Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead

                                          What difference could the “right story” mean to you?                                                


Are you a leader who wants to elevate and motivate your team into action? Are you an entrepreneur pitching your startup to investors / co-founders / customers?

Whether you are an established or emerging leader, the gift of story-telling can make or break a deal.   Why? Stories are the currency of life; humans communicate by telling stories. We are inspired by stories, we connect and remember through stories.

Join us to learn what difference that “right story” could mean for your business, learning the proven framework taught by Executive Coach Ira Koretsky.  At the event, receive one-on-one Office Hours with mentors to dive even deeper.


 Through a lively and insightful program, Ira Koretsky will challenge you to “think deliberately” about how you communicate your stories.  There’s a reason we remember stories better than statistics; it’s how the human brain is wired.

  • What if the right story inspired the right action from your team?
  • What if the right story landed you that top recruit?
  • What if the right story helped close that big opportunity?

Enjoy practical, hands-on exercises where you will learn how to turn your experiences into stories that inspire, mentor, and educate your various stakeholders with an easy-to-use framework taught around the world.

Join the MIT Enterprise Forum for discount tickets.   Then click here to REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.

This event is also made possible by Startups Ignite. Join their community of dedicated Venture Mentors. Startups Ignite fuels gamechanging startups and at the core is the Venture Mentor Program. Apply here.


Ira Koretsky is the president of The Chief Storyteller®, a boutique marketing and sales consulting firm. He has delighted audiences around the world helping them achieve better business outcomes and accelerate their revenue with highly effective written, spoken, and social media communications. With over 25 years of experience, he is a sought-after global speaker, columnist, consultant, and executive coach. Twitter @chiefstorytellr

 


 

Doug Howard has been Vice President of Global Services at RSA Security LLC since 2016. Mr. Howard is an experienced leader in sales, service and executive management roles, helping companies achieve market leadership through innovation and strong market execution. Mr. Howard served as the Chief Executive Officer of VBrick Systems, Inc. at Fliqz, Inc. since 2010. He comes to RSA from SAVANTURE Inc. where he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the consulting and managed security services company. Twitter @Doug_Howard

 


Cynthia Traeger PictureCynthia Traeger serves as Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Siren International LLC and as the President of VSI Pacifi.  She is an accomplished senior operating executive & digital entrepreneur with 30-plus years of experience in growing technology-focused businesses. Cynthia has a strong track record in strategy & business development across traditional technology & digital media companies. She has been a Member of Advisory Board at LeapFrog Solutions, Inc. since September 2012.  Cynthia serves as Director of the Founder Institute, Inc.


 

PJ Bellomo

For the past 14 years, PJ Bellomo has served startup and mid market companies in various capacities, including 7 years as a CEO and 4 years as a COO. Presently, he serves as Executive Chairman of Blue Sources, a biotech startup supplying patented monitoring solutions to public water utilities. In addition, he serves as a Board Director at FITCI, the startup accelerator in Frederick, MD. PJ also works as a Partner at Black Mercury, a software product strategy, design and development agency serving clients who aspire to deliver delightful SaaS experiences.


 

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Executive Leadership Through Storytelling & Office Hours with Venture Mentors

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Ira Koretsky Chief Storyteller

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore in collaboration with Startups Ignite is hosting Executive Leadership Through Storytelling with Executive Coach Ira Koretsky.

The impact of a good story is undeniable. Why? Stories are repeatable and help aid memory. They bring data to life by…

  • Motivating people to act
  • Conveying information in a whole new way
  • Building customer relationships
  • Communicating the value of your ideas
  • Connecting with your team

Through a proven framework, Executive Coach Ira Koretsky will challenge you to incorporate storytelling to be more effective and elevate your leadership style.

Participate in hands-on exercises and join us as we learn How Leaders use Stories to Lead.

In addition, we are doing One-on-One Office Hours with Venture Mentors: Doug Howard, Cynthia Traeger, and PJ Bellomo

Date: Jan 31st, 2017 @6pm

 

Location
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
8065 Leesburg Pike 2nd floor
Tysons Corner Va, 22182

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    Ira Koretsky  Chief Storyteller

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On January 31 at 6pm, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore and Ira Koretsky are creating a special workshop on using storytelling to inspire your team, build customer relationships and communicate the value that your idea offers.

  • What if the right story inspired the right action from your team?
  • What if the right story landed you that top recruit?
  • What if the right story helped close that big opportunity?
  • What difference could that “right story” mean to you?

Through a lively and insightful program, Ira Koretsky will challenge you to “think deliberately” about how you communicate your stories.

Enjoy practical, hands-on exercises where you will learn how to turn your experiences into stories that inspire, mentor, and educate your various stakeholders with an easy-to-use framework taught around the world.

Preliminary Agenda
5:30-6:30 Networking and registration
6:30-8:00 Program
8:00-9:00 Audience Discussion and Q&A
9:00-9:30 Post-event networking

Location
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
8065 Leesburg Pike 2nd floor
Tysons Corner Va, 22182

Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead

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Save the date ~ January 31st.

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The MIT Enterprise Forum Washington DC Baltimore is focusing on Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead and our speaker is “Chief Storyteller” Ira Koretsky.

More information coming soon. ~AP

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On October 18, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore, Women in Housing and Finance and the George Washington University School of Business are created a Blockchain technology program featuring experts from industry, government and the legal community

Since the development of Bitcoin, Blockchain’s usage has expanded rapidly, encompassing the development of cryptocurrencies, ledger-based technologies, and smart contracts.

An expert panel discussed the implications of, and opportunities for innovation in the Blockchain space from industry, investor and regulatory perspectives.

View the video here

 

Emerging Cybersecurity Tech: BLOCKCHAIN

Blockchain is an emerging cybersecurity technology that facilitates secure transactions between trading partners. It has the potential to disrupt every segment of banking and financial services.  If you are developing a new product idea – or thinking about launching one – you need to know about Blockchain.

What business possibilities and innovations will it spawn?  Carol Van Cleef, Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Founder of Comptegrity, Inc., will explain Blockchain from the ground up.  She will outline how Blockchain is reshaping commercial transactions, and how entrepreneurs can capitalize on spinoff innovations.

A panel of cybersecurity, legal and regulatory experts will discuss how the technology works, the outlook for future products and services, and how it will impact related industries.  Read their bios below to learn more.

This event is cosponsored by The George Washington University School Of Business and Women in Housing and Finance.

Agenda:

  • 5:30 – 6:30  Networking and registration
  • 6:30 – 8:00  Program
  • 8:00 – 9:00  Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 9:00 – 9:30  Post-event networking

This event will be held in the Marvin Center Ballroom at The George Washington University Campus located at 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052.

Speaker: Carol Van Cleef

Carol Van Cleef

A respected author and speaker, Carol Van Cleef advises all types of money services businesses (MSBs), including domestic and foreign money remitters, digital currency and Blockchain technology companies, mobile apps, third‐party payment processors, and stored value and prepaid access programs.   Publicly traded companies, private equity funds and other entities seek Carol’s advice on matters involving emerging and alternative payments companies. She helps clients address legal and regulatory challenges, structure investments and transactions, undertake changes in control, and conduct due diligence. In addition, she develops solutions for troubled organizations.

A certified anti‐money laundering (AML) specialist, Carol created a series of AML compliance training programs sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and attended by regulators from 45 states and representatives of domestic and foreign banks, securities firms, MSBs, and other entities. She also developed and leads an AML Compliance Bootcamp for Digital Currencies, which has been attended by miners, exchangers, processors, software developers, ATM operators and bankers.


Panelists

samantha-pelosiSamantha J. Pelosi is a Senior Vice President of Payments and Innovation at Bankers Association for Finance and Trade.   She drives the association’s activities in payments, innovation, financial crime, and cybersecurity.   Samantha is an attorney with nearly 20 years of legal and regulatory experience in payments, compliance, and international business transactions.

Previously, Ms. Pelosi held several positions at The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She was Manager of the Retail Payments Section and Senior Attorney of the Regulation Section.  Prior to the Fed, Ms. Pelosi was the Global Head of Compliance for Travelex Global Business Payments (now Western Union Business Solutions).

Ms. Pelosi also held the position of Senior Counsel at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and worked as an associate attorney at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. Pelosi obtained her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and her bachelor of arts degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Duke University.


jonathan-levin-headshotJonathan Levin is a co-founder of Chainalysis, the leading provider of anti-money laundering solutions to Bitcoin companies, banks and government agencies. He was previously CEO at Coinometrics, where he lead a team of data scientists to measure the activity and health of the Bitcoin network. Jonathan was a postgraduate economist at the University of Oxford where his research focused on Virtual Currencies, creating one of the first statistical models of Bitcoin transaction fees. He consults regularly to governments, top tier banks and payment companies on the future of digital currencies.

Chainalysis is building the compliance layer for the future of value transfer. Providing investigation tools to identify the source of Bitcoin funds and counterparties, Chainalysis forms part of an effective AML program for Bitcoin businesses and Banks. They specialize on detection of suspicious activity and real-time analysis. They currently have customers among banks, fintech companies active in the bitcoin and blockchain space, the cyber intelligence community and government agencies.


tone-vaysTone Vays is a blockchain researcher at LibertyLifeTrail where you can find his latest research on Bitcoin, Blockchain, sound economics and privacy. Tone has been working on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.   His expertise is in Economic Trends, Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in the Cryptcurrency ecosystem in early 2013, he has been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology as it helps promote economic freedom.

He was formerly Head of Research at BraveNewCoin after previously writing about trading and economics at CoinTelegraph.  Tone holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology.

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Get Industry, Investor and Regulatory Perspectives on Blockchain, Cyber Security and Fintech

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On October 18, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore, Women in Housing and Finance and the George Washington University School of Business are creating a special Blockchain technology program featuring experts from industry, government and the legal community.

Our experts will offer a program for both novices and experts in the Blockchain space, discussing the legal and regulatory landscape, as well as reviewing financial opportunities for FinTech, cyber security and software solutions providers. Our speakers will bring industry, investor and regulatory perspectives to Blockchain, Cyber Security and Fintech Spaces

Register For This Program Here

Meeta Yadav

meetaMeeta is the Chief Data Officer, Blockchain Technologies at IBM
where she leads analytics of global blockchain data that deliver
actionable business insights for top-line revenue growth and operational efficiencies. In the past Meeta was the CTO for Innovation in the middleware group at IBM and led the Emerging Technology Institute Labs.

Meeta is a computer chip designer by training and has worked on chip design of mobile processors, space mission circuits and security processors and continues to teach advanced graduate courses as an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University. Meeta is passionate about inclusive finance, human identity and early education.

Kyle Burgessimg_0005

Kyle is the Director of Operations of Consumers’ Research, America’s oldest consumer organization, where she is responsible for strategic initiatives and outreach. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization works at the intersection of policy and emerging consumer trends such as Bitcoin.

Since 2003, Kyle has worked with a range of private, public, volunteer, non-profit, and multi-national organizations, including the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. House of Representatives. She is the co-founder of two social enterprises, holds a Master’s in economics and international relations from Johns Hopkins University, and is working on her MBA at Georgetown University.

img_0004Alex Acree

Alex brings to Fenway Summer Ventures significant experience advising financial institutions and investment funds and holding senior leadership positions in early-stage companies.

Immediately prior to joining the company, Alex was an attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he advised financial institutions on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters in connection with business combinations, reorganizations and capital markets transactions, Dodd-Frank Act implementation, corporate governance and compliance issues. Alex also regularly advised sponsors in connection with the formation and management of private investment funds.

Earlier in his career, Alex held a series of senior positions at early-stage companies, with responsibilities including financial modeling, budgeting, business development, strategy, and operations.

Alex is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College and holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an MBA from Yale School of Management, where he focused on corporate finance and operations. While at Yale, Alex was a director of a student clinic that helped to launch a denovo bank to serve financially underserved communities around New Haven, CT.

Derek Tiffany img_0003

Derek Tiffany is a Technical Manager at 3Pillar Global. He holds technical responsibility for the implementation and delivery of a blockchain-based solution called GX-COIN. GX-COIN is a cryptocurrency and market (http://gx-coin.com) which currently has over 15,000 registered traders.

In addition to implementation, Derek also assists 3Pillar clients in validating and defining their blockchain strategies prior to execution. He has also contributed to ongoing open source blockchain-based projects. Derek has spent over 20 years as a developer in the Washington, DC area at both professional services and product companies.

Brian Hoffman, CEO, Open Bazaar, Darrell Duane, Jason Dispenza , E2F2 and Soles.io and Allen Pulsifer, CEO, CredaCash Software Solutions bring an industry perspective to the discussion and talk about opportunities for companies and entrepreneurs in the Blockchain space.

Blockchain, Cybersecurity and FinTech – Meet our Experts

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On October 18, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore, Women in Housing and Finance and the George Washington University School of Business are creating a special Blockchain technology program featuring cyber security, legal and regulatory experts Carol Van Cleef, Samantha J. Pelosi, Jonathan Levin, and Tone Vays.

 Our experts will offer a program for both novices and experts in the Blockchain space, discussing the legal and regulatory landscape, as well as reviewing financial opportunities for FinTech, cyber security and software solutions providers.

If you’re interested in cryptocurrencies, blockchain, ledger-based technologies, and smart contracts, what side chains are, why multi-signature and key recovery service (KRS) are important, and the newest generation of cryptocurrencies, this is the program for you!

Register Here For This Program

Panelists

samantha-pelosiSamantha J. Pelosi is a Senior Vice President of Payments and Innovation at Bankers Association for Finance and Trade.   She drives the association’s activities in payments, innovation, financial crime, and cybersecurity.   Samantha is an attorney with nearly 20 years of legal and regulatory experience in payments, compliance, and international business transactions.

Previously, Ms. Pelosi held several positions at The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She was Manager of the Retail Payments Section and Senior Attorney of the Regulation Section.  Prior to the Fed, Ms. Pelosi was the Global Head of Compliance for Travelex Global Business Payments (now Western Union Business Solutions).

Ms. Pelosi also held the position of Senior Counsel at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and worked as an associate attorney at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. Pelosi obtained her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and her bachelor of arts degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Duke University.

jonathan-levin-headshotJonathan Levin is a co-founder of Chainalysis, the leading provider of anti-money laundering solutions to Bitcoin companies, banks and government agencies. He was previously CEO at Coinometrics, where he lead a team of data scientists to measure the activity and health of the Bitcoin network. Jonathan was a postgraduate economist at the University of Oxford where his research focused on Virtual Currencies, creating one of the first statistical models of Bitcoin transaction fees. He consults regularly to governments, top tier banks and payment companies on the future of digital currencies.

Chainalysis is building the compliance layer for the future of value transfer. Providing investigation tools to identify the source of Bitcoin funds and counterparties, Chainalysis forms part of an effective AML program for Bitcoin businesses and Banks. They specialize on detection of suspicious activity and real-time analysis. They currently have customers among banks, fintech companies active in the bitcoin and blockchain space, the cyber intelligence community and government agencies.

tone-vaysTone Vays is a blockchain researcher at LibertyLifeTrail where you can find his latest research on Bitcoin, Blockchain, sound economics and privacy. Tone has been working on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.   His expertise is in Economic Trends, Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in the Cryptcurrency ecosystem in early 2013, he has been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology as it helps promote economic freedom.

He was formerly Head of Research at BraveNewCoin after previously writing about trading and economics at CoinTelegraph.  Tone holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology.

Speaker: Carol Van Cleef

carol-van-cleef-pictureA respected author and speaker, Carol Van Cleef advises all types of money services businesses (MSBs), including domestic and foreign money remitters, digital currency and Blockchain technology companies, mobile apps, third‐party payment processors, and stored value and prepaid access programs.   She is a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.   Publicly traded companies, private equity funds and other entities seek Carol’s advice on matters involving emerging and alternative payments companies. Carol helps clients address legal and regulatory challenges, structure investments and transactions, undertake changes in control, and conduct due diligence. In addition, she develops solutions for troubled organizations.

A certified anti‐money laundering (AML) specialist, Carol created a series of AML compliance training programs sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and attended by regulators from 45 states and representatives of domestic and foreign banks, securities firms, MSBs, and other entities. She also developed and leads an AML Compliance Bootcamp for Digital Currencies, which has been attended by miners, exchangers, processors, software developers, ATM operators and bankers.

Investors, Entrepreneurs and Technologists: Why Blockchain Is Important to You

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore, Women in Housing and Finance and the George Washington University School of Business are partnering to offer their respective members and guests a special Blockchain technology program on October 18.

Whether you are a novice or you have been immersed in the technology for several years or even just several months, this 3-hour evening program will provide a unique opportunity to:

  • Explore the basics of the technology.
  • Gain a better understanding of its disruptive potential across multiple industries and various government offices.
  • Understand the prospects and challenges of adopting Blockchain technology within both the US government and the private sector.
  • Learn more about specific projects underway inside the beltway and beyond and how they may ultimately impact the local job market.

Carol Van Cleef

Carol Van Cleef, Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Founder of Comptegrity, Inc., will explain Blockchain from the ground up.  A respected author and speaker, Carol provides legal and strategic advice to depository institutions, financial services companies and FinTech businesses on federal and state regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters, including Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), AML and OFAC compliance; consumer protection issues; privacy, data and cyber security; and state money transmitter licensing.

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Panel I – What is Blockchain?

Regardless of your Blockchain IQ, your technological capabilities or where you are on the learning curve, this session is the equalizer. For the novice, learn the difference between cryptocurrencies, the blockchain, ledger-based technologies, and smart contracts, what side chains are, why multi-signature and key recovery service (KRS) are important.

For the more experienced attendees, review the latest technological developments, the newest generation of cryptocurrencies and much more. CoinCenter (invited)

 

Panel II – Deploying Blockchain Technology: the Private Sector Experience.

Bitcoin was the first – but certainly not the last – use case for Blockchain technology.

  • How is this ledger based technology being put to work in the financial services, health care and other industries?
  • Which ones will be most significantly disrupted? And how fast?
  • What are the challenges in developing, executing and bringing these projects to market?
  • Hear from industry representatives and venture capitalists funding these projects.

 

Panel III – Deploying Blockchain Technology: The Government Experience.

The Federal Government has its hands full, working hard to understand whether and to what extent laws and regulations must be adapted to the technology. Agencies have to understand how the technology impacts entities they regulate. And many agencies are considering how the technology may affect their own operations.

What will this mean for government employees and contractors?  Regulators from the government and industry representatives will address these issues (invited).

 

Preliminary Agenda

  • 5:30-6:30 Networking and registration
  • 6:30-8:00 Program
  • 8:00-9:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 9:00-9:30 Post-event networking

Register Here For Special Early Bird Pricing

 

 

 

The “Next Big Thing” Event | BLOCKCHAIN ~ EXPANDED AGENDA

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Date: Tuesday October 18th

Time: 5-9PM

Place: The Marvin Center Ballroom at The George Washington University Campus located at 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052.

Expanded Agenda:

· Explore the basics of the technology

· Gain a better understanding of its disruptive potential across multiple industries and various government offices

· Understand the prospects and challenges of adopting Blockchain technology within both the US government and the private sector

· Learn more about specific projects underway inside the beltway and beyond and how they may ultimately impact the local job market.

 

Panel I – Regardless of your Blockchain IQ, your technological capabilities or where you are on the learning curve, this session is the equalizer. For the novice, learn the difference between crypto-currencies, the blockchain, ledger-based technologies, and smart contracts, what side chains are, why muti-sig and KRS are important. For the more experienced attendees, review the latest technological developments, the newest generation of crypto-currencies and much more.

Panel II – Deploying Blockchain Technology Part I: the Private Sector Experience. Bitcoin was the first – but certainly not the last – use case for blockchain technology. How is this ledger based technology being put to work in the financial services, health care and other industries. Which ones will be most significantly disrupted? And how fast? What are the challenges in developing, executing and bringing these projects to market.

Panel III – Deploying Blockchain Technology – Part II: The Government Experience. The Federal Government has its hands full, working hard to understand whether and to what extent laws and regulations they administer must be adapted to the technology. Agencies have to understand how the technology impacts entities they regulate. And many agencies are considering how the technology may affect their own operations. What will this mean for government employees and contractors?

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