Last weekend, a group of CEOs, board members and senior executives from over 140 top public and private technology companies gathered for the Annual Morgan Stanley Deer Valley Technology Leaders’ Summit. Each year, the three-day, invitation-only event — which has been called the Davos of the tech world —brings together the best minds in technology to network and brainstorm and on critical topics like bringing diversity to boardrooms, regulations and new paradigm shifts.
Both CEO Susan Akbarpour and Emmanuel Abiodun, mCart adviser and Oracle Blockchain Architect (VP), were in attendance.
Who Was There
This year, Mavatar CEO Susan Akbarpour was one of 15 speakers on an impressive list that featured Mark Cuban, Marissa Mayer and Arianna Huffington. Akbarpour joined an Executive Interactive Roundtable, “Blockchain and Crypto: What it Means for Tech Companies” with one of Oracle’s lead Blockchain Architects, Emmanuel Abiodun and Bain Capital Ventures Managing Director Enrique Salem. The event was moderated by Tiffany Luck, Investment Banking Associate — Technology Group at Morgan Stanley.
Can Blockchain Disrupt Wall Street?
On Saturday, it should be noted, Huffington spoke during a panel titled “Blockchain and Crypto,” and gave a fresh perspective on how blockchain can affect the Wall Street world by removing bottlenecks of micro payments, middlemen, unnecessary layers of communication and fees in a fast, transparent and secure way.
To learn more about how Mavatar is using blockchain to disrupt retail,