02 Nov November 1, 2021 – Fundify Joshua Chodniewicz, IBM Training 30 Million Justina Nixon and Legal Tech Dean Sonderegger
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Joshua Chodniewicz – Founder and CEO of Fundify
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Joshua Chodniewicz is a serial entrepreneur with a great record of success. In 2006, Josh founded his own venture company and incubator, Mach 10 Ventures. M10V’s growing portfolio includes a handful of exciting new companies, including Mixbook.com ($11.8m of follow-on funding), Collectrium (Acquired by Christie’s for $26m), Moolala.com (Acquired by Ncrowd), True Impact Media, and Pixowl. As founder, CEO, and member of Art.com’s Board of Directors, Josh and his team built the most successful online art retailer in the world. With his contributions, the company gained over 12 million paying customers in over 120 countries.
Justina Nixon-Saintil – IBM VP and Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
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Justina Nixon-Saintil drives strategic, socially responsible programmatic investments that enable IBM’s technology and talent to address some of society’s biggest challenges worldwide. The CSR programs Justina manages enable IBM and its employees to transform their altruism into reality. Some of these resources, such as IBM Service Corps, rely on skilled employee volunteerism to foster community success and wellbeing; they demonstrate the power of technology when combined with humanity. As IBM’s Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) focal point, Justina communicates these ideals by spearheading the company’s annual Corporate Responsibility and environmental reporting, as well as articulating the company’s “Good Tech” narrative to stakeholders, including investors. Justina was also Verizon’s liaison to President Obama’s White House Office of Science and Technology, U.S. Departments of the Interior and US Department of Education. Earlier in her career, she was an Engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy. Justina, who is an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow, earned her Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dean Sonderegger – Head of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
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With extensive knowledge and experience in professional software and services, Dean Sonderegger directs Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory U.S., a leading provider of information and expert solutions for legal and business compliance professionals and part of the Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory division. Mr. Sonderegger is a highly sought-after speaker and thought leader in the areas of artificial intelligence, blockchain, the evolution of the legal profession, and leading business transformation. He currently authors a column for Above the Law on the intersection of technology and the practice of law, and his commentary has appeared in several publications including Forbes, CFO Magazine and ABA Journal.