A Gathering at the Intersection of Innovation, Investment and Policy

#DCblockchain

Chamber of Digital Commerce and Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy to host the Third Annual DC Blockchain Summit.

The Summit will feature global thought leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss key market developments, including initial coin offerings, bitcoin futures and ETFs, trading and investing in cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, legislative and regulatory trends, and more.

Fireside Chat with Blythe Masters, CEO, Digital Asset

“Father of the Internet” Dr. Robert Kahn Provides Keynote Address

Rep. Jared Polis and Rep. David Schweikert, Co-chairs, Congressional Blockchain Caucus

David Treat, Managing Director, Accenture

Speakers

Dr. Reena Aggarwal

Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown McDonough

Jim Angel

Associate Professor, Georgetown McDonough

Paul Atkins

CEO, Patomak Global Partners LLC

David Bailey

CEO, BTC Media

Kevin Batteh

Partner, Delta Strategy Group

Perianne Boring

Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown McDonough

Cindy Chin

CEO, CLC Advisors

Jordan Earls

Co-founder & Lead Developer, Qtum

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer

Congressional Blockchain Caucus

Mark Fisk

Partner, IBM Global Services Public Sector, IBM

Gangesh Ganesan

President and Chief Technology Officer, PeerNova

Andrew Garner

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Innovation Group, Wells Fargo & Company

David Glanton

Deputy Policy Counsel, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Phil Gomes

Senior Vice President, U.S. B2B Digital, Edelman

Dax Hansen

Partner, Perkins Coie

Rob Henning

Director, Chemonics International

John Jacobs

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown McDonough

Marcel Jemio

Chief Data Architect, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Tyler Jenks

SVP Solutions Architecture, Very

Jonathan Johnson

President, Medici Ventures

Amy Davine Kim

Global Policy Director & General Counsel, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Aaron Kleiner

Director, Industry Assurance and Policy Advocacy, External, and Legal Affairs
Microsoft

Dr. Jim Liew

Assistant Professor of Finance, Johns Hopkins
Senior Advisor, BlockMedX

Tatiana Moroz

Dr. Jim Newsome

Founding Partner, Delta Strategy Group,
Co-Chair, Token Alliance

Lisa O’Connor

Managing Director – Accenture Security, Cyber Security Research and Development, Accenture Labs

Kilian Rausch

Product Director, Exchange Union

Laurie Rosini

Associate, Perkins Coie

Matthew Roszak

Co-founder and Chairman, Bloq

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)

Co-Chair, Congressional Blockchain Caucus

Amit Sharma

Founder, FinClusive Capital

Steven Sprague

CEO, Rivetz

Colleen Sullivan

CEO, CMT Digital

Rohit Tandon

Founder and CEO, Chainworks

David Treat

Managing Director, Accenture

Mark Wetjen

Managing Director, Head of Global Public Policy, DTCC

Nathan Williams

Director, Chemonics International

Julie Winkler

Chief Commercial Officer, CME Group

James Wo

Co-Founder, Exchange Union

Kevin Worth

CEO, CoinDesk

Agenda

Tuesday
2018-03-06
Fisher Colloquium - Rafik B. Hariri Building, 4th floor
Wednesday
2018-03-07
Thursday
2018-03-08
Lohrfink Auditorium
Lobby
Fisher Colloquium
Colloquium and Shaw
Fisher Colloquium - Rafik B. Hariri Building, 4th floor
Lohrfink Auditorium
Lobby
Fisher Colloquium
Colloquium and Shaw
08:00
Discover Blockchain Technology
Code-a-Thon

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, Discover, and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Center for Financial Markets and Policy, will host a 24-hour code-a-thon to explore the promise of blockchain technology. Participants will tackle and deliver innovative ideas to address: payments, RegTech and digital identity.

12:00
Registration
13:00
Welcome
Dr. Reena Aggarwal
Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown McDonough
Perianne Boring
Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
13:15
Discover Blockchain Technology: Code-a-Thon Awards Ceremony

Join us as we recognize the finalists of the Discover Blockchain Technology code-a-thon. Learn what teams of engineers and coders were able to deliver in this intense code-a-thon to tackle solutions and develop new solutions to address payments, RegTech and digital identity.

14:00
Keynote
James Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
14:15
Fireside Chat: Leveraging Blockchain for the Federal Employee Digital Records

Can blockchain transform the federal employment experience? This session will provide insights into how the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is enabling more secure and transparent employee digital records leveraging IBM’s blockchain technology solutions.

Mark Fisk
IBM Public Service Blockchain Leader
Marcel Jemio
Chief Data Architect, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
14:35
Exchange Union: The First Decentralized Network Bridging Digital Asset Exchanges

Decentralized networks are an important innovation in protecting users across digital asset exchanges. Learn how Exchange Union’s technologies and XUC token allow exchanges to make instant, trustless trades directly with one another in a secure and decentralized environment.

James Wo
CEO, Exchange Union
Kilian Rausch
Product Director, Exchange Union
14:55
A Blockchain for Champagne? The Future of Agricultural Supply Chains

Blockchain has major implications for verifying the origin of food. For instance, by combining internet of things (IoT) sensors with a blockchain tracking system, you could prove where an agricultural product came from. Want to know if the grapes in your Champagne were really grown in Champagne, France? Or if that Alaskan-caught salmon is really from Alaska? This session will provide insights into how blockchain is poised to transform the agricultural supply chain.

Tyler Jenks
Co-founder, Very
15:30
Enterprise Blockchain – The Road Ahead

Blockchain is a uniquely disruptive force for the enterprise. This session will focus on enterprise level uses cases, as well as how blockchain technology may be integrated with existing IT systems to empower organizations in the near term, and on the road ahead.

Rohit Tandon
Founder & CEO, Chainworks
15:45
Practical Blockchain Applications for Financial Institutions

Can blockchain technology really become the infrastructure for the financial services industry? PeerNova’s President and CTO Gangesh Ganesan will describe how practical applications are transforming major financial institutions, and the implementation of its Cuneiform platform.  

Gangesh Ganesan
President and CTO, PeerNova
16:05
Cybersecurity Policy for a Blockchain World

Blockchain is a powerful innovation that is poised to bring substantial positive change to the financial services industry, among others. Entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers are increasingly interested in blockchain technology not only for its potential to transform the way we conduct business, but also for its inherent cyber security benefits. Microsoft and the Chamber will unveil a white paper intended to kick off a dialogue, between industry and regulators, about the steps necessary to improve cybersecurity and advance blockchain usage in the financial services industry.

Aaron Kleiner
Director, Industry Assurance & Policy Advocacy, Microsoft
16:20
The Tension between Security and Inclusion in the Payment Industry

Anti-money laundering laws protect the financial system and fight crime. However, compliance is expensive, causing some financial institutions to stop providing services to higher risk customers for cost reasons. This concept of “de-risking”—which forces millions of people out of the financial system—has led to a large population of individuals with no other option but to use less regulated alternatives. This panel will discuss the tension between security and inclusion, and where the right balance should be.

Jonathan Johnson
President, Medici Ventures
Moderator
Amit Sharma
Founder, FinClusive Capital
Greg Pesci
President and CEO, Spera
Amy Kim
Global Policy Director & General Counsel, Chamber of Digital Commerce
17:10
Creating Provable Cybersecurity With Blockchain and Trusted Computing

Blockchain alone isn’t enough to provide true cybersecurity — but add it to trusted computing, and you’ve got a powerful combination that keeps an immutable record of what you’re doing while ensuring that it’s what you wanted to do.

Steven Sprague
CEO, Rivetz
17:25
Keynote
Brian Quintenz
Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
17:40
Closing Remarks
Matthew Roszak
Co-Founder and Chairman, Bloq
08:00
Registration
08:45
Welcome
John Jacobs
Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown McDonough
Perianne Boring
Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Lisa O’Connor
Managing Director, Accenture Security, Cyber Security Research and Development, Accenture Labs
09:00
Keynote Address
U.S Rep. David Schweikert
Co-Chair, Congressional Blockchain Caucus
09:20
Keynote Address
David Treat
Managing Director, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture
09:40
The State of Blockchain Q4 2017

Q4 2017 was an explosive quarter in the blockchain industry. CoinDesk’s Kevin Worth, CEO, presents the major events that took place in the quarter that topped off the year for the most interesting story in finance in the world.

Kevin Worth
CEO, CoinDesk
10:00
Legal Aspects of Smart Contract Applications

Smart contracts hold tremendous promise for simplifying transaction settlement and improving efficiencies. But, do they spell the end to the written legal contract? In this session we will explore legal aspects of smart contract applications—including legal implications of the smart contract itself, as well as legal issues that cannot be addressed by smart contract code alone.

Dax Hansen
Partner, Perkins Coie
Laurie Rosini
Associate, Perkins Coie
10:45
Breakout

Track 1
Location: Fisher Colloquium (4th floor)

Track 2
Location: (Shea Commons – ground level – next to registration)

Track 3
Location: Room 415 (4th floor)

The Learning Supply Chain: Integrating Blockchain and AI to Drive Immutability and Efficiency Across Networks

Life sciences and biopharma organizations are adopting disruptive technologies to manage product diversion and counter illicit drug supplies while conforming to the mandates of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). This breakout session will cover and share recent examples and lessons of how blockchain technologies are being configured and deployed along with machine learning and AI to train the digital eco-system that supports these core functions.

Sam Ganga
Supply Chain Blockchain Lead, KPMG
Eamonn Maguire
Global Blockchain Lead, KPMG
Arun Ghosh
Life Sciences Blockchain Lead, KPMG
11:40
Blockchain, Machine Learning and the Opioid Crisis

What sort of machine learning/AI applications are possible with distributed ledger data systems, and how do blockchains change the way we look at and analyze big data? What is the potential for this technology to solve real-world problems in the modern healthcare landscape, and how can blockchain technology be used to turn the tide of the opioid crisis?

Dr. Jim Liew
Senior Adviser, BlockMedX, and Assistant Professor of Finance, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
12:00
The Light Under the Door: Trust In Blockchain Companies 2018

For eighteen years, Edelman has conducted its annual Trust Barometer study, gauging the global levels of trust in industries and institutions. Since 2017, the firm has asked about trust in high-interest technology categories, including blockchain. This brief overview will give a sense for the opportunities and challenges faced by a technology that aims to redefine trust itself.

Phil Gomes
Senior Vice President, U.S. B2B Digital, Edelman
12:20
Fireside Chat
Dave Gedeon
Vice President, Nasdaq
John Jacobs
Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown McDonough
12:30
Lunch
13:40
Financial Markets and Oversight: It’s All About the Futures

Cryptocurrencies multiplied in value and gained widespread attention throughout 2017. However, this is only the beginning. Delve into the objectives and direction of industry in connection with bitcoin futures and options, and the exchanges on which they are traded. Recent developments at the CFTC will also be discussed, including the self-certification process and “actual delivery” guidelines in retail commodity transactions. It’s all about options and seeking the futures!

Colleen Sullivan
Partner, CMT Digital
Julie Winkler
Chief Commercial Officer, The CME Group
Mark Wetjen
Managing Director, Head of Global Public Policy, DTCC
Kevin Batteh
Partner, Delta Strategy Group
Moderator
14:20
Keynote by U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer
Congressional Blockchain Caucus
14:35
Tokenization of Things

The Tokenization of Things is upon us. This presentation will provide a historical backdrop on what led to a Cambrian explosion of innovation in finance and money, including the current state of cryptocurrencies (the good, the bad and the forking). Hear how ICOs are evolving through regulation, adoption and hype, and key tokenization use cases (money, identity, web services, securities, real estate, artists, brands, etc.) and a glimpse of what our future may hold.

Matthew Roszak
Co-Founder and Chairman, Bloq
15:10
Breakout Sessions

  

16:05
Initial Coin Offerings: Lessons from the Past Year and a Look Ahead

Join us for a discussion of a number of key issues related to Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) focused on recent developments in the ICO securities and commodities landscape. Highlights will include implications for market participants and regulatory enforcement as well as a discussion of key terminology.

Andrew Lom
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
16:25
Digital Identity for Blockchain – What requirements for identity does blockchain create?

Whether it is digital currency, enterprise applications, or token sales, identity plays a significant role in risk and compliance. How is digital identity an enabler for the ecosystem’s growth? What are the regulatory requirements? What have been the trends in oversight and enforcement? What does the landscape look like moving forward?

David Bailey
CEO, BTC Media
Moderator
Justin Newton
Founder and CEO, Netki
Richard B. Levin
Chair FinTech and Regulation Practice, Polsinelli PC
17:10
Keynote by Ryan Selkis
Ryan Selkis
Co-Founder, Messari
17:30
Keynote by Anoop Nannra
Anoop Nannra
Head of Blockchain, Cisco
17:50
Closing Remarks
18:00
Cocktail Reception
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Venue

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Rafik B. Hariri Building
Lohrfink Auditorium
Washington, DC

McDonough School of Business

Hotels

The following hotels are recommended for our attendees.
Please contact hotels directly for booking:

Georgetown Inn

$239 USD per night group rate
1310 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Start date: 3/6/18 End date: 3/9/18
Last day to book: 2/6/18

Call to book your group rate for Chamber of Digital Commerce room block: 202-333-8900

Key Bridge Marriott

$259.00 USD per night group rate
1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA
Start date: 3/6/18 End date: 3/9/18
Last day to book: 2/6/18

Book your group rate for Chamber of Digital Commerce room block

Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC
(located adjacent to the DC Blockchain Summit venue)
*No group rate available

Check available rates

2017 Videos

Rep. Jared Polis and Rep. David Schweikert, Co-chairs, Congressional Blockchain Caucus

Thought Leaders Panel: Matt Roszak – Bloq, Brian Behlendorf – Hyperledger, Jerry Cuomo – IBM, Rumi Morales – CME Ventures, Lata Varhese -Cognizant, Fredrik Voss – Nasdaq

Fireside Chat with Digital Asset CEO Blythe Masters

2017 Sampling of Attendees

COMPANIES
Accenture, Blockstream, Bloq, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Bombay Stock Exchange, Booz Allen Hamilton, Buckley Sandler, Capital One, Chain, Citi, CME Group, Cognizant, ConsenSys, Deloitte, Digital Asset, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Fannie Mae, FedEx, Finchain, Freddie Mac, General Electric, Gem, Hashed Health, Honeywell, Hyperledger Project, IBM, International Data Corporation, International Monetary Fund, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, Microsoft, Moody’s Investors Service, Nasdaq, Navigant Consulting, Netki, Norton Rose Fulbright, Overstock, Perkins Coie, PokitDot, Prudential, PwC, R3, Red Chalk Group, RGA Reinsurance Company, Rimon Law, S&P Global, Scotiabank, Sydney Stock Exchange, T. Rowe Price, TD Bank, UBS, Wells Fargo, World Bank and many more …

GOVERNMENT
Australian Parliament, Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Commodities Future Trading Commission, Embassy of Switzerland, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Federal Trade Commission, Fintech Valley Vizag, Government of India, Internal Revenue Service, National Institute of Standards and Technology, State of Delaware, State of Illinois, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and many more…

MEDIA
American Banker, Bloomberg, Briebart, BTC Media, CoinDesk, ETH News, Politico, Reuters, The Hill, The Hoya, Voice of America, Wall St. for Main St., The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many more…

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