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Session Title: "Panel: Blockchain and AI: Market, Business Strategy & Culture Shift"
Speaker: Natalie Shah,  U.S. Alternate Delegate for ISO - Blockchain and Digital Ledger Technologies, Research Assistant for the Center of Innovation Management and Business Analytics 
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Session description: The upsurge and implementation of digital technology has been shown through research to lead to substantial improvements in a company’s operations and corresponding market strategy impacting shareholders' wealth. New technologies such as distributed networks, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, data science, cryptocurrencies, are all factors that have influenced business strategies and have initiated a conversation about what the outlook of these technologies are, and the risks associated with them. Specifically, with a high influx of machine learning, AI is a strong contender in that is has the ability to improve companies at a more effective rate due to the evolving AI strategy and data driven culture which has shown to increase a company’s competitive edge as they grow. How do these risks compare to current organizational structures? This engagement in technology is generating power and leadership in a space that is shown to be fairly new and turbulent. To understand how to mitigate the risks there must be regulation, which raises questions about the market and regulation. Decentralized finance is demonstrating itself to be a prominent factor in the way it has already begun to impact the market in certain pockets and is presenting a path for which self-regulation can build on. Understanding the market through a decentralized finance lens may be vital in understanding how to mitigate risks as not only an individual but also as an organization. Lastly, this panel seeks to juxtapose the organizational factors which impact current and decentralized autonomous organizations to gain further insights into the benefits and pitfalls of the transformation enabled by digital technologies.

Bio:  Natalie Shah is an Alternate U.S. Delegate for ISO's Blockchain & Digital Ledger Technologies and is a Research Assistant for The Center of Innovation Management and Business Analytics. Natalie is currently a doctorate student who seeks to build a bridge between technology, innovation, and leadership. Her background is in research methods and statistic