2017 FINTANK BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT

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WHAT WE DID

FinTank’s Blockchain Summit 2017 – Tentative Agenda

7:30-9:00 – Registration / Breakfast

8:00-9:00 – Optional: Speed Networking: Making Valuable Connections

9:00-9:15 – Introduction: Overview of the Day

– George Vukotich, Ph.D. — FinTank

Global Perspective on Blockchain: Why Blockchain is a Red-Hot Global Phenomenon

– Dave Carman

9:15-9:30 – State of Illinois – Blockchain Initiatives

– Jennifer O’Rourke – Illinois Department of Commerce

9:30-9:55 – Blockchain in Real Estate – Changing How Things Are Done
– Bill Barbino — Moderator
– Dave Conroy — National Association of Realtors
– John Mirkovic — Cook County Recorder of Deeds

10:00-10:15 – Blockchain Adoption in Enterprises – How to architect an enterprise blockchain solution
– Omkar Naik — Microsoft

10:15-10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30-10:55 – IBM – Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies

11:00-11:25 – How Leading Consulting Firms See Blockchain Making a Difference
– Dave Carman – Moderator — FinTank
– Obreahny O’Brien – E&Y
– Subhankar Sinha – PWC
– Joe Teno – Accenture
– Jack Callahan – Veridium

11:30-12:00 – Morningstar: A Perspective on Data and Blockchain

-Kai Wu – Morningstar

12:00-12:30 – Blockchain Innovation in law and Corporate Governance Video 
– David Posely – DW Capital
– Wulf Kall – Ronin Partners

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-1:30 – Blockchain: A Legal Perspective on Current Regulations
– Zach Smolinski – Moderator – Smolinski Law
– Peter Waltz — Polsinelli
– Colleen Sullivan – Sullivan, Wolf, and Kailus
– — Freeborn and Peters
– — Baker / MacKenzie
– — Jenner and Block

1:30-1:55 – An SEC Perspective on Blockchain
– Brian Jenkins – Moderator
– Ryan VanGrack – SEC

2:00-2:30 – Bringing Existing Digital Assets to the U.S.
– Erik Schlesinger – Coordinator
– Will Turner – Barnes and Thornburg
– Mike Klena – Lykke – Switzerland

2:30-2:45 – Coffee Break

2:45-3:15 – Blockchain: Educators and What They’re Doing
– E.J. Reedy, University of Chicago – Moderator
– Lamont Black – DePaul University
– Sarit Markovich – Northwestern University
– Sri Krishnamurthy – Quant University

3:15-3:45 – Blockchain: Startups Making a Difference
– Lexy Prodromos – Bloq — Moderator
– Tessa Flipping – La Plataforma: Payment Remittance Chile
– Matt Kenahan – Digital Mint
– John Toohey – Dominode

3:45-4:00 – Northern Trust: Blockchain innovation and opportunity – The custodian bank perspective
– Zabrina Smith – Northern Trust

4:00-4:30 – Crypto Mining: A live demo
– Kaelan Banks —

4:30-4:45 – The Cryptocurrency Landspace – The Markets, the Coins, the Size, and the Future
– Mark Haraburda — Barchart

4:30-5:00 – How to Invest in Cryptocurrency 
– Melvin Petties — Moderator
– Scott Diamond – Ronin Partners
– Vic Pascucci – Lightbank

5:15-7:00 – Networking Reception
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Bonus Session: Spending time with Scott Diamond to get an in-depth understanding of Cryptocurrency – Question and Answer Session

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