December 4 - 5, 2018

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

Unleashing Blockchain Powered Business Transformation

In recent years, passion and promise have fueled a feverish buzz around Blockchain technology. The twice sold-out Blockchain Opportunity Summit goes well beyond this buzz to the actual functioning products and applications helping major organizations transform their processes via Blockchain technology. At this event your enthusiasm for secure, decentralized transactions will be put into meaningful context thanks to brand leaders willing to share their case studies and collaborative problem-solving workshops. Join us and harness the passion and promise of Blockchain to build a more sustainably streamlined future.

New | Masterclass Pre-Summit Workshops

These Masterclass Workshop 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.

*Additional fees apply

3 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.

2018 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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CHAIR: Kelcey Gosserand

Trellis

Founder

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Thierry Derungs

BNP Paribas

Wealth Management Chief Digital Officer, head Digital Solutions

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Angel Lorente

Morgan Stanley

Global Treasury Controller

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Doug McCalmont

BlocAlt Consulting

Founder

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Bijon Mehta

Box

Managing Director, Financial Services

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Ron Quaranta

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Founder & Chairman of the Board

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Amol Sarva

Knotel

CEO & Co-Founder

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Rajiv Sondhi

Capital One (US/Canada)

Vice President, Information Technology

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Ed Stelzer

InsureTech and Blockchain Advisor

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Aaron Wright

Yeshiva University

Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director of Tech Startup Clinic

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 PARTNERS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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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 Samantha Rosky, Business Development Director at Samantha@momentumevents.com for more information.

Agenda-at-a-Glance

*Agenda is subject to change.

Breakfast + Registration

Chairs’ Welcoming Remarks

  • Kelcey Gosserand, Co-Founder, Women + Blockchain, Founder, Trellis NYC

Masterclass Workshop Sessions

Masterclass One: Building Interconnected Ecosystems – BC/AI/IoT 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. This workshop 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
Masterclass Two: Cybersecurity Risks and Rewards of Blockchain Much has been made of the data security advantages promised by Blockchain. Since every participant on a Blockchain is also a stakeholder in each transaction they each have an incentive to maintain the security of the ledger. That being said malware and hackers have found ways to “crypto-jack” some blockchain networks and because of the nature of a distributed ledger, these types of hacks offer the perpetrators an especially dangerous level of control. This workshop will offer an interactive risks/rewards analysis of Blockchain Security as well as strategies for how to protect your own systems most effectively.
Masterclass Three: Smart Contracts – A Primer and Toolkit If you have no hands-on experience with Blockchain applications, Smart Contracts can be a straightforward place to start. Learn from lawyers at the forefront of Blockchain policy and practice how to get started incorporating Smart Contracts in your business.

Networking Break

Masterclass Workshops Sessions (Cont.)

Masterclass One: Building Interconnected Ecosystems – BC/AI/IoT 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. This workshop 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.   Masterclass Two: Cybersecurity Risks and Rewards of Blockchain Much has been made of the data security advantages promised by Blockchain. Since every participant on a Blockchain is also a stakeholder in each transaction they each have an incentive to maintain the security of the ledger. That being said malware and hackers have found ways to “crypto-jack” some blockchain networks and because of the nature of a distributed ledger these types of hacks offer the perpetrators an especially dangerous level of control. This workshop will offer an interactive risks/rewards analysis of Blockchain Security as well as strategies for how to protect your own systems most effectively.   Masterclass Three: Smart Contracts – A Primer and Toolkit If you have no hands-on experience with Blockchain applications, Smart Contracts can be a straightforward place to start. Learn from lawyers at the forefront of Blockchain policy and practice how to get started incorporating Smart Contracts in your business.

Luncheon for Workshop Participants

*For workshop participants only

Opening Keynote: What is the true current state of Blockchain for Business?

To kick off the content, we will begin by bypassing the hype about Blockchain and getting straight into where we truly stand as far as active applications. This keynote will set the tone for a summit that explores what is happening and what will likely happen as opposed to simply what we wish could happen.

Partner Demo

Panel + Working Groups: The Future of Identity Management

Can Blockchain offer the panacea we dream of: the ability to secure our identity and personal details without forgoing transactional ease? Many say yes, but some still say no. This session will begin with a 30min panel conversation about where we stand right now as far as Blockchain for Identity Management followed by interactive working groups given the task of determining the most promising use cases of Blockchain for Identity Management or the biggest reasons why this promise is overblown.

Partner Demo

Panel: Harnessing the Passion for Purpose

As much as Blockchain has impacted and will impact the for-profit sector it is also providing new opportunities for NGOs to accept payments, fund projects and provide greater financial inclusion. In some cases, these non-profit organizations are actually leading the way and in others, consumer demands for transparency are driving Blockchain initiatives to that support improved practices. No matter the specifics of the application there is much to be learned from these efforts.

Chairs’ Closing Remarks

  • Kelcey Gosserand, Co-Founder, Women + Blockchain, Founder, Trellis NYC

Networking Reception

Day 1 Concludes

Breakfast + Registration

Chairs’ Opening + Welcome

  • Kelcey Gosserand, Co-Founder, Women + Blockchain, Founder, Trellis NYC

Opening Fireside Chat: Learnings for Corporate Applications from ICOs

ICOs have dominated many conversations about Blockchains. In many cases, they have made investors rich, but skepticism is increasing and many believe the real future of Blockchain technology will move way beyond crypto-currencies. All that being said, there are lessons to learn from early adopters and the rise and fall of ICOs.

Partner Demo

Panel: dApps – The Newest Essential in Your Blockchain Toolkit

Distributed Apps are the beyond-ICO Blockchain applications promised by that Blockchain evangelist in your office since they bought their first Bitcoin. dApps are built on all the qualities that make Blockchain technology excited including personal data security, the lack of a middle-man, and the freedom to seamlessly iterate over time. This panel will discuss some of the most exciting dApps as well as how to get started building one for your own organization.

Networking Break

Panel: TBD

Keynote: Blockchain for the Retail Sector

  • Amol Sarva, CEO, Knotel

Networking Luncheon

Industry Case Studies

Although the financial sector was perhaps the first to investigate opportunities in Blockchain applications, many other industries have blazed trails with creative initiatives. These three case studies will reveal some of what we can learn when we look across industry lines for inspiration.

Case Study: AI + BC = Better BI

When you combine the processing power of AI with the trusted data offered by a Distributed Ledger you get a new level of access to your business information and the building to draw insights from that data faster and with greater accuracy than ever before.

Panel + Interactive Working Group: From PoC to Enterprise Wide Applications

At this point perhaps, you’ve run a successful PoC and you’ve got some of the executive buy-ins you need to make your Blockchain dreams a reality. How do you close the gap between “this close” to actually rolling out Blockchain applications at scale? These panelists will share their own approaches for overcoming roadblocks and then will lead an interactive group discussion about how everyone in the audience can take their necessary next steps.

Partner Demo

Networking Break

Panel: Obstacles Blocking Blockchain Progress

Based on the hype you might believe Blockchain had the power to do everything from fostering World Peace to making your bed each morning. If it is so amazing, why have we not implemented it in every possible way yet? Blockchain poses some challenges beyond those typical with the rollout of any new technology including its demand for extreme amounts of computing power. This panel will highlight these obstacles as well as some ways we can begin to overcome them.

Closing Keynote: How Blockchain Changes Our Business Value

Disintermediation threatens intermediators. Therefore, all industries, but perhaps financial services most of all most seek ways to offer value to their customers and stakeholders via the Blockchain as opposed to in spite of it. In some cases, this shifting landscape may require a large-scale change to your business model. We will end the summit by looking at what’s in store for your business in a Blockchain Driven world.

Chairs’ Closing Remarks

  • Kelcey Gosserand, Co-Founder, Women + Blockchain, Founder, Trellis NYC

Summit Concludes

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