Karen Ottoni

Strategic Business Mgr - Blockchain
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Karen is part of the Blockchain team at Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS), which works with clients in their exploration of new and disruptive technologies. She advises clients across various industries to understand blockchain, its business applications, and ideate use cases for eventual development into proofs-of-concept. Karen earned her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and holds a degree in International Development, Business and Economics from American University. Prior to Duke, Karen had a career in international development working in public and private sector consulting firms and at USAID in the US, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. She managed multi-million dollar projects in challenging post-conflict contexts. Karen currently co-organizes the "Women in Blockchain" meetup in New York City and has mentored teams for the Blockchain for Social Impact Hackathon and Startup Weekend NYC Blockchain. She is excited about the potential for emerging technologies like blockchain to change not only the way we do business and exchange value, but also to improve lives around the world.

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