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Sunday, October 30
 

1:00pm

The BitFiniti Warmup
This half day track focuses on priming attendees on blockchain technology and arming them with knowledge to help their innovative minds work as they enter the main event that follows. The Warmup is a mix of traditional lecture style sessions, Q&A, and discussions.​

The BitFiniti Warmup is sure to be a great opportunity for getting up to speed on blockchain tech, asking questions, and interacting freely with peers, colleagues, and blockchain experts.  Here is an overview of what the Warmup will cover:
  • What is blockchain / distributed ledger technology
  • Overview of blockchain / distributed ledger startup ecosystem
  • Hands on exercises examining a blockchain & experiencing crypto currency on your cell phone
  • What is a smart contract & what are decentralized apps
  • Brief overview of Ethereum
  • What is The DAO
  • International payments, Identity, and Oracles
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Speakers
avatar for Robert Schwentker

Robert Schwentker

President, Schwentker Group
Robert Schwentker is the founding president of Blockchain University, a technology executive, evangelist & educator with a passion for working with developers, entrepreneurs, innovators & startup communities to build prototypes & products. He has extensive training, developer relations, programming & systems experience at financial service organizations like PayPal, American Express & Citigroup. Over the last decade he has... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Glimmer

5:00pm

 
Monday, October 31
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Monday October 31, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Luster Gallerie

8:30am

Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker: Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world. Don’s recent book, co-authored by Alex Tapscott (May 2016), is The Blockchain Revolution, the first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change the Internet, what it does, how we use it, and both the promise and peril for our civilization.He has authored or co-authored 15 widely read books including Macrowikinomics; New Solutions for a Connected Planet; the 1992 bestseller Paradigm Shift; and Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles for Success. His book Wikinomicswas the best selling management book in the United States in 2007. In 2014 the 20th Anniversary Edition of Don’s hit The Digital Economy was released with a new Foreward by Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google, and 12 new essays addressing the original topics of the book. 

Speakers
avatar for Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

Co-Author, The Blockchain Revolution, Keynote Speaker
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world. Don’s recent book, co-authored by Alex Tapscott (May 2016), is The Blockchain Revolution, the first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change the Internet, what it does, how we use it, and both the promise and peril for... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am
Sparkle Ballroom

9:30am

Blockchain Showcase
Like the blokchain innovation just showcased on stage?  Be sure to find the presenting company in the Luster Gallery to tell them in person!  Every presenting company will have a "Presenter Pad" perfect for networking.

Monday October 31, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Sparkle Ballroom

10:30am

Insurance Panel
Moderators
avatar for Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Co-Founder, Blockchain Director at 11:FS
Simon recently left Barclays after having built their Blockchain practice and R+D capability.  In that time Barclays became the first UK bank to offer accounts to Blockchain companies, completed over 20 blockchain experiments and became a founder member of R3.  After 16 years in Finance and Telco - working behind the scenes at the Barclays Accelerator and delivering Mobile Apps in market Simon now leads 11:FS Blockchain advisory and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leanne Kemp

Leanne Kemp

CEO & Founder at Everledger
After 20+ years in the tech sector, from RFID to Supply Chain to Advertising (adtech), with multiple successful exits to both International and Public Listed companies. I have turned my mind to expanding horizons and focused on developing an International Business portfolio in the epicentre of global finance ~ London. | The insurance industry (fintech) is the next deep blue. The industry is undergoing a metamorphosis, with an unprecedented... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
TBA

10:30am

Smart Contracts
Moderators
avatar for Susan Poole

Susan Poole

Founder, BlockBridge Advisory
Susan Poole is the Founder of BlockBridge Advisory, working in a consulting role with companies engaged in Blockchain Technology to bridge the gap between blockchain and the business.  Susan is an Advisor to Blockchain startups. Susan is the former Director of Development for the Chamber of Digital Commerce, which is the trade association for the Digital Assets industry.  Prior to the past 2+ years immersed in the blockchain world, Susan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Drew Hinkes

Drew Hinkes

Digital Currency Advocate ● Data Privacy Proponent ● Technophile ● Trial Lawyer
A recognized Super Lawyer and Legal Elite award winner, and cited authority on Virtual Currency issues, Drew Hinkes is Of Counsel to Berger Singerman LLP's Dispute Resolution Team. Drew represents leading companies and entrepreneurs in dispute resolution matters, including state and federal commercial litigation matters, and representation of court- appointed fiduciaries. He also advises clients regarding document retention issues, management... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
TBA

11:25am

Insurance Q&A
Moderators
avatar for Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Co-Founder, Blockchain Director at 11:FS
Simon recently left Barclays after having built their Blockchain practice and R+D capability.  In that time Barclays became the first UK bank to offer accounts to Blockchain companies, completed over 20 blockchain experiments and became a founder member of R3.  After 16 years in Finance and Telco - working behind the scenes at the Barclays Accelerator and delivering Mobile Apps in market Simon now leads 11:FS Blockchain advisory and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leanne Kemp

Leanne Kemp

CEO & Founder at Everledger
After 20+ years in the tech sector, from RFID to Supply Chain to Advertising (adtech), with multiple successful exits to both International and Public Listed companies. I have turned my mind to expanding horizons and focused on developing an International Business portfolio in the epicentre of global finance ~ London. | The insurance industry (fintech) is the next deep blue. The industry is undergoing a metamorphosis, with an unprecedented... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 11:25am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:25am

Smart Contracts Q&A
Moderators
avatar for Susan Poole

Susan Poole

Founder, BlockBridge Advisory
Susan Poole is the Founder of BlockBridge Advisory, working in a consulting role with companies engaged in Blockchain Technology to bridge the gap between blockchain and the business.  Susan is an Advisor to Blockchain startups. Susan is the former Director of Development for the Chamber of Digital Commerce, which is the trade association for the Digital Assets industry.  Prior to the past 2+ years immersed in the blockchain world, Susan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Drew Hinkes

Drew Hinkes

Digital Currency Advocate ● Data Privacy Proponent ● Technophile ● Trial Lawyer
A recognized Super Lawyer and Legal Elite award winner, and cited authority on Virtual Currency issues, Drew Hinkes is Of Counsel to Berger Singerman LLP's Dispute Resolution Team. Drew represents leading companies and entrepreneurs in dispute resolution matters, including state and federal commercial litigation matters, and representation of court- appointed fiduciaries. He also advises clients regarding document retention issues, management... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 11:25am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday October 31, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Luster Gallerie

1:00pm

Blockchain Showcase
Like the blokchain innovation just showcased on stage?  Be sure to find the presenting company in the Luster Gallery to tell them in person!  Every presenting company will have a "Presenter Pad" perfect for networking.

Monday October 31, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Sparkle Ballroom

2:30pm

Digital Rights Panel
Moderators
avatar for George Howard

George Howard

Co-Founder of Music Audience Exchange | Associate Professor of Management at Berklee College of Music | Columnist for Forbes
George Howard is the founder of GHS, a strategic consulting firm which advises a wide-range of clients on how to integrate technology (including Blockchain) with strategy in order to increase awareness and revenue. A partial list of clients includes: Intel, National Public Radio, CVS/pharmacy, Easter Seals, Alticor/Amway, Ora, Inc., Monegraph, Composer Mark Isham, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Wolfgang's Vault, Brown University, Paste Magazine... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy Kauffman

Founder / CEO, LBRY
Jeremy is the founder and CEO of LBRY, a protocol providing decentralized discovery, access, and purchase of digital content. LBRY is a funded by Boston-based VCs and has attracted hundreds of thousands of early users. | Jeremy received degrees in physics and computer science from Rensselaer. Prior to LBRY, Jeremy founded and scaled TopScore, a sports SaaS company.
avatar for Bruce Pon

Bruce Pon

CEO/Co-Founder, BigchainDB
Bruce Pon is the CEO/Co-Founder of BigchainDB, a blockchain inspired database that allows enterprises to deploy decentralized blockchain applications. Prior to BigchainDB, Bruce co-founded Avantalion, a consulting firm specialised in building banks and industry startups in Europe and Asia for companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi. He has an Engineering Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has advanced training from MIT... Read More →
avatar for Benji Rogers

Benji Rogers

Chief Strategy Officer of PledgeMusic
​Benji Rogers is currently founder and Chief Strategy Officer of PledgeMusic, the global direct-to-fan company he co-founded in 2008. Recognized as one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Music by Fast Company, PledgeMusic is now the leading international direct-to-fan destination offering artists a unique way to engage their fans in the music making process resulting in chart topping albums worldwide. An... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Sparkle Ballroom

2:30pm

ID Management Panel
Moderators
avatar for ​Yorke E. Rhodes III

​Yorke E. Rhodes III

Global Business Strategist / Blockchain & Identity, Microsoft
Yorke E. Rhodes III is a passionate technologist with broad interests, always drawn to the next new shiny object.  He earned a BS in Computer Science from NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  He has worked in industry for over 20 years, in software across large enterprises such as Microsoft and IBM as well as startups in wireless, mobile, digital marketing and ecommerce.  He had a short stint on the client side at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Carmona

Alicia Carmona

Operations Consultant - Anthropologist
Alicia’s driving ambition is to apply technological innovation to help strengthen communities — especially to serve the needs and protect the rights of more vulnerable, mobile communities such as immigrants, migrants, and internally displaced people. As a trained anthropologist, she acts as an intermediary, helping innovators understand how the process of communal meaning-making affects the implementation of projects and products that... Read More →
avatar for Philip Hyldgaard

Philip Hyldgaard

Executive Director, The A21 Campaign
Philip Hyldgaard is one of the most prominent NGO leaders in the fight against human trafficking. At the age of 23, he moved to Greece to pioneer The A21 Campaign, and embarked on opening the organization’s first shelter.  Later he oversaw the launch of the national human trafficking hotline for Greece, 1109. | | He is now the Executive... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin

Consensys, Founder
Joseph Lubin’s career has involved various posts in the fields of technology and finance and in their intersection. | | Subsequent to graduating cum laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, he worked as research staff in the Robotics Lab at Princeton and then at Vision Applications, Inc., a private research firm, in the fields of autonomous mobile robotics, machine vision and artificial neural... Read More →
avatar for Anish Mohammed

Anish Mohammed

Advisory Board Member at Blockchain Advisory Group
Anish has been working in the security and cryptography area for the past 15 years, as a researcher and as a consultant. His first brush with payments systems was 15 years ago when he was involved in building a micropayments system for Ericsson. He has spent half his career researching cryptographic algorithms and protocols at three different research groups including Microsoft Research. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Sparkle Ballroom

3:25pm

Digital Rights Q&A
Moderators
avatar for George Howard

George Howard

Co-Founder of Music Audience Exchange | Associate Professor of Management at Berklee College of Music | Columnist for Forbes
George Howard is the founder of GHS, a strategic consulting firm which advises a wide-range of clients on how to integrate technology (including Blockchain) with strategy in order to increase awareness and revenue. A partial list of clients includes: Intel, National Public Radio, CVS/pharmacy, Easter Seals, Alticor/Amway, Ora, Inc., Monegraph, Composer Mark Isham, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Wolfgang's Vault, Brown University, Paste Magazine... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy Kauffman

Founder / CEO, LBRY
Jeremy is the founder and CEO of LBRY, a protocol providing decentralized discovery, access, and purchase of digital content. LBRY is a funded by Boston-based VCs and has attracted hundreds of thousands of early users. | Jeremy received degrees in physics and computer science from Rensselaer. Prior to LBRY, Jeremy founded and scaled TopScore, a sports SaaS company.
avatar for Bruce Pon

Bruce Pon

CEO/Co-Founder, BigchainDB
Bruce Pon is the CEO/Co-Founder of BigchainDB, a blockchain inspired database that allows enterprises to deploy decentralized blockchain applications. Prior to BigchainDB, Bruce co-founded Avantalion, a consulting firm specialised in building banks and industry startups in Europe and Asia for companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi. He has an Engineering Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has advanced training from MIT... Read More →
avatar for Benji Rogers

Benji Rogers

Chief Strategy Officer of PledgeMusic
​Benji Rogers is currently founder and Chief Strategy Officer of PledgeMusic, the global direct-to-fan company he co-founded in 2008. Recognized as one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Music by Fast Company, PledgeMusic is now the leading international direct-to-fan destination offering artists a unique way to engage their fans in the music making process resulting in chart topping albums worldwide. An... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 3:25pm - 4:00pm
TBA

3:25pm

ID Management Q&A
Moderators
avatar for ​Yorke E. Rhodes III

​Yorke E. Rhodes III

Global Business Strategist / Blockchain & Identity, Microsoft
Yorke E. Rhodes III is a passionate technologist with broad interests, always drawn to the next new shiny object.  He earned a BS in Computer Science from NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  He has worked in industry for over 20 years, in software across large enterprises such as Microsoft and IBM as well as startups in wireless, mobile, digital marketing and ecommerce.  He had a short stint on the client side at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Carmona

Alicia Carmona

Operations Consultant - Anthropologist
Alicia’s driving ambition is to apply technological innovation to help strengthen communities — especially to serve the needs and protect the rights of more vulnerable, mobile communities such as immigrants, migrants, and internally displaced people. As a trained anthropologist, she acts as an intermediary, helping innovators understand how the process of communal meaning-making affects the implementation of projects and products that... Read More →
avatar for Philip Hyldgaard

Philip Hyldgaard

Executive Director, The A21 Campaign
Philip Hyldgaard is one of the most prominent NGO leaders in the fight against human trafficking. At the age of 23, he moved to Greece to pioneer The A21 Campaign, and embarked on opening the organization’s first shelter.  Later he oversaw the launch of the national human trafficking hotline for Greece, 1109. | | He is now the Executive... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin

Consensys, Founder
Joseph Lubin’s career has involved various posts in the fields of technology and finance and in their intersection. | | Subsequent to graduating cum laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, he worked as research staff in the Robotics Lab at Princeton and then at Vision Applications, Inc., a private research firm, in the fields of autonomous mobile robotics, machine vision and artificial neural... Read More →
avatar for Anish Mohammed

Anish Mohammed

Advisory Board Member at Blockchain Advisory Group
Anish has been working in the security and cryptography area for the past 15 years, as a researcher and as a consultant. His first brush with payments systems was 15 years ago when he was involved in building a micropayments system for Ericsson. He has spent half his career researching cryptographic algorithms and protocols at three different research groups including Microsoft Research. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 3:25pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:15pm

Q&A with Mr. Tapscott
Speakers
avatar for Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

Co-Author, The Blockchain Revolution, Keynote Speaker
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world. Don’s recent book, co-authored by Alex Tapscott (May 2016), is The Blockchain Revolution, the first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change the Internet, what it does, how we use it, and both the promise and peril for... Read More →


Monday October 31, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Sparkle Ballroom

5:00pm

Opening Night Reception
Monday October 31, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, November 1
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday November 1, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Luster Gallerie

8:30am

Blockchain in Financial Services
Moderators
avatar for Sebastien Meunier

Sebastien Meunier

Expert in Business Strategy and Innovation in Finance | FinTech InsurTech Influencer, Speaker, Mentor
Sebastien Meunier is an expert in innovation in Finance, speaker, mentor of startups and among the top 10 influencers in Fintech and Insurtech on social media. | He works for the consulting firm Chappuis Halder & Co. (CH&Co.) and has 14 years of experience in leading business transformations in Financial Services. | | After managing large-scale Enterprise Architecture projects for the French Ministry of Defense, he joined a Corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aldo Carrascoso

Aldo Carrascoso

Co-Founder and COO, Align Commerce
​Aldo Carrascoso is the Co-Founder and COO, Align Commerce. Align Commerce is a next generation Payment Service Provider (PSP) for global commerce. They enable businesses and payment platforms to send and receive payments in local currency via a simple, friction-less and inexpensive manner by using the blockchain as a new settlement rail.
avatar for Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney

Financial Services Advisory, Ernst & Young
Michael Maloney is a manager within Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Advisory practice, and serves as the Blockchain IT Enablement lead. In this role, he oversees the development of blockchain solutions, integration into client environments and global coordination of blockchain technology teams. In addition, he serves as Editor-In-Chief of the EY Distributed Infrastructure newsletter, providing industry news and perspectives to... Read More →
avatar for Arnoldo J. Reyes

Arnoldo J. Reyes

Head of Strategy & Business Development for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC), ABRA
Arnoldo is currently Head of Strategy & Business Development for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region at Abra, a Mountain View, California-based blockchain-powered global payments network. Most recently, Arnoldo spent over five years with PayPal as Head of Financial Services and Head of Market Development for the Latin American region (all markets excluding, Mexico and Brazil). At PayPal, Arnoldo was responsible for opening new... Read More →
avatar for Tim Swanson

Tim Swanson

Market Research, R3
Tim Swanson leads Market Research at R3 and is a recognized expert and thought leader in cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger initiatives. Tim provides an unparalleled level of insider insights within the industry, and possesses a unique knowledge of developing technologies and companies, with an endless rolodex of contacts in the overall fintech industry. He was the first advisor to Hyperledger (which was acquired by DAH) and is currently... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am
Sparkle Ballroom

9:25am

Financial Services Q&A
Moderators
avatar for Sebastien Meunier

Sebastien Meunier

Expert in Business Strategy and Innovation in Finance | FinTech InsurTech Influencer, Speaker, Mentor
Sebastien Meunier is an expert in innovation in Finance, speaker, mentor of startups and among the top 10 influencers in Fintech and Insurtech on social media. | He works for the consulting firm Chappuis Halder & Co. (CH&Co.) and has 14 years of experience in leading business transformations in Financial Services. | | After managing large-scale Enterprise Architecture projects for the French Ministry of Defense, he joined a Corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aldo Carrascoso

Aldo Carrascoso

Co-Founder and COO, Align Commerce
​Aldo Carrascoso is the Co-Founder and COO, Align Commerce. Align Commerce is a next generation Payment Service Provider (PSP) for global commerce. They enable businesses and payment platforms to send and receive payments in local currency via a simple, friction-less and inexpensive manner by using the blockchain as a new settlement rail.
avatar for Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney

Financial Services Advisory, Ernst & Young
Michael Maloney is a manager within Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Advisory practice, and serves as the Blockchain IT Enablement lead. In this role, he oversees the development of blockchain solutions, integration into client environments and global coordination of blockchain technology teams. In addition, he serves as Editor-In-Chief of the EY Distributed Infrastructure newsletter, providing industry news and perspectives to... Read More →
avatar for Arnoldo J. Reyes

Arnoldo J. Reyes

Head of Strategy & Business Development for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC), ABRA
Arnoldo is currently Head of Strategy & Business Development for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region at Abra, a Mountain View, California-based blockchain-powered global payments network. Most recently, Arnoldo spent over five years with PayPal as Head of Financial Services and Head of Market Development for the Latin American region (all markets excluding, Mexico and Brazil). At PayPal, Arnoldo was responsible for opening new... Read More →
avatar for Tim Swanson

Tim Swanson

Market Research, R3
Tim Swanson leads Market Research at R3 and is a recognized expert and thought leader in cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger initiatives. Tim provides an unparalleled level of insider insights within the industry, and possesses a unique knowledge of developing technologies and companies, with an endless rolodex of contacts in the overall fintech industry. He was the first advisor to Hyperledger (which was acquired by DAH) and is currently... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 9:25am - 10:00am
TBA

10:15am

Blockchain Showcase
Like the blokchain innovation just showcased on stage?  Be sure to find the presenting company in the Luster Gallery to tell them in person!  Every presenting company will have a "Presenter Pad" perfect for networking.

Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
Sparkle Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday November 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Healthcare Panel
Moderators
avatar for Peter Nichol

Peter Nichol

CIO | Healthcare Business & Technology Executive | Recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO100, MIT Sloan and PMI
Peter Nichol is a healthcare business and technology executive recognized for digital innovation by CIO100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and PMI. | | As former Head of Information Technology, Peter was responsible for IT at Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX). Peter oversaw AHCT’s online marketplace systems, worker case management and electronic integration with Federal Systems, State Agencies and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nishan Kulatilaka

Nishan Kulatilaka

Associate Director, Product Management, Applied Technology, Merck
Nishan Kulatilaka joined Merck in 2014 as an Associate Director in Applied Technology. Operating within Merck IT, the Applied Technology group builds disruptive services and architectures for a rapidly evolving health data landscape. | | Nishan leads initiatives to prototype and pilot emerging technologies to determine their efficacy when they intersect with healthcare. Currently, his main area of focus is in the space of blockchain technology... Read More →
avatar for Tiana Laurence

Tiana Laurence

Chief Marketing Officer, Factom
Tiana Laurence is the Chief Marketing Officer at Factom and leads the sales office in Sunnyvale California. She is passionate about growing great companies. Tiana has been a founder in five companies, starting her first business at age 16. Most recently, Tiana co-founded Digital Aptitude, a marketing agency in Portland Oregon. After selling her company, Tiana joined the Factom Inc. team. She loves helping young aspiring entrepreneurs learn... Read More →
avatar for Cyrus Maaghul

Cyrus Maaghul

CEO, PointNurse | HealthCombix
Cyrus Maaghul is a lifelong product and technology entrepreneur currently exploring how blockchain, smart contracts, and decentralized autonomous organization technologies can disrupt healthcare and other industries. He is the founder of HealthCombix, a healthcare blockchain development company and PointNurse, a Nurse Practitioner led telehealth collaborative.
avatar for John Paganini

John Paganini

Sr. Manager Interoperability Initiatives HIMSS North America, HiMSS
John Paganini is currently the Sr. Manager, Interoperability Initiatives at the HIMSS Innovation Center in the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, OH. Responsibilities include managing interoperability/technology initiatives, operations, and logistics of the HIMSS Innovation Center. This includes the design and execution of HIMSS Innovation Center programs including marketing, technical design and implementation, education... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Sparkle Ballroom

1:00pm

Real Estate
Moderators
avatar for Duke Long

Duke Long

Founder, Duke Long Agency
Duke Long is a twenty plus year veteran of commercial real estate. He is the broker and owner of The Duke Long Agency and also Managing Partner of PUR Ventures. He has invested in advised and helped grow many of the latest technology companies focused on commercial real estate. He is an advisor and mentor for the NARReach and MetaProp Real Estate Technology Accelerators He has been asked by many well known companies and associations such as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik

Co Founder, Bloq
Jeff Garzik is a futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer. Jeff founded and runs Dunvegan Space Systems. Jeff serves on the board of Coin Center, and the advisory board of BitFury, BitPay, Chain.com, Netki and WayPaver Labs. Jeff has delivered presentations on bitcoin and blockchain at TEDx, State of Digital Money, many bitcoin conferences, as well as private briefings to corporations, governments, central banks, and hedge funds. | Jeff has a... Read More →
avatar for Ragnar Lifthrasir

Ragnar Lifthrasir

President, International Blockchain Real Estate Association
Ragnar Lifthrasir is an early pioneer in the application of Bitcoin technology to the property industry. In 2013 he founded the International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA) and launched a peer-to-peer Bitcoin escrow application. He has ten years of real estate experience including title insurance, construction, and development. Ragnar has a MRED from Columbia University.
avatar for Matt McKibbin

Matt McKibbin

Co-Founder, Ubitquity
Matt McKibbin has been discussing bitcoin and decentralized applications since hosting his podcast Liberty Panacea in 2012. He has since co-founded Ubitquity LLC the blockchain-secured platform for real estate transactions, is the Chief Decentralization Officer at D10e.org a conference dedicated to exploring decentralizing technologies and is now an Associate at www.familyoffice.vc which is helping to connect family offices interested in funding... Read More →
avatar for Tali Raphaely

Tali Raphaely

Attorney & President of Armour Title Company & Founder/Executive Director of The Discrimination Free Zone Foundation
Tali Raphaely is the President and Managing Member of a nationally recognized real estate title company that conducts thousands of real estate transactions nationwide annually. Raphaely’s title company works regularly with the nation’s leading real estate brokerages, banks and mortgage companies. Among his regular clients are Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC, RE/MAX, LLC, Keller Williams Realty... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
TBA

1:55pm

Healthcare Q&A
Moderators
avatar for Peter Nichol

Peter Nichol

CIO | Healthcare Business & Technology Executive | Recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO100, MIT Sloan and PMI
Peter Nichol is a healthcare business and technology executive recognized for digital innovation by CIO100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and PMI. | | As former Head of Information Technology, Peter was responsible for IT at Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX). Peter oversaw AHCT’s online marketplace systems, worker case management and electronic integration with Federal Systems, State Agencies and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nishan Kulatilaka

Nishan Kulatilaka

Associate Director, Product Management, Applied Technology, Merck
Nishan Kulatilaka joined Merck in 2014 as an Associate Director in Applied Technology. Operating within Merck IT, the Applied Technology group builds disruptive services and architectures for a rapidly evolving health data landscape. | | Nishan leads initiatives to prototype and pilot emerging technologies to determine their efficacy when they intersect with healthcare. Currently, his main area of focus is in the space of blockchain technology... Read More →
avatar for Tiana Laurence

Tiana Laurence

Chief Marketing Officer, Factom
Tiana Laurence is the Chief Marketing Officer at Factom and leads the sales office in Sunnyvale California. She is passionate about growing great companies. Tiana has been a founder in five companies, starting her first business at age 16. Most recently, Tiana co-founded Digital Aptitude, a marketing agency in Portland Oregon. After selling her company, Tiana joined the Factom Inc. team. She loves helping young aspiring entrepreneurs learn... Read More →
avatar for Cyrus Maaghul

Cyrus Maaghul

CEO, PointNurse | HealthCombix
Cyrus Maaghul is a lifelong product and technology entrepreneur currently exploring how blockchain, smart contracts, and decentralized autonomous organization technologies can disrupt healthcare and other industries. He is the founder of HealthCombix, a healthcare blockchain development company and PointNurse, a Nurse Practitioner led telehealth collaborative.
avatar for John Paganini

John Paganini

Sr. Manager Interoperability Initiatives HIMSS North America, HiMSS
John Paganini is currently the Sr. Manager, Interoperability Initiatives at the HIMSS Innovation Center in the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, OH. Responsibilities include managing interoperability/technology initiatives, operations, and logistics of the HIMSS Innovation Center. This includes the design and execution of HIMSS Innovation Center programs including marketing, technical design and implementation, education... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 1:55pm - 2:30pm
TBA

1:55pm

Real Estate Q&A
Moderators
avatar for Duke Long

Duke Long

Founder, Duke Long Agency
Duke Long is a twenty plus year veteran of commercial real estate. He is the broker and owner of The Duke Long Agency and also Managing Partner of PUR Ventures. He has invested in advised and helped grow many of the latest technology companies focused on commercial real estate. He is an advisor and mentor for the NARReach and MetaProp Real Estate Technology Accelerators He has been asked by many well known companies and associations such as... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeff Garzik

Co Founder, Bloq
Jeff Garzik is a futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer. Jeff founded and runs Dunvegan Space Systems. Jeff serves on the board of Coin Center, and the advisory board of BitFury, BitPay, Chain.com, Netki and WayPaver Labs. Jeff has delivered presentations on bitcoin and blockchain at TEDx, State of Digital Money, many bitcoin conferences, as well as private briefings to corporations, governments, central banks, and hedge funds. | Jeff has a... Read More →
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Ragnar Lifthrasir

President, International Blockchain Real Estate Association
Ragnar Lifthrasir is an early pioneer in the application of Bitcoin technology to the property industry. In 2013 he founded the International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA) and launched a peer-to-peer Bitcoin escrow application. He has ten years of real estate experience including title insurance, construction, and development. Ragnar has a MRED from Columbia University.
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Matt McKibbin

Co-Founder, Ubitquity
Matt McKibbin has been discussing bitcoin and decentralized applications since hosting his podcast Liberty Panacea in 2012. He has since co-founded Ubitquity LLC the blockchain-secured platform for real estate transactions, is the Chief Decentralization Officer at D10e.org a conference dedicated to exploring decentralizing technologies and is now an Associate at www.familyoffice.vc which is helping to connect family offices interested in funding... Read More →
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Tali Raphaely

Attorney & President of Armour Title Company & Founder/Executive Director of The Discrimination Free Zone Foundation
Tali Raphaely is the President and Managing Member of a nationally recognized real estate title company that conducts thousands of real estate transactions nationwide annually. Raphaely’s title company works regularly with the nation’s leading real estate brokerages, banks and mortgage companies. Among his regular clients are Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC, RE/MAX, LLC, Keller Williams Realty... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 1:55pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:45pm

Blockchain Showcase
Like the blokchain innovation just showcased on stage?  Be sure to find the presenting company in the Luster Gallery to tell them in person!  Every presenting company will have a "Presenter Pad" perfect for networking.

Tuesday November 1, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Sparkle Ballroom

3:45pm

Doing Good with Blockchain
Moderators
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Michael Casey

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Expert/ Senior Advisor at MIT Media Lab / Consultant / Public Speaker / Former WSJ Journalist/ Author
Over 25 years working mostly as a journalist in Perth, London, Bangkok, Jakarta, Buenos Aires and New York, I've aquired an eclectic, internationalist set of interests. Most recently, they've coalesced around studying the social and economic phenomena unleashed by digital technology and globalization.When I recognized the social benefits promised by the blockchain technology thatunderpinsbitcoin, I decided I wanted to be a part of the movement to... Read More →

Speakers
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Diana Biggs

Technology Executive | Fintech Consultant | Startup Advisor
Diana Biggs is Founder and CEO of Proof of Purpose, a software company using blockchain technology to build solutions for financial inclusion, charitable donations and humanitarian aid. She consults on strategy and innovation in financial services and technology, with a focus on digital currency and financial inclusion, and previously served as VP of Growth and Partnerships, UK & EMEA, for digital currency platform Uphold, and as Chief... Read More →
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Adam Ernest

CEO, Follow My Vote, Inc.
Adam has acquired more than 10 years of digital marketing experience, owning a critical role in the development of an internet marketing agency from the ground up. He is currently leading the conversation with respect to blockchain-based voting systems and has been featured in publications such as the Independent Voter Network (IVN), Bitcoin Magazine, and The Telegraph.
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Lisa Nestor

Director of Partnerships, Stellar
Lisa is a researcher and business strategist with a passion for financial innovation. Prior to joining Stellar as Director of Partnerships, Lisa served as a business development volunteer with the US Peace Corps (Mauritania '07 - '09), led operations and partnerships for a portfolio of research studies at the Centre for Microfinance (India) and most recently led product marketing and growth at Payoff. Lisa holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
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Jamie Smith

Global Chief Communications Officer at The BitFury Group Ltd
As Global Chief Communication’s Officer for The Bitfury Group, Smith is leading global initiatives designed to fundamentally change the way the global community does business, transfers value, and opens up new doors to prosperity for billions of people throughout the world. Smith has dedicated her career to making lives better, enhancing security, and ensuring opportunity is available to all. Smith brings nearly two decades of... Read More →
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Dr. Tomicah Tillemann

Director, Bretton Woods II at New America
Dr. Tomicah Tillemann is a leader in the fields of social impact, civic innovation, and diplomacy. He currently serves as Senior Fellow and Director of New America’s Bretton Woods II, which works with large, long-term asset holders to reduce their exposure to risk and volatility through strategic investments in social impact and development. | | Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Tillemann served under Hillary Clinton and John Kerry as the... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Sparkle Ballroom

3:45pm

Supply Chain Panel
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Thatcher

Jonathan Thatcher

Director of Research, APICS l APICS Supply Chain Council
Jonathan Thatcher currently serves as Director of Research with APICS and the APICS Supply Chain Council headquartered in Chicago, Illinois USA. Jonathan began working at APICS in December 2008 after previously serving as Director of Business Integration at CompTIA a large not for profit trade association in the Information Technology industry. He received his MBA from the University of Utah in 1998 and additionally studied at the London School... Read More →
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Lamar Wilson

CEO and Founder of Fluent
Lamar Wilson, the CEO and founder of Fluent, is a serial entrepreneur and blockchain architect. A self-taught developer, he founded 212ths, an enterprise software development firm, after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in finance. In his free time, he created the Ignite project, teaching software development to underprivileged children, providing a real world solution to the growing technology and economic divide. After... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Sparkle Ballroom

4:45pm

Doing Good with Blockchain Q&A
Moderators
avatar for Michael Casey

Michael Casey

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Expert/ Senior Advisor at MIT Media Lab / Consultant / Public Speaker / Former WSJ Journalist/ Author
Over 25 years working mostly as a journalist in Perth, London, Bangkok, Jakarta, Buenos Aires and New York, I've aquired an eclectic, internationalist set of interests. Most recently, they've coalesced around studying the social and economic phenomena unleashed by digital technology and globalization.When I recognized the social benefits promised by the blockchain technology thatunderpinsbitcoin, I decided I wanted to be a part of the movement to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Diana Biggs

Diana Biggs

Technology Executive | Fintech Consultant | Startup Advisor
Diana Biggs is Founder and CEO of Proof of Purpose, a software company using blockchain technology to build solutions for financial inclusion, charitable donations and humanitarian aid. She consults on strategy and innovation in financial services and technology, with a focus on digital currency and financial inclusion, and previously served as VP of Growth and Partnerships, UK & EMEA, for digital currency platform Uphold, and as Chief... Read More →
avatar for Adam Ernest

Adam Ernest

CEO, Follow My Vote, Inc.
Adam has acquired more than 10 years of digital marketing experience, owning a critical role in the development of an internet marketing agency from the ground up. He is currently leading the conversation with respect to blockchain-based voting systems and has been featured in publications such as the Independent Voter Network (IVN), Bitcoin Magazine, and The Telegraph.
avatar for Lisa Nestor

Lisa Nestor

Director of Partnerships, Stellar
Lisa is a researcher and business strategist with a passion for financial innovation. Prior to joining Stellar as Director of Partnerships, Lisa served as a business development volunteer with the US Peace Corps (Mauritania '07 - '09), led operations and partnerships for a portfolio of research studies at the Centre for Microfinance (India) and most recently led product marketing and growth at Payoff. Lisa holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
avatar for Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

Global Chief Communications Officer at The BitFury Group Ltd
As Global Chief Communication’s Officer for The Bitfury Group, Smith is leading global initiatives designed to fundamentally change the way the global community does business, transfers value, and opens up new doors to prosperity for billions of people throughout the world. Smith has dedicated her career to making lives better, enhancing security, and ensuring opportunity is available to all. Smith brings nearly two decades of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Tomicah Tillemann

Dr. Tomicah Tillemann

Director, Bretton Woods II at New America
Dr. Tomicah Tillemann is a leader in the fields of social impact, civic innovation, and diplomacy. He currently serves as Senior Fellow and Director of New America’s Bretton Woods II, which works with large, long-term asset holders to reduce their exposure to risk and volatility through strategic investments in social impact and development. | | Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Tillemann served under Hillary Clinton and John Kerry as the... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 4:45pm - 5:30pm
TBA

4:45pm

Supply Chain Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Thatcher

Jonathan Thatcher

Director of Research, APICS l APICS Supply Chain Council
Jonathan Thatcher currently serves as Director of Research with APICS and the APICS Supply Chain Council headquartered in Chicago, Illinois USA. Jonathan began working at APICS in December 2008 after previously serving as Director of Business Integration at CompTIA a large not for profit trade association in the Information Technology industry. He received his MBA from the University of Utah in 1998 and additionally studied at the London School... Read More →
avatar for Lamar Wilson

Lamar Wilson

CEO and Founder of Fluent
Lamar Wilson, the CEO and founder of Fluent, is a serial entrepreneur and blockchain architect. A self-taught developer, he founded 212ths, an enterprise software development firm, after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in finance. In his free time, he created the Ignite project, teaching software development to underprivileged children, providing a real world solution to the growing technology and economic divide. After... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 4:45pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Happy Hour
Tuesday November 1, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, November 2
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday November 2, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Round-tables & Discussions
Wednesday November 2, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
TBA