Basel Ismail

CEO

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Skills

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Financial Technology
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Litecoin
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Security
  • Cryptography
  • ...

About Me

I provide business and technology consulting services to companies of all sizes across all industry verticals. My focus areas are product engineering, data science, business analytics, machine learning, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, decentralized applications, and smart contracts such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Lisk, Waltonchain, etc.. I began my career in Toronto at Yahoo! developing a new eBusiness venture which established a social portal geared to serve a fast growing demographic at the time. Afterwards, I went to the International Business Banking group at Scotiabank to help enforce the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance mandate. I then pursued a challenging role for the Global Client Consulting team at American Express. Soon after, I relocated to New York City to work in financial engineering for the Corporate Services and Real Estate department at Goldman Sachs. Afterwards, I was offered the opportunity to form and head up a Global Pricing Infrastructure and Data Science team at American Express in Phoenix, which I accomplished in five years. From an educational standpoint, I have an MBA from Cornell University, an MS in Information Security and Risk Management from Norwich University, and a BComm in Computer Network Engineering from Ryerson University. I have completed data science certifications on recommender systems from Cloudera and other educational providers. I am in the process of publishing a book on the information security implications of centralized and decentralized data management systems, it can be used to ensure program compliance to the recently published Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (CWF) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This interagency-approved framework includes a data management function geared towards the development and administration of databases and/or data management systems that allow for the storage, query, and utilization of data.

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