The FinTech Center presented Jessica Schultzman at The Graves School of Business on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Dr. Schultzman shared her knowledge of the "criminal activity" that may take place on the blockchain with MSU undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Schultzman is the Bureau Chief -Financial Crimes Unit for the District Attorney's office in Kingston, NY. She specializes in "Big Data", "AI", FinTech and Cryptocurrency. Member of the Blockchain Alliance - an organization of regulatory, industry and law enforcement professionals focused on minimizing criminal activity on the Blockchain.
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The FinTech Center presented Dawn Talbott at The Graves School of Business on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9am to 1pm. Dr. Talbott has over 20 years of finance and technology experience. Most recently, Dawn joined the RiskSpan SmartLink Lab where she provides consulting on Blockchain and DLT implementation strategies. Prior to this, she analyzed emerging technical capabilities within the Freddie Mac Single Family Innovation Laboratory and establishing its “BlockLab”. As a FinTech expert, she is familiar with risk analytics, simulations and a wide range of debt, equity and derivative instruments designed for both public and private markets. Fundamentals of Blockchain Workshop Speaker Dawn Talbott [...]
Brian Estes, CIO and Managing Partner at Off the Chain Capital, has helped finance, build, and mentor 4 blockchain companies whose combined value is over $10B today. Prior to his involvement in blockchain in 2014, Brian was a leading endowment and foundation asset manager, ranking in the top 1/10th of 1% of Morningstar asset managers. Brian has his BA from the University of Illinois and MBA with high honors from Washington University. Brian also studied at Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. REGISTER HERE
Warren Davidson represents Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. Congressman Davidson first enlisted in the Army after high school. He was stationed in Germany and witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. Warren later earned an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated near the top of his class. After the Army, Congressman Davidson earned an MBA from Notre Dame, and spent fifteen years operating manufacturing companies in Ohio. REGISTER HERE
Submit Your Application INNOVATION GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES(Downloadable Word Doc) INNOVATION GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES(Downloadable PDF) The Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology at Morgan State University is pleased to announce a competitive initiative to build awareness of and engagement with blockchain and FinTech at HBCUs. The FinTech Center is offering ten (10) competitive innovation grants of $10,000 each for developing and implementing innovative educational activities and programs on HBCU campuses. Only one grant per university will be awarded; however, multiple proposals may be submitted. We are seeking [...]
Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on January 11, 2018. Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She was a Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where she advised Ranking Member Richard Shelby and other members of the Committee on securities issues. Commissioner Peirce served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins. She also worked as a Staff Attorney [...]
Richard Johnson founded Texture Capital in 2019 to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in the digital securities space. Texture Capital is in the process of applying to FINRA for broker-dealer registration. Richard’s career spans over 20 years having held senior roles in electronic trading at Societe Generale, Liquidnet, and ITG. Recognizing the revolutionary potential of the technology, Richard pivoted to the cryptocurrencies and blockchain space in 2015, including as a research analyst at Greenwich Associates covering crypto, blockchain and equities market structure. Richard holds a BA in Economics and Statistics from the University of Exeter. [...]
Harry L. Williams serves as President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF’s 47 member-schools make up the publicly supported Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) which represent nearly 300,000 students. Dr. Williams has served as President of Delaware State University and held senior positions at the University of North Carolina General Administration, Appalachian State University, and North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Appalachian State University, a Doctorate from East Tennessee State University, and is a member of Alpha [...]
Mr. Jai Singh Arun is a senior technology business executive and he has been driving IBM’s Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing related innovations, solutions and services business strategy, development and go-to-market execution. He is a co-author of the book “Blockchain for Business” published in April 2019. Mr. Arun earned an MBA in Strategy, Marketing and Finance from Kenan-Flagler Business School at University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering from VJTI, University of Mumbai, India and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India. He [...]
As you move into the new world of distance teaching and learning, the Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology is right here with you. Please join us as we continue our HBCU Blockchain Webinar Series. These virtual seminars will bring you some of the leading thinkers and leaders we were planning to have at our Second National HBCU Blockchain Summit sharing their insights into how our current situation will affect the future of HBCUs and the potential uses of blockchain and FinTech in this new reality. We invite you to spend your lunch break with us for the next two [...]