Consumers’ Research at New York City Blockchain Conference

The executive director of Conumers’ Research, Joseph Colangelo, and director of operations Kyle Burgess will be speaking in New York City on August 17 at the Fintech Worldwide Blockchain Conference. This is the second Fintech Worldwide conference this year that representatives from Consumers’ Research have participated in, and the ninth in a series of financial conferences over the last year in locations including London, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Kyle will be moderating a panel in the morning session entitled, “Assets and Tokenization of Value.” Panelists will discuss the future of tokenization on distributed ledgers. The panel will include Ryan Shea of Blockstack, Adi Chikara of 3Pillar Global, Ryan Molecke of SOLES, and Rik Willard of Agentic Group.

The afternoon session will begin with a panel titled “The Promise of ‘The Internet of Money’” which will discuss whether or not Blockchain Technology will fulfill the promise of being “the internet of money or value.” Moderator Carol Van Cleef of Manatt will be accompanied by panelists Elizabeth McCauley of Coinsecure, Kyle Burgess of Consumers’ Research, Daniel Winters of Global Tax Accountants, and Steven Nerayoff of Maple Ventures.

Joe will end the conference by moderating a panel titled “5 Predictions for 2017.” Panelists Bobby Lee of BTCC, Meeta Yadav of IBM, Yorke Rhodes of Microsoft, and Joseph Lubin of Consensys will share their predictions on the future of Blockchain, how it will affect our lives, and how the industry will change.

About Joe Colangelo:

Joseph grew up in Northern New Jersey and attended U.C. Berkeley on a Naval ROTC scholarship, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts with a concentration in Political Science.

Mr. Colangelo was commissioned as a United States Naval Officer in May, 2007 and served as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard the U.S.S. Germantown and U.S.S. Harpers Ferry and was deployed to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. He earned his Surface Warfare Officer qualifications and served one joint tour in Afghanistan based out of Bagram Airfield where he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Joseph left the Navy in 2011 and co-founded Golden Coast Mead, a beverage company based in San Diego. Before assuming the role of Executive Director for Consumers’ Research he worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton with a focus on commercial cost restructuring.

About Kyle Burgess:

Kyle is responsible for CR’s strategic initiatives and serves as the Editor in Chief of CR’s quarterly publication. Since 2003, Kyle has worked with a range of private, public, volunteer, non-profit, and multi-national organizations, including the Department of State and the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the co-founder of two social enterprises and has served on the board of an international non-profit. Kyle holds a Bachelor’s in political science from American University and a Master’s in economics from Johns Hopkins University, which published her paper on the need for better corporate governance in non-profits organizations.

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