Sean Stein Smith is a professor at the City University of New York – Lehman College. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, where he chairs the Accounting Work Group, and is also is the chairperson of the NJCPA's Emerging Technologies Interest Group (#NJCPATech). Sean is on the Advisory Board of Gilded, a TechStars ’19 company, and a member of the AICPA-CPA.com 2020 startup accelerator. He served as a Visiting Research Fellow in-residence at the American Institute of Economic Research (AIER) during 2019 and has had his thought leadership published with both the AIER and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Sean has written dozens of practitioner and academic pieces analyzing the impact and influence of emerging technologies on accounting and financial services, and recently had a full-length book published on the subject with Springer Publishing. He has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today, is a recipient of the NJCPA Ovation Award for Innovation and has been named a 40 under 40 in the accounting profession by CPA Practice Advisor for 2017-2019. Sean is a frequent guest on multimedia sources including T.V. podcasts with the AICPA and IBM, and streaming webcast lectures, including guest lectures he has given at New York University and Ohio State University. Sean is a former Inc.com columnist, and is now a Forbes.com contributor in the crypto & blockchain vertical.