Join us in 2018

December 4, 2018 | 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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Gerard (Rod) Brennan

Libra Technology

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Dan Bryant

DTCC

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Irvin Cardenas

Enjoin

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Don Davis

MetLife

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F. Dario De Martino

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Falguni Desai

Credit Suisse

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Mike Edelhart

Social Starts

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Scott Finder

First Republic Bank

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Gangesh Ganesan

PeerNova

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Constantine Goltsev

SolidOpinion

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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 Harris

London Stock Exchange Group

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Amy Hockman

Charles Schwab

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Dan Hodd

DAICO

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Nischala Murthy Kaushik

Wipro, Ltd.

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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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Tony Peccatiello

Social Starts

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Obrea Poindexter

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Sam Radocchia

Chronicled

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Oscar Roque

Interac

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Sean Ruff

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Joshua Q. Israel Satten

Wipro, Ltd.

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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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Julie Smith

Medici Ventures

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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 2018 partnership opportunities, please contact Ben Greenzweig, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, at bg@momentumevents.com

PROGRAM

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Breakfast & Registration

60mins

Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Prasanna Gopalakrishnan, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Boston Private
  • Sean Ruff, 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

Historically, consumers have had no choice but to have faith that the companies providing them with goods and services were doing so ethically. One of the great benefits offered by Distributed Ledger technology is the disintermediation of information. Today’s consumer (re: Millennials) demands a seamless, efficient, transparent and secure customer experience, Blockchain can make this experience possible.
  • Jeremy Balkin, Head of Innovation, HSBC USA
 
  • Q&A Lead: Joshua Satten, Blockchain Partner, NA, Wipro

30mins

Jeremy Balkin, Head of Innovation, HSBC USA

Observations of Auditing Enterprise Chains

  • Gerard (Rod) Brennan, CFE, MBA, PhD, Audit Technologies Director, Libra Technology

20mins

A Practical Guide to Starting a Blockchain Network

  • Moderator: Pramod Achanta, Partner, Financial Services Blockchain Leader, NA, IBM
 
  • Dan Bryant, Executive Director, DTCC
  • Don Davis, VP, MetLife
  • David Harris, Head of Emerging Technology, LSEG
  • Oscar Roque, AVP, Mobile, Platform and Products, Interac

45mins

Networking Break

20min

Blockchain Security Beyond Banking

  • Moderator: Mike Edelhart, Managing Partner, Social Starts
 
  • Gianpaolo Barozzi, Senior Director, HR, Cisco
  • Constantine Goltsev, CEO, SolidOpinion
  • Nathan Lands, CEO, Binded
  • Neil O’Keefe, SVP, Marketing & Content, DMA

30mins

Blockchain for Better Digital Credentials

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.

  • James Monaghan, VP, Product, Evernym

20mins

Interactive Workshop: Blockchain from Concept to Outcomes

It’s a great thing to believe in the potential value promised by Blockchain technology, tapping into that value and turning ideas into action, however, is a more complicated process. Often, this process relies on cooperation between multiple internal and external stakeholders. This interactive session will feature four Blockchain leaders from different sectors developing a process for taking your Blockchain concepts and turning them into meaningful outcomes.
  • Dan Hodd, General Partner, DAICO
  • Rajiv Sondhi, Senior Director, Software Engineering, Digital Technology, Capital One
  • Igor Telyatnikov, Co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer, Alphapoint

45mins

Gangesh Ganesan, Chief Technological Officer, Peernova

Blockchain-inspired Big Data platform for Financial Institutions

Gangesh Ganesan, CTO/Co-founder at PeerNova will discuss specific use cases that the company has been engaged in to address event lineage, reconciliation, audit and compliance requirements at major financial institutions.  

20mins

Gangesh Ganesan, Chief Technological Officer, Peernova

Networking Luncheon

40mins

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.
  • Moderator: Falguni Desai, Global Head of Strategy, Electronic Trading Technology, Credit Suisse
  • Donald Kuk, VP, Global Transformation, AIG
  • Eric Piscini, Principal | Banking and Technology, Consulting, Deloitte

35mins

Experiments in Blockchain Applications

Keeping you organizational head not just above water, but above those of your competitors requires a fast-paced test and learn environment. For start-ups, this experimental approach means that you may have one vision for your value proposition that ends up shifting dramatically in response to customer feedback. For established organizations fostering innovation requires giving your employees freedom to fail in a non-damaging way. Hear from leaders of three very different organizations how they have experimented in the course of rolling out blockchain applications and what they’ve learned along the way.
  • Moderator: Prasanna Gopalakrishnan, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Boston Private
  • Sarab Sokhey, Managing Director & Chief Technology Leader, Verizon Wireless
  • Sam Radocchia, Co-Founder & CMO, Chronicled

35mins

Networking Break

20mins

Investment trends, Regulatory Issues and Sandboxes

As emerging technologies receive a lot of attention, they also often receive a lot of interest from investors. To understand the current state and future prospects for a given technology it helps to “follow the money."

  • F. Dario De Martino, Co-Chair of Morrison Foerster Blockchain & Smart Contracts Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Rodolfo Gonzalez, Partner, Foundation Capital
  • Tony Peccatiello, Principal, Social Starts
  • Julie Smith, Director of Research, Medici Ventures

35mins

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.

  • Moderator: Joshua Ashley Klayman, Co-Chair of Morrison Foerster Blockchain & Smart Contracts Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Irvin Cardenas, Formerly Tech Lead, Goldman Sachs, Currently Stealth Startup Mode
  • Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
  • Joshua Satten, Blockchain Partner, NA, Wipro

45mins

Tokens and Cryptocurrencies in Action

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

30mins

Closing Remarks

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

5mins

Networking Reception

30mins

Summit Concludes

1mins

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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 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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