OEN PubTalk: Blockchain – What is it? Who is using it? Where is it going?


Online registration is now closed. We will take walk-ins at the door. 

Blockchain:  What is it? Who’s using it? Where’s it going? At OEN’s April PubTalk, you’ll find out why blockchain matters to you, your company, and to your community.

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04/10/2019 05:15 PM
04/10/2019 07:00 PM
OEN PubTalk: Blockchain: What is it? Who is using it? Where is it going?
At OEN’s April PubTalk, you’ll find out why blockchain matters to you, your company, and to your community.
Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland



The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. As always, the program will be preceded by time for casual networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Hashtag: #oenpubtalk

Cost: $15 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. We take walk-ins if space allows, but prices will be $20 for OEN members and $30 for non-members at the door.
*Sorry, no refunds.* 

Not yet an OEN member? Join today and you can get a free pass to our May PubTalk!



Cara Snow

Chief Community Engagement Officer, TAO

Cara Snow is a high energy, civically minded executive and a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She grew up outside of Atlanta, attending the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before beginning her career in technology as an in-house recruiter for CTS, a regional technology consulting firm. Over 8 years, she moved into channel management and business development before becoming the Atlanta Director. In 2016, she joined the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) where she became the first Chief Development Officer, leading funding initiatives and community engagement efforts to educate, influence and unite Georgia’s innovation economy.



Jeff Gaus

Founder/EIR, Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio

Jeff is the Founder of the Oregon Blockchain Venture Studio (OBVS) which is establishing Oregon’s prominence in this emerging technology. Additionally, Jeff serves as the Board Chair for Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) whose mission is: to educate and inspire the next generation of business leaders. Jeff is a seasoned technology executive having served as the CEO of Prolifiq Software, VP Marketing for eFusion, and Executive Director of Healthcare, Education and Government for NEC. Jeff completed his education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Marketing and post-graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.


Alpen Sheth

Portland State University 

Alpen has a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.A. in Geography at the University of Miami and a B.A. in Anthropology and South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He co-founded a blockchain R&D startup, the Economic Space Agency in 2016 and later became Head of Product at Ethersic, a blockchain-based insurance network based in Switzerland. Alpen is Visiting Faculty at College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. He has worked as a consultant at MIT, the World Bank, Harvard School of Public Health, Risk Management Solutions, and co-founded a research institute in Haiti. He has published research on smart contracts and blockchain, most recently in the Journal of Managerial Finance and blogs about blockchain technology and crypto-economics.


Josh Wendroff

Chief Strategy Officer, Seedpay

Josh is a seasoned fintech professional with over 20 years driving strategic growth for leading companies. As Chief Strategy Officer for Seedpay, he leads the company’s charge into ‘payments with purpose’, a new approach to financial services that upends the traditional model by redirecting the flow of money from Wall Street to Main Street. Leveraging blockchain technology, Josh is helping to break down the walled gardens of banking and financial services to rewire retail payments in support of local communities. Josh also runs the monthly Fintech PDX Meetup.


Dana Rudy

Sr Manager of Software Engineering at LO3 Energy

Dana is a seasoned business and technology leader with extensive experience building portfolios of custom, client-facing, international software products. Dana is skilled at managing all phases of the software product lifecycle and excels at leveraging emerging technologies to design and deliver innovative solutions.



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April 10, 2019 5:15 PM
April 10, 2019 7:00 PM
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Lucky Lab
1945 NW Quimby
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