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Saturday, October 20


Value Investment in Blockchain
avatar for Feng Han

Feng Han

Co-Founder, Elastos
Feng Han is a developer and instructor of Tsinghua University’s graduate course series — ‘Cyber Intelligence Economics and Blockchain’. He is also a Blockchain Advisor at Huawei Central Institute, and the Secretary General of Asia Blockchain DACA (Distributed Autonomous Coalition... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom # 408B


Open Innovation Protocols to Accelerate Frontier Technology
Our world is full of amazing technology but our future as a species still depends on our ability to innovate. To this end, we had a key insight: HOW we innovate is just as important as what we innovate on. Introducing Kambria, an open innovation blockchain project that enables and incentivizes collaboration in R&D, manufacturing, and commercialization of advanced technology. We are developing our own public chain with protocols uniquely designed to address the current waste and inefficiencies in today's innovation model. Kambria will allow for many verticals, including Biotech, Space, and Autonomous Vehicles to be developed and thrive in the ecosystem. We are focusing first on the AI and Robotics vertical which is potentially a trillion dollar market. Through existing partnerships with top universities and large international corporations, as well as access to talented developers, we aim to build an ecosystem that can bring the next wave of frontier technology to provide value to billions of people around the world.

avatar for Thuc Vu

Thuc Vu

Co-founder & CEO, Kambria
Dr. Thuc Vu is the CEO and co-founder of Kambria and OhmniLabs. He previously founded Katango and Tappy which were acquired by Google and Weeby.co, respectively. Thuc has deep expertise in game theory, machine learning, tournament design and multi-agent systems. He earned his PhD... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom # 408B


Disruptive Innovation through Technology
This presentation would offer an overview of what makes Disruptive Innovation & Technology, and will have a challenging point of view encouraging the audience to introspect and consider how much their own industries, companies, and their own jobs are at risk due to disruptive innovation through new technology. I will offer an overview of key disruptive technologies including AI, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, & Cloud, -this can be delivered in 45 minutes.

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Pavel Ferreri

Worldwide Leader, Global Strategy & Sales, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM
Pavel Ferreri is a Global Strategy & Sales Leader, specialized in leading go-to-market sales strategy at a global scale to help organizations innovate and accelerate their digital transformation by leveraging innovative technologies. He is currently the Worldwide Strategy & Sales... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Ballroom # 408B


Business Value of Blockchain: Global Case Studies
Cryptocurrency made blockchain popular, but most companies are adopting blockchain without a coin or cryptocurrency. In this session, learn the business value of blockchain by exploring real-world applications built by global enterprise companies. Each case study will explore a different industry vertical and highlight an innovative blockchain solution for an everyday business problem. Highlights include companies that are leveraging blockchain to: reduce pharmaceutical fraud, invest in diverse entrepreneurs, and reduce food-borne illness!

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X. Eyeé

Blockchain Ambassador, Microsoft
X. Eyee is a Blockchain Ambassador at Microsoft, where she works with Fortune 500 companies to launch blockchain applications. She is also the Co-founder and CEO of Harvest, a blockchain inventory management tool and consumer rewards app for the cannabis industry. A self-taught developer... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom # 408B


Real World Mining
Cryptocurrency needs to be earnable by everyone to become more mainstream. This presentation goes over traditional proof of work and proof of stake, and the future of earning cryptocurrency by more accessible methods.

avatar for Jonathan Chou

Jonathan Chou

CEO, Bee Token
Jonathan Chou is the Co-Founder & CEO of Bee Token, Airbnb on the Blockchain, and Founding Partner of Silverblock Capital. Previously, Jonathan was a technical lead at Uber, Security & Fraud division, managing device tampering and preventing account takeovers. As an advocate of cryptocurrency... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ballroom # 408B


Panel Discussion #1 Blockchain Application 2018
FundingTree is the first of its kind peer to peer matchmaking platform using Blockchain Technology, Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data insight and matching algorithms to create a perfect match between companies that need Capital and Institutions that provide Capital. Once matched the appropriate parties are alerted and the entire transaction takes place inside a secure data room within the platform. All parties to the transaction have end to end visibility and can drill down into the details at each stage. All decision critical documents are chained, hashed to create an immutable record of each transaction. This will save Time, Money, reduce friction and reduce paperwork.

avatar for Rayaan Arif

Rayaan Arif

Founder & Principle, FundingTree.com
Rayaan is the Founder of FundingTree.com. He is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for tackling difficult problems. This passion has to lead him to find better ways to deliver Capital and Deal Flow using technology, marketing, and relationships he has cultivated over several decades.Rayaan... Read More →
avatar for Carter Harrison

Carter Harrison

Sr. Blockchain Engineer, XYO Network
Carter Harrison is a Sr. Blockchain engineer at XYO Network. The XYO Network allows blockchain to talk to the real world using a series of cryptographic proofs and on and off chain protocols.
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Jules Hilliard

CEO, Secure Block Technologies
Entrepreneurial and Tech Savvy Executive with over 20 years of business experience successfully working with both private and publicly traded companies. By utilizing the benefits of emerging technologies, team building activities and effective business development skills, I am able... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Mauck

Jesse Mauck

CIO of Verse Vault, Founder, Zigr
I am the founder of Zigr- a digital marketing & iot consultancy company. I created a website that offers numerous services in digital marketing, consulting on cyber security, Web & App development including blockchain and ICO Marketing. Although the platform is not finished we have... Read More →
avatar for Dennis O’Neill

Dennis O’Neill

CEO, O'Neill Capital Advisors
Dennis O'Neill has over 25 years experience as an Investment Banker. He helped start two of the largest regional Investments banks in Chicago, Madison Securities and Advanced Equities. He was the Managing Director for Softbank Investments/ E2Capital office in Chicago for two years... Read More →
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Yogesh Srihari

Co-Founder & CEO, LQDEX
Yogesh co-founded popular blockchain startup called Spankchain in 2017, which raised $11 million in token sales. Prior to Spankchain, Yogesh worked as Lead Software Engineer at ZEFR, Director of Engineering at Wickr, and Software Engineer at Google. Yogesh holds a Masters degree from... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ballroom # 404


Blockchain, IoT and Data: Using IoT Technology to Combine the Real World with the World of Blockchain
The XYO Network has created a unique protocol that allows for interactions in the real world to be trustlessly recorded on our blockchain. In my presentation, I will go over how we are able to make offline blockchain interactions with IoT devices, and efficiently store and access this data post-hoc. There are many potential use cases for this technology, with one of the most prevalent being automatic and verifiable payment on delivery for delivered packages. I will further discuss other use cases in the talk, and potential applications of the data in the future. Specifically, I will close with how exploring the chaotic dynamics between objects can give us a better understanding of causational relationships in the real world that were unknown before.

avatar for Erik Saberski

Erik Saberski

Lead Data Scientists, XYO Network
I am the lead mathematician and data scientist for XYO Network and a PhD student in Biological Oceanography studying nonlinear dynamics, complexity theory, and data-driven theory at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). I am fascinated by variable interactions within complex... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom # 408B


Digital Identity and Compliance
Discuss the merits of a strong self sovereign digital identity and the methodologies used to establish the identity and user's control. In addition, discuss the need for better compliance in the blockchain/financial services and other industries.

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Ed Zabar

CEO, Verif-y
Ed Zabar, Founder & CEO. Over 20 years of broad management and business experience; helped found two technology companies and was involved in successfully selling them in the early 2000’s; worked at several fortune 500 companies in technology roles; fulfilled role as head of sales... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom # 408B


Blockchain and the Law
Discussing legal implications of blockchains, including how to address issues with jurisdiction, liability, and enforcement with respect to disputes that arise involving such decentralized systems. Specifically, as physical real-world assets become tied to blockchains such issues become particularly important as disputes arising from either error in smart contract code or fraud will become more prevalent and will have to be addressed. If forethought is not put into contract drafting and the smart contract coding then the result will be situations where multiple countries may have jurisdiction and laws applicable to the transaction at issue may conflict as arguably every physical location a node is located will be a point for jurisdiction. Also discussing additional unintended complications arising from use of blockchains that people fail to realize. For example, how crypto assets are stored would be important in divorce cases. Additionally, illegal content can be embedded on blockchains and then more easily and anonymously distributed – i.e. copyright infringing materials, revenge porn, malware, etc.

avatar for Morvareed Salehpour

Morvareed Salehpour

Managing Partner, Salehpour Legal Consulting
Morvareed Z. Salehpour (https://www.linkedin.com/in/morvareedsalehpour/) is Managing Partner of Salehpour Legal Consulting (https://www.salehpourlaw.com/), a law firm specializing in handling a diverse range of complex legal matters both in and outside the courtroom. She is experienced... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom # 408B


Leveraging Blockchain for identity and Authentication for IoT
Since the inception of the internet, attempts have been made to solve the problem of privacy and security. These efforts demonstrate the challenge of inconvenience, cost and insecurity. In this session we’ll discuss Blockchain technology and its mutual distributed ledgers (MDL). The unique benefits of the MDL’s that allow companies to record, validate and track transactions throughout a network of decentralized computer systems will be presented. You’ll hear how these blockchains and its MDLs could open the door to innovation and improve your identity and authentication efforts in the future. The applications include: Financial transactions, Healthcare, Smart Contracts, Telecom, manufacturing, consumer and high technology. Blockchain will continue to change and disrupt transaction based industries.

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Don Malloy

Chair, OATH
Donald Malloy is the Chairman of OATH, The Initiative for Open Authentication. OATH is an industry alliance that has transformed the authentication market from proprietary systems to an open source standard based architecture promoting ubiquitous strong authentication used by most... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom # 408B


The Power of Artificial Intelligence and Cryptocurrency
Empower anyone who wants to participate in the crypto markets, regardless of experience, by providing them with an AI powered toolkit in a cost effective and readily accessible manner. This has the potential to enable our users to participate in these markets without friction, thus, giving everyone equal opportunity to claim their stake in the future of money.


Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom # 408B


Should your company be on the blockchain?
Blockchain-based solutions are destined to not only disrupt the financial industry but will impact many other industries. Companies that want to stay relevant must understand how blockchains might impact their business and whether they themselves should deploy blockchain technology or tokenize and existing business model.

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Christian Kameir

Managing Partner, Sustany Capital
Christian Kameir is Managing Partner at Sustany Capital, a venture capital firm investing in blockchain technologies that are reshaping the business landscape. Christian has been a tech entrepreneur since the dial-up days and is an expert in future technologies, network effects and... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom # 408B


How AI can maximize one’s portfolio through cryptocurrency Investing
Artificial Intelligence helps us build a new token economy. Blockchain, and the tokens built upon them, will continue to
transform and flourish. Despite the potential for resistance that transformative technologies seem to face, the revolution that is taking place will forever change the way we store value. There have been plenty of developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning. We have Siri and Alexa and now Juliet. A Machine learning algorithm deployed to leverage AI in the crypto markets for the regular person. An unbiased global data consuming algorithm makes that has personality. AI with a name. Is it a fad or is there a reason.

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IIana Fraines

Co-Founder & Lead Blockchain Developer, TokenAI
Ilana Fraines is the co-founder and lead blockchain developer at TokenAI, a cryptocurrency investing platform powered by Artificial Intelligence. After discovering computer science at an early age, Ilana began developing apps and eventually became a full-time software developer for... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom # 408B


Blockchain’s Greatest Contribution
Exploration of new forms of governance may be blockchain’s greatest societal contribution.

For the first time in our known history, humanity has the tools to organize mass numbers of people in complex governance systems without needing approval/involvement of formal government entities or for the participants to be in geographic proximity to one another.

I define blockchain consensus mechanisms as models for aligning the incentives of individuals who don’t know or trust each other, such that they can securely transact in mutually beneficial ways, while building and sustaining a functioning economy by virtue of their participation.

Today we are seeing a Cambrian explosion of governance models being launched by a plethora of teams with unique philosophies and clever ideas.

One way to view this phenomenon is as mass experimentation on a global scale with real stakes. Blockchain networks can serve as a testing ground upon which we as a society learn what can work better than our current governance systems.

To me this is the most exciting aspect of blockchain technology. At the same time, these networks are generating massive value, as indicated by trading markets.

The potential wealth to be gained via speculation fuels the growth of what you might consider to be high potential research projects. This process is vital and beautifully synergistic

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Jeremy Musighi

Founder, Immutable Capital
Jeremy is the founder of Immutable Capital, a blockchain consultancy and cryptoasset investment fund. He is also founder of Sesh, unlocking human potential by combining mobile technology with live professional coaching. Previously, Jeremy served as co-founder and COO of Revenue.com... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom # 408B