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Jun 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Jun 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Congress Plaza 111,Congress Avenue,Downtown Austin   View map


Uncloaking the Crypto World and Unravelling the Blockchain

Explore the world of Block Chain Technology with our distinguished speakers and industry leaders. Network with TiE members and other Austin entrepreneurs while you enjoy free drinks and appetizers.

Our expert panel of speakers includes –

Anupam Govil – President/Partner at Avasensense Inc/Avasant LLC

Anupam manages Global Sales and New initiatives such as Digital and Intelligent Automation at Avasant. He leads the Globalization practice for Latin America and Caribbean, providing ICT/BPO sector development and investment promotion advice to emerging regions. He is President of Avasense (an Avasant subsidiary), which offers a SaaS based Sourcing Governance system for enterprise buyers. He has over 25 years of experience with global corporations, service providers and PE firms, advising on strategic sourcing, global expansion and cross-border M&A. Anupam has been consistently ranked amongst Top 30 Industry Executives by Nearshore Americas.

Kyle Samani – Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital

Kyle is a serial technology entrepreneur turned technology investor. He cofounded Multicoin Capital, a fund that invests exclusively in crypto,

and is a recognized figure in the crypto ecosystem for his writing and counter-consensus views. Prior to founding Multicoin, Kyle founded and led Pristine (Google Glass apps for surgeons) for about 3 years before the company ultimately sold. As CEO, he raised over $5M in venture capital, grew the company to a few million in revenue, and built a team to about 30 employees.

He holds degrees in Finance and Management from NYU

Mark Thorsen – COO at Yeoman’s Capital

Mark began his career on Wall St collateralizing
mortgage backed securities in 2007, and witnessed the resulting financial
crisis in 2008. This experience led him to becoming a libertarian and proponent
of sound money, investing first in gold and then Bitcoin in 2013. Mark spent
the next four years leading due diligence for the most active angel investment
group in the US. Today he manages operations for the first family office that
deploys 100% of its capital into early stage blockchain projects.

Pete Harris – Principal at Lighthouse Partners, Inc. & Executive Director at Austin Blockchain Collective

Pete Harris is the Principal of Lighthouse Partners, Inc., an Austin, TX-based consulting firm that works with global IT innovators to create go-to-market strategies for transformational technologies. With 40 years of business and technology experience, Pete has focused in recent years on business applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

In addition to his role at Lighthouse Partners, Pete is a Co-Founder and Research Principal at Chain Business Insights, LLC, an Austin-based boutique research/advisory firm that is exploring how blockchain technologies are disrupting global supply chains. Pete is also the founding Executive Director of the Austin Blockchain Collective, which advocates for and showcases blockchain and cryptocurrency innovation happening in Austin.

Tejas Vakil – CEO at IntelliEngines Inc.

Tejas is a Technology Executive with General Management, Business Development, Sales, & Marketing experience at global companies such as Dell Inc., Compaq (now HP), Tandem Computers (now HP), and Bertelsmann (arvato). He played a significant role in Dell’s emergence as worldwide leader in servers & storage in late 90’s/early 2000’s and built first Dell Services capability in EMEA in 2000.

He has used his over 30 years of experience in selling and marketing Software and Data Center Infrastructure solutions to successfully manage 5 technology start-ups / early-stage companies, as Founder/CEO or Sales/Marketing executive.

Tejas has been recruited three times by Venture Capital firms or investors to help restructure technology start-ups.