Agenda

08:00-09:00am Registration & Refreshments
09:00-09:10am Opening Remarks: Mr. Denny Chared, Founder & CEO, DC FinanceConference Moderator: Mr. Matt Oguz, Founding Partner, Venture Science
09:10-09:50am Blockchain Corporate Panel
Moderator: Mr. Michael Terpin, CEO, Transform Group

With:  Ms. Adryenn AshleyFounder & CEO, Loly and Partner, Slay Ventures; Mr. Ismail MalikEditor-in-Chief, ICOCROWD and Founder & CEO, Blockchain Lab;  Mr. Jed Talvacchia, Director, R3’s Corporate Development, Mr. Mathew Pulickel, SVP Emerging Technology

Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) applications have been the talk of the corporate suite for the past two years, but is anyone really deploying them?  What is their potential to disrupt the $500 billion global market for enterprise software?  And will the winner be private solutions by traditional players like IBM or new entities based on public blockchains like Ethereum?  A panel of experts will explore these questions and possible opportunities for investment given a coming shift in market infrastructure.
09:50-10:05am How Today’s Financial Ecosystem halts the Evolution of Banking and Investing into Alternate/Emerging Asset Classes - Fireside Chat with Mr. Jason Blick, Director & CEO, EQIBank and Mr. Matt Oguz, Founding Partner, Venture Science
10:05-10:15am The Future of Gold: Leveraging Blockchain to Unlock a New Era in Gold Investment – Mr. Mitch Davis, Chief Commercial Officer, Emergent Technology Holdings LP
10:15-10:35am The Pulse of the Blockchain Industry: Technology Advances, Standards and Interoperability – Dr. Claudio Lima, Founder, BEC Blockchain Engineering Council
10:35-11:05am Coffee Break
11:05-11:25am The Inevitable Central Role of Blockchain in the Electronic Banking and Payment Industry – Mr. Jack Chang, Founder & CEO, GIVE Corp and Developer & patent Co-Holder of the ATM
 11:25-11:35am Investing in Crypto: Types of Exposure and Questions to Ask – Mr. Brice Wilson, Global Head of Asset Management, XBTO Group
11:35-11:55am Hedera Hashgraph – Next Generation Distributed Ledger – Mr. Mance Harmon, CEO & Co-Founder, Hedera Hashgraph
11:55-12:15pm The Disruptive Power of AI and Blockchain in a Future driven by Automation – Mr. Dave CoppsEntrepreneur & Investor
12:15-12:45pm The Regulator’s Standpoint – Mr. Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Regional Director for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office
12:45-01:15pm Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Single Family Office – Panel
Moderator: Mr. Michael Terpin, CEO, Transform Group

With: Mr. Guy Dietrich, Managing Director, Rockefeller Capital Management; Mr. Stephan D. Ott, Partner, Ott Capital Ventures, Mr. Gideon Powell, CEO, Autonomous Crypto Corp

Single Family Offices get bombarded with investment opportunities in every asset class, and blockchain is no different, as everything from blockchain VCs and digital currency hedge funds compete for attention with individual ICOs and (the latest entrant) SCOs (tokenized securities). What are the best sources to evaluate the wheat from the chaff?  What percentage, if any, should SFOs commit to the alternative asset class segment of their long-term portfolios – and how often should this be re-evaluated? An expert panel of SFOs and funds with deep blockchain investing experience will tackle these issues and more.
01:15-02:15pm Lunch
02:15-02:35pm From WeChat to Bitcoin: Why We Need Decentralized Technology - Mr. Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation
02:35-03:05pm The Innovation and New Technologies Panel
Moderator: Mr. Ed Hightower, Tri-chair, Tech Titans IoT Forum and Principal, IoT and BeyondWith: Mr. Eric Lenington, Founder & CEO, ObjectSpectrum LLC and Founder & Managing Partner, 24×8 LLC, Dr. Rajesh Narasimha, Founder & CEO, EdgeTensor Technologies, Mr. Michael Reed, Founder & CEO, Practical
These are exciting times!  Technology is enabling us to do things that we could only dream of just a few years ago.  Join us as our panel of entrepreneurial technologists give us insights into how the Internet of Things and all its cutting-edge technologies including Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer vision will combine to help us change the world and make it a better and safer place for all of us.
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