December 10, 2019

The Offices of Morrison & Foerster, LLP | 250 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

Developing the Distributed Future of Enterprise Transformation

At the Blockchain Opportunity Summit, you will learn from and connect with the innovators who have withstood the storm of speculation to continue building truly transformative solutions. You will leave this event with the network and understanding needed to make your own business more secure, transparent and efficient with blockchain integrated into your emerging tech strategy.

Unique Content Offerings

Unlike other events that feature primarily blockchain solution providers, The Blockchain Opportunity Summit prioritizes end users to speak candidly about the opportunities and challenges they’ve faced along the way.

6 Featured Keynotes

Join blockchain experts and C-Suite 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

Meet and network with over 200 cross-industry Blockchain leaders and innovators to exchange ideas, share insights, and strengthen the business relationships that are so crucial to your success.

2019 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.

Dvorah Graeser

Dvorah Graeser

Founder,

KISSPatent

Mike Dudas

Mike Dudas

Founder and CEO,

The Block

Eric Piscini

Eric Piscini

Global Vice President, IBM Blockchain,

IBM

Special Guest: Troy Paredes

Special Guest: Troy Paredes

former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Leandro Nunes

Leandro Nunes

Vice President, Product Development and Innovation,

Mastercard

Al Raymond

Al Raymond

Executive Director & Consumer & Community Bank Privacy Lead,

JPMorgan Chase

Kristen Mathews

Kristen Mathews

Partner,

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Alan Konevsky

Alan Konevsky

Chief Legal Officer,

tZERO Group, Inc

Amy Davine Kim

Amy Davine Kim

Chief Policy Officer,

Chamber of Digital Commerce

Jina Choi

Jina Choi

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP and former Director of the San Francisco Regional Office, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Mehran Arjomand

Mehran Arjomand

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

Partner

Karen Bhatia

Karen Bhatia

New York City Economic Development Corporation,

Senior Vice President, Technology

Kyle Culver

Kyle Culver

Humana,

Solution Architect

Co-Chair: Dario de Martino

Co-Chair: Dario de Martino

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

M&A and Private Equity Partner and Co-Chair, Blockchain Practice

Mike Edelhart

Mike Edelhart

Social Starts,

Managing Partner

Robert Farling

Robert Farling

Principal, National Leader of AML & Regulatory Compliance,

RSM US LLP

Iohann Le Frapper

Iohann Le Frapper

Chief Legal Officer,

Pierre Fabre Group

Susan Gault-Brown

Susan Gault-Brown

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

Financial Services Partner, Investment Management Group Chair, & Blockchain Group Co-Chair

Spencer Klein

Spencer Klein

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

Partner and Co-Head of M&A

Angel Lorente

Angel Lorente

Morgan Stanley,

Americas Finance Innovation Leader

Nikolai Lukin

Nikolai Lukin

MassMutual,

AVP, Agile & DevOps Lead

Jean Nguyen

Jean Nguyen

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

Associate

Shaila Lakhani Ohri

Shaila Lakhani Ohri

Exelon,

Assistant General Counsel

Mostafa Raddaoui

Mostafa Raddaoui

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group,

Vice President of Capital Markets Technology

Samantha Radocchia

Samantha Radocchia

Emerging Tech Entrepreneur, Author, “Bitcoin Pizza: The No-BS Guide to Blockchain”

Rajiv Sondhi

Rajiv Sondhi

CapitalOne,

Vice President, IT

Sunayna Tuteja

Sunayna Tuteja

TD Ameritrade,

Head of Digital Assets & DLT

Cynthia Yoon

Cynthia Yoon

Treasury and Trade Solutions Innovation Citi,

Vice President & Program Management Lead

Thomas Zakrzewski

Thomas Zakrzewski

S&P Global,

Head of Blockchain

Who Should Attend

Responsibilities & Roles:

Executives from financial services, utilities, automotive, retail, pharma,
and any other industry exploring uses for distributed ledger technology.

  • VP, Supply Chain
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Head/Director/VP Regulatory Affairs
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Innovation Officers, Heads/VPs, Innovation
  • Managing/Executive Directors
  • Head, Regulatory Affairs
  • Chief Digital Officers, Heads of Digital Channels
  • Anyone whose title refers to Blockchain

Cross-Industry executives with responsibility for:

  • Risk and Compliance
  • Legal Affairs
  • Digital Initiatives
  • Financial Accounting and Fraud Controls
  • Technology
  • Transformation
  • Supply Chain/Inventory
  • Capital Markets
  • Identity/Security
  • Strategy

2019 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.

plus

Special Guest: Troy Paredes

former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

plus

Eric Piscini

IBM

Global Vice President, IBM Blockchain

plus

Mike Dudas

The Block

Founder and CEO

plus

Dvorah Graeser

KISSPatent

Founder

plus

Mehran Arjomand

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

Partner

plus

Karen Bhatia

New York City Economic Development Corporation,

Senior Vice President, Technology

plus

Jina Choi

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP and former Director of the San Francisco Regional Office, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

plus

Kyle Culver

Humana,

Solution Architect

plus

Co-Chair: Dario de Martino

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

M&A and Private Equity Partner and Co-Chair, Blockchain Practice

plus

Mike Edelhart

Social Starts,

Managing Partner

plus

Robert Farling

RSM US LLP

Principal, National Leader of AML & Regulatory Compliance

plus

Iohann Le Frapper

Pierre Fabre Group

Chief Legal Officer

plus

Susan Gault-Brown

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

Financial Services Partner, Investment Management Group Chair, & Blockchain Group Co-Chair

plus

Amy Davine Kim

Chamber of Digital Commerce

Chief Policy Officer

plus

Spencer Klein

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

Partner and Co-Head of M&A

plus

Alan Konevsky

tZERO Group, Inc

Chief Legal Officer

plus

Shaila Lakhani Ohri

Exelon,

Assistant General Counsel

plus

Angel Lorente

Morgan Stanley,

Americas Finance Innovation Leader

plus

Nikolai Lukin

MassMutual,

AVP, Agile & DevOps Lead

plus

Kristen Mathews

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Partner

plus

Jean Nguyen

Morrison & Foerster LLP,

Associate

plus

Leandro Nunes

Mastercard

Vice President, Product Development and Innovation

plus

Mostafa Raddaoui

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group,

Vice President of Capital Markets Technology

plus

Samantha Radocchia

Emerging Tech Entrepreneur, Author, “Bitcoin Pizza: The No-BS Guide to Blockchain”

plus

Al Raymond

JPMorgan Chase

Executive Director & Consumer & Community Bank Privacy Lead

plus

Rajiv Sondhi

CapitalOne,

Vice President, IT

plus

Sunayna Tuteja

TD Ameritrade,

Head of Digital Assets & DLT

plus

Cynthia Yoon

Treasury and Trade Solutions Innovation Citi,

Vice President & Program Management Lead

plus

Thomas Zakrzewski

S&P Global,

Head of Blockchain

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Why should you sponsor?

Sponsoring the Blockchain Opportunity Summit is a great way to enhance your brands’ visibility and help you connect with top-level decision-makers, innovators, and industry disruptors. There are a number of ways to maximize branding opportunities at the summit.

Ready to get your brand in front of leading Blockchain and Technology influencers?

Sponsorship opportunities are available in a variety of price ranges. Please contact a Danielle Gonzalez at danielle@momentumevents.com for more information.

Agenda-at-a-Glance

*Agenda is subject to change.

Breakfast & Registration

Chairs’ Opening

  • Dario de Martino, M&A and Private Equity Partner and Co-Chair, Blockchain Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Opening Keynote – From Provenance to Loyalty: Why the Future of Blockchain is Bright

Blockchain has the potential to dramatically shift how businesses and financial institutions exchange data and value. From cross-border payments and provenance to loyalty and national digital currencies, blockchain technology applications are expected to generate $3.1T in business value by 2030. This session will explore how solutions are being built to address the challenges to blockchain adoption and enabling businesses to co-create. We’ll delve into real use cases and solutions that are maximizing the full potential and benefits of blockchain technology.

  • Leandro Nunes, Vice President, Product Development and Innovation, Mastercard

45mins

Anti-Money Laundering: Current Trends and Development in the World of Crypto

This panel will focus on anti-money laundering and provide views on current trends and developments with regard to controls, enforcement, and implementation. Among other topics, the panel will discuss FATF’s recommendations for cryptocurrency service providers and FinCEN’s guidance for virtual currencies, AML-related enforcement actions and practical tips to avoid them, and the use of new technologies to comply with anti-money laundering requirements and regulatory expectations.

  • Moderator: Marc-Alain Galeazzi, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Amy Davine Kim, Chief Policy Officer, Chamber of Digital Commerce
  • Robert Farling, Principal, National Leader of AML & Regulatory Compliance, RSM US LLP

40mins

Increasing Blockchain Momentum

IBM has been a major player in blockchain for many years as a leader in various platforms, technologies and business use cases. In this session, Eric Piscini will provide lessons learned from launching decentralized solutions involving new business models, new platforms and new consortia and point to indicators that the market is growing to quickly deliver tremendous business value across industries.

  • Eric Piscini, Global Vice President, IBM Blockchain, IBM

Networking Break

Panel – Patents or Trade Secrets: Considerations for Blockchain IP

During this session, we will discuss a number of factors to consider when deciding between patents and trade secrets for protecting blockchain IP. We will analyze the competitive landscape and touch upon open source software and standardizations. We will specifically explore subject matter eligibility, extraterritoriality, and core technology considerations. We will also address strategic patent-related avenues such as expedited examination.

  • Moderator: Mehran Arjomand, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Jean Nguyen, Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Dvorah Graeser, , Founder, KISSPatent

45mins

Why Blockchain? Eliminating Misinformation and Misunderstandings as Barriers to Value Enablement

At this point we know what blockchain is. We have been inundated with articles, social media posts, presentations and news reports about what this technology is capable of. But why blockchain? In order to win over the hearts and minds of the organization join the discussion as we take a look at the true transformational potential of blockchain. Move beyond the technical side of what blockchain is to understand the business relevance and importance to be able to put the potential of this revolutionary technology in a context that the organization can embrace and onboard.

  • Samantha Radocchia, Co-Founder, Chronicled; Emerging Tech Entrepreneur; Author, Bitcoin Pizza: The No-BS Guide to Blockchain

45mins

Luncheon

Interactive Discussion: What is Truly Possible with Blockchain and When Will We See It?

As we are nearly the end of 2019 speculation and hype around blockchain is still prevalent and those who are investing in blockchain are realizing the vast benefits it can provide. They are working with their internal and external partners to overcome hurdles blocking large scale adoption. During this session, explore the most promising applications of blockchain technology today and into the future. The discussion will center around both strategic and tactical perspectives to fully embrace blockchain by the panelists as well as interaction from the audience to gain an understanding of what is real and possible in this exciting space.

  • Moderator: Mike Edelhart, Managing Partner, Social Starts
  • Angel Lorente, Co-founder, FinTech Connector; Americas Finance Innovation Lead, Morgan Stanley
  • Mike Dudas, Founder and CEO, The Block

45mins

Key Privacy Challenges for Blockchain

Data privacy laws pose a variety of challenges for blockchain based technologies. There are a myriad of privacy laws, on state and international levels and across a variety of sectors, including the CCPA and the GDPR, that have to be considered. This panel will focus on key privacy and data security law issues that need to be taken into account when building blockchain-enabled platforms, including storing/handling personal information, honoring individual rights requests and meeting cybersecurity compliance requirements. In addition, the panelists will share real use cases on how they are embracing blockchain to protect the data within the confines of current laws and regulations.

  • Moderator: Kristen Mathews, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Al Raymond, Executive Director & Consumer & Community Bank Privacy Lead, JPMorgan Chase.
  • Rajiv Sondhi, Vice President, IT, CapitalOne
  • Thomas Zakrzewski, Head of Blockchain, S&P Global

How are Today’s Dealmakers Capitalizing on the Current Blockchain Environment

Strategic investors and buyers are increasingly active in the blockchain space as they seek to expand their portfolio or enter into new business sectors. As the crypto activity surges, gain insight into the legal and financial issues that need to be considered in order to successfully complete a strategic investment or M&A transaction in the blockchain industry.

  • Moderator: Dario de Martino, M&A and Private Equity Partner and Co-Chair, Blockchain Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Spencer Klein, Partner and Co-Head of M&A, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Shaila Lakhani Ohri, Assistant General Counsel, Exelon
  • Alan Konevsky, Chief Legal Officer, tZERO Group, Inc.
  • Iohann Le Frapper, Chief Legal Officer, Pierre Fabre Group

45mins

Networking Break

45mins

Update from the SEC-Uncover the Agency’s Role in Working to Promote Innovation

SEC has recently given the green light to a number of cryptocurrency start-ups demonstrating their commitment to aid innovative technology development in the blockchain-enabled digital assets space. During this spotlight address, gain insight into the SEC’s current oversight and regulatory processes. Understand how they are looking to help safeguard assets and provide protection while also promoting advancements. Learn how to navigate successfully through the current rules and regulations to clear up any ambiguity in this ever-evolving landscape and understand how the SEC is committed to promoting, and not hindering, innovations in this space. In conversation with:

  • Susan Gault-Brown, Financial Services Partner, Investment Management Group Chair, & Blockchain Group Co-Chair, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Jina Choi, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP and former Director of the San Francisco Regional Office, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

45mins

Successful Tokenization of Real-World Assets on Blockchain

In the age of tokenization, the way that we look at investing and owning assets will fundamentally change. While this disruption may cause concern to many it also opens up tremendous opportunities, security, and accessibility. Industry leaders need to understand the successful ways to tokenize real-world assets on blockchain to mitigate risks, seize opportunities and learn to embrace new business models that will enable greater liquidity, faster and cheaper transactions, and transparency. Included in the discussion will be ways you can protect yourself from the current uncertainty or ambiguity in regards to regulatory oversight by embedding compliance at the token level to provide a legal framework for this revolutionary technology to thrive.

  • Mostafa Raddaoui, Vice President of Capital Markets Technology, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

45mins

Panel – Scaling Blockchain Applications, How to Go from Pilot to Implementation

The most vocal skeptics of blockchain question why the realization of the benefits is taking so much time to achieve. The truth of the matter is that blockchain is not a plug and play solution but one that involves many partners, much engagement, and investment of money but more importantly, time. How do you break through the fear factor in many organizations to promote enterprise-wide adoption and engagement? What are some direct activities that you can employ to evolve blockchain from concept to enterprise implementation? How can you create an effective governance platform that will help drive future scalability? Join the discussion as we explore the ways you can collaborate, learn, and create synergies to advance the blockchain ecosystem.

  • Kyle Culver, Lead Enterprise Architect, Humana
  • Karen Bhatia, Senior Vice President, Technology, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Digital Assets & DLT, TD Ameritrade
  • Cynthia Yoon, Vice President & Program Management Lead, Treasury and Trade Solutions Innovation, Citi
  • Moderator: Ed Stelzer, Founder, blockAIchain Group

45mins

Blockchain, IoT AI and Building a Fully Integrated Tech Stack

When seeking to incorporate Blockchain into your enterprise systems, you must look beyond this single platform to its interaction with other technologies so that you have the most efficient enterprise ecosystem possible. During this session, we will delve into ways to unify Blockchain, AI and IoT with your existing cloud-based computing systems in order to increase transparency, improve security and simplify processes across departments. Uncover the technical and operational roadblocks in interoperability, automation, and data privacy to active breakthroughs in blockchain scalability, privacy, and interoperability.

  • Nikolai Lukin, AVP, Agile & DevOps Lead, MassMutual
  • Yuriy Gizhitsa, Sr. Cloud Architect and Disruptive Technologies Lead, Otis Project, UST Global

45mins

Closing Keynote Address: Fireside Chat with the Former Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Troy Paredes, former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

45mins

Cocktail Reception

   

45mins

venue

Morrison & Foerster, LLP

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 hotel directly.

Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first served, space available basis. Rooms are booking fast so make your reservations soon.

25

Insightful Presenters

180

Expected Delegates

18

Impactful Sessions

Join blockchain professionals and cutting-edge industry innovators as we explore the latest trends & technologies and discuss critical topics pertinent to the industry.


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