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SVFF 2018 & WBF-NY

November 8th-9th, 2018

WHERE GREAT MINDS MEET

Speeches. Fireside Chats. Panel Discussions. Workshops. Expos. Demos. Networking

A PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF OVER 150 ELITE SPEAKERS IN BLOCKCHAIN
OVER 70 FEATURED SPEECHES OR PANEL DISCUDDIONS 
OVER 1500
INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTICIPATING
MORE THAN 60 CUTTING-EDGE PROJECTS

DAY 1

KEYNOTE I​

 

9:00 The Currrent War Against Centralization - From VOIP to MOIP

Alex Mashinsky, Founder & CEO, Celsius Network

 

9:20 Securitization Token 

W. Scott Stornetta, Chief Scientist, Yugen Partners
 

10:00 Evolving Cryptocurrency: Security Tokens and User Engagement

Nelson Chu, Founder & CEO, Cadence

 

10:20 Blockchain Is A Way of Thinking

Aaron Cai, General Business Manager, Tencent Blockchain

10:40 Harnessing the Power of Programmable Economy Using Blockchain

Sathya Narasimhan, Sr. Director at Blockchain Business Development & Product Management, SAP

 

11:00 Blockchain in China
Shixiang He, Partner, Fortune Capital

11:20 Fireside Chat: The Realities and Obstacles Surrounding Decentralized Networks

Rik Willard, Founder, Agentic (m)

Jeffrey Wernick, Angel Investor, Uber & AirBNB

11:45 Digital Unboundary -Trust Economy & Grid Organization
Kaylon Lee, Founder & CEO, Kalpa Tech; Former Chief Researcher, Tencent Research Institute

12:00 Panel: Legislation and Regulation
Agha Khan, Advisory Services, KPMG (m)

Christopher Cutler, Co-Founder, Citdex (Former Federal Reserve)
Sujit “Bob” Chakravorti, CEO, Chakra Advisors (Former Federal Reserve Economist)
Manny Alicandro Esq., Partner, O’Neil & Partners (Former Candidate, NYS Attorney General; Former Head Compliance and Chief Counsel for NASDAQ/OMX)Joel Telpner, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP

TRACK 1. SECURITY TOKENS

12:50 How Real World Companies Can Be Put on Blockchain and Their Equity Tokenized

Han Verstraete, Founder & CEO, Otonomos

13:10 Tradition Financial Product V.S. Security Token, From Past to Future

Joel Dietz, President, Swarm Research

13:30 Panel: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions of Security Tokens

Alex Nascimento, Co-Founder, UCLA Blockchain Lab (m)
Todd Lippiatt, President & CEO, Propellr
Hans Lombardo, CMO & Director, Blockpass.org

Adam Ettinger, Partner, FisherBroyles, LLPMichael Hiles, CEaO, 10XTS
Cahlan Sharp, Head of Product, Mainframe

14:15 Panel: Best Practices for STOs
Nelson Chu, Founder & CEO, Cadence (m)

Sean Nasiri, Head of Operations and Business Development, TokenSoft IncAlexander Kanen, Tokenization and Digital Asset Transactions, Kanen Law FirmJoel Telpner, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Thomas J. Zaccagnino, Founder, Muirfield Investment Partners

Ned Myers, Senior Vice President & Head of Product, AlphaPoint

TRACK 2. BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS IN ENTERPRISE

13:00 Enterprise/User Owned Media Networks

Adi Sideman, Founder, YouNow

13:20 DApps, NFTs and the Path to Blockchain Mass Adoptio

Olive Allen, Founder & CEO, Decadent

13:40 Panel: Blockchain Application in Healthcare

Jeremy Stone, Chairman, Highbank Capital (m)

Kamal Obbad, CEO, Nebula Genomics
Christopher Sealey, Co-Founder & President, CoverUSRishi Madhok, CEO & Co-Founder, BitMED
Lauren Weiniger, COO, SAFE
Robert Chu, Founder, Embleema

 

14:45 Benefit of Using Blockchain in Supply Chain

Tyler Mulvihill, Director, ConsenSys

 

15:05 Panel: IoT, AI & Blockchain
Donald Leka, Founder & Chairman & CEO, Jumptuit (m)Victoria Saucier, CEO, Gainfy
Yuri Kundin, COO, Neuromation
Susan Oh, CEO & Founder, MKR AI

 

15:50 You Don't Need a Blockchain, but Could Benefit from One

John Bentley II, CTO, 10XTS

 

16:10 Panel: Blockchain Applications in Media and Entertainments

Chris Tse, CTO, Dot Blockchain Media (m)

Kevin April, CEO, SportsCastr Powered by FanChainNanne Dekking, CEO & Founder, Artory
Matt Zarracina, Co-Founder & CEO, True-TicketsBradley Hook, CEO, Bubblr

16:55 Blockchain Enterprise Application in Map Service and Location Data

Randy Meech, CEO, StreetCred

17:15 Panel: Blockchain and Digital Rights Management

Daniel Dewar, Founder, Paperchain

Argentina Moise, Founder & CEO, Bleexy LLCAnil Dash, Founder & CEO, Monegraph
Lance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

TRACK 3. STABLECOIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY & TOKEN ECONOMY

15:00 Mass Adoption Strategies in the Emerging Token Economy

Rik Willard, Founder, Agentic

15:20 Stablecoins, Cryptocurrencies, and the Token Economy

Kendrick Nguyen, Founder & CEO, Republic

15:40 Panel: Overview of Stablecoins
Mitchell Dong, Managing Director, Pythagoras Investment Management (m)Joao Reginatto, Director, Product Management & USDC Product Lead, CircleKen Lang, CTO, Cosimo Ventures
Ido Sadeh Man, Founder & Foundation Council President, Saga FoundationJoel Telpner, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Michael Taggart, Founder, Quintric; President, Cryptonomex

16:25 Defining Properties of the Consensus-Based Business Environment

Andrii Zamovsky, Founder, Ambisafe

16:45 Panel: Ramifications of ICOs on Capital Raising

Yuri Kundin, COO, Neuromation (m)

John D'Agostino, Global Head of Investor Engagement, DMS GovernanceJamiel Sheikh, CEO, Chainhaus; Organizer, Blockchain NYC
Monica Puchner, CEO, Hilo.io

17:25 Curated Lists: A Cryptoeconomic Primitive

Clement Lesaege, CTO, Kleros

17:40 Panel: Obstacles and Solutions for Cryptocurrency Mainstream AdoptionJavier Dutan, CEO, Sabor (m)

Oded Shoshany, CEO, Orbise Corp.
Naiem Yeganeh, Co-Founder & CEO, Ferrum NetworkJennifer Jiang, Co-Founder, blockTEST
Jeremy Samuel, CEO, MetaliCoin

DAY 2

KEYNOTE II

9:00 The World's First Blockchain Encyclopedia on EOS

Mahbod Moghadam, Chief Community Officer, Everipedia

9:20 The Emergence of the New Capital Markets and How Digital Assets will be Funded and Traded

Andrew Romans, CEO & General Partner, 7BC.VC; General Partner, Rubicon Venture Capita


9:40 Fireside Chat

Andrew Romans, CEO & General Partner, 7BC.VC; General Partner, Rubicon Venture Capital (m)
Slava Rubin, Founder, Indiegogo

10:25 Crystal Rose, Co-Founder & CEO, Sense

 

10:45 Decentralization Against Isolation

Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft


11:10 Next Generation Blockchain Technology: Scaling with Lightning and Sidechains

Samson Mow, CSO, Blockstream


11:25 Decentralized Investment Banking Services

Dan Doney, Co-Founder & CEO, Securrency

11:45 Fireside Chat
Brady Dale, Reporter, CoinDesk (m)

Cory Johnson, Chief Market Strategist, Ripple

12:05 Challenges Blockchain Needs to Address

Indu Kodukula, VP of development Blockchain Technologies, Intuit

 

12:25 Esports, Gambling, and Blockchain

Rahul Sood, Founder & CEO, Unikrn

12:45 The New Energy Data Marketplace

Ben Conte, Director, Commercialization at LO3 Energy

TRACK 4. BLOCKCHAIN COMMUNITY ECONOMICS

10:30 Zac Prince, Founder & CEO, BlockFi


10:50 James Andrew, Organizer, James' Crypto Tree House

 

11:00 Jenny Vatrenko, Co-Founder & COO, Oath Protocol

11:10 Napoleon Canizales, CEO, Givit

 

11:20 Panel: Effective Mechanism for Governance, Dispute Resolution and Community Decision-Making

Jenny Vatrenko, Co-Founder & COO, Oath Protocol (m)Napoleon Canizales, CEO, Givit
Federico Ast, Founder, Kleros
David Fisher, Founder & CEO, Integra Ledger
Alexandra Levin Kramer, Blockchain Attorney, CKR Law LLPJames Andrew, Organizer, James' Crypto Tree House

TRACK 5. EXCHANGE

10:10 John Wu, CEO, Digital Assets Group, SharesPost

 

10:30 Panel: Exchanges & the Global Trade
John Wu, CEO, Digital Assets Group, SharesPost (m)
Michael Moro, CEO, Genesis Global Trading
Scott Winges, Director, DDEX.io
Perrin Quarshie, Founder & CEO, Realblocks
Dan Goldman, Vice President of Business Development & Exchange Partnerships, Cryptalgo
Reggie Middleton, CEO, Veritaseum

 

11:15 Cristina Dolan, Co-Founder & COO, iXledger 11:30 Project Show II

TRACK 7. EOS ECOSYSTEM

13:15 Panel: Block Producer
Steve Floyd, Co-Founder, EOS Tribe (m)
Mahbod Moghadam, Chief Community Officer, EveripediaCrystal Rose, Co-Founder & CEO, Sense
Kevin Rose, Co-Founder, EOS New York
Marshall Long, Founder, BP Fish
Musika Zhao, Co-Founder, Sheleaders

TRACK 8. BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS IN FINTECH & DIGITAL PAYMENT

13:15 Napsterization of Finance
Shayne Coplan, Founder, TokenUnion

13:35 Panel: Blockchain Applications in Finance Services
Shayne Coplan, Founder, TokenUnion (m)
Indu Kodukula, VP of Development, Blockchain Technologies Intuit

Shawn Douglass, CEO & Co-Founder, Amberdata
Mike Kane, Co-Founder, Hydrogen
Francois de Laigue, Founder & CEO, Dotted Square Inc.
Antonio Brasse, CEO, BlockQuake

14:20 Todd McDonald, Co-Founder & Head of Partnership, R3

14:45 Panel: Fintech and Blockchain
Joel Telpner, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP (m)

Peter Lee, Operations Director, Relex
Tyler Spalding, Co-Founder, Flexa
Daniel Gouldman, CEO, Ternio
Kunho Kim, Co-Founder & CEO, DeWolfe
William Herkelrath, Senior Vice President of Sales, AlphaPoint

15:30 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Supervision in China

Wei Wang, Founder, Merits & Tree

TRACK 9. ETHEREUM TECHNOLOGY & APPLICATION

13:00 Ethereum Ecosystem, Dapps, and Scaling

Doug Petkanics, Founder, Livepeer

13:15 State and Future of Scalability of Ethereum

Alexander Skidanov, Co-Founder, Near Protocol

13:30 Interoperability Solution Providing Ethereum with Business Grade Scale

Gili Ovadia, Head of Global Business Development at Orbs, Orbs

13:45 Intellectual Property and Privacy of Ethereum Applications

Lance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

14:00 Panel: Latest Developments in Ethereum Technology
Alexander Skidanov, Co-Founder, Near Protocol(m)
Doug Petkanics, Founder, Livepeer
Gili Ovadia, Head of Global Business Development at Orbs, OrbsLance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

Nariya Takemura, CEO, Crypto Derby

TRACK 10. BLOCKCHAIN INVESTMENT

15:00 Panel: Investors’ Visions for the Future of Blockchain TechnologyBrady Dale, Reporter, CoinDesk (m)

Andrew Romans, CEO & General Partner, 7BC.VC; General Partner, Rubicon Venture Capital
David J. Namdar, Partner, Galaxy Digital
Jonathan Allen, Managing Partner, Dekrypt Capital

Lisa Cheng, Founder, Vanbex GroupEvan Morris, Principal, Pithia

15:45 Panel: How is Blockchain Changing Fundraising

Rik Willard, Founder, Agentic (m)

Shayne Coplan, Founder, TokenUnion
John D'Agostino, Managing Director, DMS Governance
Mitchell Dong, Managing Director, Pythagoras Investment Management

TRACK 11. BLOCKCHAIN MOVING FORWARD

15:45 Blockchain in Support of UNSDGs

Xiaochen Zhang, President, FinTech4Good

16:00 Public and Private Blockchain and the Application of Blockchain in Business

Shawn Douglass, CEO & Co-Founder, Amberdata

16:15 Caty Tedman, Head of Partnership, CryptoKitties

16:30 Emma Todd, Founder & CEO, MMH Blockchain Group

16:45 Panel: How Blockchain Technology Will Impact the Future of Data Privacy, Security, and Ownership
Susan Oh, CEO & Founder, MKR AI (m)
Hans Lombardo, CMO & Director, Blockpass.org

Sheen Hu, CEO, MXC
Robert Wensley, CEO, Kork
James Jalil, Executive Director, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Andre Boysen, CTO, Securekey

17:30 Global Blockchain Stability, Growth and Long-term Sustainability

John-David Enright, CEO, TMGcore

17:45 Building Web 3.0 Consumer Facing Applications for Web 2.0 Audience

Stephen King, Founder & CEO, Imbrex

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Welcome to SVFF 2018 & WBF-NY, a two-day Blockchain event with intensive discussions on Blockchain innovations, from technology to application, opportunity, challenge & solutions.

 

Silicon Valley Future Forum (SVFF), an active & influential Silicon Valley-based technology forum focusing on the Future of Innovation and investment by exploring the ways that transform the world by advancements in deep technologies and disruptive innovations with the rising power of computing in TMT, applied AI in healthcare & education, IoT, and Blockchain. SVFF has been proven to be the place where forward-thinking angel investors, venture capitalists, startups, entrepreneurs, engineers, corporate executives, and academics meet to exchange innovative ideas applying technology for real-world impact and investment opportunities.

 

SVFF co-organizes WBF-NY, being responsible for the schedule design and speech invitation of the conference. To make this event one of quality and benefit to the society, extremely intensive communications have been made with speakers, from influential academies to industry leaders, financial institutions, and policy groups under an unbelievable day & night hard-working of the team - Barney, Bruce, Aggie and Will - and with the help of our partners & friends in New York - Adam, Rik, Jeffrey, Eugene, Jag and Nick. I would like to thank all of them and the WBF team; without their hard-working, our job will not be done.

I would also like to thank all of you - speakers, exhibitore, attendees, volunteers, and supporters as an integral whole; only with you together, we make this event great.

 

Thank you!

Daniel D. Zhong, Ph.D.

Founder, Silicon Valley Future Forum (SVFF)

Chief Executive Director, World Blockchain Forum (WBF)

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