Neil Keon is a multi-disciplinary academic and analytics executive with a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Economics and Finance from McGill University. Neil is working with an institutional investor on developing blockchain technology for financial products. Neil previously taught MBA students for 8 years at the Cox School of Business at SMU in Dallas, TX and has been working in network technology and analytics for over 10 years. Neil has extensive speaking experience, has published rigorous peer-reviewed academic research and is an inventor of 7 US patents. He is currently developing an MBA level curriculum to teach blockchain and cryptocurrency for the 2018-19 academic year.