Day 1 – Demo Day: August 24th 2023 | 4PM – 8.30PM | Rise New York, Chelsea, NYC
Day 2 – Lecture Series : Coming Soon

Join us to learn about digital asset risk management and systems. Day 1 is a demo day and roundtable.
Day 2, to be scheduled, is a full day lecture series.

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TimeFormatSubjectSpeaker / Panelists
4:00PMCheck-In & Networking
4:30PMLectureNarc Money & CryptoBill Callahan
retired DEA

BIG, Director
4:50PMDemoBlockchain Intelligence’s QLUEBill Callahan
5:00PMDemoEllipticJoshua Weiss,
5:30PMLectureState of Web3Arry Yu,
Cofounder US Blockchain Coalition
6:00PMDemoUptickAmit Nema,
CEO Uptick
6:30PMLecture & DemoTrading Risk Management Strategies & AI Bots DemoJay Hua
CTO, Pionex
7:00PMAudience RoundtableThe State of Digital Asset Risk ManagementModerator: Professor Jamiel Sheikh,
CEO Scifn

Co-Moderator: Amit Nema
CEO, Uptick

Lynne Marlor,
Co-Founder, Women in Digital Assets Forum

Guojing Tang,
CEO, Pionex

Jason Li,

Day 1 Speakers

(Additional speakers confirming)


Barclay’s Rise
43 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
2nd Floor


Professor Jamiel SheikhCEO,
Jamiel is founder & CEO of Scifn, a blockchain and AI services, education and products company, bestselling author, professor & educator, community builder, board member, event organizer, Forbes contributor, running media assets like Blockchain101.com and Currency Insider and products like Disburse, Instamint and Fnberry.

He founded the CBDC Think Tank which works with central banks and governments and runs AI NYC and Blockchain NYC, one of the largest communities in the world hosting events like DARC, DEFICON, AI+FIN and more. He has over 25 years of experience in technology, finance and capital markets. He is also an expert member of the UN Digital Currency Global Initiative and Digital Euro Association.

Jamiel is Innovation Fellow at Columbia Business School’s Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, holds an MBA from Columbia University’s Business School and BBA from Baruch College and is completing his second Masters in Artificial Intelligence from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Amit NemaCEO,
As the Founder & CEO of Uptick, Amit harbors a vision to democratize access to information in the digital asset space. His mission: to combat information asymmetry by equipping institutional investors with actionable market and risk intelligence.

Backed by a solid foundation in traditional financial engineering, his passion lies in designing powerful risk management tools, generative AI applications, and integrated investment strategies for the digital asset world. Grounded in experiences at Bloomberg and the entrepreneurial learnings from Columbia Business School, Amit’s journey at Uptick represents the amalgamation of finance, technology, and a relentless drive to disrupt the digital asset investment landscape.
Arry YuFounder, US Blockchain CoalitionArry Yu is a 25-year technology industry veteran, serial founder and strategic operator with expertise in scaling business with a consistent track record building high-performing teams using emerging technologies. She is currently the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the U.S. Blockchain Coalition (USBC), founding Chair of the Cascadia Blockchain Council, and executive board member for the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Yu also works in venture capital as she serves as the Managing Director of Yellow Umbrella Ventures and Venture Partner with Startup Haven Fund. She also regularly serves as an educator, as Adjunct Professor and instructor for various academic institutions. An innovator, public speaker, and writer, she has been widely published in national media outlets including Forbes, CNN Money, U.S. News & World Report, Geekwire and more. Over the years, Yu has worked with both investors and development across four continents to launch both SaaS and consumer products.
Lynne MarlorCo-founder, Women In Digital Assets ForumAs the Co-Founder of Women in Digital Assets Forum Lynne is responsible for fostering resources for women (and their allies) to thrive, contribute and excel in the Fintech and Digital Asset space. Lynne is an experienced capital markets, fintech and asset management expert with a substantial global financial network. Her innovation, growth mindset and leadership have proved successful in building the Women in Digital Assets Forum and the Boston Blockchain Association into the forefront of the ecosystem. She was most recently a Managing Director and Group Head of the Specialized Industry/Asset Management Segment within BNYMellon. Because of her deep understanding of the markets, blockchain, digital assets, and the Web3 space, Lynne was nominated as an Unstoppable Women of Web 3 (12/22) and has been a Banking Innovation Judge at MIT, the Fintech Banking Awards, London (2022) and the Northeast Innovation Symposium. Lynne is a sought-after global speaker, investor and thought leader in the
digital assets, fintech, and Web3 space. A traditional finance professional, Lynne embraced blockchain in 2018 by completing the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Program, Said Business School at Oxford University.
Senior Advisory, AlgoDynamix (AI based crypto basket)
Hod HirshmanCEO,
Hod’s professional journey has encompassed roles in finance and technology, from trading volatility at a hedge fund to portfolio management at JPMorgan Asset Management, and leading finance activities for a major tech integrator. Today, as the CEO of Merklebase, he leads a team committed to creating robust, institutional-grade Web3 operations software. Their approach, guided by a data-first, digital asset-agnostic philosophy, helps them to develop solutions that enhance portfolio and treasury management systems and fortify risk operations. The team’s credentials are underscored by successful ventures that have been acquired by industry giants – Bloomberg and Microsoft, which has further honed their skills in delivering leading-edge solutions. Leveraging their collective experience managing vast portfolios and developing award-winning technologies, they bring a unique and grounded perspective to managing risks in the dynamic world of blockchain and Web3.
Guojing TangCEO,
Guojing Tang is the CEO of Pionex US, where he oversees Pionex’s North American business and leads Pionex’s derivative trading shop. Prior to Pionex, Guojing was CEO of Huatai GW Capital Management, which he grew to become one of China’s largest commodities derivative trading companies.
He was also Vice President of Commodities Sales and Trading at Morgan Stanley, where he oversaw energy and commodities trading and developed algorithmic trading strategies based on quantitative market models. His career spans 15 years across multiple multinational investment banks.
Guojing received his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Maryland.
Joshua WeissHead of Sales,
Josh serves as the Head of Sales Americas at Elliptic, setting and implementing the strategy for the commercial team. He brings a wealth of experience building and managing large teams in risk and cyberspace, combined with a deep understanding of buyer types, GTM motions, and the regulated landscape.

Before joining Elliptic, Josh made significant strides at Bloomberg, managing their Hedge Fund business across various states. At Elliptic, Joe applies this vast experience to navigate growth and drive success in the complex blockchain world.
Jay (Juchang) HuaCTO,
Jay (Juchang)Hua is the CTO of Pionex US, where he oversees Pionex’s North American’s Research and Development and leads Pionex Global’s futures trading business. Prior to Pionex, Jay was a Risk Manager at Two Sigma, where he developed risk and portfolio optimization models and oversaw the market risk of Macro and Options portfolios.

Jay also worked as a Quantitative Strategist at Deutsche Banks, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, where he worked on Equity and FX derivatives modeling and quantitative trading strategies. Jay Hua received his PhD in Computational Biology and MS in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University.
William CallahanDirector of Government & Strategic Affairs,
Blockchain Intelligence Group
William (BIll) J. Callahan III is a law enforcement veteran with 20+ years in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He retired from the DEA as the Special Agent In Charge for the St. Louis Division and held numerous posts in the DEA since joining in early 2000.
Bill specialized in complex, multi-jurisdictional money-laundering investigations. In many of these investigations, illicit actors took advantage of trade-based money laundering schemes, dark web narcotic distribution involving cryptocurrency, and market manipulation to obfuscate the true source of the funds. During his 14 years assigned to the New York Division as a Special Agent and then a Group Supervisor, Bill established the DEA New York Division Financial Investigation Team and supervised Special Agents, Task Force Officers, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, and contracted Financial Investigators.
While assigned to DEA Headquarters, Bill held numerous leadership positions in the Inspections and Operations Divisions including an assignment as the Section Chief of the Latin America and Caribbean Section. Bil also served as a Senior Inspector where he established DEA’s proactive money laundering audit team, where he took part in the development of creating policy and procedures in furtherance of DEA’s undercover operations involving cryptocurrency.
In 2021, Bill joined Blockchain Intelligence Group as the Director of Government and Strategic Affairs; he is responsible for developing relationships with law enforcement, regulators, and government agencies globally.
Jason LiCEO, MPCVaultJason is the co-founder and CEO of MPCVault, a multi-sig crypto wallet for teams with over half a billion in assets under management. Previously, he built and sold a crypto exchange while studying at UC Berkeley and co-founded LoopChat, a US college social app with over 300k registered students. Jason graduated Magna Cum Laude from UC Berkeley and served as a teaching assistant for numerous courses, including Computer Security and Operating Systems.

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