Blockchain and its Impact on Finance, with Cristina Dolan, iXledger

April 11, 2018
Hosted by Lori H. Schwartz

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Episode Description

Ringing in part three of our month of blockchain is Cristina Dolan, Co-Founder and COO of iXledger. A relatively new venture, iXledger serves as an alternative marketplace for blockchain insurance solutions, with a utility-token-enabled economic layer as an added element. Providing over two decades of experience, Cristina serves her field through a number of other involvements, including: InsideChains, as a founding partner, FIX BlockChain Working Group, Forbes Technology Council, as an Official Member, Dream it. Code it. Win it., as a Founder and Organizer, and Smartmatic, as an Advisory Board Member. Today we are honored to get her insight on blockchain’s impact on finance, and other related industries, as well as its place as a disruptive, innovative technology. Hear it from the best, right here on The Tech Cat Show!

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Lori H. Schwartz

As the Co-founder for StoryTech, a boutique agency dedicated to informed collaboration between storytellers and technology companies, Lori works with top executives of multiple brands, agencies and content companies to ensure understanding of new and evolving technology and emerging business models. With a focus on the habits of the consumer and the goals of the marketer, Lori provides the latest recommendations for this ever changing media landscape.

Previously, Lori was Chief Technology Catalyst for McCann Worldgroup, North America, where she was responsible for driving technology innovation at one of the world’s largest marketing communications companies, Lori was also one of the key principals to launch the highly regarded Interpublic Media Lab ( As Senior Vice President she helped to keep clients and agencies ahead of the digital curve.

Lori is a frequent speaker at major industry events as well as private companies and executive summits. She served two terms on the Board of Governors at the Television Academy (Emmys) and has been profiled as one of the “30 Executives Shaping the Evolution of Media and Technology” by Variety and “100 People to Have Lunch with” by MediaPost Publications.

An active spokesperson for mentoring women in tech, Lori launched Digital Hollywood’s “Women’s Entertainment and Technology Mentor Program.” Lori is a recipient of the Lucy Hood Digerati Award for her contributions to the Television Academy.

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