Description Join the City of Baltimore’s Department of General Services for a discussion about a) What is Blockchain? b) How have others implemented Blockchain successfully? c) How can Baltimore City Dream-Big with Blockchain? d) Blockchain Policy Suggestions? Feel free to bring your own lunch. Note: A valid ID is required for entrance to the facility. About the Speaker: Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Ph.D. Co-Founder of SoKat.co and Assistant Professor in Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and FinTech Entrepreneur. He has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media big data, blockchain, and financial markets. He currently teaches “Big Data Machine Learning,” “Blockchain,” “Advanced Hedge Fund Strategies,” and “Leading Entrepreneurship and Innovation” at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory and has received the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2015-2018. He serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of the British Blockchain Association, Journal of Alternative Investments and the Journal of Portfolio Management where he co-authored the most read Invited Editorial “iGDP?”. About SoKat Consulting, LLC (www.SoKat.co) Dr. Liew co-founded SoKat Consulting, LLC. SoKat creates world-class Machine Learning / AI and Blockchain products and services primarily servicing institutional investors, government agencies, academic institutions and select-startups. SoKat unlocks the hidden value of data through thoughtful and creative solutions, comprising of actionable business intelligence, transparent data analytics, bold predictive models, and next-generation investment products. Previously, Jim has been with the Carlyle Asset Management Group, Campbell and Company, and Morgan Stanley. He holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia University. He currently lives just outside of Baltimore with his wife and two daughters, who he plans to raise as the next generation disruptors.