June 4, 2020 – Blockchain Panel: Modern Stores of Value and the World Economy

HUT Consulting on Blockchain Expert Panel, “Modern Stores of Value and the World Economy”

With blockchain’s underlying technology still so young, there remains a lot of room for innovation and improvements. Subjects discussed in the webinar varied from financial trading to legal & compliance across to marketing communications and technology. These areas were focused around addressing big questions like:

Are cryptocurrencies really acting as stores of value?

What can we do to bring more transparency?

What’s the “it” that will push this technology and investment vehicle into mainstream?

Presenting alongside Harumi Urata-Thompson were respected peers Bryan McGurk, investor and writer experienced in non-profit sector and legacy market trading, Xenia Vyazemskaya, co-founder of It Takes Two content marketing and PR firm for startups in fintech and digital assets, and Manny Alicandro, NYC attorney and former candidate for New York Attorney General and NYC Public Advocate.

The online event was hosted by the Blockchain Center and Bitcoin Center NYC, with special thanks to Anna Ginzburg, Nick Spanos and Scott Spiegel.

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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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May 18, 2020 – COVID-19 and Cybersecurity Implications for NYC Legal Continuing Education

HUT Consulting Updates NYC Legal Community on Cybersecurity Amidst Mandatory Work From Home in a COVID-19 Environment

Harumi Urata-Thompson is often asked to keep members of the NYCLA Continuing Legal Education Institute abreast of the latest issues impacting the intersection of Tech, Security, and Business practices. During the current pandemic, with so many people working from home and telecommuting, cybersecurity issues are at the forefront.

Harumi reunited with Mark Rosen, Esq., Brooklyn Law School, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Guy Robinson, IT Consultant on the panel of experts presenting at the event. They addressed steps lawyers can take to protect themselves and their clients, ethical considerations, and scams and hacks to watch out for.

“Bad actors never take vacation so why should we ever stop learning?”

Harumi Urata-Thompson, CEO, HUT Consulting

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May 13, 2020 – What Blockchain Could Look Like in a Post-COVID Economy

Podcast Appearance by HUT Consulting: What Blockchain Looks Like in a Post-COVID-19 Economy

Harumi Urata-Thompson was the guest speaker at LairEast’s podcast hosted by Ron Hamenhem. 

Harumi addressed the LairEast community to talk about what we are going through at the moment as we continue to stay in COVID-19 lockdown and its impact on economy.  She discussed what blockchain can do in this environment and what it could become. 

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April 23, 2020 – Delivering Cybersecurity Learning to the LairEast NYC Startup Community

LairEast NYC Craving for Cybersecurity Learning Satisfied by HUT Consulting

Harumi Urata-Thompson delivered cybersecurity knowledge that was especially in demand in a post-COVID-19 world to the highly engaged (and engaging) Lair East community.

While presenting the cybersecurity topic itself isn’t particularly unique, given the pandemic, these are by no means ordinary times, and new things develop day by day.  Harumi talked about the heightened importance of protecting our digital assets and securing the work-from-home environment by better understanding what exactly we’re facing.

HUT Consulting thanks Cyber Dacians for contributing content to the presentation.

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April 15, 2020 – HUT Consulting on Cybersecurity at Brooklyn Law School’s Post-COVID19 Online Class

Talking Cybersecurity to Law Students in a Post-COVID-19 Online Class

Harumi Urata-Thompson had a taste of how students are learning during this COVID-19 era. Mark Rosen, who teaches at Brooklyn Law School, invited Harumi and Guy Robinson to guest lecture at one of the last classes of the term, talking about cybersecurity in panel discussion style.

Harumi participated in bringing together the group’s expertise in law, business, and technology and mingling with the brilliant young minds of these students in a socially-distanced manner that’s only possible in today’s technology-enabled environment.

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April 14, 2020 – Cybersecurity and Work from Home in a COVID-19 Context

Cybersecurity and Work From Home – HUT Consulting Offers Timely Advice

With COVID-19’s abrupt impact on people’s lives, work styles changed dramatically. Along with it came a lot of additional cybersecurity issues that everyday people now needed to think about.  Previously, it had fallen upon businesses as employers to set up cyberseurity procedures.  And before the pandemic hit like a tsunami, it wasn’t required for ordinary people as employees to work full-time from home with just a moment’s notice.

Now everyone who is working from home is vulnerable to bad actors and threats of cyberattack, this time with more at stake than their personal digital assets.

Harumi Urata-Thompson presented to the HalfMoon Education audience with answers to big questions like:

What should we, now that we’ve passed the initial shock and chaos stage, be thinking about as an individual and organization?”

HUT Consulting thanks Cyber Dacians for contributing content to this presentation.

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February 20, 2020 – HUT Consulting Discusses Project Management and Career at NYU

November 20, 2020 – HUT Consulting Discusses Project Management and Career at NYU

HUT Consulting was invited to speak on a panel at the “Project Management in 2020: How is Your Profession Changing?” event at NYU in front of the NYU School of Professional Studies and PMI crowd.  


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February 13, 2020 – HUT Consulting Discusses International Business Opportunities and Regulations for the Lawyers

November 13, 2020 – HUT Consulting Discusses International Business Opportunities and Regulations for the Lawyers

HUT Consulting was invited to speak on a panel at the “Regulatory and Strategic Considerations for Doing Business Between Brazil, Japan, and the US” event at the New York City Bar.  


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January 28, 2020 – Parctical and Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Business From the Hidden Risks of Cybersecurity Issues, Part 1

Practical and Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Business From the Hidden Risks of Cybersecurity Issues, Part 1

HUT Consulting published an article with Part 1 about the practical and easy ways to help protect your business from the hidden risks of cybersecurity issues.

Cybersecurity should concern everyone in the era of digital assets and big data.  Cybersecurity incidents have quickly become a norm in our daily lives.  Some of them are quite large and soem relatively small.  Both disrupt the lives of the people affected just the same regardless of scale.  Read more here.

This article is part of Tokyo FinTech publication series.

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