This panel included:
- Bryant Nielson – Mr. Nielson is the Executive Director for CapitalWave Inc. and Founder for The Blockchain Academy. CapitalWave is a global training firm that specializes in “Technology Enabled Learning & Training” for corporations and universities for the financial markets. He is passionate about “Blockchain”, and its role in changing how finance will be changed in the next 100 years. He also leads the GBA Education & Training Working Group.
- Gilles Hilary – Mr. Hilary is a Chaired Professor and the Accounting and Business Law Area Coordinator at Georgetown University. He is a founding member of Cercle-K2, a French think-tank on risk management, a Senior Fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research and Research Fellow at the French Military Police Academy (CREOGN). He organizes Blockchain related events such as the Hyperledger Meet-up series in Washington. He is among the top 0.003% most downloaded authors (out of 427,000) in the Social Science Research Network. Mr. Hilary is a member of several GBA communities and working groups including Economic Analysis, Georgetown University, Law Enforcement, Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC Chapter
- Jim Moran – Mr. Moran served as a Congressman in the US House of Representatives for 24 years. His many assignments have included Committee on Appropriations for Defense, the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. In these roles, he has provided oversight of trillions of dollars in government spending. Among his many accomplishments, he was voted High Technology Legislator of the Year by the Information Technology Industry Council. He was voted into the American Electronics Association Hall of Fame for his work on avoiding the Year 2000 crisis and his support of the IT Industry and defense contractors in Northern Virginia. In 2012, Mr. Moran was recognized as a “Problem Solver” by the bipartisan grassroots organization known as No Labels, for continued willingness to work across the aisle and find common ground with members of the opposite party on important issues. Mr. Moran’s distinguished career and accomplishments reflect his integrity, courage, and commitment to using technology to make a difference in the lives of all people. Mr. Moran is also on the GBA Government Advisory Committee
- Nabeel Malik – Mr. Malik leads the GBA Mining & Cryptocurrency Working Group. He is also the Founder and President of Cryptolitics. Cryptolitics is a group of cryptocurrency professionals dedicated to facilitating analytics and discussions on current crypto events. They are subject matter experts in digital currency and specializes in mining, cryptocurrency adoption, ICO research and development, taxes and state compliance around digital currency. They provide information on digital currencies that are relevant in today’s market.
The event was moderated by Gerard Dache. He is the founder and Global President of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA). He has decades of experience working in the government contracting field and focussing on process improvement. He has traveled around the world to assess, train and advise organizations on ways to improve business processes. His global experience in process improvement has set the foundation for his leadership role in the GBA.