Sep 21, 2016

Milt Capps


The Nashville Entrepreneur Center Welcomes Distributed: Health Conference’s Expanded Second Day

Nashville, TN, (September 20, 2016) - The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) joins Nashville-based BTC Media, the host of Distributed: Health, in announcing an additional day of sessions focused on music, venture capital and healthIT opportunities with blockchain technology.  These panels focused on innovation, adoption and investment will be held at the EC in Nashville on Tuesday, October 4.

“Blockchain technology opens a new world of possibilities for healthcare, music and the tech entrepreneurs exploring innovative solutions to these industries’ challenges,” states Sam Lingo, President & COO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, “We’re excited to host BTC Media as they introduce the blockchain to Nashville’s business community.”

BTC Media cofounder and CEO David Bailey said today, “While preparing for our October 3rd Distributed: Health conference on blockchain technology, we looked at the fact that many in Nashville simultaneously want to support innovation in music, entertainment and other sectors. With encouragement from the Nashville healthcare, music and technology communities, we set to work to expand our October programming.”

Attendees may register for the Distributed: Health conference at the Schermerhorn Center, October 3, and/or the Distributed: Nashville program, at the Entrepreneur Center, October 4.

Details for both those events, as well as for a separate 24-hour blockchain hackathon and CLE education sessions are available via  

The Distributed: Music October 4 session at the EC will feature:

-- David Hughes, the CTO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) based in Washington, D.C., who spent more than a decade in pivotal strategy, technology, policy advocacy and related roles for Sony Corporation in New York and Japan, and with Sony Music Entertainment.

-- Todd Alexander, the Dallas-based founder of eVue Digital Labs and creator of methods and resources for IoT, distributed networks, machine learning and AI contexts, enabling companies to measure, manage and predict trust within information-exchange processes.

-- Benjamin Bailer, the Munich-based president of Bailer Music Publishing (Munich, London, Nashville), which maintains a worldwide network of publishers.

-- Marcus O’Dair, the London-based journalist, author, broadcaster, performer and session musician, who also convenes a research group on Blockchain for Creative Industries at Middlesex University, in London.

-- Tim Dubois, an award-winning songwriter and former executive at ASCAP who also taught at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management. He has been on the boards of the CMA, Academy of Country Music, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

-- Tim Smith, the Nashville-based founder and CEO of MyWerx, an IP based meta management platform which connects creators and business owners of intellectual properties like songs, sound recordings, photos, software and videos.

On October 4, BTC Media will also host two additional panel discussions at the EC.  A venture capital panel will feature representatives from leading Nashville funds together with global blockchain investors to discuss the opportunities and challenges of investing in early-stage technology startups.  A second panel discussion will focus on Nashville’s opportunity to become a national healthIT and innovation leader, particularly in the wake of the Brookings Institute report.

Distributed: Health’s Title Sponsor is Gem, a blockchain application platform company based in Venice, Calif. Conference sponsors include EY, State Farm, the Hyperledger Project, BlackLine Payments Advisors, BitFiniti, PNC Bank, Tierion, Comcast, eVue Digital Labs, Frost Brown Todd LLC and Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP. Partners include Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Nashville Technology Council and The Innovation Center at Vanderbilt University, among others.

About BTC Media:

BTC Media is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and produces informational, educational and multimedia resources about the global blockchain and digital currency industries. BTC Media publishes DistributedBitcoin Magazine and yBitcoin.

About the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC):

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 public-private partnership, was founded in 2010 as an initiative of the Nashville business community with a vision to become the best place in America for entrepreneurship. The EC’s mission is to connect entrepreneurs with the critical resources to create, launch and grow businesses.  The EC community includes over 450 alumni and more than 750 members.  The Center’s advisor program connects entrepreneurs to over 250 mentors, service providers and industry experts.  Core programming includes community events, entrepreneur education and tech focused industry-immersion accelerator programs in healthcare (Project Healthcare) and music (Project Music).

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