Havell Rodrigues is a startup executive with deep financial domain knowledge. He previously spent eight years at an Emerging Markets hedge fund, where he was responsible for hedge fund-of-fund investments, structured products, risk management and business development.
Stephen Diehl is an expert software developer and functional programming industry leader with over seven years experience in financial technology, high-assurance software and compiler architecture.
Somil Goyal is an experienced financial services executive with background in trading, banking and technology. He has worked for Deutsche Bank across asset classes and geographies, as well as in consulting for banking, capital markets and commodities customers at EY and Deloitte.
Darren is responsible for overseeing client projects amd product development at Adjoint. He combines his technical experience with a strong background in UI/UX design. He has worked for multiple financial institutions and financial technology firms throughout the past decade such as State Street, Currensee, and Elsen.
Michelle Heath is a marketing executive and entreneur. Michelle served in a variety of executive roles at Fidelity Investments, Manulife Financial, J.P. Morgan Chase and E*TRADE Financial. She went on to lead Marketing for several start-ups before eventually launching her own branding and marketing firm, Growth Street Marketing.
Thomas is a software engineer from Boston that enjoys using functional programming to build complex and secure software systems. With experience in programming language theory, compiler architecture, and distributed systems, he is responsible for design and implementation of distributed ledger technologies at Adjoint.
Anthony is a software engineer from London that enjoys functional programming and devops. Prior to joining Adjoint he was the 5th developer at the health tech startup Lantum, and has also worked with the compiler and tools team at Imagination Technologies. He is currently focused on working on clients projects and distributed ledger technologies at Adjoint.
Gabe has significant experience in functional programming and formal reasoning. He has a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Nottingham where his thesis was on Quotient inductive-inductive types. His MSc. Computer Science is from Universiteit Utrecht where he focused on languages and compilers, program verification, and type theory. Prior to Adjoint he worked at Standard Chartered Bank on risk systems.
Alberto is a software engineer from Spain with a background in mathematics. He is passionate about distributed systems, functional programming and abstract algebra. Prior to Adjoint, he worked at several start-ups in the UK involved with machine learning.
Sarah Biller has spent much of her career building new sources of insights that help executives address common challenges and improve their performance. She was responsible for identifying and commercializing new opportunities in data and analytics as the Chief Operating Officer for Innovation at SSGX. Prior to SSGX, she was the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange, a predictive analytics platform for institutional bond investors, and worked at Fidelity Investments. Sarah has also been an early team member of several Boston start-ups as well as worked for the Corporate Executive Board launching and leading new businesses for the firm and on MCI’s Corporate Ventures and Analysis team.
Derek Schoettle is General Manager, IBM Analytics Platform Services. He is responsible IBM’s portfolio of managed, cloud-based services for enterprise developers. Prior to joining IBM through the Cloudant acquisition, Schoettle served as CEO of the NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider. During his tenure as CEO, Cloudant saw a 175 percent increase in revenue year-over-year, and a 71 percent talent base increase in the year prior to the IBM acquisition. Schoettle has more than 15 years of experience bringing new and disruptive technologies to market and achieving commercial success. Prior to Cloudant, he was VP, CME Sales, at Vertica Systems, which was acquired by HP in 2011. He also served as VP of Sales and Business Development at Intellireach, which was acquired by Infocrossing. Schoettle holds an MBA from Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Dickinson College.
Patrick is a lawyer and expert on bitcoin and blockchain-based technologies. He is a fellow with the Berkman Klien Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University where he conducts research on the law and policy implications of bitcoin, distributed ledgers and smart contracts. Previously Patrick was a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation where he served at times as General Counsel and Executive Director. Patrick has engaged regulators and policymakers in the US and Europe on bitcoin and the emerging digital economy. He was named among America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel for 2014 by the National Law Journal. Patrick also serves as President Board member for the BitGive Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on charitable giving and social impact using bitcoin.
Anish has been working in the security and cryptography area for the past 15 years, as a researcher and as a consultant. His first brush with payments systems was 15 years ago when he was involved in building a micropayments system for Ericsson. He has spent half his career researching cryptographic algorithms and protocols at three different research groups including Microsoft Research. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture and Capgemini. Most recently he has been involved in the Blockchain ecosystem as one of the founding members of UKDCA. He is also on the advisory board for IEET, Ripple Labs and Chain of Things. These days he works for large UK bank where he is lead security architect of Blockchain initiatives. He is also a published author and regular speaker in international conferences on AI, Blockchain and robotics. He is a Singularity University alumnus.
Prasanna is a Fintech Executive with 20+ years of experience currently working as Chief Digital & Information Officer at Boston Private - a leading provider of fully integrated Wealth Management, Trust and Private banking services. She works closely with the CEO and Board of Boston Private to successfully drive digital transformation across the organization to deliver Business Strategy and growth. She specializes in transformation efforts centered around client experience. Prior to joining Boston Private, Prasanna served as the Chief Information Officer of Campus Services at Harvard University, where she led an IT organization supporting a portfolio of 12 business units within a diversified set of industry segments of Harvard. Prior to Harvard, she held Senior Technology and Transformation leadership roles at Fidelity Investments managing large global organizations. Prior to that, she also served in various leadership roles at Thomson Reuters and State Street Bank. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Boston, MA and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India. Prasanna is passionate about developing women in technology and women of color, and serves in various platforms and capacities to support developing women in leadership. She also advises tech startup CEOs in Silicon Valley and other locations, on business models, platform & product development.
Laura is the Managing Director at Narragansett Ventures, an investment advisory firm focused on strategic innovation, digital business transformation, and growth investing. In her early career, Laura was at the forefront of the emerging internet, transitioning traditional established companies into the digital age. As President of Marketing Corporation of America (MCA), she advised Fortune 50 organizations on their digital marketing strategies. Laura was one of the early principles at Digitas, where she grew the company into the industry’s leading global digital integrated marketing agency, serving as global CEO. She also served on the operating committee of the holding company Publicis Groupe where she was responsible for five of the Groupe’s pure play digital, mobile, and social companies growing the global portfolio of agencies into the largest world-wide digital network with offices in 20 countries. Laura was also Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, one of the largest branded media companies in the world. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the VF Corporation, and several private companies as well as the board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A graduate of Tufts University, Laura also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.