We catch up with Christos Makridis to talk about music, blockchain, Nashville, and how he sees Living Opera as a positive way to help artists and musicians in particular.
Taking a holistic approach to life, work, and education, Christos Makridis, Living Opera
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Christos is a research affiliate at Columbia Business School, Stanford University and the University of Nicosia. He is COO of Living Opera, and CEO/founder of Dainamic, a startup that aims to democratize access to AI for mid and small sized banks. Christos serves as a Research Professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business and Research Affiliate at the Global Security Initiative (both in Arizona State University), an Adjunct Associate Research Scholar at the Chazen Institute in Columbia Business School, a Digital Fellow at the Digital Economy Lab in Stanford University, a Non-resident Fellow at the Institute for Religious Studies at Baylor University.
He is also an Adjunct Scholar at the Manhattan Institute, a Senior Adviser at Gallup, a policy adviser, and an entrepreneur. He is the CEO/co-founder of Dainamic, a technology startup working to democratize the use and application of data science and AI techniques for small and mid sized organizations, and CTO/co-founder of Living Opera, a web3 startup working to bridge classical music and blockchain technologies.
Christos previously served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers managing the cybersecurity, technology, and space activities, as a Non-resident Fellow at the Cyber Security Project in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as a Digital Fellow at the Initiative at the Digital Economy in the MIT Sloan School of Management, a a Non-resident Research Scientist at Datacamp, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Christos’ primary academic research focuses on labor economics, the digital economy, and personal finance and well-being. He also writes frequently for syndicated outlets in the press and serves on the Council of Advisers for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
Christos earned a Bachelor’s in Economics and Minor in Mathematics at Arizona State University, as well a dual Masters and PhDs in Economics and Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.
So many venture capitalists want returns upwards of 15x in just a few years, but is that realistic – or good?
In a new op-ed in @Nasdaq, we explain that some of the highest-impact projects also have a high return, but on a longer time span.https://t.co/qqti9hh1nn
— Living Opera (@living_opera) February 3, 2023
About Living Opera
Founded by two opera singers and an economist, Living Opera is a multimedia art-technology company that unites the classical music and blockchain communities to produce transformative content. Living Opera takes a holistic approach to life, work, and education: “living” means “full of life and vigor,” and “opera” means (in Latin) “labor, effort, attention, or work.” Living Opera NFT collections, such as Magic Mozart, are designed to bring the art and tech worlds together by expanding the audience of people who traditionally engage with classical music and fine art.
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