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crypto currencies

Demystifying Crypto:
Game-Changing New Currency
or Speculative Bubble?

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
7:00 p.m. ET

This event will be hosted on Zoom.
Hosted by the Alumni Council and Alumni & Development

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Welcome

AishaAlumni Council President
Aisha Simpson Williams ’98

Aisha Simpson Williams has over 13 years of experience in retail marketing with notable fashion brands, including Brooks Brothers and Alfred Dunhill. Aisha received a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Boston University.
At Kent, she served as Senior Class Representative. Aisha lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY with her husband and two children.

 

 

Moderator

Peter L

Co-Chair of the Alumni Council Communications Committee

Peter Lewine ’65

Peter Lewine '65 graduated from Colgate University, was a Lieutenant j.g. in the U.S. Navy, then went on to a career as an on-air TV reporter in local news, and then as a news editor and off-air reporter at ABC News. He earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University, and began a second career in publishing and advertising sales as Associate Publisher on business-to-business trade publications. Peter is a member of the Kent School Alumni Council and serves as Co-Chair on the Communications Committee with Alumni Council Vice President Robin Insley '83 and committee members Ben Armellini '11, Suzanne Smith Lowe '84, and Mary (Muffy) Mallory '67.

 

 

Panelists

Christopher Burnham

Christopher B. Burnham ’75

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Global Capital and Chairman of Cambridge Global Advisors.

Christopher B. Burnham ’75 is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Global Capital, a venture capital investment firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Chairman of Cambridge Global Advisors, a cyber training and consulting group partnered with Deloitte Consulting and McKinsey & Co.  He also is a director of two Fortune 100 companies.                                                           

Chris previously served as Under Secretary General for Management of the United Nations, and Under Secretary (acting), Assistant Secretary, and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of State. He served more than three decades in the U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve) and is a combat  veteran of the Gulf War. In 1987 he was elected to the first of three terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives, and then as Treasurer of the State of Connecticut. He also served as global co-head of private equity and Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank Asset Management. Chris is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and earned an M.P.A from Harvard University.

 

Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis ’10

Senior Research Analyst and Managing Consultant Guidehouse Insights

Hannah Davis '10 is a managing consultant and senior research analyst in Guidehouse’s Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure practice. Hannah contributes to Guidehouse Insights’ AI and Advanced Analytics research service and focuses on emerging digital technologies and advanced grid technologies. Hannah has experience working closely with global electric utilities to research and uncover the potential of emerging technologies within various regulatory frameworks. Prior to joining Guidehouse, Hannah supported the technology innovation team at the Electric Power Research Institute. She led a collaborative industry forum of over 70 global utilities to research the potential and practicability of blockchain in the industry. Hannah conducts academic and market research, using a background in technology, economics, and policy, on a variety of emerging energy technologies. Hannah performs in-depth industry analysis and needs assessments to identify gaps and develop potential R&D opportunities for clients and industry.  Hannah holds a master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP) with a focus on energy and environmental policy from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Franklin and Marshall College.

 

Rbert Duncan LittlejohnRobert Duncan Littlejohn Jr. ’05

Crypto CurrencyTrader and Blockchain Consultant

Robert Duncan Littlejohn Jr. ’05 received a Bachelors of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and later an MBA in Business Economics and Management from the Fundaçāo Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo. Duncan began his career as an analyst for a key provider of cash & cost management systems, performing historical payables audits for multinational corporations, with a focus on Latin American clients. He later joined InDev Capital, an investment bank focused on Commercial Realestate ventures in Sao Paulo as an associate. In 2018, Duncan took the role of head trader at a digital asset management firm, and since 2020, he has been consulting privately with family offices and HNWI’s developing digital asset allocation strategies and custody solutions. He is also working with real world blockchain applications in the energy, transportation, and IoT markets.Duncan is a dual citizen (US & Brazil) and fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. At Kent, Duncan was a member of the varsity soccer, swimming (captain,) and crew teams. 

 

 

Wellington Sculley

Wellington Sculley ’03

Head of Strategic Partnerships at OX Labs / SFOX

Wellington Sculley '03 has spent the bulk of his career building and growing businesses in financial technology, blockchain, and private markets. His interest in cryptocurrency started after reading SciFi novel Cryptonomicon in 2010, then turned into a career when he joined blockchain fintech startup Ripple in 2013 to lead strategic partnerships. He currently leads strategic partnerships for cryptocurrency trading platform OX Labs, aka SFOX. He grew up in New York City, and now lives with his wife, two children, and wonderful labradoodle in Mill Valley, California.