It is hard to overlook the fact that blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, decentralized finance, metaverse, Web 3.0 are quickly entering into our daily vocabulary. Bank of America acknowledged in their 140 page report published on October 4, 2021 that “with a 2tn+ market and 200 mln users, the digital asset universe is too large to ignore.”
Please join us virtually for the first meeting of the Blockchain Special Interest Group (Blockchain SIG) at HBSCA with special guest Mayur Kapani, the Chief Technology Officer at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) to learn in simple terms about the blockchain, cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance. Mayur gave a crash course to the Board of ICE on the blockchain technology a few years ago, which resulted in creation of Bakkt Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BKKT) a fintech company providing institutional and retail solutions for digital assets.
Participants must register by NOON on February 17th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Chief Technology Officer, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE)
Mayur Kapani’s first job in an auto manufacturing plant in India opened the door for him to recognize how technology can transform business. He has since seen how its integration can help change the face of financial services. Today, he is the Chief Technology Officer for Intercontinental Exchange, overseeing the company’s global technology infrastructure, which supports exchanges, clearing houses and data services.
Kapani joined Intercontinental Exchange in 2006 following a decade at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where he was Vice President of Options Development, focusing on the development of several initiatives that included the transition of trading from a floor-based model to a high performance electronic platform. His prior positions as a software consultant, engineer and programmer analyst helped lay the groundwork for working on product development in a team environment.
He began his career at ICE as Vice President of Trading Technology and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Derivatives Trading Technology in 2013. Kapani was promoted to his current role in May 2016 and today he also leads technology diligence on the company’s acquisitions.
Kapani cites the company’s core values — collaboration, communication, problem-solving, professionalism & integrity, leadership — for helping him drive the company’s success.
Early on, Kapani knew he wanted to study technology. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and also completed the Wharton Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
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