Campbell Pryde brings significant experience in technology development, accounting and finance to XBRL US. Before taking on the President and CEO position, Mr. Pryde led the development and maintenance of taxonomies as Chief Standards Officer, playing an integral role on the executive team. Mr. Pryde joined XBRL US from Morgan Stanley, where as Executive Director in the Institutional Securities Group, he managed the equity research XBRL-based valuation framework. He has been involved with XBRL since 2001, and served as Chairman of the XBRL US Domain Steering Committee during the critical initial build of the US GAAP Taxonomy under contract with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Pryde was a Partner in the Risk and Advisory Practice of KPMG LLP. He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
George Salis, Principal Senior of Tax Compliance, Vertex Inc
Allison Schrager, Columnist, Quartz
David Shakow, Clinical Professor and Gabelli Fellow, Fordham University
Bo Shevchik, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston/AGA
Mr. Shevchik is the co-chair of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Blockchain Working Group and is at the conference in that capacity. AGA represents government financial management professionals at the federal, state and local levels. Members, who number more than 16,000, are local finance directors, state auditors, federal chief financial officers, academicians and private sector leaders.
Mr. Shevchik works for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where he is the Alliance Director for the U.S. Treasury’s Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) program. “We’re here to help both agencies and vendors think smarter about a part of their business where we have deep expertise.”
Mr. Shevchik has both federal and commercial experience having worked domestically and internationally in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, finance, marketing, business development and customer relations with organizations like the Federal Reserve, The Coca-Cola Company, Bristol- Myers Squibb and General Electric.
Mr. Shevchik holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University. He is also a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Sanjiv Singh, Director of Management Consulting, KPMG
A. Michael Smith, Partner US Internal Technology Audit Services Practice, PwC
A. Michael is a Partner and has more than twenty –five years of experience in Information Technology Internal Audit, Cybersecurity, Privacy, IT Governance Risk and Compliance and national/international regulatory requirements in the Information Technology space.
Michael is responsible for PwC’s US Internal Technology Audit Services practice for Financial Services companies and has led projects or worked in all financial services sectors. He has a strong international background having lived and worked in Europe and led teams in EMEA and APAC. His comprehensive financial services background allows him to provide insights on all aspects of information technology strategy, risk, and control; and to provide invaluable assistance in dealing with regulators and their expectations and requirements.
Michael’s primary area of focus is designing strategies for deploying technology audit in large financial services organizations and transaction processors. He has an unmatched background of public and private industry experience which enables him to construct approaches to managing information technology risk that maximize the risk management capabilities of any size Internal Audit organization.
Prior to joining PwC, Michael was the Global Director of Technology Audit for the Bank of New York Mellon.
Subhankar Sinha, Director of Fintech Practice, PwC
Hani Suleiman, Senior Manager, Accenture
Dana Syracuse, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP
Cale Teeter, Senior Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
Eran Tromer, Zcash
Daniel Winters, Owner, Global Tax Accountants
Daniel Winters has over 15 years of tax experience and is a former expatriate who lived and worked in Poland from 1992 to 2000. He holds a Masters of Taxation from Seton Hall University, NJ and an MBA jointly issued by the University of Calgary, Canada and the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. Before founding Global Tax Accountants, Daniel was employed by top tier accounting firms such as KPMG, Ernst & Young and Schoenbraun McCann. His areas of expertise include Taxation of Bitcoin and virtual currencies, Taxation of U.S. citizens resident abroad and U.S. companies with international activity, and Taxation of high net worth individuals, and IRS and state tax problem resolution.
Daniel advises multiple blockchain startups on cryptocurrency tax & accounting issues. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, including the Texas Bitcoin Conference and blockchain conferences in New York, San Francisco and Saint Louis. Daniel's conference appearances and articles cover topics such as The DAO/token sales, Bitcoin taxation and triple entry accounting on the blockchain. He also created a course for accountants about Bitcoin tax issues and performed the technical review of an International Taxation course for the American Society of Certified Public Accountants. As you would expect, Global Tax Accountants accepts Bitcoin. Daniel is an IRS registered tax preparer. He also speaks fluent Polish and enjoys traveling.
Ryan Zurrer, Principal and Venture Partner, Polychain Capital
Ryan is Principal and Venture Partner at Polychain Capital leading private investments and helping projects structure their token offerings. Ryan has been an active angel investor in the blockchain ecosystem since 2012, backing both start-ups and token-enabled networks. He was an early investor in Ethereum, Augur, and the Dai Foundation among other projects, and ran a bitcoin mining operation throughout 2013. Prior to joining Polychain Capital, Ryan was CEO of a large Brazilian renewables firm (958MW portfolio) which was backed by investment from the Brazilian national utility and Brazil’s largest conglomerate.
Jeremy Millar, Chief of Staff, ConsenSys
Michael del Castillo, Reporter, CoinDesk
Verity A. Van Tassel Richards, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton