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Michael Beck

Principal at Cinematic Venture Partners and Project Lead at Union

Summary

Michael Beck is the current Principal at Cinematic Venture Partners, a new data driven approach to film investment utilizing Silicon Valley best practices in A.I. and Machine Learning and project lead at UNION, a technology platform that combines bundled protection and a liquid secondary market with a multi-token model. Michael Beck is a business strategist and technologist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of health care, finance, and wealth management.

Biography

Michael Beck has a BA in Economics-Political Science from Columbia College of Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He holds five patents in areas related to decentralized cryptography with respect to management of data rights and entitlements.

Michael is a business strategist and technologist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of health care, finance, and wealth management. During this time, he took on multiple roles such as founder, principal consultant and CTO. His prior work experience includes employment by and service to firms such as Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bear Stearns & Co., York Capital Management, CRT Capital, JD Power, IBM, and Deloitte. He also served as an AVP at a prominent capital management company where he performed software architecture and development related functions for a hedge fund with $14bn+ AUM.

Some of the roles he has performed include remediating data pipelines in support of reporting and risk systems for a premier consumer lending platform, proposing standardized platforms for enterprise artificial intelligence initiatives, improving surveillance of data movement to and from cloud-based environments, designing and implementing HIPAA-compliant analytics environments, developing systems for high-frequency/low latency trading solutions.

Michael is the current Principal at Cinematic Venture Partners, a new data driven approach to film investment utilizing Silicon Valley best practices in A.I. and Machine Learning and project lead at UNION, a technology platform that combines bundled protection and a liquid secondary market with a multi-token model.

He is an experienced founder with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services and healthcare industries. Skilled in entrepreneurship, business process design, requirements analysis, enterprise software development, and enterprise architecture.

Vision

In a recent interview with Dinis Guarda, Michael said the following about blockchain and DeFi

“One of the best things about DeFi and blockchain is that they are innovation triggers. Every new development in the technology, angle or product is potentially the beginning of a new innovation solution. And there are still many challenges, as everything is very new, but with every new product, service or solution, flaws are fixed and trust is leveraged.

One of the main problems regarding mass adoption of DeFi and blockchain are thus building trust and value for people that are afraid to adopt these innovative ideas. So in order for DeFi to truly pick up and be implemented in different sectors it starts with education and awareness.”

References

https://www.cinematicvp.com/

https://medium.com/union-finance-updates-ideas/union-raises-3-9m-to-build-open-financial-technology-stack-risk-management-platform-c127e8579f8e

https://www.topionetworks.com/people/michael-beck-5fbb6c04105eb522ea511257

https://medium.com/union-finance-updates-ideas/union-blockscience-agree-to-strategic-partnership-416da92599f4

https://youtu.be/JnFOe0u-bhM