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Welcome to Distributed: Markets

The Blockchain Event for Payments & Financial Services Innovators

Program


7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

Networking and Coffee Sponsored by EY

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:40 a.m.

Morning Keynote by Sandra Ro, CME Group

Capital Markets

9:10 a.m.

Trade Clearing, Settlement and Reconciliation

  • Steve Ehrlich, Spitzberg Partners
  • Allison Paz, BNY Mellon
  • Rosario Ingargiola, OTCXN
  • Anthony Di Iorio, Decentral

10:05 a.m.

Debt Markets and P2P Lending

  • Stu Lustman, P2PLendingExpert.com
  • Michael Klena, Lykke
  • Sudheer Chava, Georgia Tech
  • Pavleen Thukral, Stackfolio

10:50 a.m.

Networking Break Presented by IBM

11:20 a.m.

Token Sales and ICO Funding Models

  • Jeremy Gardner, Blockchain Capital
  • Steve Ehrlich, Spitzberg Partners
  • Dave Carlson, Giga Watt

12:15 p.m.

Engineering New Financial Products for Legacy Markets

  • David Bailey, BTC Media
  • Charlie Shrem, Intellysis Capital
  • Ted Pendleton, Alphapoint
  • Angus Champion de Crespigny, EY

Payments

9:10 a.m.

Cross-Border Transactions and Remittances

  • Thiago Olson, ATDC
  • Justin Newton, Netki
  • Katherine McClure, UL
  • Gabriel Abed, Bitt

10:05 a.m.

Rearchitecting Interbanking Infrastructure

  • Robert Schwentker, Blockchain University
  • Shyam Nagarajan, IBM
  • Laurence Cooke, nanoPay
  • Allison Paz, BNY Mellon

10:50 a.m.

Networking Break Presented by IBM

11:20 a.m.

IoT, AI and Machine-to-Machine Transactions

  • Patrick Deegan, DAC Technologies
  • Shawn Wilkinson, Storj
  • Lamar Wilson, Hijro
  • Jim King, Core Rights

12:15 p.m.

Next-Generation Treasury Management

  • Josh Rosenblatt, BlackLine Advisory Group
  • Russell Moore, TSYS
  • Brian Fox, Confirmation.com
  • Joe Maxwell, Cultivation Capital

Insurance and Digital Assets

9:10 a.m.

Investing in Digital Assets

  • Daniel Cawrey, Pactum Capital
  • David Yerger, RDG
  • Jesse Powell, Kraken
  • Brad Chun, Shuttle Fund

10:05 a.m.

Smart Contracts

  • Carol Van Cleef, BakerHostetler
  • Howard Herndon, BlackLine Advisory Group
  • Andrew Keys, ConsenSys

10:50 a.m.

Networking Break Presented by IBM

11:20 a.m.

Security, Risk Management and Identity

  • Sanjib Kalita, Money20/20
  • Emily Vaughn, Gem
  • Adam Helfgott, MadHive
  • Justin Fisher, VeriBlock

12:15 p.m.

Consensus Models and Industry Collaboration

  • John Bass, Hashed Health
  • Perianne Boring, Chamber of Digital Commerce
  • Farron Blanc, RGAx
  • Mercina Tillemann-Dick, BitFury

1:00 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote by Patrick Byrne, Overstock.com

2:00 p.m.

Demos and Proof-of-Concept Projects

  • EY
  • WeTrust
  • BitPay
  • Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
  • Dead Man's Block
  • Bazaar Loans

3:00 p.m.

A Fireside Chat with Rob Palatnick, DTCC and Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger

3:25 p.m.

A Fireside Chat with Stephen Pair and Tony Gallippi, BitPay

3:50 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break With Refreshments

4:10 p.m.

Keynote by Jed McCaleb, Stellar

4:35 p.m.

A Fireside Chat with Jeff Garzik and Matthew Roszak, Bloq

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m.

Event Conclusion

A Convergence of Blockchain and Financial Services


Distributed: Markets will bring together payments and financial services leaders and entrepreneurs driving the blockchain movement forward for a day of critical dialogue and networking at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta on February 27, 2017. With blockchain technology at the forefront of the fintech discussion for 2017 and Bitcoin prices soaring, collaboration between legacy institutions and blockchain innovators will be vital.

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger

Patrick Byrne

Founder & CEO, Overstock.com

Tony Gallippi

Co-founder & Executive Chairman, BitPay

Jeff Garzik

Bitcoin Core Developer & Co-founder, Bloq

Jed McCaleb

Co-founder & CTO, Stellar

Stephen Pair

Co-founder & CEO, BitPay

Rob Palatnick

Chief Technology Architect, DTCC

Sandra Ro

Executive Director, Digitization, CME Group

Matthew Roszak

Co-founder, Bloq

Gabriel Abed

Gabriel Abed

CEO, Bitt

John Bass

John Bass

Founder & CEO, Hashed Health

Farron Blanc

Farron Blanc

Vice President & Innovation Studio Lead, RGAx

Perianne Boring

Perianne Boring

President, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Dave Carlson

Dave Carlson

CEO, Giga Watt

Daniel Cawrey

Daniel Cawrey

Managing Partner, Pactum Capital

Sudheer Chava

Sudheer Chava

Professor of Finance, Georgia Tech

Brad Chun

Brad Chun

CIO, Shuttle Fund and Advisor & CEO, Mooti

Carol Van Cleef

Carol Van Cleef

Partner, BakerHostetler

Laurence Cooke

Laurence Cooke

Founder & CEO, nanoPay

Angus Champion de Crespigny

Angus Champion de Crespigny

Financial Services Blockchain Leader, EY

Patrick Deegan

Patrick Deegan

Founder, DAC Technologies

Steve Ehrlich

Steve Ehrlich

Lead Analyst for Emerging Technologies, Spitzberg Partners

Justin Fisher

Justin Fisher

Co-Founder & CEO, VeriBlock

Brian Fox

Brian Fox

President & Founder, Capital Confirmation, Inc.

Jeremy Gardner

Jeremy Gardner

EIR, Blockchain Capital

Jason Gurandiano

Jason Gurandiano

Head of Financial Technology, RBC Capital Markets

Adam Helfgott

Adam Helfgott

CEO, Madhive.com

Howard Herndon

Howard Herndon

President, BlackLine Advisory Group

Rosario Ingargiola

Rosario Ingargiola

CEO, OTC Exchange Network

Sanjib Kalita

Sanjib Kalita

CMO, Money20/20

Andrew Keys

Andrew Keys

Head of Global Business Development, ConsenSys

Jim King

Jim King

CEO & Founder, Core Rights

Michael Klena

Michael Klena

Head of US, Lykke

George Li

George Li

Co-founder & CEO, WeTrust

Stu Lustman

Stu Lustman

Founder, P2PLendingExpert.com

Joe Maxwell

Joe Maxwell

Managing Partner, Cultivation Capital Fintech Fund

Katherine McClure

Katherine McClure

Director of Business Development, UL

Russell Moore

Russell Moore

Director, Client Consulting, TSYS

Shyam Nagarajan

Shyam Nagarajan

Director, Global Sales, Blockchain and Process Transformation, IBM

Lisa Nestor

Lisa Nestor

Partnerships, Stellar

Justin Newton

Justin Newton

Co-founder & CEO, Netki

Allison Paz

Allison Paz

Vice President, Global Client Management, BNY Mellon

Ted Pendleton

Ted Pendleton

SVP Business Development, AlphaPoint

Jesse Powell

Jesse Powell

Co-founder & CEO, Kraken

Josh Rosenblatt, J.D.

Josh Rosenblatt, J.D.

Managing Director, BlackLine Advisory Group

Bo Shen

Bo Shen

Founding Partner, Fenbushi Capital

Charlie Shrem

Charlie Shrem

Co-Founder & CTO, Intellisys Capital

Stefan Teis

Stefan Teis

SVP & Head of Blockchain Initiatives, Deutsche Börse

Pav Thukral

Pav Thukral

Founder & CEO, Stackfolio

Mercina Tillemann-Dick

Mercina Tillemann-Dick

Executive Director, Global Blockchain Business Council, Bitfury

Emily Vaughn

Emily Vaughn

Head of Accounts, Gem

Shawn Wilkinson

Shawn Wilkinson

Founder and CEO/CTO, Storj Labs Inc.

Lamar Wilson

Lamar Wilson

CETO, Hijro Network

David Yerger

David Yerger

Managing Partner, RDG

The Payments Capital of the World


Where

The Distributed: Markets meetings and presentations will take place at The Ritz-Carlton in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Why Atlanta?

It’s fitting that this historic event be held in market-driven Atlanta. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia has evolved to become the epicenter of a growing segment of the financial services industry, with 70 percent of U.S. financial transactions passing through Atlanta’s “transaction alley.”

Georgia fintech companies generate annual revenue of more than $72 billion, placing the state third in the nation, behind only New York and California.

Approximately 100 fintech companies are headquartered or have significant presence in Georgia with six of the 10 largest U.S. payment processing firms based in the state. These companies and others process over 118 billion transactions per year representing over $2 trillion of purchase volume, supporting nearly 4 million merchants.