Conference themes

Key areas that this years conference will explore

Design

Blockchain Protocol

Build

Decentralized Applications

Invest

in Web 3.0

The Conference will examine decentralization across a variety of industries. From financial services, to economic development, to entrepreneurship, to healthcare, to the fundamental ideas of money and trust, we will examine how blockchain could impact our society.

The conference will be attended by over 300 attendees and will host speakers at the forefront of Blockchain’s development.

Speakers

Albert Wenger

Managing Partner

Union Square Ventures

Ari Paul

CIO, Managing Partner

BlockTower Capital

Amber Baldet

Executive Director

J. P. Morgan

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director

Hyperledger

Denis Robitaille

Vice President and CIO

World Bank Group

Andrew Keys

Consensys Capital Co-Founder

Consensys

Elizabeth Stark

Cofounder and CEO

Lightning Labs

Emin Gun Sirer

Associate Professor, Director Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts

Cornell University

Kathryn Harrison

Director of Global Product Management, IBM Blockchain

IBM

Michael Sonnenshein

Managing Director

Grayscale Investments

Yorke Rhodes

Global Business strategist

Microsoft

Daniel Aranda

Managing Director

Ripple

Ron Quaranta

Chairman

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Jalak Jobanputra

Founder / Managing Partner

Future / Perfect Ventures

Alex Gladstein

Chief Strategy Officer

Human Rights Foundation

Alex Mashinsky

Founder & CEO

Celsius Network

Lane Rettig

Founder / Developer

Crypto NYC / Ethereum Foundation

Mark White

CTO

Media Protocol

Griffin Anderson

Founder

Balanc3@ConsenSys

Kishore Bhatia

Venture CTO, BCG Digital Ventures

BCG

Caitlin Long

Former Chairman and President

Symbiont

Vanessa Grellet

Executive Director

Consensys

Evan Cohen

Sr. Director Blockchain and Crypto Investing

Indiegogo

Brian Steele

Managing Director

Goldman Sachs

Kathleen Breitman

Co-Founder

Tezos

Yu-Chi Lyra Kuo

Co-Founder

Digital Token Focused Hedge Fund

Mark Hanna

Chief Marketing Officer

Richline Group, Inc.

Kevin Mole

Associate Partner

McKinsey

Bart Smith

Co-Head ETF Group

Susquehanna International Group

Amy Davine Kim

Global Policy Director and General Counsel

Chamber of Digital Commerce

John Bass

Founder / CEO

Hashed Health

Evin McMullen

Head of Product and Operations

Linnia

Mark Treshock

Associate Partner

IBM

Joe Guagliardo

Partner

Pepper Hamilton

Joshua Klayman

Blockchain and Smart Contracts Lawyer

Morrison and Foerster LLP

Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Research Professor

Georgetown University

Michael Del Castillo

Reporter

Coindesk

Brett Falk

Research Assistant Professor,

SEAS, Upenn

Matt Shapiro

Principal

Multicoin Capital

Jeff Roberts

Reporter

Fortune Magazine

Nichel Gaba

Co-Founder and CEO

PDAX

Conference Agenda

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Opening Ceremony

Conference Co-Chairs (Abhinav Prateek, Jitin Jain)

Moderator:

9:10 am - 9:20 am

Welcome to Penn Blockchain Conference

Geoffrey M Garrett (Dean, Wharton School)

Moderator:

9:20 am - 10:10 am

Plenary Session - 1

Brian Behlendorf, Amber Baldet

Moderator:

Michael Del Castillo

10:10 am - 10:40 am

Plenary Session - 2

Emin Gün Sirer, Brett Falk

Moderator:

10:50 am - 11:40 am

Blockchain for Social Good

Denis Robitaille, Alex Gladstein, Vanessa Grellet

Moderator:

Harry DiFrancesco

10:50 pm - 11:40 am

ICOs and Beyond

Caitlin Long, Kathleen Breitman, Evan Cohen

Moderator:

David Crosbie

11:50 am - 12:40 pm

Disrupting Finance

Andrew Keys, Brian Steele, Griffin Anderson, Danny Aranda

Moderator:

Jitin Jain

11:50 am - 12:40 pm

Healthcare

John Bass, Evin McMullen, Mark Treshock

Moderator:

Kevin Mole

12:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

Moderator:

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Investment Models

Matt Shapiro, Michael Sonnenhein, Jalak Jobanputra

Moderator:

Jeff Roberts

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Blockchain Technology

Lane Rettig, Mark White, Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Moderator:

Thomas Jay Rush

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Blockchain in Supply Chain/ IoT

Kishore Bhatia, Mark Hanna

Moderator:

Gerry Tsoukalas

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Enterprise

Kathryn Harrison, Yorke Rhodes, Ron Quaranta

Moderator:

Shimon Kogan

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Regulation

Amy Davine Kim, Joshua Klayman, Joe Guagliardo

Moderator:

Kevin Werbach

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Cryptoassets

Alex Mashinsky, Bart Smith, Yu-Chi Lyra Kuo

Moderator:

Nichel Gaba

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm

Coffee Break

Moderator:

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm

Plenary Session - 3

Ari Paul

Moderator:

4:50 pm - 5:40 pm

Plenary Session - 4

Albert Wenger, Elizabeth Stark

Moderator:

Kevin Werbach

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

IBM Keynote

Kathryn Harrison

Moderator:

6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Closing Ceremony

Conference Co-Chairs (Harry DiFrancesco, Aaron Diamond-Reivich)

Moderator:

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