Marketing Trends for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
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About the Event
With May being AAPI Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight Asian marketing execs in blockchain/crypto.
About our Speakers:
Tony Pham (he/they) is the Head of Marketing at Kadena, a blockchain technology company that came out of J.P. Morgan's Blockchain Center for Excellence. Tony’s responsibilities at Kadena include brand communications, product marketing, and engagement strategy. He started his career in Silicon Valley by managing community and product marketing at Slide (acquired by Google), followed by his role as the first VP of Marketing at Life360 (IPO on ASX). He has won a Webby Award and spoken at industry-leading conferences including Mobile World Congress (Barcelona), SxSW (Austin), and Marketing 2.0 (Paris). Tony mentors young tech entrepreneurs with 500 Startups (Latin America) and Startup Weekend HackOut. Additionally, he is a member of New York City’s Tech Talent Pipeline Marketing Committee. Tony graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Grinnell College and received a Fulbright research grant hosted by the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. He is a meditation instructor and serves as treasurer on the board of directors for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.
Nicole Tay is the Head of Marketing at Skynet Labs, where she is building a new user-controlled decentralized internet. As a guiding principle, she leads with diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in maximizing the potential of decentralized technology to decentralize power. Nicole is a graduate of Wellesley College and received her MPH from Columbia University in Epidemiology and the Social Determinants of Health. In her spare time, she writes and directs short films.
Jay Kurahashi-Sofue is the VP of Marketing at Ava Labs, a blockchain organization building Avalanche. Prior to Ava Labs, he was the Head of Marketing at Fluidity and AirSwap and also was a strategist at Ogilvy, where he co-founded its first blockchain marketing group. Jay is also the co-founder of BlockMarketers, a virtual and in-person community for marketing executives in the blockchain industry. Outside of Ava Labs, Jay is a photographer and music producer.
About our Moderator:
Anish Shah is the CEO & Founder of executive search agency Bring Ruckus. Anish has worked in-house in Growth roles at Snapfish and Getable. He started Bring Ruckus as a Growth consultancy 11 years ago working with 40+ clients, then re-focused his firm on executive recruiting for Growth leaders.