Digital Artwork in Event Image Above Compliments of Robert Fleischman, Copyright – 2018
The fine art market continues to be on an innovative growth trajectory. Whether its concepts, aesthetics or the great international penetration of this market, the contemporary market continues to show great energy and pace. Join us as we explore the latest in this breakthrough area of our coveted market.
Blockchain is set to disrupt nearly every industry.It already has become a changing force within the global fine art market. While the news has focused on the price of Bitcoin, there is a much larger story to be told about the technology and its game-changing uses. Whether it be financial technology, crowdfunding, identity management, supply chain, healthcare, digital rights or art, there is a lot to learn!
PODCAST – Speakers Chad Arroyo, Sherone Rabinovitz, and Felix Hartmann discuss the value ad, and “WHY” you should attend our #fineartcrypto event including digitalizing assets, tokenization, intellectual property, and fine art provenance assistance.
CHAD ARROYO – Chief Marketing Officer Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc.
Blockchain Strategist and Innovator
Chad Arroyo is the Chief Marketing Officer of Seven Stars Cloud Group (NASDAQ: SSC) and leads Marketing at the Delaware Board of Trade (DBOT) and Fundamental Interactions. Seven Stars Cloud is on track to be a leading Artificial Intelligence and blockchain-powered, fintech company and with Fundamental Interactions technology, DBOT is moving forward as a blockchain-based funding, security issuance and settlement platform. Chad’s efforts are primarily focused on setting up the ecosystem and infrastructure to facilitate the transformation of traditional financial markets such as commodities, equities, credit, and currency into the asset digitization era.
5 years ago Chad starting mining Bitcoin and was immediately intrigued by the unique properties of blockchain technology. He deepened his expertise in 2017 as he developed an even stronger understanding of blockchain’s disruptive properties across industry. He actively follows the crypto markets, and he is an investor in various digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a number of Altcoins and ICOs. He is a blockchain blogger and contributor to HackerNoon. He has spoken at the 2017 Blockchain 360 Conference as well as been a guest on podcasts such as Lima Charlie News and Product Roundtable.
Passionate about early-stage startups and impact in the military veteran community, Chad previously served as the Executive Director of Bunker Labs New York City, a nonprofit focused on furthering veterans in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Technology Strategy Consultant for Deloitte and during his 7 years of active duty service in the US Navy, he specialized in Defense Telecommunications. Chad earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology from the US Naval Academy and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER, PHILIPPE HOERLE-GUGGENHEIM- HG CONTEMPORARY
Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim was raised in the former German capital city of Bonn, where he was exposed to the creative arts through his maternal grandmother, a noted antique and art collector, as well as his mother. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and went on to work as a financial analyst for Ernst & Young as well as The Hyatt Corporation.
Philippe stayed tethered to the art world throughout his finance career by hosting events for artists in the US and Europe and an eventual advisory role in the secondary art market would introduce him to the possibility of joining his passion and business acumen.
With HG Contemporary’s inaugural group exhibition in 2014 featuring artist RETNA, Philippe’s reputation for bold, provocative distinct artists was established. In addition to curating the gallery’s exhibitions, Philippe is actively engaged in numerous non-profit institutions including The Bowery Mission and as a Board Member of Elevate New York with the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists.
ABOUT HG CONTEMPORARY
HG Contemporary is a breakthrough gallery founded by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim in 2014. The gallery has built a reputation for unearthing distinct artists and producing shows that embrace groundbreaking aesthetics and concepts.
The gallery is committed to developing an international contemporary program that is ambitious as well as diverse. This commitment carries with it an innovative and clear vision about producing exceptional art exhibitions as well as a deep understanding of visual culture’s function within and beyond the walls of the gallery.
This approach includes a digital path, which is under way. HG Contemporary has produced exhibitions featuring: RETNA, Tim Bengel, Stuart McAlpine Miller, Jason Dussault, Massimo Agostinelli, Olga Tobreluts among many others.
FELIX HARTMANN – ENTREPRENEUR – CRYPTO TRADER – AUTHOR
FELIX HARTMANN – Managing Partner- Hartmann Digital Assets Fund, LP
Felix Hartmann is a German-American tech entrepreneur, futurist, and trader. Felix combines a deep financial and a technical understanding of the emerging digital assets markets with a clear grasp of the political landscape. Having traded since the age of 17, he has accomplished years of experience trading stocks, options, and crypto currencies.
Now Hartmann full-time serves as the Managing Partner of Hartmann Capital, navigating its flagship
digital assets fund. Before Hartmann Capital, Felix founded Crypto Academy, which has since educated over 3,000 blockchain enthusiasts on how to safely yet profitably trade Crypto-Currencies.
With the mission to create more discourse and awareness about emerging technologies and their implications, Hartmann has built a rapidly growing online following of over 100,000 supportive followers.
Hartmann is also a bestselling futuristic author and graduated with a degree in Political Science.
, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Touro College. She furthered her education at several institutions: FIT, SVA, NYU and, most recently, Christie’s Education. Elena has been successfully developing educational programming since 2009. She started her art world journey at Skate’s Art Market Research where she organized international art business conferences and created online education courses. Elena then began exploring the tech + art space at Collectrium (Christie’s), a cloud-based collection management software company. In 2017, Elena launched New Art Academy – an innovative approach in fusing continuing education and a panel of experts all within roaming event spaces around New York City. Elena has currently developed a strategic partnership with Forbes to take her concept to a larger audience and spotlight the art markets most innovative thought leaders; focused on blockchain and other ground breaking technology.
Amy Whitaker is an assistant professor at NYU Steinhardt, and author of the book
(Harper Business, 2016). Her current research focuses on what would happen if artists retained equity in artworks in the primary market, and the ways in which blockchain technology could support new systems for art investment and for pay for creative labor outside the arts. Since 2015, Amy has advised the company Bitmark, a blockchain-based registry of authenticity. Amy has spoken widely, including at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Google, and the Fast Company Innovation Summit. She holds an MBA from Yale and an MFA in painting from the Slade, as well as an undergraduate degree from Williams College in political science. She has worked previously at D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and Locus Analytics, and as an Olin Fellow in Economics at Yale and a researcher for Jonathan Zittrain in internet law at Harvard. She began her career in art museums including the Guggenheim, MoMA, and Tate.
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was previously deputy editor and senior business & technology editor at the
. He had been a writer and producer with Yahoo Finance, one of the world’s largest financial news websites. There he regularly created some of the site’s most popular pieces, covering complex market news stories. Prior to Yahoo, he was a producer for CNBC’s “Talking Numbers,” “Options Action,” and “Futures Now.” Lewitinn spent two decades in finance before reporting on it. He managed the Asian and European markets desk for quantitative-oriented hedge fund MQS Asset Management, trading fixed income, currencies, and commodities. He also served as director of acquisitions for two real estate investment companies. He began his career as a foreign exchange trader with then-fledgling Millennium Partners, LP (today Millennium Management, LLC), now one of the largest hedge funds in the world. A graduate of New York University, Lewitinn has both an MBA in finance and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, with concentrations in security policy and the Middle East. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterhold.
Sherone Rabinovitz – Filmmaker, Software Developer, Blockchainer, Educator, and Public Speaker
Technologist, Serial Entrepreneur, Educator, and Artist, Sherone has made a career blending multiple skills and disciplines in a unique and cogent way. In the mid 90’s he was amongst the pioneer wave of 1st generation developers building the World Wide Web. He next transitioned into Interactive Multimedia Development, authoring and building Interactive CD-ROMs, stand-alone Kiosks, and promotional DVD’s. Concurrently, he began a teaching career, providing training in Computer Programming, Software Development and Interactive Multimedia Development. In the early 2000’s he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Media Arts, writing and directing several shorts which received both festival and television play. Continuing his career as an Educator, he transitioned to Academia and taught undergraduate Film and Media classes at Drexel University, Temple University, and the Art Institute of Philadelphia.
In the late 2000’s he entered the Mobile space, creating and developing iPhone apps for both the Joffrey Ballet and The Washington Ballet as well as consulting on numerous inter-Enterprise iOS App projects. At the same time, he founded iOS Learning Labs, a boutique iOS Training & Consultancy agency, delivering onsite trainings and workshops worldwide to clients such as eBay, Cisco, and Intel among others.
Since 2015 Sherone has been active in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain space, trading in cryptocurrencies and consulting businesses on how to incorporate Blockchain technology into their workflow and day-to-day operations.
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