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Friday, January 31, 2020


8:30 AM  Registration Opens

8:45 AM  Introductory Remarks

  • Bill Rockwood, Congressional Staff for Representative Darren Soto
  • Gerard Dache, Executive Director, Government Blockchain Association

9:00 AM  Keynote Address

  • Scott Stornetta is without a doubt, one of the founding fathers of blockchain technology. The first mention of a blockchain architecture was from a publication he co-authored in 1991. The Satoshi Whitepaper referenced his work in 3 of the 8 citations and was built on his concepts. Most blockchain experts have been thinking about it for a few years. He has been thinking about blockchain for 30 years.

9:30 AM Elections Accessibility & Security Panel

10:10 AM  Networking Break

10:35 AM  Government Service Delivery, Interoperability, and Integrity Panel

11:15 AM  Global Adoption, Banking, and Regulation Panel

  • Chris J. Snook, Chairman at World Tokenomic Forum and Sandcastle Impact Fund (moderator)
  • Sindhu Bhaskar, Chairman & CEO, EST Capital Switzerland
  • Dr. Mihaela Ulieru, President IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy
  • Ksenija Cipek, Head of Tax Risk Analysis, Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration, Republic of Croatia

11:55 AM  Lunch/Networking

12:55 PM Preparing for the Future Panel

1:35 PM  Protecting Property, People & Communities Panel

  • Shawnna Hoffman-Childress, Chair, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Distributed Ledger Tech. & Market Infrastructure Subcommittee (Moderator)
  • James McDowell, Senior Securities Analyst, Alabama Securities Commission
  • Nadeem Ansari, President & CEO, Forcewave
  • Maurice Kuglar, Tenured Chair in Macroeconomics, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

2:15 PM  Keynote Address

2:45  PM Networking Break

3:10 PM National Security & Competitiveness Panel

3:50 PM  State & Local Implementation & Regulations Panel

  • Russel Castagnaro, Director of Digital Transformation, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology (Moderator)
  • Elizabeth Tanner, Director, Business Regulations (Cabinet Member), Rhode Island
  • Ron Kim, Member, New York State Assembly
  • Albert Forkner, Banking Commissioner, Wyoming Division of Banking

4:30 PM Awards Ceremony

5:30 PM  Keynote Address

  • Tim Draper, Founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper University, Draper Venture Network, Draper Associates, and Draper Goren Holm.

6:30 PM  Reception / After Party

Join us for a mild networking reception that will evolve into an experience to remember. The evening will include drinks, food, networking challenges, live music, and dancing.  Stay as long as you like or until the cows come home. Separate tickets will be available for purchase by all registered attendees only.