FinTank's Global Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 07:30 to 17:30

Discount code: M2017

FinTank - Cryptocurrency Summit - VentureSHOT Sponsor

With the overwhelming attention FinTank's Blockchain Seminar Series continues to attract, weve decided to host the most comprehensive day-long Blockchain and Cryptocurrency event to date.
With the help of IIT & VentureSHOT, well be hosting some of the leading experts in the field of Blockchain technology. The FinTank Blockchain Summit 2017 will 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.

FinTanks 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 ORourke 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 - IBM Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies
11:00-11:25 - How Leading Consulting Firms See Blockchain Making a Difference
- David Carman Moderator -- FinTank
- Obreahny OBrien 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
- -- Freeborn and Peters
- -- Baker / MacKenzie
- -- 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 Theyre Doing
- E.J. Reedy, University of Chicago Moderator
- Lamont Black DePaul University
- Sarit Markovich Northwestern University
- Sri Krishnamurthy Quant 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 Hypatia Technologies: Confidentiality in Blockchain Transmissions
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
- Jimmy Odom --
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
- Melvin Petties -- Moderator
- Scott Diamond Ronin Partners
- Vic Pascucci - Lightbank
5:15-7:00 - Networking Reception

- Bonus: Spending time with Scott Diamond to get an in-depth understanding of Cryptocurrency Question and Answer Session
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