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Beth Shah

Head Of Business Development at Digital Asset Management New York City, New York @Beth_Shah  |  LinkedIn Profile What did you study at university and did you always want to go into Financial Services? I always wanted to be sports journalist and so I studied English Studies as it was the best path forward, despite the fact I was probably better at mathematics and the sciences. However, becoming a sports journalist as a woman isn’t the easiest…

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Chitra Dorai, PhD

IBM Fellow, VP & CTO Cognitive Services at IBM New York City, New York @ChitraDorai  |  LinkedIn Profile Your name means ‘painting’ in Sanskrit.  How prophetic was this considering your history of data visualization? The meaning of my name has definitely been prophetic, considering ‘paintings’ and the like sparked my interest from a very young age and seamlessly aligned with the trajectory of my career. All my life I’ve been fascinated by images, both still…

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Tendű Yoğurtçu (PhD)

General Manager, Big Data at Syncsort Incorporated New York City, New York @TenduYogurtcu  |  LinkedIn Profile At what point did you realize you wanted to be an engineer? I didn’t necessarily think of it as becoming an engineer. My favorite subject was mathematics. I grew up in a family where education was valued above everything, and creativity was encouraged in every aspect of daily life. My father, who was a mathematician, always brought me building…

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Hanna Zubko

Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, IntellectEU Inc New York City, New York @hanna_intellect | LinkedIn Profile What was your experience like growing up in the Ukraine, specifically concerning STEM studies? Ukraine has a very powerful educational system for high level mathematics, computer science and engineering. Given that students start working as early as their first or second year of their bachelors’ degree program, a twenty year old university graduate in computer science is often considered…

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Sara Holoubek

CEO ofLuminary Labs New York City, New York @sarita  | LinkedIn Profile   You grew up in Wisconsin yet ended up studying abroad in Paris for your MBA.  What gave you the itch to travel and study overseas?  How did this experience shape your approach to business? I inherited the travel bug from my parents, who always argued that we would learn more through travels than sitting in a desk. In addition to my roots in…

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Maria Deam

Vice Consul, Financial Services at UK Trade & Investment New York City, New York Maria Deam  |  LinkedIn Profile Can you provide some background on your role with UK Trade & Investment? UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government’s economic development arm, and I work on foreign direct investment for financial services in New York. This means that as part of UKTI’s free and confidential service, I focus on helping New York (as…

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Luvleen Sidhu

Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at BankMobile New York City, New York @BankMobile  |  LinkedIn Profile You initially studied medicine at university. What was the deciding factor that drove you to pivot and focus on the ‘family business’? Growing up, I had always wanted to go into medicine, for one overwhelming reason and that was to help others. I felt this need to serve humanity and better people’s lives. To me, medicine was the vehicle to do…

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Rachel Rothman

Chief Technologist at Good Housekeeping of Hearst Magazines New York City, New York @GHGadgetGirl  |  LinkedIn Profile Can you please provide an overview of your role at Hearst Publishing? I am the Chief Technologist and Engineering Director for the Good Housekeeping Institute, the legendary consumer product evaluation laboratory founded in 1900. I oversee consumer product testing methodology, implementation, and reporting for the six labs at the Institute, with product tests ranging from textiles and kitchen gadgets to health and beauty related items. …

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Angela Ceresnie

Co-founder and COO at Orchard Platform New York City, New York @aceresnie  |  LinkedIn Profile You have the pedigree many on Wall Street would be envious of: Masters in Engineering from University of Michigan and over 7 years working for two high profile Wall Street banks in the City. Yet you walked away voluntarily. How did you come to this decision? During the time I discovered Marketplace Lending, I was running the Small Business underwriting…

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Jo Lang

Jo Lang

Director, Platform & Research at R3CEV LLC New York City, New York @ProofofJo & @R3CEV  |  LinkedIn Profile What makes R3 unique in the FinTech space in your opinion? Founded and led by noted creative thought leader in financial markets innovation, David Rutter, R3 is composed of a highly specialized team of financial services industry veterans, technologists, financial markets experts and new tech entrepreneurs. We leverage our members’ decades of experience and deep networks within financial services and…