VIrginia Tech College of Engineering Computer Science - Blocksburg: Blockchain Summit 2019  - November 10-12, 2019 -  Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia
VIrginia Tech College of Engineering Computer Science - Blocksburg: Blockchain Summit 2019  - November 10-12, 2019 -  Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia



PROGRAM

We are continuing to confirm speakers. The agenda will be updated regularly.


Conference Framework

Sunday, November 10
3:00 – 7:00 PM Registration
5:00 – 7:00 PM Opening Networking Reception and Virginia Tech Technology Showcase
Featuring:
  • Virginia Tech Autodrive, an interdisciplinary team dedicated to pushing the envelope in the autonomous systems fields.
  • Hokienauts, the space turkeys of Virginia Tech, this team designs and creates space suit information displays with an augmented reality environment, including the NASA SUITS Design Challenge.
Monday, November 11
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration/Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:40 AM Welcome
Kirk Cameron, Associate Department Head for Research and Engagement, Department of Computer Science

Brandy Salmon, Associate Vice President for Innovation and Partnerships, Managing Director, Virginia Tech Innovation Campus
8:40 AM – 8:45 AM State of Blockchain
Kelly Johnson, Regional Director for Senator Mark Warner
Message from Senator Mark Warner - A view from the Commonwealth and the Nation on the Future of Blockchain Technologies.
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Fireside Chat featuring Brendan Blumer, Chief Executive Officer, Block.one
Interviewer: Brian Sullivan, CNBC News Anchor
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Fireside Chat featuring SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
Interviewer: Brian Sullivan, CNBC News Anchor
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Featured Speaker
John Squeo, Principal Director and Blockchain Lead for Health and Life Sciences North America, Accenture
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Regulation and Policy Panel
Moderator: Paul Brigner, Director of Technology Policy, Digital Chamber of Commerce

Panelists:
Forrest Colyer, Blockchain Solution Architect and Developer, Deloitte Consulting
John Jeffries, CMO, CipherTrace
Lee Schneider, Lead Legal Counsel, Block.one
1:50 PM – 3:00 PM Plenary Enterprise Speakers

Tim Abbott, Manager of Digital Transformation Technology, Moog
John Fields, Product Manager, Developer Portal and Emerging Technologies, Capital One
Dennis Gatens, Chief Commercial Officer, Cloud Constellation
Lana Kalashnyk, Global Blockchain Technology Partner Lead, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Enterprise Panel

Moderator: David Bieri, Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Associate Professor of Economics, Virginia Tech

Participants:
Tim Abbott, Manager of Digital Transformation Technology, Moog
Ryan Enderby, Advisory Software Engineer, IBM Food Trust / Blockchain Solutions
John Fields, Product Manager, Developer Portal and Emerging Technologies, Capital One
Dennis Gatens, Chief Commercial Officer, Cloud Constellation
John Stevens, Blockchain Practice Lead, Accenture Federal Services
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Innovation Reception
Featuring: Virginia Tech Blockchain Student Demos
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner

Tuesday, November 12
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Innovation Panel I

Moderator: Jennifer O'Daniel, Investment Director, Center for Innovative Technology

Panelists:
Nicolás Arqueros, Chief Technology Officer, Emurgo
Ben DiScipio, Chief Strategy Officer, Fundopolis
Ritesh Johar, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Moonlighting
Yonathan Lapchik, Chief Executive Officer, SUKU by Citizens Reserve
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Innovation Panel II

Moderator: Jennifer O'Daniel, Investment Director, Center for Innovative Technology

Panelists:
Adam Ernest, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Follow My Vote, Inc.
Raphaël Gaudreault, Chief Technical Officer, Eva
John Jefferies, Chief Financial Analyst and Chief Marketing Officer, CipherTrace
Elizabeth Jose, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Flewid Capital, Inc.
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Dan Larimer, Chief Technology Officer, Block.one
A discussion about the future of Blockchain and how is it evolving
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Closing

CONTACT:
For Media/Communications: Jenise Jacques, 540-231-1256; jenise@vt.edu
For all Other Inquiries: Julia Costello, 540-231-8945; juliapc7@cs.vt.edu


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