Blockchain Summit 2017

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/10/17
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Location
IIT Stuart School of Business

Hosted by
FinTank


FinTank’s Blockchain Summit 2017

Tue, October 10, 2017 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

The most comprehensive day-long Blockchain and Cryptocurrency event to date.

With the help of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business, 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.

 

FinTank’s Blockchain Summit 2017 – 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. — Founder FinTank
- Global Perspective on Blockchain – David Carman – Managing Partner FinTank

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 — FinTank
- 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 — Protiviti
- 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 Kaal – 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 — Former CNN Correspondent
- Ryan VanGrack – SEC

2:00-2:30 – Bringing Existing Digital Assets to the U.S.
- Erik Schlesinger – Coordinator – FinTank
- 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 – Moderator — University of Chicago
- Lamont Black – DePaul University
- Sarit Markovich – Northwestern University

3:15-3:45 – Blockchain: Startups Making a Difference
- Lexy Prodromos – Moderator — Bloq
- Tessa Flippin – La Plataforma
- Matt Kenahan – Digital Mint
- John Toohey – Hypatia Technologies

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
- Kaelan Banks — GangMine

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

4:45-5:15 – 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

In addition, if you are interested in getting more involved with FinTank, contact us at our website: www.fintank.org. While you’re there, sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on the best in FinTech.
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