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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Mary Jane Ajodah

BNY Mellon

Vice President, Strategy

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Lynn Almoro

American Express

Vice President, Global Credit & Fraud Risk Management Capabilities

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Thierry Derungs

BNP Paribas

Wealth Management Chief Digital Officer, head Digital Solutions

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Mike Edelhart

Social Starts

Managing Partner

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Steve Ehrlich

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

COO

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Lorraine Frias

Optum

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives - Blockchain

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Gaurav Garg

AIG

CEO, Personal Insurance

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Rohan Handa

BBVA

Manager, New Digital Business

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Sundeep Kumar

JP Morgan Chase

Executive Director, Global Technology

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Allyson Laurance

Citi

Vice President, TTS Global Innovation

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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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Alex Nascimento

UCLA Blockchain Lab

Co-Founder

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Dan Nissanoff

CrownThrown, Inc.

CEO

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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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Ambre Soubiran

Kaiko

CEO

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Ed Stelzer

InsureTech and Blockchain Advisor

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Hadley Stern

Fidelity Labs

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Blockchain Incubator

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 PARTNERS

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

Agenda-at-a-Glance

*Agenda is subject to change.

Breakfast + Registration

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.

  • Rohan Handa, New Ventures, BBVA
  • Ambre Soubiran, CEO, Kaiko
  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.
  • TBD
  Masterclass Three: M&A – A Primer and Toolkit
  • Morrison & Foerster

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.

  • Rohan Handa, New Ventures, BBVA
  • Ambre Soubiran, CEO, Kaiko
  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.
  • TBD
  Masterclass Three: M&A – A Primer and Toolkit
  • Morrison & Foerster

Luncheon for Workshop Participants

*For workshop participants only

Chairs’ Welcoming Remarks

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

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.

  • Hadley Stern, SVP, Managing Director, Blockchain Incubator, Fidelity Labs

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.

  • Steve Ehrlich, COO, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

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 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.

  • Mike Edelhart, Managing Partner, Social Starts

Keynote: Security Tokens and the Future of Blockchain

  • Alex Nascimento, Founder, UCLA Blockchain Lab

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 Keynote: Blockchain as part of Personal Insurance Strategy

  • Gaurav Garg, CEO, Personal Insurance, AIG

Partner Demo

TBD

Networking Break

Fund Regulations and Engaging with the SEC

  • Morrison & Foerster

Keynote: Blockchain for the Retail Sector

This keynote will explore the power and the promise of the blockchain to provide "canonical truth" for the real estate market, reducing transaction costs and making the market run more efficiently. Amol will explain why Knotel chose to acquire 42Floors, a SF-based real estate search engine, to spearhead the development of Baya.io, our blockchain platform debuting (in beta) in January. He will address the challenges faced developing the platform, how they are overcoming them, and the value of an engaged advisory board to guide them through the process.

  • Amol Sarva, CEO, Knotel

Networking Luncheon

Keynote: Blockchain Driven Pro Fantasy Football

  • Dan Nissanoff, Founder & CEO, CrownThrown Inc.

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.

  • Sundeep Kumar, Executive Director, Global Technology, JP Morgan Chase

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.

  • Moderator: Bijon Mehta, Managing Director, Financial Services, Box
  • Allyson Laurance, VP, Global Innovation, Citi
  • Mary Jane Ajodah, VP, Strategy, BNY Mellon
  • Angel Lorente, Americas Finance Innovation Leader, Morgan Stanley

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.

  • Lorraine Frias, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives - Blockchain, Optum

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.

  • Thierry Derungs, Chief Digital Officer, BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Chairs’ Closing Remarks

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

Summit Concludes

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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.

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