June 4, 2020 – ETC Labs Accelerator Interviews Mentor Harumi Urata-Thompson

ETC Labs Accelerator Interviews Mentor and HUT Consulting CEO, Harumi Urata-Thompson

Recently Harumi was interviewed in her role as a mentor in the ETC Labs Accelerator program on the state of blockchain technology.  Among the many key insightful thoughts from the Q&A session, Harumi answered a question that is particularly relevant today,

What do we need for the next generation of workers and employees to understand about blockchain? What does it mean to have blockchain as a skill?“.

See Harumi’s response in the original medium article.

“We believe having a robust board of mentors with a breadth of experience within innovation, blockchain, and financial sectors is a crucial component for the startups coming through our program,” said Liz Kukka, Executive Director of the ETC Labs accelerator program. “We’re elated to work with Harumi and bring her scope of experience and expertise to the Ethereum Classic ecosystem.”
Liz Kukka, Executive Director of the ETC Labs accelerator program

ETC Labs Accelerator promotes the advancement of blockchain technology and Ethereum Classic; providing technical support for blockchain and digital asset startups through the Ethereum Classic Labs Accelerator. One aspect that makes them a leading accelerator for Ethereum Classic and other blockchain projects is their esteemed board of mentors. Harumi Urata-Thompson is honored to be one of them.

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July 17, 2019 – Lessons in Breaking Barriers, SMBC Diversity & Inclusion event in NYC

Lessons in Breaking Barriers, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Diversity & Inclusion, NYC

HUT Consulting was hired to present on Diversity and Inclusion to the employees of SMBC (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) in their first event of the year and hosted by the company’s oldest employee resource group, Women’s Inclusion Network. It was very well attended from 5 different New York offices with more men than women in the audience. The event was opened with welcome remarks by the CEO and many stayed afterwards to network and ask questions.

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May 1, 2019 – Globally Local Blockchain FinTech and AI Sympsium

Globally Local Blockchain FinTech and AI Symposium

Jeanensis Capital Markets hosted the Globally Local” blockchain, FinTech, and AI sympsium 2019 in New York to which HUT Consulting was invited to speak, joining top industry leaders, investors, innovators, corporate executives and academia.  Harumi Urata-Thompson has spoken on 2 separate panels – “Mentoring Diverse and Inclusive Leaders in Blockchain, Fintech, and AI” and “AI Developments in Fintech and Blockchain” given her expertise.



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April 10, 2019 – Podcast with Tokyo FinTech

Podcast with Tokyo FinTech

HUT Consulting was interviewed by Norbert Gehrke of Tokyo FinTech network group.  A number of topics were covered during the interview, such as blockchain, fintech, diversity and inclusion, space and international business.


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February 27, 2019 – Canadian Consulate General’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Roundtable

Canadian Consulate General’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Roundtable

The Canadian Consulate General in New York organized an exclusive roundtable event to honor The HMCS Charlottetown, a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Royal Canadian navy since 1995, visiting New York City.  As Charlotteotwn’s Commanding Officer, Nancy Setchell, is only the second woman to have commanded a major Canadian warship, Consul General Phyllis Yaffe wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate women in security business.  HUT Consulting was invited to share the experience and expertise to enrich this conversation.


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November 20, 2018 – Addressing the FinTech talent challenge by Tokyo FinTech

Addressing the FinTech Talent Challenge by Tokyo FinTech

HUT Consulting was requested to address talent challenge of the industry in Japan.  The event was scheduled as Japanese government announced its new labor policy of foreign workers.  Is this the right solution or??

The event was hosted at Mastercard and it was an oversold event.


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December 11, 2017 – Quesnay Female Founders Competition

Quesnay Female Founders Competition

HUT Consulting acted as online judge and mentor for a finalist for the competition


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