Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain, many know of these terms but what do they really mean for the traditional worlds of business, finance and investment?
Please join us for a panel discussion on how this emerging technology is fundamentally changing things in economies around the world.
Running a business and paying employees in crypto
Investing and trading crypto
Decentralizing our financial systems
Holding and protecting your digital assets
5:30: Registration, Networking, food and drinks
7:30: Audience Q & A
8:00: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30
Chris Behar (moderator)
CEO / BlueBear Consulting
Chris Behar is an independent cybersecurity consultant with over 20 years engineering experience in the tech field. He has worked with many different clients from startups to enterprises, governments, nonprofits, and educational institutions to develop, build and secure networks and systems at scale.
He currently is working on his newest project, Blue Square Development whose purpose is to focus on blockchain and smart contracts to build and secure next generation networks and decentralized applications.
Managing Director, Digital Capital Management
Tim is the founder and the primary Principal of Digital Capital Management, LLC (“DCM”). Prior to founding DCM, Tim was the founder and investment manager for the Crypto Currency Fund (“CCF”), one of the world’s first private funds focused on cryptocurrencies. In addition to his crypto-related activities, Tim is also the asset manager of Mana Companies Asset Management, which manages a medium-sized, multi-generational family office and trust based in San Diego. (MCAM does not invest in crypto assets of any type.)
Prior to operating CCF, Tim founded and managed Tera Capital Fund, a fund of funds focused on Eastern Europe (established in 2004). Simultaneously, in 2013, he was engaged to manage the world’s first Bitcoin fund.
Tim also has extensive M&A experience, having completed more than 70 transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over US$12 billion. He speaks near-native French and Russian, as well as German. He has five university degrees, all in international business and law.
Tim is a member of DCM’s Trading Team.
CEO / Co-founder at Edge
Paul is a proud Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate of UC Berkeley with a wide range of technical skills from low-level 3D graphics engineering to development of custom web CMS systems, even before people knew what a CMS was. He held lead engineering positions with Nvidia and Chromatic Research, but most recently owned and operated several non-technical small businesses throughout California. There he learned the importance of the intersection of people, business, and technology.
Today, Paul aims to bring Bitcoin mainstream with software and products aimed at simplifying Bitcoin and making it insanely easy to send and secure this revolutionary currency while maintaining the highest level of privacy.
When not converting people to bitcoin you’ll likely find him climbing a rock in Joshua Tree or at a local climbing gym.
Head of Business Development at Totle
Craig is a global business development and marketing executive focused on emerging technology markets. His background combines top-tier consulting and start-up experience to lead fast-paced growth companies.
Craig brings over 10 years leadership in securing high-value strategic partnerships and in core company building efforts, including: fundraising, operations, marketing, branding and identity, market-validation, strategic positioning, go-to-market, user acquisition, quantitative analysis, IP strategy, negotiations, and more.
Today, Craig leads global business development for Totle, a blockchain company providing critical liquidity infrastructure for the decentralized exchange of assets.
Craig was a Dean’s Fellow at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego and earned a B.S. with Distinction in Management Science from UC San Diego.