Matt Walters has 10+ years experience building software in industries from healthcare to retail, advertising, and finance. He runs the NYC Node.js Meetup and the EmpireNode conference. He's built everything from a high tech touch-screen treadmill to a corporate bond exchange, clearing billions of dollars in trades. Matt specializes in building small teams that manage performant, distributed systems. He believes we have large problems to tackle in the decades to come, from government and corporate transparency to energy efficiency, and that blockchain has the potential to solve these problems at a most-fundamental level.