Sean Stein Smith is an assistant professor at Lehman College (CUNY), a member of the AICPA Leadership Academy class of 2017, was named a 40 under 40 by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017 and 2018, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. Sean regularly appears as an expert contributor on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and other emerging technologies for China Global TV's live business programming. He is a regular contributor to the official IBM Blockchain site - Blockchain Unleashed, where his research and analysis covers both blockchain applications for accounting and for business at large. Sean has led and presented numerous presentations on blockchain, as well as other emerging technologies, and the applications these technologies will have on the profession. His work and analysis of accounting, blockchain, emerging technologies, and the evolution of the accounting profession has been featured in dozens practitioner and academic publications, and numerous presentations Additionally, he is the author of numerous books focusing on accounting, technology, and how the profession will change moving forward.