Shagufta Sayani has a diverse background in emerging technologies, architecture and innovation. Previously, she worked at financial firms like JP Morgan Chase, Nomura, and Citibank, as a software engineer. At EY, she leads blockchain solution architecture and implements enterprise-grade, high-impact and pragmatic solutions across business lines and sectors and is helping companies like Microsoft, H-Source and governments around the world journey from implementing proof of concepts to operational blockchain solutions in production.
She has contributed towards building EY’s brand locally, nationally and globally. Most recently, she presented on the impact of blockchain and EY’s contribution towards the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals at the Blockchain for Impact Summit, United Nations Headquarters NY. Her thought leadership has reflected on various prestigious stages like Blockchain Summit in London, The Futurist Conference in Toronto, Now Next Beyond EY Partner Conference in Quebec, Unblocking the Blockchain and moving Products to Production at Fasken, Information Security Summit at Aviva, and more.
She has been imparting education in blockchain technology at Lighthouse Labs, The Blockchain Hub at York University and George Brown College. She feels strongly towards bridging and preventing the gender gap in tech and has been an Advisor for Her Code Global that aims to provide free education in blockchain to young females around the world, including in the war zones.