1: Worldsquare
Presenter: Domenick Packett, Founder & CEO
Bio: Domenick Packett is the founder and CEO of Worldsquare. He brings to this role nearly a decade of experience designing and developing web and mobile applications across a variety of industries. He has worked throughout the application development life cycle on a wide range of products from enterprise applications to bespoke software solutions and MVPs. Now he is on a mission to provide users with a better way of engaging in online commerce by leveraging the power of Stellar. He hopes to accelerate the mass adoption of cryptocurrency by providing a viable commercial application that delivers an unparalleled user experience.
Presentation #2: Blockchain Innovation Associates, Inc.
Presenter: Alexander Mologoko, Founder,
Bio: Alexander Mologoko is the founder of Blockchain Innovation Associates, Inc. He has over 20 years of software development experience, most of those spent designing and developing electronic trading systems in the financial services industry. Immediately prior to founding BINA Inc. Alex spent 8 years at J.P.Morgan working with trading desks, institutions, exchanges, vendors, and industry groups to make electronic trading in Fixed Income markets a reality. Active participant in Financial Information Exchange Protocol community and architect behind one of the leading FIX software implementations - B2BITS FIXAntenna suite - he's the pioneer of FIX Protocol application in electronic trading of bonds (designed the first ever bonds FIX API for ValuBond ECN, now KCG BondPoint) as well as the author of support for Credit Default Swaps in FIX 5.0 specification (EP119). Having witnessed universal transition to electronic execution, clearing and settlement since the end of the last century, Alex is a firm believer in blockchain and crypto-assets as the next breakthrough in the evolution of global capital markets. He has been interested in cryptography since his college days back in Ukraine where he earned BS/MS in Computer Science and Air Force rank of lieutenant. Alex also holds MBA in Finance from CUNY Baruch, Zicklin School of Business.
Presentation #3: IBM
Presenter: Antonio Fazzalari, IBM Blockchain World Wire for Cross-Border Payments, Network Growth and Market Expansion North America Lead
Bio: As a core member of the IBM Blockchain offering for cross-border payments (‘World Wire’), Antonio is responsible for growing the platform through the addition of new participants and expanding World Wire impact across the financial services ecosystem. He identifies and builds partnerships and strategic financial institutions that either become core network participants, alliance partners, or both. Prior to his current job in the IBM Blockchain organization, Antonio was part of the Cognitive Solutions team within IBM Watson where he was a trusted advisor in the financial services industry to help organizations achieve the outcomes desired by applying IBM Watson, Analytic Solutions, Analytic Platform, and Commerce and Business