- Fri, Nov 17, 2017 03:00 AM
565 West Adams
Latitude: 41.8791, Longitude: -87.6423
We're teaming with Illinois Institute of Technology's Stuart School of Business. This session will be held at the IIT location -- 565 W. Adams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anthony Provasoli Anthony Provasoli is a Partner in the Hassans law firm corporate and commercial department and co-leads the firm’s FinTech team. Anthony’s expertise in FinTech and his particular interests in blockchain and cryptocurrency stand him out as a leading practitioner in this space. He also acts as an advisor to Modex. Anthony is a graduate from Nottingham Trent University and was called to the Bar in England and Wales and the Gibraltar Bar in 2005. He specialises in corporate, commercial and financial services matters and also advises on matters of sports law, intellectual property, e-commerce and telecommunications regulation. Phil Mesnier Phil Mesnier is a Partner at OCI and is responsible for the oversight and leadership of OCI's Blockchain Practice. With more than 30 years experience in software engineering and 20 years experience in consulting, Mesnier is a sought-after industry expert in distributed computing, solution architecture, and technology strategy. Mesnier regularly works with clients around the globe to educate them on Blockchain applications and their applicability to the enterprise. Wulf Kaal Wulf Kaal is a leading expert at the intersection of law, business, and technology. His research focuses on blockchain technology innovation, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs. Kaal is an adviser to European and American crypto startups and venture capital funds. Before entering the academy, he was associated with Cravath, Swain & Moore LLP, in New York, and Goldman Sachs in London, UK. Zach Smolinski Zach Smolinski is an experienced intellectual property and M&A attorney with a strong interest in emerging technologies. His practice, Smolinski Law, helps clients with a wide variety of matters at the intersection of technology and the law. Mr. Smolinski's practice areas include the evaluation and negotiation of license agreements and cloud services contracts, IP due diligence for investors and purchasers, and working with company founders and executives to optimize their companies' approaches to intellectual property. Mr. Smolinski is a registered patent attorney with a background in physics and he frequently speaks on intellectual property matters of importance to founders, executives, and investors of technology-focused companies. Working with FinTank, he coordinates this monthly Blockchain series to provide a regular forum for discussion and collaboration within the Chicago blockchain community.