February 2018

Yin Cao


Blockchain & Energy Internet in China Mr. Cao Yin is the Founding Partner and Chief Strategy Officer of the Energy Blockchain Labs, which is the world's first company focused on blockchain technology energy and green finance application. Mr. Cao is also the Principal Expert of Blockchain as well as the Principal Energy Analyst of China Cinda Securities, which is the investment bank of China Cinda Group, the biggest financial asset management company in China. He also serves as strategic advisor for several famous energy and finance companies. Mr. Cao is one of the earliest [...]

Yin Cao 2018-02-20T21:15:04+00:00

Rob Behnke


Blockchain, Token Sales, and Online Marketing Rob Behnke is a 5-year cryptocurrency trader, token sale growth hacker, and entrepreneur living in NYC. He is the Founder & President of Token Agency, a multidisciplinary, growth hacking agency and premiere full service marketing and strategy for the blockchain startup space. His company successfully launched and worked with multiple ICOs / Token Sales / Token Generation Events, raising companies 10's of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency. His numerous startups have been featured in Forbes, Techcrunch and NY Times including The Brooklyn Salsa Company and Micswap iOS app. [...]

Rob Behnke 2018-02-20T21:08:12+00:00

Jameson Lopp


Engineering crypto asset security Jameson Lopp is the creator of Statoshi, a fork of Bitcoin Core which displays bitcoin node statistics in real time. He is also the founder of MENSA's Bitcoin Special Interest Group, and the Founder of the Triangle Bitcoin & Business meetup. Currently, Lopp is an engineer infrastructure team lead for BitGo, an enterprise digital asset security service based in Palo Alto. Lopp is also a regular contributor to Coindesk blog and other major bitcoin publications. About DeepBench At DeepBench, we deliver knowledge through targeted engagements with [...]

Jameson Lopp 2018-02-19T18:47:30+00:00

November 2017

Ethan Bernstein


HBS Professor - Leadership & Organizational Behavior Ethan Bernstein is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School. Ethan studies the impact of workplace transparency—the observability of employee activities, routines, behaviors, output, and/or performance—on productivity, with implications for leadership, collaboration, organization design, and new forms of organizing. At HBS, he teaches a second-year MBA course on Managing Human Capital, an immersive field course in Tokyo on Innovation and Leadership through the Fusion of Digital and Analog, and various executive education programs. He also created and chairs HBX Live's inaugural multi-session course, Managing [...]

Ethan Bernstein 2017-12-01T15:12:22+00:00

Jim Dougherty


Business Strategy, Venture Capital, & Startups Jim Dougherty is a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Dougherty has extensive experience working directly with investors to execute highly successful turnarounds of troubled companies. Great Hill Partners recruited Dougherty to be their first-ever Operating Partner. He has stabilized and recapitalized such companies as Gartner, IntraLinks, Prodigy, and Small Business ISP. At Lotus Development Corporation Dougherty was the founder of eApps (Internet Division), and he created the NOTES: NEWSSTAND business publishing service which was later sold successfully. [...]

Jim Dougherty 2018-02-20T20:26:18+00:00

Phil Haslett


Private Equity & Alternative Investments Phil Haslett is the Founder and Head of Investments of EquityZen, a pre-IPO investment platform that's worked with over half of the 25 largest pre-IPO "Unicorn" companies. He shares his expertise as a major contributor to his company's pre-IPO investing blog. Previous to founding EquityZen, Haslett was an investment professional at Barclays Capital and Pomelo Capital. About DeepBench At DeepBench, we deliver knowledge through targeted engagements with select expert advisors, allowing you to gain insights quickly and effectively. Through DeepBench’s FreeAgent™ system, we have brought [...]

Phil Haslett 2018-02-20T21:34:02+00:00

Neil Thompson


Technological Innovation & Firm Strategy Neil Thompson is an Assistant Professor of Innovation and Strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Thompson researches how innovation happens and what's its effects are. This includes work around cutting-edge technologies:  Moore's Law, Cloud Computing, and Synthetic Biology, as well as how firms race to come up with and patent their innovations. Thompson is also the Co-Director of the Experimental Innovation Lab (X-Lab), which partners with companies to use randomized control trials to answer important questions in business innovation and strategy. Before returning to academia, Thompson worked for [...]

Neil Thompson 2018-02-20T20:31:11+00:00

Jordan Wan


Sales Strategy Jordan Wan is the Founder and CEO of CloserIQ, one of the leading B2B sales recruiting firm in NYC. His company was founded in 2014, and has since taken off due to its proprietary algorithms and technology-enabled recruiting team. By focusing on matchmaking and executive-level candidate experience, CloserIQ has quickly grown its client list to 250+ NYC startups serious about hiring top revenue generators. CloserIQ has a track record of success in recruiting sales leaders for high profile NYC startups such as Oscar Insurance, Taboola, Trello, Mulesoft, and Justworks. About [...]

Jordan Wan 2018-02-20T21:34:19+00:00

Bill Aulet


Leader in Entrepreneurship Bill Aulet is the Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and also a Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The Center is responsible for entrepreneurship across all five schools at MIT starting with education but also extending well outside the class room with student clubs, conferences, competitions, networking events, awards, hackathons, student trips, and accelerators. Bill teaches numerous classes each semester (introductory to advanced entrepreneurship courses) in addition to his responsibilities of running the Center. His work has won numerous awards including the Adolf F. Monosson [...]

Bill Aulet 2017-11-22T02:11:26+00:00

Erik Brynjolfsson


Quantifying strategic execution Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, Schussel Family Professor of Management Science at the MIT Sloan School, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets. At MIT, he teaches courses on the Economics of Information and the Analytics Lab. He has also taught at Stanford University and Harvard University. Brynjolfsson was among the first researchers to measure productivity contributions of IT and the complementary role of organizational capital [...]

Erik Brynjolfsson 2017-11-22T02:11:50+00:00