Diversity Reboot Summit

An Introduction to the World of Crypto Currency

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An Introduction to the World of Crypto Currency

Crypto. Bitcoin. NFT. It's all over the news (and changing the world) but we don't blame you if you are a bit (no pun intended) confused. Join Cindy Chin, Co-Founder of CLIPr (and member of the NASA Datanauts) and Wasim Ahmad, Chief Crypto Officer at Vault12 for this introduction into all things crypto and why it's democratizing the economy.

Meet The Speakers

Wasim Ahmad
Wasim Ahmad
Chief Crypto Officer, Vault12
Innovative operator with 20+ years of executive-level startup experience in scaling enterprise B2B2C companies. Now launching a crypto security company after running a successful STO. Previously raised more than $80M in venture funding at eight startups with five successful exits. Always looking at innovation such as AI, Blockchain, and Crypto for the future. Now advising funds and open to board positions, co-founder and CEO opportunities. As founding vice president of Voltage Security grew revenue from zero to $60M+ and profitability within a four-year period acquiring 1,000 customers including AT&T, JPMorgan Chase, Lloyds TSB, Walmart, and Wells Fargo. Raised more than $42M in venture funding across multiple rounds. As part of the executive management team pivoted Voltage Security to become the category leader for end-to-end encryption less than 12 months. This attracted the largest payment card protection projects, and as a result within 18 months of launching, the new product line contributed at an equal run rate, laying the foundation for the subsequent acquisition by HP. As head of marketing at RebelMouse transitioned the business from a consumer freemium model to an enterprise B2B2C model that generated $2.4M ARR within 12 months. Equipped the sales team with product roadmap and other product collateral and produced two industry conferences to close deals including TheSnug, MiMi, and InStyle, all part of Time Inc. Transitioned ChatID's 5-year old brand into a vibrant new identity, Welcome. Rationalized the product roadmap, created product collateral and a new sales story that jump-started sales and lead generation resulting in a 250% increase in sales pipeline within three quarters. At each company, I have worked closely with high-performing sales executives who focus on a range of deals from $250K to $16M, and crafted marketing strategies and programs to accelerate the sales cycle.
Meg Alexander
Meg Alexander
Delivery & Marketing Specialist

Meg Alexander joined the PowerToFly community as a job-seeker in 2014, eventually landing her first remote role working for PowerToFly’s Delivery Team. Her professional experience includes roles as a Talent Advocate, Head of Purchasing for a window factory, audiobook publishing, & more than 5 years as a paralegal. She has a bachelor's degree in Art History from Indiana University (mint condition, never been used!), where she also earned a varsity letter for Women's Rowing. She loves DIY projects and will never say no to french fries. She lives in Toledo, OH with her husband Aaron, an engineering technician, and their dogs, Radar & Cake.

Cindy Chin
Cindy Chin
NASA Datanaut | CLIPr | RSA Fellow | Entrepreneur Magazine's 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs in 2018
I am a female founder, serial entrepreneur, venture strategist, creative solutions leader, and cultural ambassador of the arts and sciences. I am an advisor and board member on startup and innovation teams, a strategic investment partner, a global thought leader, and speaker. As a data evaluator, my areas of subject matter expertise include frontier technologies with data, AI, machine learning, geospatial satellite technology, clean energy, and planetary defense focus areas. In 2020, I co-founded a company called CLIPr that is building a video analysis and management (VAM) platform using AI and machine learning to help users quickly identify key moments within video content and a personal virtual library with the video recaps of your meetings, classes, and events so you have more time for things that matter most to you. Space is where I play! I am also a NASA Datanaut, an open data innovation program to promote data science and diversity operating within the NASA CIO office and an Ambassador of NASA’s International SpaceApps Challenge, the largest hackathon on the planet. I’m a RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce) Fellow and a Visiting Professor at FH Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. I am honored to be named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs in 2018.” I was a Co-Founder of Women on the Block, the former program curator of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning track for the DIGILITY Conference and Expo and a member of the TEDxCERN 2018 & 2016 social media teams. I am passionate about frontier technologies, social impact, public-private sector partnerships and building great companies. I achieve this by defining strategy, identifying gaps and trends, building executive teams, case studies, industry reports, and workshops to scale multidisciplinary ecosystems that seek exponential growth, revenue generation and sustainability. Execution is key. Gender parity and diversity are significant factors for consideration.