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Thursday, September 13


KEYNOTE: Blockchain Trailblazers
Organizations and consortia across industries are rapidly looking to unleash the exponential business value of blockchain technologies. First Movers and early adopters have already identified key benefits from blockchains including cost, immutability, transparency and new business models. Learn how these blockchain trailblazers have partnered to design, develop and rapidly adopt digital ledgers, digital identity, trust and transparency with Blockchain. As a leader in open-source blockchain solutions and an early member of Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, IBM is dedicated to supporting the development of openly-governed blockchains. In this presentation you will hear how IBM is working with hundreds of organizations across financial services, supply chains, IoT, risk management, digital rights management and healthcare to implement blockchain applications.

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Janine Grasso

VP, IBM Blockchain Strategy and Ecosystem Development, IBM
Janine has held many leadership positions across IBM.  Most recently, she led the Global ISV Business where she drove embed revenue and the creation of “with IBM” which is the new digital engagement model for ISVs.  Prior to that, Janine was Vice President of Business Development... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Main Stage
Friday, September 14


KENOTE: How Decentralized Apps Can Go Mainstream: Tokenization & The End of Extraction
New products, platforms and protocols break into the consumer mainstream when the average user engages based on the benefit of the service (i.e. faster, cheaper, better) without being forced to care about the enabling technology. To date, the users of decentralized blockchain applications have been primarily those with a pre-existing interest in the space. Some companies, like Public Market, are changing this. What’s more, tokenization is breeding unprecedented network effects for tokenized applications. Mainstream decentralized apps can provide all the benefits of network effects without the costs to the network participants that are unavoidable under private, centralized and rent-seeking network ownership. Importantly, these cost savings for users can be more than financial: they can also come in the form of increased privacy, ownership of data, and more favorable network policies.

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KJ Erickson

., Public Market
KJ Erickson is the CEO & Co-Founder of Public Market, a protocol for decentralized marketplace eCommerce. Public Market allows anyone - tastemakers, influencers, affiliate marketers, and professional merchants - to build an online storefront that sells from a pooled source of inventory... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:25am
Main Stage


KEYNOTE PANEL: YouTube in the Blockchain
Some of the best influencers in the industry will discuss their trial and tribulations of using YouTube as a means to promote blockchain technology.

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Heidi Yu

Heidi Yu, CEO & Founder of Boostinsider and BOOSTO, Serial entrepreneur. MBA graduate from Seattle University. After exiting e-commerce platform Pocomaru, she founded Boostinsider at the end of 2014, providing in-depth data analytics for 350,000 active social media influencers covering... Read More →

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Crypto Blood

Blockchain Influencer, Investor, The Blockparty Podcast
Crypto Blood is one of the top up and coming stars within the crypto space, known for his intellect and relatable nature. Blood embodies the “everyman”, and possess the gift to clearly explain complicated blockchain technology to the everyday world. Currently he maintains the... Read More →
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Nathan Leung

Blockchain Influencer, Event Coordinator, Cryptonauts
Nathan Leung is the founder of DBCasting, a production company which recently finished shooting a Sprite Commercial for Lebron James. When not at work, he maintains the Youtube channel “Cryptonauts, and MC's the NAC3 series of blockchain events!”YouTube Link: https://www.yout... Read More →
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Charlie Mav

Blockchain Influencer, Webinar Host, Ready Set Crypto
Charlie “Mav” is a YouTuber who founded ReadySetCrypto channel because he was disappointed in the quality and breadth of information that was available to the retail investor. When not catering to his 80 thousand fans, Charlie hold webinars on readysetcrypto.comYouTube Link... Read More →
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Rob Paone

Blockchain Influencer, Investor, Crypto Bobby
Rob Paone is better known as Crypto Bobby, a popular YouTuber in the Blockchain space currently closing on on 150 thousand subscribers! Currently Rob uses his channel to educate the masses on current trends affecting the cryptocurrency market!YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Main Stage


KEYNOTE: User Experience on the Blockchain
Today, blockchain is a “hot topic” and not widely understood. Generally, there are two types of people in the blockchain space, the spectators, who think it is a fad or a “get rich quick” plan and the people who are more invested in the long-term potential of blockchain in our society.

When the internet was introduced no one quite understood it at first, and now we cannot imagine a world without it. Similarly, blockchain is discussed in everyday life, but no one quite understands how big of an impact it can and will have in the not-so-distant future. Adoption of blockchain will be tricky, and like all new technologies, users will need to feel like they can trust it and not fear it. Therefore, it is crucial that the user experience and design are heavily evaluated, and products must be crafted with the needs and want of the user in mind or else there will never be as great of a user adoption as needed. A more human-centered blockchain design can help attract and attain users.

Ultimately, the widespread adoption of blockchain will not be because the technology is not there, it will be because the design does not match the technology and people will be fearful. We need to remove that fear and instill acceptance and creating a great user experience is the answer

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Dominic Tancredi

Co-Founder & CEO, Dom & Tom
Dominic Tancredi Co-Founder & CEO Dom & Tom https://www.linkedin.com/in/domtancredi Twitter: @dtancredi Dom has 17+ years of development experience with expertise in system architecture, database modeling, and developing web applications and 8+ years of mobile development for Android... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Stage