Business Development Careers in Blockchain [Why this Sector is Booming]- 2020 Expert Panel
On July 14, 2020, BlockDriven Academy hosted a live session analyzing and dissecting the greater world of blockchain.
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"I was a middle school teacher in the Bronx. I taught history for the early part of my career and then became involved in educational technology For those of you that think you have to come out of finance or come out of technology to begin with is not true. As long as you're curious, want to learn and work hard you’ll be alright"
Mary Strain, Hyland
"I was in advertising and media for many years prior. The reason why I chose to enter this new world was because I knew I wanted to get into something much more technology driven. I wanted to sell a product that was software based, but I didn't know much more than those components, so it was really through a couple people that I knew that started to get into the space, and turned me on to it and said you should look at this.
I did some self educating about what it was. I took a course on “what is blockchain’ to see if I thought it was interesting and through that I picked up the interest much more. That pushed me to intentionally look for roles in this field. So it's certainly possible to make a shift”"
Jennifer Senhaji - Maker Foundation
"Although you don't need to be a software developer to get into blockchain, you need a certain level of technical experience as well as a passion for the field"
Alex Davidoff, Alphapont
""As people continue to make strives in the blockchain field it is going to create more and more business development jobs""
Matt Mamigonian, Bitstamp
Learn about the Decentralized Finance, Exchanges, and Identity on Blockchain
On July 14, BlockDriven Academy hosted a live session analyzing
and dissecting the greater world of blockchain and what it means to be a sales professional. As investment in
blockchain explodes, Business Development careers are becoming more and
more popular among blockchain veterans and newcomers alike. What skills
do you need to be a blockchain business developer? What industry trends
are emerging? Which companies are hiring blockchain business developers? These questions and many more were answered by our fantastic panelists.
Discover how one of our speakers came from being a History teacher to
training hundreds of Business Development personal about blockchain. Another speaker was a member of a local blockchain community, which led him to his current role as Lead BD at AlphaPoint. These and many other directions are covered in this session. Explore how you can get started in Business Development blockchain space.
See how Hyland, Bitstamp, Alphapoint and
MakerDao are innovating the blockchain space.
All 4 companies are doing very well in the current environment. In
addition, in this session, we focused on careers in blockchain business development,
but for anyone interested at starting ANY career in blockchain, this
will be a great session as you will learn what the blockchain space looks
like on the inside in terms of where to go, where to look, and what you
need to do to get an opportunity to enter the space, perhaps in a sales professional career!
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4 Panel Speakers
Mary Strain - Business Lead at Hyland Credentials
Hyland focuses on a complete system to issue digital credentials in a
blockchain-secured format that is shareable and instantly verifiable. Mary
Strain leads US higher education and public sector adoption of
blockchain for Hyland Credentials. Prior to joining Hyland Credentials,
Mary led large scale digital credentialing initiatives in New York City,
and for the states of Tennessee and Arkansas. She advised several state
and higher education institutions on the adoptions of competency based
digital credentials. Mary has been positioned on the leading edge of
technology and brought innovative approaches to public serving agencies
for over a decade.
Mary’s knowledge of business development and
blockchain technology is sure to make her a valuable resource to
BlockDriven members during this Live Stream.
"The first rule of blockchain is to not mention it. However, as it gains more credibility, more people are going to become comfortable with it." - Mary Strain
Jennifer Senhaji - Business Developer at MakerDao Foundation
The Maker Foundation
is the organization facilitating the development of MakerDAO. MakerDAO
governs the Maker Protocol and Dai, the world’s first decentralized,
collateral-backed stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Dai mitigates
volatility through an autonomous system of smart contracts called the
Maker Protocol, and through decentralized community governance.
a Business Development Representative for the Maker Foundation,
Jennifer Senhaji focuses on increasing business opportunities in North
America. Prior to joining the organization, Jennifer worked with
startups and Fortune 500 companies in sales and business development
roles in the media and advertising industry.
"With blockchain, since it's still a new field, you're often dealing with a blank canvas of what to show others so it can be a bit frightening for people new to the industry." - Jennifer Senhaji
Matt Mamigonian - Business Developer at Bitstamp Crypto Exchange
Bitstamp is one of the largest crypto exchanges.After reading the Bitcoin White
Paper in 2013, he was drawn to the decentralized, pseudo anonymous, and
deflationary aspects of Bitcoin.
He believes that digital currency and
crypto assets are another set of tools that
will allow for significant financial innovation – and enable the
trading, transmission, and creation of digital scarcity and
non-sovereign assets. He is currently responsible for institutional
business development, partnerships, and execution of Bitstamp’s
sales efforts in North and South America.
"As people continue to make strides in this field it is going to create more and more jobs." - Matt Mamigonian
Alex Davidoff - Senior Business Development Lead at Alpha Point
After getting involved in Blockchain Weekend, Alex has found himself as a very successful blockchain professional in New York City. His story proves that no matter what you know or your background, blockchain offers numerous exciting opportunities to get involved and to shape your future.
AlphaPoint is a leading white label platform provider for digital
assets exchanges, serving avariety of different clients, including asset
managers, broker dealers, debt or equity issuers,family offices, market
makers, and many others. AlphaPoint software has powered exchangesfor
over seven years, serving a variety of clients launching and operating
digital assets exchanges across six continents.
Director of Account Management and Business Development for AlphaPoint,
Alex isfocused on developing and expanding business models serving a
variety of client use casesglobally. Alex has a background trading
commodity options in the fast-paced NYMEX tradingpits across a variety
of different products, including gold and sugar options.
"Make your own decisions and don't be afraid to lose." - Alex Davidoff
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