Presented by: Bernstein
Bitcoin and Blockchain: Anarchy to Establishment
Monday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Bitcoin, Blockchain, and open ledger technologies, will transform finance, payments, and property rights in much the same way that the Internet protocol (IP) has transformed content distribution and commerce. And, like IP, the Blockchain and other open ledger systems will likely spawn some new “winning” companies, while at the same time helping a lot of the old winners keep right on winning. We look forward to seeing the technology and its applications evolve – and hopefully identifying a few good investment theses while we’re at it. No need to panic, however, we’re still in the early days: Bitcoin currently processes 7 transactions per second, while Visa and MasterCard handle about 10,000.
VP/Dir, Sr Research Analyst
Sanford C Bernstein
Lisa D. Ellis is the Senior Research Analyst at Bernstein covering US Computer Services & IT Consulting. Prior to joining Bernstein in 2013, Ellis spent 12 years at McKinsey & Company, where she wa...Show the rest
Lisa D. Ellis is the Senior Research Analyst at Bernstein covering US Computer Services & IT Consulting. Prior to joining Bernstein in 2013, Ellis spent 12 years at McKinsey & Company, where she was elected a Partner in 2007, and was a leader in the marketing & sales practice in North America for technology & telecom and private equity. During her career at McKinsey, Ellis advised leading hardware, software, IT services, telecom services and defense communications companies on a range of strategy and marketing and sales topics. She also gained expertise in strategic topics, such as the Cloud, mobile applications and third-party distribution. Ellis earned an MBA with Honors from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business in 2001, an MS in materials science and engineering from the University of Virginia in 1999, and a BS in physics and mathematics from the College of William & Mary in 1997, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.Hide the rest
Sr Managing Dir
Vincent J. Spiziri is Senior Managing Director responsible for Bernstein's Philanthropy Practice and is based in Boston. Additionally, Spiziri is responsible for Bernstein's private client practice...Show the rest
Vincent J. Spiziri is Senior Managing Director responsible for Bernstein's Philanthropy Practice and is based in Boston. Additionally, Spiziri is responsible for Bernstein's private client practice in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic offices.
Previously, he was responsible for Bernstein's New York, Eastern and Central Regions. Before that, Spiziri held the role of director in Bernstein's Wealth and Investment Planning Group.
Prior to joining the firm in 1999, he held senior sales and marketing positions at Procter & Gamble and EMI-Capitol Music. Spiziri earned a BS in marketing/management from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
He has served on numerous not-for-profit boards including The Dallas Symphony Foundation, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, WGBH Boston and the South Shore Conservatory. Spiziri is also a member of the Xavier University of Louisiana Business Advisory Board.Hide the rest