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BlockChain Leadership Connect [clear filter]
Saturday, October 20

10:30am PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Ballroom # 408B

12:00pm PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Ballroom # 408B

12:00pm PDT

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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 PDT
Ballroom # 404

1:00pm PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Ballroom # 408B

1:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Ballroom # 408B

2:30pm PDT

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

director, Dual Auth
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 PDT
Ballroom # 408B