Join us Dec. 5, 2017

Morrison & Foerster LLP | 250 W 55th St, New York, NY

Evolving Strategies from Experimentation to Implementation

Transparency, Immediacy, Efficiency, in some ways the Blockchain seems to offer it all. Any “solve-everything” technology however, comes with the potential to bypass a meaningful analysis of the risks and obstacles inherent in implementing that technology. At the Blockchain Opportunity Summit, a cross-industry mix of innovative executives will share their strategies for incorporating distributed ledger systems to improve contracts, financial transactions, identity management and many other facets of business.

New | Disruption Demos

These 15 min sessions will introduce you to the latest innovations in Blockchain tech. Learn about the solutions and tools you need to facilitate your distributed ledger strategy from the people developing them.

3 Featured Keynotes

Join blockchain experts and corporate thought-leaders for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how early adopters of the technology are applying blockchain to their business operations.

Unmatched Networking

Mix and mingle with peers, and industry leaders, at networking events throughout the summit.

ADVISORS & SPEAKERS

We’ve brought together some of today’s most innovative and cutting edge leaders to share the insights you need to hear. And believe us… you don't want to miss what they have to say.

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Pramod Achanta

IBM

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Nancy Arcarola

AIG

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Brad Bailey

Celent, a Div. of Oliver Wyman

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Jeremy Balkin

HSBC

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Gianpaolo Barozzi

Cisco

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Jake Benson

Libra Services, Inc.

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Patrick M. Byrne

Overstock.com

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Irvin Cardena

Enjoin

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F. Dario De Martino

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Falguni Desai

Credit Suisse

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Jeremy Drane

Libra Services, Inc.

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Mike Edelhart

Social Starts

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Scott Finder

First Republic Bank

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Rodolfo Gonzalez

Foundation Capital

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Prasanna Gopalakrishnan

Boston Private

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Richard Gordon

IBM North America

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David Hahn

Hearst

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Amy Hockman

Charles Schwab

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Dan Hodd

DAICO

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Samrah Kazmi

SAS

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Joshua Ashley Klayman

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Donald Kuk

AIG

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Nathan Lands

Binded

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Angel Lorente

Morgan Stanley

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James Monaghan

Evernym

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Neil O’Keefe

Data & Marketing Association

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Eric Piscini

Deloitte

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Obrea Poindexter

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Sam Radocchia

Chronicled

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Anindya Sengupta

Prudential

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Sanket Shah

BMO Financial Group

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Joyce Shen

Tenfore Holdings

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Sarab Sokhey

Verizon Wireless

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Rajiv Sondhi

CapitalOne (US/Canada)

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Ed Stelzer

Zurich Financial Services

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Igor Telyatnikov

Alphapoint

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Frederik Voss

Nasdaq

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Aaron Wright

Yeshiva University

Thank You to Our 2017 Partners

To learn about 2017 partnership opportunities, please contact Danielle Gonzalez, Senior Business Development Manager, at danielle@momentumevents.com

PROGRAM

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Breakfast & Registration

60mins

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Prasanna Gopalkrishnan, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Boston Private
Obrea Poindexter, Co-Chair Financial Services & FinTech, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Richard Gordon, North America Blockchain Solution Sales Leader, IBM

5mins

Jeremy Balkin, Head of Innovation, HSBC USA

The Consumer Driven Demand for Distributed Ledger

The Financial Services, like all industries, has faced an enormous amount of disruption from FinTech start-ups in the past decade or so. One of the primary advantages that these start-ups have on their side is their understanding of today’s consumer behavior.In order to remain competitive in today’s landscape established firms need to similarly understand the behavior and expectations of their new customers which means being mobile ready, data-driven and transparently secure. The Blockchain offers a path to theTrust today’s consumer demands

30mins

Jeremy Balkin, Head of Innovation, HSBC USA

Disruption Demo

These 20 min sessions will introduce you to the latest innovations in Blockchain tech. Learn about the solutions and tools you need to facilitate your distributed ledger strategy from the people developing them.  

Jake Benson, Founder & CEO, Libra
Jeremy Drane, Chief Commercial Officer, Libra

20mins

A Practical Guide to Starting a Blockchain Network

Pramod Anchata, Partner, Financial Services Blockchain Leader, NA, IBM

45mins

Networking Break

15min

Blockchain Security for Banking and Beyond

Neil O’Keefe, SVP, CRM & Member Engagement, DMA
Gianpaolo Barozzi, Senior Director, HR, Cisco
Nathan Lands, CEO, Binded
Moderator: Mike Edelhart, Managing Partner, Social Starts

30mins

Disruption Demo

These 20 min sessions will introduce you to the latest innovations in Blockchain tech. Learn about the solutions and tools you need to facilitate your distributed ledger strategy from the people developing them.

20mins

Interactive Workshop: Blockchain from Concept to Outcomes

Four speakers, each representing different business functions, will take the stage to talk through and problem -
solve using whiteboards the process of rolling out Blockchain initiatives within your organization. The audience will be invited to ask questions and build on the process as well.
Dan Hodd, General Partner, DAICO
Rajiv Sondhi, Senior Director, Software Engineering, Digital Technology, Capital One

45mins

Networking Luncheon

50mins

Interactive Panel: Blockchain – Why Not Yet?

With all the potential promised by Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technology why do some financial services organizations still consider it an opportunity for later as opposed to now? During this interactive session leaders from companies that have not yet taken the plunge as they discuss their hesitation and plans for the path forward.
Donald Kuk, VP, Global Transformation, AIG
David Hahn, VP & CISO, Hearst
Brad J. Bailey, Research Director, Capital Markets, Celent, a division of Oliver Wyman
Eric Piscini, Principal | Banking and Technology, Consulting, Deloitte

30mins

Disruption Demo

These 20 min sessions will introduce you to the latest innovations in Blockchain tech. Learn about the solutions and tools you need to facilitate your distributed ledger strategy from the people developing them.

20mins

Experiments in Blockchain Applications

In order to truly understand and harness the transformative power of Blockchain technology, organizations must invest in a culture of experimentation. This case study of a process prototype will delve into the details of bringing together the right talent, asking the right questions and budgeting for any test of a Blockchain application.
Prasanna Gopalakrishnan, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Boston Private
Sarab Sokhey, Managing Director & Chief Technology Leader, Verizon Wireless
Sam Radocchia, Co-Founder & CMO, Chronicled

30mins

Networking Break

15mins

Investment trends, Regulatory Issues and Sandboxes

F. Dario De Martino, Co-Chair of Morrison Foerster Blockchain & Smart Contracts Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP

30mins

Disruption Demo

20mins

Smart Contracts and the Future of Corporate Partnerships

The risk reduction and nondiscriminatory execution promised by Smart Contracts allow for greatly increased efficiency in the establishment of corporate partnerships. Many Blockchain enthusiasts believe that Smart Contracts outstrip all other applications in terms of Blockchain’s transformative potential.

Kumar Srivastava, VP, Product & Strategy, BNY Mellon Silicon Valley Innovation Center Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law Joshua Ashley Klayman, Co-Chair of Morrison Foerster Blockchain & Smart Contracts Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP
 

35mins

Tokens and Cryptocurrencies in Action

Joshua Ashley Klayman, Co-Chair of Morrison Foerster Blockchain & Smart Contracts Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP Joyce Shen, Investment Director, Tenfore Holdings Moderator: Brad J. Bailey, Research Director, Capital Markets, Celent, a division of Oliver Wyman

30mins

Closing Remarks

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Boston Private Richard Gordon, North America Blockchain Solution Sales Leader, IBM Obrea Poindexter, Co-Chair Financial Services & FinTech, Morrison & Foerster LLP

45mins

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250 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
(212) 468-8000

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Accommodations

Momentum has negotiated discounted hotel rates for Blockchain Opportunity Summit attendees. To make your hotel reservation, please contact the Sanctuary Hotel directly by clicking here. Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served, space available basis.

All reservations must be received by November 4, 2017, to guarantee availability and conference rates. After this date, reservations will be made based on availability and hotels may charge higher rates.

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Join a cross-industry group of Blockchain leaders as we share strategies for transforming your business with distributed ledger technology.