Decrypting the Hype: Cryptocurrency and Tokenized Assets

11:00am – 11:50am ET: Decrypting the Hype: Cryptocurrency and Tokenized Assets: Industry buzz regarding cryptocurrency and tokenized Assets abounds. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges for the asset management and financial services industries. Discover the growth opportunities over the next 2-5 years, what they mean for related technologies such as distributed ledger, and the implications to financial services as we know them.

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CPEs Earned: 1 

CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge 

Program Level: Basic 

Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based 

Advanced Preparation: None 

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Andrew Czupek

Senior Vice President, Northern Trust

Reporting to the Global Head of Market Advocacy & Innovation Research, Andrew leads the advocacy effort in North America. The group focuses on enabling strategic decisions through market intelligence and research on regulatory and industry trends and exploring emerging innovations and technologies with a focus on education, commercialization and experimentation. Andrew is responsible for supporting business unit strategy development in relation to market and technology innovation while also coordinating Northern Trust’s key industry associations and regulatory engagements aligned to the bank’s strategic innovation initiatives. He is also responsible for researching and framing new market and technology innovations to drive profitable business growth and operational efficiencies.

Andrew has over 25 years of experience at financial services institutions, major derivatives exchanges, clearinghouses and trading firms. He has been responsible for directing research on industry leading trends, functional design, testing and implementation support of industry leading technology and the transformation and globalization of traditional infrastructure and client activities.

Andrew Forman

Manager, EY

Andrew is a Manager in EY's Blockchain practice, advising on digital asset strategy and blockchain product development. He works with financial institutions and corporates on the design and build of digital asset services, including offerings in the trading, custody, and payments domains. Andrew has led multiple tokenization efforts aimed at transforming financial, commodities, and sustainability markets. He has been building blockchain applications since 2016, and previously worked in consumer and enterprise finance software.

John Lee

Global Managing Director, Accenture

John is a Managing Director and part of the Multi Party Systems/Blockchain Tech Incubation Leadership Team. An accomplished seniorexecutive and driver of innovative change. He was formally the Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation & Product Development for TMX Group where he led various Innovation and product development efforts.He was appointed to the Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC) with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) in 2018. During his 25 year career in Canada’s capital markets, John has built a strong track record of success in spearheading the development and implementation of world class software solutions in trading, clearing and market data. His vast industry experience also includes positions in equities and derivatives trading along with technology leadership supporting foreign exchange trading, investment banking, global payments, prime brokerage and securities lending.

Rajeev Sambyal

Director, BNY Mellon

At Bank of New York Mellon Rajeev is building the Digital Asset capabilities. His leads efforts to identify and build innovative solutions using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain. Rajeev joined BNY Mellon from State Street where he held various engineering leadership roles building products using artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. Rajeev holds graduate degree in Technology Management from Columbia University.


Decrypting the Hype: Cryptocurrency and Tokenized Assets
10/19/2021 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  50 minutes
10/19/2021 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  50 minutes
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1.00 CPE Credits credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CPE Credits credit  |  Certificate available