Attend the Chicago Blockchain Summit – October 10

Chicago Blockchain

With the overwhelming attention FinTank’s Blockchain Seminar Series continues to attract, we’ve decided to host the most comprehensive day-long Blockchain and Cryptocurrency event to date.

With the help of IIT, we’ll be hosting some of the leading experts in the field of Blockchain technology. We’ll explore the ideas and processes behind the technology, the implications it presents for finance and business in general, the problems facing the tech today, and the future of this revolution.

Whether you’re just beginning your Blockchain Journey or an experienced practitioner, we welcome you to join us and empower yourself with the awareness and education you need to grow your business and develop personally.


For ticket sales, click here

Use code “finteknews” to receive a $50 discount off your ticket.  


 

FinTank’s Blockchain Summit 2017
Tentative Agenda

7:30-9:00 – Registration / Breakfast

8:00-9:00 – Optional: Speed Networking: Making Valuable Connections

9:00-9:15 – Introduction: Overview of the Day — George Vukotich, Ph.D. — FinTank – Global Perspective on Blockchain: Blockchain as a Red-Hot Global Phenomenon – David Carman

9:15-9:30 – State of Illinois – Blockchain Initiatives – Jennifer O’Rourke – Illinois Department of Commerce

9:30-9:55 – Blockchain in Real Estate – Changing How Things Are Done – Bill Barbino — Moderator – Dave Conroy — National Association of Realtors – John Mirkovic — Cook County Recorder of Deeds

10:00-10:15 – Blockchain Adoption in Enterprises – How to architect an enterprise blockchain solution – Omkar Naik — Microsoft

10:15-10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30-10:55 – Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies – Matt Marelius — IBM

11:00-11:25 – How Leading Consulting Firms See Blockchain Making a Difference – Melvin Petties – Moderator — Proviti – Obreahny O’Brien – E&Y – Subhankar Sinha – PWC – Joe Teno – Accenture – John Callahan – Veridium

11:30-12:00 – Morningstar: A Perspective on Data and Blockchain – Kai Wu – Morningstar

12:00-12:30 – Blockchain Innovation in law and Corporate Governance (Video) – David Posely – DW Capital – Wulf Kall – Ronin Partners

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-1:30 – Blockchain: A Legal Perspective on Current Regulations – Zach Smolinski – Moderator – Smolinski Law – Peter Waltz — Polsinelli – Colleen Sullivan – Sullivan, Wolf, and Kailus – Anthony Zeoli — Freeborn and Peters – Sam Kramer — Baker / MacKenzie – Justin Steffen — Jenner and Block

1:30-1:55 – An SEC Perspective on Blockchain – Brian Jenkins – Moderator – Ryan VanGrack – SEC

2:00-2:30 – Bringing Existing Digital Assets to the U.S. – Erik Schlesinger – Coordinator – Will Turner – Barnes & Thornburg LLP – Mike Klena – Lykke – Switzerland

2:30-2:45 – Coffee Break

2:45-3:15 – Blockchain: Educators and What They’re Doing – E.J. Reedy, University of Chicago – Moderator – Lamont Black – DePaul University – Sarit Markovich – Northwestern University –

3:15-3:45 – Blockchain: Startups Making a Difference – Lexy Prodromos – Bloq — Moderator – Tessa Flipping – La Plataforma: Payment Remittance Chile – Matt Kenahan – Digital Mint – John Toohey – Dominode

3:45-4:00 – Northern Trust: Blockchain innovation and opportunity – The custodian bank perspective

– Zabrina Smith – Northern Trust

4:00-4:30 – Crypto Mining: A live demo

4:30-4:45 – The Cryptocurrency Landscape – The Markets, the Coins, the Size, and the Future – Mark Haraburda — Barchart

4:30-5:00 – How to Invest in Cryptocurrency – David Carman — Moderator – Scott Diamond – Ronin Partners – Vic Pascucci – Lightbank – Bobby Cho — DRW Trading – Mike Mollet — CBOE

5:15-7:00 – Networking Reception OR – Bonus: Spending time with Scott Diamond to get an in-depth understanding of Cryptocurrency – Question and Answer Session


Cost to attend:  $299-$349

For ticket sales, click here

Use code “finteknews” to receive a $50 discount off your ticket.  

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