Agenda

Wednesday April 25th, Day I

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies & ICOs

Overview, Risks and Opportunities

08:00-09:00 AM Breakfast & Reception
09:00-09:10 AM Opening Remarks Mr. Denny Chared, Founder & CEO, DC Finance
Conference moderator: Ms. Kari Larsen, Counsel & Co-Head of the Global FinTech Team, Reed Smith LLP
Part I – The Blockchain Session 
09:10-09:50 AM The Blockchain Panel
Moderator: Mr. Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Tech Startup Clinic and Blockchain Project, Cardozo School of Law
With: Mr. Thomas Golway, Chief Technologist – Blockchain, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mr. Yorke Rhodes III, Co-Founder Blockchain, Microsoft, Mr. Hadley Stern, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Labs
  An overview of the Blockchain universe and the efforts of some of the world’s leading tech companies.
09:50-10:30 AM The Opportunities in the Blockchain & Crypto Space – Mr. Moshe Hogeg, Co-Founder & Chairman, The Singulariteam Technology Group
10:30-10:45 AM Hedging Against the Black Swan – Making your Portfolio Quantum Resistant - Mr. Adam Koltun, Marketing Manager, The Quantum Resistant Ledger
10:45-11:15 AM Refreshment Break
Part II -The Cryptocurrencies Session
 11:15-11:30 AM Cryptographic Asset Class Investment Strategy – Ms. Melanie Swan, Founder, The Institute for Blockchain Studies
11:30-11:45 AM A Case for Cryptocurrency – Separating facts from fiction – Mr. Brian Sewell, CIO, Rockwell Capital Management
11:45-12:00 PM The Pragmatic Path to Exchange Decentralization – Mr. Alex Wearn, CEO, Aurora Labs S.A.
12:00 – 12:20 PM Security of Crypto Assets: How to Protect your Digital Wealth Mr. Jean-Michel Pailhon, VP Corporate Development, Ledger
12:20-12:30 PM Building the Internet of Value and its Applications, through Exchanges, Wallets and Cryptographic Protocols - Mr. Pierre Noizat, CEO & Co-Founder, Paymium
12:30-12:40 PM The Key to Mass Adoption: Linking Blockchain and Mobile – Mr. Ran Avidan, CTO & Founder, Mobilechain (by StartApp)
12:40-01:00 PM The Regulation Panel
Moderator: Ms. Kari LarsenCounsel & Co-Head of the Global FinTech Team, Reed Smith LLPWith: Mr. Keith McGowan, Financial Services Assurance Office Managing Partner, BDO LLP, Ms. Wendy A. Grasso, Councel, Reed Smith LLP, Mr. Troy A. Paredes, Founder, Paredes Strategies LLC
Regulators around the world are becoming increasingly educated regarding cryptocurrency trading and token sales and are deciding how to address these products.  We will discuss how global regulators are debating consumer protections, market manipulation risks, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism risks, licensing requirements, revenue recognition, audit standards, and the taxation with regard to various types of tokens and cryptocurrencies.
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch
Part III – The ICO Session
02:00-02:20 PM Much Talked About Fin-Tech “Crypto Currency” and the Role of Gold Bits Coin – Mr. Mustafa Mohammed, CEO, Gold Bits Coin
02:20-02:30 PM Distributed AI is the Next Level of Blockchain EvolutionMr. Arthur McCullum, VP of Digital Economy, Neuromation
02:30-02:40 PM Blockchain based Digital Asset Solutions - Mr. Pete Wassell, Founder & CEO, Augmate
02:40-02:50 PM Crypto is a Consumer ProductMr. Sergey Shenderov, CEO & Co-Founder, Mom.life
02:50-03:20 PM The SFO Panel
Moderator: Mr. Aylon Morley, SFO, UK
With: Mr. Stephan Ott, SFO, Germany, Mr. Aditya Nagarsheth, SFO, UK, Mr. Aiaze Mitha, Independent Investor, France & US, Mr. David Nage, Managing Director, Apeiron Ventures
Families who invest in the Blockchain space will discuss why they chose this space, what to avoid and how to evaluate the opportunities in the market.
 
 
 

Thursday April 26th, Day II 

Interviewing Blockchain’s Largest Investors and a Deeper Dive into the World of ICOs

08:00-09:15 AM Breakfast & Reception
09:15-09:25 AM Opening Remarks Mr. Denny Chared, Founder & CEO, DC Finance
Conference Moderator: Ms. Kari Larsen, Counsel & Co-Head of the Global FinTech Team, Reed Smith LLP
09:25-09:30 AM HERC: Hercules Blockchain Supply Chain Management with a Legacy of Strength - Mr. Anthem Hayek BlanchardCo-Founder, Hercules SEZC (herc.one) and AnthemGold Inc.
09:30-09:40 AM The Revolution in Marketing Communication: Why Personalization is Becoming a Must – Mr. Marijan Jurenec, Co-Founder & CEO, BehaviourExchange Ltd
09:40-09:55 AM Cutting Edge Technology to Deliver Education for the MassesMr. Tony Lorge, CEO, SuccessLife
09:55-10:00 AM AI & Blockchain in MarketsMr. Jos Evans, Founder & CEO, AiX
10:00-10:10 AM Investing in Security Tokens: Bringing Liquidity to Trillion Dollar Markets - Mr. Ami Ben David, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SPiCE VC
10:10-10:25 AM Disrupting the Art World with VR and Blockchain – Mr. Vitomir Jevremovic, Founder & CEO, VR ALL ART
10:25-10:40 AM Democratizing Artificial IntelligenceMr. Josh Sutton, CEO, Agorai
10:40-11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00-11:30 AM Fireside Chat with Mr. Tim Draper
With: Mr. Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates
Moderator: Mr. David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital
Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates and DFJ, is a prominent VC and digital currency pioneer. Venture capitalist and fintech entrepreneur David Teten will interview Tim to learn more about Tim’s current areas of focus and expectations for the future of digital currency.
11:30-11:40 AM Navigating the Crypto Investment Landscape and What We Have Learned of the Last Five Years - Mr. Daniel Peled, President, Hexa Group
The CryptoCurrencies Session
11:40-12:55 PM Kinetically Charged Money – Mr. Thomas Coughlin, Chief Executive Officer, Kinesis Ltd
12:55-12:10 PM Creating an Internet of Value - Mr. Steve Askew, Executive President, GCOX
12:10-12:20 PM Investing in Projects Before Entering ICOMr. Oleg Ivanov, Co-Founder & CEO, CryptoBazar Fund
12:20-12:30 PM Banking the Un-Banked: How BitMinutes Offer Instant Credit to 4 Billion Under-Banked Consumers – Mr. Tom Meredith, CEO and Founder,  BitMinutes
12:30-01:30 PM Lunch
01:30-02:00 PM Fireside Chat with Mr. Barry Silbert
With: Mr. Barry Silbert, Founder & CEO, Digital Currency Group
Moderator: Mr. David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital
Barry Silbert, CEO of Digital Currency Group, is a long time New York entrepreneur and pioneer in the digital currency space.  Venture capitalist and fintech entrepreneur David Teten will interview Barry to learn more about DCG’s unique business model and how DCG is leveraging its industry position to promote a compliant digital currency ecosystem.
   
02:00-02:30 PM The Institutionalization of Cryptocurrency Mr. Ari Paul, Co-Founder & CIO, BlockTower Capital
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