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A recap of the 2016 conference


The first global event focusing on blockchain technology applications for both trade networks and financial services


The Distributed: Trade conference was a first-of-its-kind forum bringing the industry’s leading blockchain technology companies together with major enterprises to brainstorm how the new technology will disrupt and optimize trade networks and financial services.

Where

Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center
Washington University in St. Louis
Snow Way Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

When

June 12-13, 2016: 24-Hour Hackathon (held at T-REX)

June 14, 2016: Keynote, Presentations & Panels

Program Highlights

Industry leaders and fintech innovators came together for a groundbreaking summit that explored blockchain applications for supply chains, global payments, insurance services and capital market operations.

  • Managing a global supply chain on a blockchain
  • How blockchains are re-inventing financial services
  • Current initiatives and proof-of-concept projects

Featuring judges from these top firms


St. Louis: Gateway to New Frontiers


Where

As one of the world’s top academic institutions, Washington University in St. Louis is a hub of innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Its Olin Business School is one of the country's leading research-oriented business schools with a network of partners in the St. Louis community and around the world.

Why

The “Gateway to the West,” St. Louis has been a hub of trade and commerce since its inception as a trading post. Originally a pathway to the American frontier, St. Louis is now a global hub for the financial services industry and legacy home of supply chain driven corporations. The city also sits at the forefront of financial technology with a burgeoning startup scene, elite universities and the nationally recognized fintech accelerator, SixThirty.

  • Home of 10 Fortune 500 companies
  • 12th most active venture community in the U.S.
  • Home to 46 colleges & universities

Keynote


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Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Project, The Linux Foundation

Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

Speakers


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Gurvinder Ahluwalia

CTO, Cloud Technical Solutions, IBM North America

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Judd Bagley

Chief Evangelist, tØ

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Brad Bailey

Research Director, Capital Markets, Celent

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David Bailey

CEO, BTC Media

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Farron Blanc

Vice President, Innovation Studio Lead, RGAx

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Sandy Boxerman

Shareholder, Capes Sokol

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Marc Christman

Senior Vice President, Accounts Payable Automation, Commerce Bank

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Joseph Ciccolo

Founder and President, BitAML

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Kevin P. Cullen

Vice President, Business Development, Volantè Technologies

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Bill Donius

Ideation Consultant and Former CEO, Pulaski Bank

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Tyler Evans

CTO, BTC Media

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Rock Foster

Vice President and CFO, Nestlé Purina North America

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Brian Fox

President and Founder, Confirmation.com

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Jeremy Gardner

Venture Capitalist, Blockchain Capital

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Jeff Garzik

Bitcoin Core Developer and Cofounder, Bloq

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Phil Gomes

Senior Vice President, B2B Digital, Edelman

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Madhav Goparaju

Executive Director, Financial Services Advisory, EY

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David Gustin

President, Global Business Intelligence

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Stephen Holmes

CTO, VirtusaPolaris FINtech Banking Lab

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Atul Kamra

Managing Partner, SixThirty

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Leanne Kemp

Founder and CEO, Everledger

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Tiana Laurence

CMO, Factom

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Cindy Minor

Director, Center for Supply Chain Management, Saint Louis University

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Andy Molnar

Director and Professor of Project Management, Contract Management and Aviation Management, SLU

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Russell Moore

Director, Client Consulting, TSYS

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Dawn Newton

COO, Netki

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Tom Niermann

St. Louis Arch Angels

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Iliana Oris Valiente

Cofounder, Rubix by Deloitte

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Chris Patteson

Director, Transaction Risk, Collaboration and Intelligence, FedEx

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Chris Principe

Publisher, Financial IT

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Dalip Raheja

President and CEO, The Mpower Group

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Joe Reagan

President and CEO, St. Louis Regional Chamber

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Santosh Sankar

Director, Dynamo

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Dominik Schiener

Cofounder, CargoChain and IOTA Foundation

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Joyce Shen

Director, Emerging Tech Partnerships & Investments, Thomson Reuters

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Mark Showers

Chief Information Officer, RGA

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Ronald Smith

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

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Dave Sutter

COO, Fluent

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Wayne Vaughan

CEO, Tierion

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Betsy Wells

Executive Director, Global Treasury, RGA

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Lamar Wilson

CEO, Fluent

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Micah Winkelspecht

CEO and Founder, Gem

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Daniel Winters

President, Global Tax Accountants

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Gregory Xethalis

Counsel, Kaye Scholer

Schedule of Events


Distributed: Trade featured a full day of expert presentations, panels and demos reflecting the most critical commercial developments, technical innovations and public policy issues affecting the evolution of the blockchain industry. Exhibition areas and an evening reception will provide unique opportunities for networking with industry leaders and innovators on the cutting edge of blockchain tech.

8am

Registration with Coffee and Pastries Served in the Exhibits Area

8:45am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9am

Blockchain 101 - Introduction, Business Benefits & Key Technologies

—Jeff Garzik, Bitcoin Core Developer and Cofounder, Bloq

9:45am

Opening Keynote - Why Hyperledger? Blockchains Need Open Source Infrastructure and Open Governance

—Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger Project, The Linux Foundation

10:15am

Break - Refreshments Served in the Exhibits Area

Stream: How Blockchain Will Disrupt Financial Services

10:30am

Optimizing Cash Management with Distributed Ledgers

11:15am

Leveraging Blockchains and Smart Contracts for Financial Securities and Derivatives Transactions


Stream: Removing Friction in Supply Chains with Blockchain

10:30am

Managing Ownership and Authenticity of Supplies and Products in Global Supply Chains with Blockchains and Smart Contracts

11:15am

Optimizing Supply Chain Processes with Blockchains - Use Cases

Noon

Pre-Luncheon Keynote - Doing Business with Blockchains

—Iliana Oris Valiente, Cofounder, Rubix by Deloitte

12:30pm

Networking Luncheon

Financial Services Stream (continued)

1:30pm

Streamlining Financial Audit & Corporate Compliance Processes with Distributed Ledgers

2:15pm

Blockchain Banking Regulation and Best Practices to Ensure Compliance

Supply Chain Stream (continued)

1:30pm

How Blockchain Will Underpin the Future of Global Trade Finance

2:15pm

Product and Proof-of-Concept Demos

3pm

Break - Refreshments Served in the Exhibits Area

3:15pm

Implementing Blockchain in Your Enterprise - Technology Considerations

4pm

Implementing Blockchain in Your Enterprise - Business Considerations

4:45pm

Conference Chair's Wrap-Up and Takeaways

5pm

Networking Reception

6pm

Conference Ends

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