The internet continues to astonish us all with the sheer amount of value unlocked by simply connecting the world. After the introduction of Bitcoins by Satoshi Nakamoto, many others have built on top of this technological innovation leveraging the blockchain infrastructure to solve even the most pressing societal problems. Transitioning from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, we are finally here and moving at a break-neck speed. How can we all keep up? Please join us at this fun and interactive seminar on Web 3.0 and the blockchain to learn about this evolution and how businesses, academics, and society are incorporating this new technology. In this seminar we will paint the picture of how we got here and where we are potentially going. The future is bright and filled with massive disruption thanks to the blockchain!
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 11am-12pm EST
This seminar can be viewed remotely via Microsoft Teams: Join here
IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Matt Dosberg
Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Ph.D.
President of SoKat
Associate Professor in Finance
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is the President and Founder of SoKat and an Associate Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Dr. Liew revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and Web3 entrepreneur. He has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media/big data, cryptos/blockchain, and financial markets. He currently teaches Big Data and Machine Learning, Crypto-Currencies and Blockchain, and Leading Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Additionally, he serves as ACT-IAC's Co-Chair of the AI Curriculum Committee and Chair of the Data Readiness for AI Committee. He has received the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2015-2019. He is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of the British Blockchain Association, Journal of Alternative Investments, Journal of Financial Data Science, and the Journal of Portfolio Management where he co-authored the most read Invited Editorial "iGDP?".
Dr. Liew founded SoKat Consulting, LLC. SoKat creates award-winning, 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, Dr. Liew 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 resides just outside of Baltimore with his wife and two daughters, whom he hopes to raise as next-generation disruptors.