Our Blockchain Experts

We are extremely lucky to have so many talented and accomplished individuals in the SF Bay area who are willing to volunteer their time to help us learn. As part of our Women Speak Tech community, we are encouraged that men & women continue to come together to create more equitable workplaces and invest in others.

Our Feb 7, 2019 event is all about Blockchain. What it is, how blockchains build trust, and relevant use cases.

Daisy Ozim is the founder of Resilient Wellness, a public health startup designed to reestablish cultural medicine access for marginalized communities.

As a board member for the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance, Daisy works to ensure access to resources and support for emerging entrepreneurs. She is a Commissioner for the Alameda Public Health Commission and her work is centered around decolonizing philanthropy, technology, and public policy. Daisy is the Director of the Blockchain for Social Justice collective. A platform designed to promote education and access of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency for marginalized communities. Daisy has worked to support the inclusion of women in the blockchain ecosystem through her tireless advocacy efforts. She is also a founding member of the Black Women’s Blockchain Council and is now working on statewide efforts to establish blockchain policy and education for economic development non-profits. Daisy hosts events to bring women together and educate them in order to diversify the blockchain space. She was even featured in BuzzFeed speaking up against the objectification of women in the blockchain space. She is an advocate for self-care and wellness for women experiencing burnout in the tech space and has spoken at conferences such as Tech Intersections, Youth, Tech and Health, DISCON and more. DaisyOzim.co

Betsabe Botaitis is co-founder and COO for AIKON, a technology company that connects the blockchain to the real world via APIs.

As a leading international Fintech expert and an advocate for economic equality, Betsabe has held various senior positions at renowned and leading-edge organizations including Kueski, Mexico’s largest Fintech startup, Lending Club, largest peer to peer lending marketplace, and Citigroup, at Citi Community Development and Financial Inclusion. Today, Betsabe brings her Fintech expertise and lifelong mission together as a founder of AIKON to launch new technology with the power to dismantle biases from opportunity and innovation worldwide. Betsabe has served on the advisory board at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, is a fellow for the British America Project and Hipower.

Alex Witt is co-founder and CFO of SWFT Blockchain, a one-stop cross-chain payment protocol and wallet solution. 

SWFT Blockchain uses patent-pending blockchain and machine learning technology to realize secure one-stop currency transfers with low cost and rapid execution.

Alex holds a masters degrees from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management and is a CFA Charterholder. Alex started his career in equity research at Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research (GIR) department and then engaged in early-stage TMT-focused venture capital investments. Alex is fluent in English, German, and Mandarin. He is an early and active investor in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and several alt coins and is active in researching this space. He is co-founder and CFO of SWFT Blockchain, a one-stop cross-chain payment protocol, and wallet solution.

Jess Roeder has a PPh.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience and is a Director of Product for Insight Data Science, where she advises companies on building data teams and oversees a team focused on helping scientists and engineers transition to careers in data.

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Mitchell Krawiec-Thayer, Ph.D. 

Decentralized Consensus Lead at Insight Data Science || Founder of Noncesense Research Lab || Editor of Mastering Monero