Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Expert Panel & Networking Mixer 7/17 General Assembly

On July 17, 2018 Professional Connector and David Mitroff, Ph.D. hosted a Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Expert Panel & Networking Mixer at General Assembly SF. During this event people of all different backgrounds gathered together to network, learn about cryptocurrency and blockchain from an expert panel, and have a great time. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this wonderful evening! If you couldn’t make this event but are interested in other upcoming events visit our events page. Our networking events are perfect for people of all industries and backgrounds who want to make connections with other San Francisco Bay Area professionals and learn more in general.

Miss out on this event? Watch the video recap here:

Our Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Expert Panel:

Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown

Chief of Staff at ARK Advisors

At fifteen, Catherine Brown discovered the executive assistance career path at Ark Advisors. Today, she holds over nineteen years of experience and has assisted celebrities, politicians and CEOs across a multitude of industries. She understands how the VIP thinks and knows the MVP of every team is always one physical step behind and five mental steps ahead. As Chief of Staff at ARK, Catherine has applied this intimate industry experience to the blockchain, working on projects ranging from the high-profile (BCT) to visionary start-ups (Electron). Over the past year, she has traveled around the globe with Richard Titus, Marissa Kim, Jill Richmond and other key influencers.

Patrick Baron

Patrick Baron

President of Ambisafe

Patrick Baron is President of Ambisafe, a blockchain software company founded in 2015 with more than 115 employees globally. Ambisafe has helped launch more than 40 ICOs that raised over $300M cumulatively. Ambisafe also operates Orderbook.io, an ICO hosting platform and decentralized security token exchange that uses smart contracts to enforce securities rules. Patrick is an Adjunct Instructor of Blockchain at the FinTech School and is a Consultancy Advisor to Blockchain at Berkeley.

Christina Gagnier

Christina Gagnier

Gagnier Margossian LLP

Christina Gagnier leads the Internet, Intellectual Property & Technology practice at Gagnier Margossian LLP, with a specialization in information privacy, blockchain technology, international regulatory affairs and technology transactions. Gagnier has served as a member of the Federal Communication Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee and California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Cyber-Exploitation Task Force. Christina has been a subject matter expert on Cyber Exploitation to California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). In addition to her practice, Gagnier is Adjunct Faculty at the University of California at Irvine School of Law, teaching privacy law and serving as clinical faculty for the Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic.

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About the Host:

David Mitroff, Ph.D.

David Mitroff, Ph.D.

David Mitroff, Ph.D. is the Founder of Oakland based Piedmont Avenue Consulting (www.piedmontave.com) through which he provides business consulting and marketing services to create brand awareness, strengthen customer loyalty and generate new opportunities. David works with a diversity of clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond such as restaurants and retail specialty stores, franchises, professional services firms, start-ups and individual entrepreneurs. He leverages his extensive professional and education background, including a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology to motivate people to create change, while understanding the psychology behind business and marketing decisions. David is an active member, on the executive board, or advisory committees for several organizations. He continually collaborates with several consultant groups, merchant associations, and charities to best serve the community. David is a sought after speaker on a wide range of topics from Social Media to event marketing and through his consulting, lectures, trainings, and keynotes has educated more than 15,000 business owners.

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