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Government Blockchain Leadership Forum

May 1 - May 2

Government Blockchain Association and Insight Exchange Network have partnered to bring the Government Blockchain Leadership Forum

Real-World Strategies to Implement Digital Transformation in the Public Sector
May 1-2, 2018 (optional May 2 evening and May 3 activities)
Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC

Visit Insight Exchange Network to Register

All GBA Civil Servant, Professional and Corporate Members receive a 15% Discount.
You must register by May 1, 2018.
Visit your dashboard page for more details.
If you’re not a Professional or Corporate Member and want the discount, it’s not too late to become a member!


Scheduled for May 1-2nd* at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington D.C., this event focuses on challenges, opportunities, and use cases of blockchain in the public sector.  The event features panels of federal, state, and local agencies discussing pilot programs, views on blockchain technology, and strategies to help other government groups adopt this technology. Attendees will join public sector professionals and Participate in break-out groups facilitated by the Government Blockchain Association

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This program is designed for leadership professionals from Federal and State agencies, including:


  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • IT Director
  • Innovation Officer
  • Chief Architect


  • Finance Professionals
  • Operations Professionals
  • Technology Consultants
  • General Counsel


GBA Speakers & Panelists

Peter Ambs, Chief Information Officer, City of Albuquerque
Alex Kostura, Blockchain for Government and Social Impact, ConsenSys & Former Partnership Specialist, Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships U.S. Department of State

G Clay Miller, D.C. Region Head, MLG Blockchain Consulting

Andrea Tinianow, Chief Innovation Officer, Global Kompass & Founding Director, Delaware Blockchain Initiative

 Dr. Joseph Williams, ICT Industry Sector Lead & ICT Economic Development Director, State of Washington


Guest Moderators and Panelists

Avi Bender, Director, National Technical Information Services U.S. Department of Commerce

Debbie Bucci, Office of Standards and Interoperability, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Health and Human Services

Pietro Marchionni, Chief Technology Officer,  L’Italia Digitale

Corey Mock, Minority Leader, North Dakota House of Representatives

Jennifer O’Rourke, Business Liaison, Illinois Blockchain Initiative

GBA Global

Craig Fischer, Innovation Program Manager, U.S. Department of the Treasury

David Harris, Startup Advocate, City of Seattle

Jim Nasr, Former Chief Software Architect, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Lab Services, Center for Disease Control

Asermorom G. Woldu, Office of the Chief Technology Officer – DC-NET Government of the District of Columbia


Topics Include

  • Blockchain for Government: Examining Blockchain Trends in Public Sector
  • Early Adopters Panel: Federal, State, and Local Perspectives on Blockchain
  • Cutting Through the Hype – Realistic Expectations of What Blockchain Can and Can’t Do for Government Agencies
  • Six Issues for States Considering a Blockchain Initiative
  • Smart Contracts: How Blockchain Can Be Used in Revenue Management
  • Leveraging Blockchain as an Identity Management System
  • Utilizing Blockchain Technology to Supplement Healthcare Data Security and Privacy Capabilities
  • Blockchain Overseas – How Other Countries are Evaluating and Utilizing Blockchain
  • What’s Next? Other Applications of Blockchain in Government


Benefits of Attending

  • Network with colleagues and professionals from private industry and public government agencies
  • Hear current real-world examples and near-term objectives of public sector blockchain initiatives
  • Learn about the different uses of blockchain in government, including supply chain management, smart contracts, and identity management
  • In-depth sessions with far-ranging implications, from fundamental challenges to long-term sustainability
  • Identify ways to reduce costs and generate revenue with blockchain

…and much more!


Washington, DC
May 1st and 2nd, 2018
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005


Event Partner

Insight Exchange Network

Early Bird Special: Before April 1st to save UP TO $300!

All GBA Professional and Corporate Members receive a 15% Discount.
You must register by May 1, 2018.
Visit your dashboard page for more details.
If you’re not a Professional or Corporate Member and want the discount, it’s not too late to sign up!


After April 1st, Standard Rate:
Government/Non-Profit Rate/Startup Pass*:$1,095.00
Standard Rate Pass: $1,595.00

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*Requires IEN approval. Startups include companies that are three years old or younger, with less than $500,000 in revenue.

3 ways to pay: credit card, invoice or purchase order. Register on Insight Exchange Network website and pay by credit card, or call Rhonda West at (901) 354-9930 if you prefer to be invoiced or wish to pay by purchase order. Please also contact Rhonda West regarding group discounts.


Hotel Accommodations

Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington DC

Room Rate: $253 per night

Contact Reservations: 800-424-1140 / website

Discount Code: IEN Blockchain Event

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The GBA is arranging two special events:

  1. The evening of May 1 will include an optional evening event (nominal cost) that includes a dinner. Details of the activity will be available shortly. 
  2. On May 3, the GBA is setting up meetings with key members of technology blockchain supporters from the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches. Stay tuned for more details. There will be no cost to attend these events.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in the special activities, please reach out to James Kana or Rob Perry.



Gerard Dache


Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Cir NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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(202) 842-1300