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Artificial Intelligence in Blockchain

  • Starfish Mission 1535 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)


Attendees will view a panel discuss the utility of blockchain technology by the following panel:

Jorden Woods,
Jorden Woods is a Managing Partner at DoubleNova Group, a blockchain consultancy and ICO advisory based in Silicon Valley. He is a successful 3-time serial entrepreneur with exits and a pioneer in globalization strategy and technology. He is also an investor in tech and blockchain companies, is raising a new blockchain VC fund named StarChain Ventures, and actively publishes blockchain articles on Medium.

Radhika Iyengar-Emens,
Radhika Iyengar-Emens is Managing Partner of DoubleNova Group, a Silicon Valley-based blockchain consultancy and ICO advisory. She is a TEDx speaker, a Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, a serial entrepreneur, a crypto investor and an expert in blockchain, digital health and global entrepreneurship. She is raising a new blockchain VC fund named StarChain Ventures. Radhika has been a keynote and panel speaker at Stanford University, Google, UC Berkeley and prominent blockchain and healthcare conferences in Silicon Valley and internationally.

Tamara Frankel,
Tamara Frankel is in business development and streamlining operations in a number of various emerging industries such as fashion & manufacturing. She works in the crypto space as the Head of Business Development for DECENTRAL (Solutions), our SF-based blockchain consulting StartUp. She has done airdrops, token distributions, due diligence and online PR & Community Management for various ICO and blockchain based projects, and is currently consulting on business development for a number of ICO and blockchain-based projects. Tamara also gives educational outreach talks about the blockchain ecosystem, ICO investing, decentralization and developing various blockchain projects to CS students at various SF Bay Area universities & colleges. Implementing decentralized networks, blockchain technology and crypto currencies into everyday business and societal practices is her passion.

Aparna Pujar,
Aparna Pujar is the Founder and CEO of Enfavr, a peer-to-peer market to share services reciprocally. She has diversified experience in Product Strategy, Product Management, Technology and General management. A well-timed sabbatical from eBay, where she previously worked as a Product Head and lead several strategic initiatives for Big Data, led her to take up entrepreneurship as her next adventure, which also was her life-long dream. At Enfavr, she is focused on using blockchain for creating a community currency. She specializes in conceptualizing, building internet based technology products and platforms. Prior to eBay, she was the Director of Media and Front Doors at Yahoo! - and launched Yahoo!'s Sports and Entertainment Media verticals which were ranked Top 3 in their categories. Prior to Yahoo!, Aparna was Director of e-Commerce, at Omnicell, where she started as an Engineer and quickly rose to own general management responsibilities for their e-Commerce Platform. Aparna is an avid Jazz music listener, loves reading stories about leadership, courage, biographies and World Wars. She also indulges in Italian Cooking, collecting Portuguese pottery and hiking the beautiful outdoors of California (continues to maintain her target of 150 miles/year).

Dr. Omar U. Florez,
Dr. Omar U. Florez is a Senior Research Manager at Capital One developing deep reinforcement learning algorithms to enable natural dialogues with customers and their context. Formerly he was a Research Scientist at Intel Labs in the Anticipatory Computing Lab. He is a recipient of an Innovation Award on Large-Scale Analytics by IBM Research in 2010 and currently leads the research committee of LatinX in AI (, a coalition which goal is to raise awareness of the long and short term effects of artificial intelligence technology on the LatinX community. Omar's interests cover deep learning for multimedia data and and Bayesian reasoning for interpretation.