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05 FinTech | Blockchain [clear filter]
Monday, June 24
 

11:00am PDT

FinTechEXPO Power Panel: Women in Blockchain
FinTechEXPO Power Panel: Women in Blockchain

Blockchain has shifted from hype to reality across many industries including Financial Services, Supply Chain, Retail, Healthcare and Government. While traditional tech and crypto organizations are generally male dominated, women have embraced blockchain technology from its inception. This is no more evident than at companies where women occupy many of the blockchain roles and leadership positions. Join this panel to hear three women in blockchain share their experience and their POV on the future of blockchain.

Speakers
avatar for Mini Mehta

Mini Mehta

Technical Specialist, IBM Cloud
Mini Mehta has been a recognized enterprise data architect with more than 25 years of experience. During her career in the IT industry, Mini has held a variety of technical and executive roles in managing software projects from inception to deployment. She is sought after by the... Read More →
avatar for Rene Bostic

Rene Bostic

Technical VP of Innovation and New Technologies, IBM
René Bostic is the Technical Vice President of Innovation and New Technologies for IBM Cloud. She is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies to include Blockchain. Cloud Expo named René a faculty member for both their 2017 & 2018 Conferences. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Laura Loughran

Laura Loughran

Blockchain Product Manager, IBM
Laura Loughran is a Product Manager within IBM’s Blockchain group. Laura's team is bringing to market the IBM Food Trust Solution, a Blockchain ecosystem bringing transparency in the food chain, accountability, and traceability to retailers, suppliers, farmers and more. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Rogers

Carolyn Rogers

IBM Blockchain Platform Offering Manager, IBM
Carolyn Rogers is a Blockchain Offering Manager at IBM, responsible for go-to-market and strategy for the IBM Blockchain Platform. Previously, Carolyn served in strategic marketing roles across IBM Cloud, Ecosystem Development, and Corporate Advertising. She received her undergraduate... Read More →



Monday June 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
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11:40am PDT

Marketing of Blockchain-Related Initiatives vs. Real-World Applications
Marketing of Blockchain-Related Initiatives vs. Real-World Applications

Throughout the past several years, we at KV LLC have managed to help several companies like YouToken, Libertex, Forex Club, and others with their blockchain-related initiatives, and we noticed the distinct changes in the demand.

In my session, I’ll tell you the transformation of the marketing approach that we had during the peak of ICOs, compared to what we are having right now.

Back in the days, we were focusing on convincing people to purchase one’s idea. We were pretty much promoting something that did not exist and did it quite successfully. Some of those ideas were not even tangible and were too idealistic.

Now, we moved from the era of ICOs and those days when blockchain was just a fancy term (most people did not even know what it meant) to current days, when blockchain technology is used not only by startups, but large companies as well, such as FedEx and Walmart. Promoting small startups raising money for their ICOs was extremely profitable for marketing professionals.

Now the focus has shifted to promoting actual services offered by the players in the field. One of such key players is our client, Propy. Propy is using blockchain technology to automate processes in the real estate world, which will essentially lower the costs spent by property buyers and sellers on transaction fees.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Kv

Ashley Kv

Co-founder, KV LLC
Ashley Kv is the co-founder of KV LLC, a privately held Silicon Valley firm with interests in marketing, land, and technologies. Before starting her own business, she represented Con Edison, one of the largest investor-owned companies in the United States. There she managed the saving... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 11:40am - 12:15pm PDT
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1:55pm PDT

Blockchain and Machine Learning. How to Combine Them Together
Blockchain and Machine Learning. How to Combine Them Together

Many people think that blockchain and machine learning sound like a love story. As in most love stories, some end badly. Such thinking and rumors created some myths that became popular.

I would like to go through some practical use cases where combining blockchain and machine learning is a good idea. On the other hand, I would like to overthrow some of the myths and show where combining both technologies is nothing more than a buzzword game.

Speakers
avatar for Karol Przystalski

Karol Przystalski

CTO, Codete
Karol Przystalski obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science in 2015 at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He is CTO and founder of Codete. Leading and mentoring teams of Codete. Working with Fortune 500 companies on data science projects. Built a research lab that is working on... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 1:55pm - 2:30pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Blockchain - You Want Me to Trust a 'Trustless Trust' System?
Blockchain - You Want Me to Trust a 'Trustless Trust' System?

The level of trust we have with individuals, businesses, and technology affects our lives daily. This is important to remember when discussing new technologies. For example, our level of trust is a critical factor when evaluating a new technology as a potential solution for providing business value. Given the importance of trust, imagine one's reaction upon hearing that blockchain is a "trustless trust" system. On the surface, that does sound like an oxymoron. This paper discusses how "trustless trust" applies to blockchain. It will discuss the various consensus algorithms used to provide that trust, including the benefits and challenges of each. Key use case patterns will be provided as examples and what the impact of the tradeoffs between consensus algorithms.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Featherston

Edward Featherston

Distinguished Technologist, HPE
Ed Featherston is a Distinguished Technologist at Cloud Technology Partners. He brings 35+ years of technology experience in designing, building, and implementing large complex solutions. He has significant expertise in systems integration, Internet/intranet, and cloud technologies... Read More →




Monday June 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:35pm PDT
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4:40pm PDT

Bringing the Next 100 Million People to Blockchain
Bringing the Next 100 Million People to Blockchain

The Crypto community has run out of anarchists, libertarians and almost absorbed all the speculators it can handle, the next 100m users to join Crypto need a world class application to use. What will it be? Alex Mashinsky, a 7X founder & CEO of Celsius Network will discuss his view of the future of Crypto.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Mashinsky

Alex Mashinsky

CEO, Celsius Network
Alex is one of the inventors of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) with a foundational patent dating back to 1994 and is now working on MOIP (Money Over Internet Protocol) technology. Over 35 patents have been issued to Alex, relating to exchanges, VOIP protocols, messaging and communication... Read More →



Monday June 24, 2019 4:40pm - 5:15pm PDT
06 Blockchain at FinTechEXPO Great America J
 
Tuesday, June 25
 

8:30am PDT

Best Practices for GDPR-Complaint Blockchain
Best Practices for GDPR-Complaint Blockchain

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) not only applies to European companies but also to companies outside of the EU who conduct business with EU businesses and consumers. According to the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, “Government agencies and regulators in Europe have embraced this new [blockchain] technology for its potential innovation in Europe, and have stated many times that while their goal is the protection of individual rights, they are by no means looking to end blockchain."

Will you be prepared for projects that designate blockchain as the best fit; however, the blockchain business network has to be GDPR compliant? This session covers

(1) the regulations that apply

(2) how to implement the Right To Be Forgotten (RTBF) process without sacrificing immutability, and

(3) how automation with smart contracts is critical for success. In essence, challenges can be overcome with the right blockchain architecture and by following recommended best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Rene Bostic

Rene Bostic

Technical VP of Innovation and New Technologies, IBM
René Bostic is the Technical Vice President of Innovation and New Technologies for IBM Cloud. She is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies to include Blockchain. Cloud Expo named René a faculty member for both their 2017 & 2018 Conferences. In addition... Read More →



Tuesday June 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:05am PDT
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3:40pm PDT

A Trusted Environment To Take Advantage of Advanced Blockchain Technologies
A Trusted Environment To Take Advantage of Advanced Blockchain Technologies

PencilDATA helps organizations operate in a trusted environment by making it easy to take advantage of advanced blockchain technologies. Chainkit is a cloud-based API from PencilDATA that enables organizations to improve the data integrity in their existing systems and business processes using the immutable strength of blockchain.

The PencilDATA founding team is made up of industry veterans, with deep experience in enterprise software, security, data, and cloud, and is supported by a world-class team of advisors and investors.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

VP Product and Market Growth, PencilDATA
A vision is great. Ideas are excellent. Mike Johnson enjoys both but gravitates towards being an execution monster. Mike has over two decades experience as a business leader with both startups and large companies.His early career was grounded as a Management Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 3:40pm - 4:15pm PDT
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4:20pm PDT

Breakout Session
TBA


Tuesday June 25, 2019 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Blockchain and Paradigm Shift For Cloud Services Delivery
Blockchain and Paradigm Shift For Cloud Services Delivery

As blockchain technology becomes the underpinning of a broad base of cloud services, new concepts of secure network services and cloud data storage will be necessary. CISOs are constantly seeking the latest cybersecurity capabilities to provide the highest level of data risk mitigation. As hackers continually evolve their capabilities, CISOs must do the same, or in an instant their worst nightmare scenario will be their reality. Global isolation from terrestrial networks for managed network services and storage of data can be realized as a result of the commercialization of space. The impact of space-based cloud services is a quantum leap in cloud data security. Attendees will learn about leveraging the emerging commercialization of low earth orbit space to provide a paradigm shift for cloud services that enable a new generation of cybersecurity capabilities.

Objectives for this session include:

• Understanding a new generation of cloud services that includes seamless global network connectivity, data storage and PaaS

• New architectural designs for reliable, redundant off-world storage

• By-passing cross-jurisdictional restrictions to avoid violating privacy regulations

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Gatens

Dennis Gatens

Chief Commercial Officer, Cloud Constellation Corporation
Dennis R. Gatens joined Cloud Constellation Corporation in 2017. He previously was the SVP & GM of OneAccess Networks, NA. Gatens obtained his electrical engineering degree from Virginia Tech and his MBA from Radford University. After 12 years as an engineer, engineering manager and... Read More →



Tuesday June 25, 2019 5:00pm - 5:35pm PDT
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5:40pm PDT

Launching Real-World Production Blockchain Networks
Launching Real-World Production Blockchain Networks - A Practitioner’s Perspective

Blockchain has garnered lot of interest in the marketplace thanks to the early success of crypto currencies and the technology hype machine. Avalanche of market commentary resulted in information overload, and at times misinformation, on what the technology’s true applicability and benefits are.

This session aims at demystifying blockchain through presenting real-world production use cases across multiple industries. Session will also cover models in use to form blockchain networks as well as IBM’s lessons learned to date.

Speakers
avatar for Kal Patel

Kal Patel

Associate Partner, IBM Blockchain Practice
Kal Patel is an Associate Partner in the IBM Blockchain Practice, with over twenty years of experience at IBM. He leads consulting practice with technical depth and business experience to deliver Blockchain solutions across multiple industry verticals including healthcare, life-science... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 5:40pm - 6:15pm PDT
06 Blockchain at FinTechEXPO Great America J
 
Wednesday, June 26
 

3:40pm PDT

Breakout Session
TBA

Wednesday June 26, 2019 3:40pm - 4:15pm PDT
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4:20pm PDT

Decentralized Cloud Communication Network
Decentralized Cloud Communication Network

As the centralized telecommunication industry falls short in protecting user privacy and security, the industry calls for a solution to better handle the user data and enable developers to build their stacks at a lower cost. The blockchain-powered decentralized network meet the needs as the user data are stored in nodes located in different countries without a middleman.

TOP Network originated from the common underlying network layer of Dingtone, CoverMe and SkyVPN, three communication Apps that have attracted 60 million users in total. TOP team envisioned the disruptive future blockchain would bring in to the communication industry and started developing decentralized communication services in 2017.TOP tried to find an existing public blockchain platform to serve as a ledger to carry the transactions at the very beginning, but no blockchain platform could reach such a high TPS for communication services. In the end, TOP had no choice but decided to build its own ledger – a general-purpose public blockchain platform that can handle real-world business of any size or volume. The three communication apps along with the 60 million global users, will be ported to TOP Network upon the launch of Mainnet in late June and generate huge volumes of transactions to the ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Wei

Steve Wei

CEO, TOP Network
Steve Wei is a successful serial entrepreneur. A founding employee at WebEx, Steve held multiple key positions at WebEx from 1996 to 2003. In 2004, he founded Cenwave Communications, a video conferencing software company successfully sold to Huawei in 2010. In 2012, Steve founded... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2019 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
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