"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”"
"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"
""As people continue to make strives in the blockchain field it is going to create more and more business development jobs""
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!
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 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.
"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
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.
Serving as 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.