Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is co-Founder of Sokat.co and Assistant Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and FinTech Entrepreneur. He has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media big data, blockchain, and financial markets. He currently teaches "Big Data Machine Learning," "Blockchain,” “Advanced Hedge Fund Strategies," and "Leading Entrepreneurship and Innovation" at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory and has received the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2015-2018. He serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of the British Blockchain Association, Journal of Alternative Investments and the Journal of Portfolio Management where he co-authored the most read Invited Editorial "iGDP?". Previously, Jim has been with the Carlyle Asset Management Group, Campbell and Company, and Morgan Stanley. He holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia University. He currently lives just outside of Baltimore with his wife and two daughters, who he plans to raise as the next generation disruptors.