October 10-13, 2018 Dallas-Frisco, Texas USA
Blockchain Solutions, Training & Exhibits in Dallas, Texas
Igniting Innovation & Opportunity
According to a survey by World Economic forum, blockchain is anticipated to account for 10% of GDP in less than 10 years. In 2017, $8B was invested in blockchain startups and over $3B was in revenue from the blockchain enterprise sector. For every 15 jobs in blockchain, there is only 1 qualified individual. Prepare for the future with world class live training appropriate for newcomers, developers, managers, C-suite executives and business support professionals who need to understand the needs of their customers. Get trained and get your course diploma with the same enterprise software that issues MIT graduates their blockchain diplomas.
Meet some of our Speakers
Monique MorrowCo-chair of the IEEE Ethics in AI and Autonomous Systems Mixed Reality Committee, 5 patents
Monique Morrow is President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet, a non-profit organization focused on providing digital identity for those individuals most underserved. Blockchain is certainly a potential mechanism for this billion people challenge. She is currently co-chair of the IEEE Ethics in AI and Autonomous Systems Mixed Reality Committee in addition to being a member of its Executive Committee. Monique is also an Advisor to Rising Star Swiss Cybersecurity Accelerator.Monique has already advanced Cisco’s technology footprint through the ideation and conception of disruptive technologies spanning Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality (AI/MR), Blockchain, IoT and M2M services, Semantic Web, Cloud Federation, and the Tactile Internet. Her greatest success has been in infusing a big-picture perspective that helps engineers and business leaders understand how existing and future technologies align with the needs of business, government, non-profits, and society-focused organizations. To this end, Monique was honored as Business Worldwide Magazine’s 2016 Visionary of the Year (Technology, Social Change and Ethics) and 2016 Social Media Champion of the Year.Monique began her journey with Cisco in 2000 as an SP Solutions Engineer in Europe where she helped embed a service provider DNA into the company. In 2001, she became the CTO Consulting Engineer for the service provider segment in Europe and Asia. By 2005, Monique was building a technical leadership team in Hong Kong and directing strategic initiatives for technology globalization for the Office of the CTO. She became Cisco’s first Services CTO in 2012, effectively aligning the vision and architecture for services technology across the organization. In this role, Monique helped to prepare Cisco for the transition from hardware to services as the core business, growing the monetary impact of services for software, security, and analytics.Prior to joining Cisco, Monique served as the IP Engineering Manager at Swisscom where she led the implementation of one of the first MPLS networks in the world. From 1994 to 1999, Monique served in Network Design and Sales Support Engineering roles for Unisource, a joint venture of Swisscom, KPN, and Telia. However, she began her illustrious career at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) as a Network Engineer and Network Engineering Manager. In 1990, she was recruited by Ascom Hasler, based in Switzerland, where she served as a Network Engineer and Engineering Manager.Recognized as one of the most influential technology leaders worldwide, Monique has earned honors that include Top 100 CIOs for 2016 (CIO.com), Top Women in Cloud Innovations Award 2016 (CloudNow), Social Media Presence of the Year 2016 (AI Magazine), 10 Women in Networking/Communications You Should Know, Top 10 Influential IT Women in Europe (Think Progress), 2015 Women of M2M/IoT (Connected World Magazine), and 2014 GEM-TECH Award (ITU and UN). She is a tireless advocate for women in technology and engineering, serving on multiple non-profit boards, publishing Internet of Women, Accelerating Culture Change in 2016 and facilitating the launch of the Women in Standardization Expert Group for ITU.Monique holds an MBA from City University of Seattle (Zurich, Switzerland Program), an MS in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University, and a BA in French from San Jose State University. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems from the University of Southern California and a Diploma of Higher Studies from the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
Dr. Ephraim Feig, PhDLife Fellow IEEE, 33 Patents, 100 publications
“A Framework for Blockchain-Based Applications” author, Ephraim helps enterprises integrate blockchain solutions without disrupting their business. Enhancing your system is always a challenge as every added feature and functionality introduces complexity and cost. He is an expert in assessing cost value and providing a framework for successfully building blockchain applications. Founding member of IEEE Technical Committee on Service Computing.
Hyong KimHyong Kim – CoFounder CEO Emojigames & Pocket Arena, Swiss's first officially approved blockchain gaming platform
The crypto eSports and Digital Game Items Platform for HTML5 games and Rewarded Playable Ads based on Blockchain Technology. Emoji Games is the largest HTML5 gaming service, providing end users with popular HTML5 games and customizable Emoji Games for mobile messenger apps and social networking services. With Emoji Games, players can personalize and share their own Emoji games by selecting an emoji character of their choice, followed by a sticker message.Branded Mini Games are short mobile web games packed with powerful social features. They are fully customisable to any brand and run well on laptop, tablet, mobile or within an app. Playable Ads is an innovative rich media banner format, containing a branded game which can be played within the banner and mobile interstitial ad’s unit.http://brandedminigames.com ; http://pocketarena.com/ ; http://emojigames.io
Jean Cedric JollantDirector of Development, Finastra
Mr. Jollant is Director of Development at Finastra since early 2014. He is in charge of LenderComm Architecture, Implementation and Operations.Prior to Finastra, Mr. Jollant has held several senior technology leadership roles within the Financial Industry. His career path includes JPMorgan, FIS, ULLINK and the Cameron Group as well as several FinTech startups spanning over two decades.Recently, Mr. Jollant focus has been on applying Peer to Peer in general and DLT in particular to the Financial Industry.LenderComm has been the first project live on Corda.
Jon WestVP of Software Engineering Thomson Reuters
Jon West is a VP of Software Engineering within the Tax & Accounting division of Thomson Reuters. Jon has 30 years of technology experience in the tax, accounting, legal, and mortgage markets. Jon began as a software developer, then architect, now technology business leader. He current responsibilities includes leadings Distributed Ledger Technology for Thomson Reuters.
Natalie SmolenskiVP Business Development at Learning Machine
Natalie Smolenski , VP of Business Development for Learning Machine, a blockchain technology company. As an author and public speaker, she focuses on the intersections of identity, technology, and government. By bringing a scientific perspective to distributed digital technologies and social transformation, she helps audiences from all backgrounds understand how individuals connect to form communities and build the infrastructures of the future.
Robert Long, JDLitigation White Collar Criminal And Regulatory Defense Cryptocurrency/Bitcoin Regulation
Gurvinder AhluwaliaCofounder & COO Beyond Protocol Founder & CEO Digital Twin Labs
Steward clients, companies, and industry in bringing to purpose recent eras of computing. Core member of skunk-works project on Blockchain since 2014 with Samsung. Delivered $10’s of millions in sustainable savings and business growth to customers. Standards work includes NIST, Cloud Standards Customer Council, and The Open Group. Open source work includes OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Hyperledger, Ethereum. Talk forums include Davos, MIT, Stanford, Google TechTalks, UC Berkeley, NIST, Interop, DevCon5, ARM TechCon, VentureBeat, Cloud Security Alliance, Samsung Developer Conference. Nominated to IBM Academy of Technology.
Ralph LiuAn Unchained Investment Banker on Blockchain High
Ralph has been a board level investment banker, seasoned derivatives trader on WallStreet and in many Asian financial centers. Currently, he is a venture investor and advisor in many Blockchain technology-based Fintech and Proptech companies through the California based incubator company Advanced e-Financial Technologies, Inc. (AeFT). He was formerly the Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase in Hong Kong, Vice President of UBS in Singapore after starting his career with Morgan Stanley in New York. His last corporate role was as the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of ChinaEverbright Bank in Beijing. In between, Ralph also built and ran a successful Singapore-based derivatives trading, risk management and banking system Fintech company in the 90’s called ARMS (Advanced Risk Management Solutions) which provided services over 26 countries covering from Asia, the Middle East to Eastern and Central Europe. Ralph brings strong visions, high-level contacts and financial oversight to MuleChain.
Arnold SpencerGeneral Counsel, Coinsouce
Mr. Spencer serves as General Counsel for Coinsource, the leading operator of Bitcoin ATMs in the United States. He oversees all legal and compliance matters for Coinsource, and participates in strategic planning and operations. He oversees the ongoing development and implementation of Coinsource’s AML policies, including addressing national and international money transmissions. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Spencer served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas. He specialized in securities fraud, financial fraud, and money laundering prosecutions, and personally prosecuted more than 100 federal cases. Mr. Spencer was selected as one of the trial lawyers that prosecuted criminal violations arising from the collapse of Enron. Among other high profile cases, he prosecuted a South American casa de cambio for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, and obtained one of the longest sentences ever imposed by a federal judge against a defendant for money laundering. At the Justice Department, Mr. Spencer was a national speaker, author and leader of nationwide implementation of SAR Task Forces, and continues to speak and write about enforcement priorities, and often of more interest, compliance measures that companies can undertake to avoid enforcement actions. He authored the chapter regarding international money laundering for International White Collar Enforcement (Aspatore, 2015). Prior to his civil service, Mr. Spencer worked at Haynes & Boone, LLP in Dallas, Texas and Morgan Stanley in New York. He graduated from Amherst College and the University of Texas Law School.
Jenny Q. TaFounder/CEO VCNetwork.co and Sqeeqee.com
Jenny Q. Ta is a veteran Wall Street self-made millionaire and seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit. She was the Founder and CEO of Titan Securities, a full-service broker-dealer and investment banking firm that was acquired in 2005. Prior to founding Titan Securities she was the driving force behind Vantage Investments, a full-service broker-dealer she founded at the age of 25 and grew to a third of a billion dollars in assets. Jenny is the founder and CEO of Sqeeqee, the first-of-its-kind social networthing® site. Launched in 2015, the site gives individuals, businesses, celebrities, politicians, and non-profit organizations the ability to monetize their profiles in unprecedented ways. Sqeeqee is the first integrated ecommerce and social media platform offering live streaming and cloud data storage capabilities built from within. Ms. Ta is also the mastermind behind an interactive multi-player game Squiggy Piggy that can be played online, or downloaded on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. In 2016, together with her partner, Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo (Founder / CEO of Bubu.com), VCNetwork.co was conceived to help forward-thinking VC firms and individual VCs find the startups that have what it takes to succeed. It is a virtual ͞E-Harmony meets Shark Tank͟ matching entrepreneurs. The award-winning partnership between these two innovative women makes it clear that both understand that VC investing is all about connections.
Grace (Rebecca) RachmanyCEO DAOleadership.com
Serial entrepreneur with 30 years experience in technology, management and operations, expert on tokenomics and governance, team coach, and startup mentor. Grace (Rebecca) Rachmany is the owner of DAOleadership.com and IwriteICOwhitepapers.com. She has worked with over 100 founders on their ICO plans and tokenomics.
Dr Anjala KrishenAssociate Professor, Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, LV, 50 publications
Dr. Anjala Krishen has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and an M.S. Marketing, MBA, and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Krishen held a variety of management positions during a 13-year career before choosing to pursue a doctorate, working for companies such as Oracle Corporation and American Electric Power. She is currently an Associate Professor of Marketing & International Business in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Her interdisciplinary research includes areas within decision making, including heuristics and choice set design, e-marketing and social networking, and database marketing.As of 2017, she currently has 50 published peer reviewed journal papers, which appear in journals such as Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising Research, Psychology & Marketing, Information & Management, International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Marketing Education, and Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing. She has received numerous awards for her work including most recently the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching award (2015), the Barrick Scholar Award (2016), the Harold and Muriel Berkman Research Grant Award (2016), and two Faculty Opportunity Awards (2014 and 2016). In early 2016, she gave a TEDx talk at UNR in January of 2016 titled “Opposition: The light outside of the dark box,” which discussed the important role that opposition plays in our lives. In 2017, she gave a UNLV Creates speech based on her pedagogical research entitled, “Consuming to Creating, Watching to Doing, Seeing to Being.”Krishen teaches courses including marketing research, consumer behavior, and internet marketing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also completed over 55 marathons and 7 ultramarathons, recently completed her second 100 miler, and holds a black belt in Taekwondo.
Omar Syed MSc EE AIBlockchain/DLT Architect at ULC Project
Omar has been involved with helping large organizations such as NASA, Yahoo, and Zynga build scalable, fault tolerant, distributed systems for mission critical applications. In early 2016 he started Unblocked Inc., a blockchain consultancy company. In 2017 he organized the Unblocked Ledger Coin project. Omar holds a B.S. and M.S. from Case Western Reserve University with specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Omar along with his son Aamir invented the strategy board game Arimaa and offered the Arimaa Challenge Prize to promote break-through research in AI. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arimaa for more info.
Joanna PaulikCEO, Orion Vault
Joanna Pawluk is the CEO and co-founder of Orion Vault (orionvault.com), which is bringing the art and blockchain world together. She is an entrepreneur, bringing business from ground zero through early stage funding to global operations, a blockchain and cryptocurrencies expert, and pro at building partnerships across the globe. Award winner and frequent speaker at conferences in the UK, USA and Asia.Joanna is a true renaissance woman – the daughter of a lawyer and ballerina, with a passion for culture and supporting art in all its forms. Joanna decided to combine her love of the arts and business into one and create Orion Vault, which builds infrastructure for future art investments and donations. Orion Vault supports artists and museums with sustainable patronage and donation models to thrive in their creativity and curation of world’s culture.
Fran Villalba SegarraInternxt Founder and CEO
Felipe HuicocheaFounder, Crypto Monedas TV, Creator of Mexico's first online Presidential campaign
Entrepreneur, Investor, Technologist, Author, Occasional speaker, political hacktivist and YouTube famous. Felipe’s internet experience spans over 20 years and has worked in infrastructure, operating one of first internet regional nodes in Mexico in the mid 90’s, creating the first online multi language collaboration platform for the Organization American States (O.A.S.), running (and winning) of Sqeeqee.com & and building mission critical systems for a VoIP company in the early 2000’s. He has applied his extensive technical background to educate people across the world on what he considers to be a fundamental shift several orders of magnitude greater than what the internet of information ever was. In his wife’s words: He’s the whole enchilada.
Meet our Moderators
Tami MeinershagenDirector - Frisco Arts
Frisco, TX. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Frisco Association for the Arts, the city's official arts advocacy agency.
Jeff Sandene, MBA CFPPresident – Sandene Strategies, LLC
Jeff is a seasoned financial executive, who recognizes the transformative impact distributed ledger technologies will have on the financial services industry. His technology mission is to learn more about blockchain’s issues and potential, and to spread this knowledge across industries. Jeff is a member of Metroplex Tech Titans’ Blockchain Forum committee, and frequent attendee of blockchain conferences. Jeff has twenty-two years of experience as a wealth manager for corporate executives, entrepreneurs and retirees. He founded his current firm in 2005. A competitive distance runner, Jeff incorporates the planning, discipline and perseverance required for athletic success into customized Marathon Wealth StrategiesTM for accumulating and protecting his clients’ financial assets. Jeff is an avid reader and a big believer in the continuous process of self-improvement. In 1988, he earned an MBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Dallas. His professional designations include Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). He’s currently writing a book on evidence-based investing. Jeff has completed twenty marathons, including four Boston Marathons used to raise $20,000 for March of Dimes. He’s an active member of Toastmasters International, and a fan of Dallas Stars hockey.
Farhin Ali, IEEEDirector BCEN
An entrepreneur, motivational speaker, IEEE member, neurofeedback ambassador and an artist. As the founding organizer of IEEE’s Dallas Blockchain Group, a past president of CWRU’s IEEE Chapter, and VP of the American Welding Society at the Edison Welding Institute, Farhin has a history of taking on professional leadership responsibilities. She has held roles in engineering, field applications, robotics, welding instruction, supply chain distribution, education (Upward Bound), and neurofeedback. She is co-founder and President of Blockchain and Crypto Education Network (BCEN)
Co-Chair of the IEEE Ethics in AI and Autonomous Systems Mixed Reality Committee
Monique Morrow is President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet, a non-profit organization focused on providing digital identity for those individuals most underserved. Blockchain is certainly a potential mechanism for this billion people challenge. She is currently co-chair of the IEEE Ethics in AI and Autonomous Systems Mixed Reality Committee in addition to being a member of its Executive Committee. Monique is also an Advisor to Rising Star Swiss Cybersecurity Accelerator. She has already advanced Cisco’s technology footprint through the ideation and conception of disruptive technologies spanning Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality (AI/MR), Blockchain, IoT and M2M services, Semantic Web, Cloud Federation, and the Tactile Internet. Her greatest success has been in infusing a big-picture perspective that helps engineers and business leaders understand how existing and future technologies align with the needs of business, government, non-profits, and society-focused organizations.
Awards and Recognitions
- Business Worldwide Magazine’s 2016 Visionary of the Year (Technology, Social Change and Ethics)
- Top 100 CIOs for 2016 (CIO.com)
- Top Women in Cloud Innovations Award 2016 (CloudNow)
- Social Media Presence of the Year 2016 (AI Magazine)
- 10 Women in Networking/Communications You Should Know
- Top 10 Influential IT Women in Europe (Think Progress)
Day 1 Oct 10
Day 1- Wednesday, October 10
- 12:00pm Registration Opens
- 2:00pm-5:00pm Training and Workshops
- 5:30pm-8:30 Training and Workshops
Day 2 Oct 11
Day 2- Thursday, October 11
- 7:00am-8:00am Registration Opens
- 8:00am-12:00pm Training and Workshops
- 12:30pm-5:00pm Training and Workshops
- 6:00pm-7:00pm Keynote address
- 7:00pm-9:00pm Speaker Meet & Greet
Day 3 Oct 12
Day 3- Friday, October 12
- 7:00am Registration opens
- 8:00am Introduction to Blockchain free class & Networking
- Blockchain Foundations
- 9:00am Opening Remarks & City of Frisco Mayor’s Welcome
- 10:00pm-12:00pm Conference Presentations & Exhibits
- Track 1 Fintech Banking, Government, Business
- 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet included
- 1:30pm-5:00pm Conference Presentations & Exhibits
- Track 2 Supply Chain, automotive, food, insurance, oil shipping
- 7:00pm Grand Party
Day 4 Oct 13
Day 4- Saturday, October 13
- 7:00am Registration opens
- 8:00am Introduction to Blockchain free class & Networking
- Blockchain Foundations
- 9:00pm-12:00pm Conference Presentations & Exhibits
- Track 3 Esports, Gaming, Arts and Music
- 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet included
- 1:30pm-5:00pm Conference Presentations & Exhibits
- Track 4 Hardware/Mining, Platforms, Careers
- 5:00pm Closing Remarks
- 5:00pm-6:00pm Networking
Blockchain Certificates for Graduates and Attendees!
Blockcerts are here now! and this conference will provide them to attendees and course graduates! Each graduate of classroom instruction will be awarded their Course Completion Diploma on the blockchain and each attendee will be issued a proof of presence (PoP) certificate thanks to our generous sponsor Learning Machine.
Corda for Developers by Enterprise Blockchain Solutions EBCS
In this course you will learn how to design, build and deploy Cordapps; Corda decentralized applications. Cordapps are built to run in Java Virtual Machines. This course will provide you the background to translate use cases to working programs, and prepare you to pass Corda Developer Certification Exam provided by R3.
Blockchain for Project Managers by Enterprise Blockchain Solutions EBCS
This half day advanced class dives into the challenges of successfully managing blockchain projects and implementations, and helps creating a good framework for your blockchain project from the beginning.
Blockchains for Developers (4hours) – Lecture by IEEE Life Fellow Ephraim Feig & Hyperledger Fabric Workshop by IBM
This Workshop starts with a lecture on a framework successful Blockchain design by Ephraim Feig then break out into 2 different tracks. This track is Hyperledger Fabric is taught by the IBM Dallas Team.
Blockchains for Developers (4hours) – Lecture by IEEE Life Fellow Ephraim Feig followed by Smart Contracts/Ethereum/Solidity for Beginners
This Workshop starts with a lecture on a framework successful Blockchain design by Ephraim Feig then break out into 2 different tracks. This track is Ethereum/Solidity.
Digital Diplomas, Identity and Blockcerts (1hour)
“In 2017, MIT began issuing digital diplomas to select groups of students graduating within Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD degree programs. These tamper-proof records are registered on the Bitcoin blockchain, so they can be shared peer-to-peer and independently verified. The blockchain, combined with strong cryptography, provides a new security infrastructure that guarantees the authenticity of these records and enables convenient verification.”- Learning Machine. This class on the business of issuing digital diplomas and digital identity will give you a thorough understanding of the landscape and the ability to start using opensource Blockcerts to start issuing your own digital records. Find out first hand why The Govt of Malta and The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is using blockcerts for digital records incluing the licensure and credentialing of medical practitioners.
Blockchain for Accountants & Lawyers: Taxation & Accounting of Cryptocurrencies – CLE & CPE pending (1hour)
Taught by Bryon Boyson, JD – With education an from the Harvard Business School and a JD from the SMU School of Law, Cum Laude, Bryon brings an enormous wealth, depth and breadth of practical experience to this course.
Early Bird Standard Ticket
- Includes Oct 11, Keynote at 6pm in Main Ballroom+Standard Badge +Standard Bag + Attendance to 2 day conference presentations starting Oct 12 through Oct 13th + Access to exhibits + Lunch and Bev + Option to Purchase Training Classes
- Includes Oct 11, Keynote at 6pm in Main Ballroom+ Express Registration + VIP Badge + VIP Bag + Attendance to 2 day conference presentation Oct 12 through 13th + Access to exhibits + Lunch and Bev + Reserved seating + VIP Reception +Option to Purchase Training Classes
Training Classes Only
- Prices Vary by Class + Conference T-Shirt (If registered by 9/15) + Classes include Lunch and Bev based on schedule +Does not include Conference Entry + Get the most out of your Experience and Register for Both Training and Conference!