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Wednesday, February 12 Thursday, February 13 Friday, February 14
Exhibit Hall Hours 5:00-7:00pm 11am-4:00pm 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
1:00pm
Tuesday - 2/11/20
Cannabis on the Blockchain
Introductory Address
C-01
1:10pm
Tuesday - 2/11/20
Keynote Presentation - Cannabis on the Blockchain
Opening Keynote: Where Science, Technology & Cannabis Meet
C-02
Ruth Fisher, PhD
Co-Founder
CannDynamics
1:45pm
Tuesday - 2/11/20
Cannabis on the Blockchain
From Seed to Sale: Saving the Supply Chain with Blockchain
C-03
Dawna Capps Evans
Chief Advisor
Cannabis Risk Management Association
Mike Kramer
Co-Founder & CEO
FTZ
From seed to sale is a phrase thrown about quite a bit these days. As cannabis comes into its own, best practice is making its way to light. When it comes to the supply chain, Blockchain offers the transparency demanded for such a highly regulated space. This panel discussion will explore how blockchain technology can deliver integrity to the supply chain, ensuring seed to sale visibility in its most honest light.
2:45pm
Tuesday - 2/11/20
Cannabis on the Blockchain
Addressing Financial and Banking Obstacles with Blockchain
C-04
Sashien Godakandae
CEO
Enigmatic Investments
Eric Kirkland
Founder
Kirkland Law
Mike Kramer
Co-Founder & CEO
FTZ
Cody Stiffler
Founder & CEO
FloGrown Cannabis Consulting
Banking is one of the biggest question marks for those in the cannabis space. Blockchain technology introduces a means to address the massively underbanked cannabis industry. This panel discussion will provide insight into banking obstacles for those in the cannabis space, and illustrate where blockchain technology can step in and offer a solution.
3:45pm
Tuesday - 2/11/20
Cannabis on the Blockchain
Technology: The Solution to Vaping Issues
C-05
Mladen Barbaric
CEO
Airgraft
4:20pm
Tuesday - 2/11/20
Cannabis on the Blockchain
Closing Keynote
C-06
Michael Patterson
Chief Executive Officer
US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8:30am
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Continental Breakfast - Full conference pass holders only
X-01
9:00-9:55am
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Blockchain Reality Check
BC-01
Jeff Dworkin (Moderator)
Principal
Ghostpoint
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Co-founder & COO
HealthChain
Allen Hamdan, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Over the past two years, we have seen hype around blockchain grow, with many claiming it to have the potential to disrupt nearly every industry. Many technology firms have taken leadership roles in advancing blockchain, and even more smaller companies and startups have jumped on the bandwagon, looking to be part of the next tech bubble. But, widescale implementation has yet to emerge. Where does the blockchain and DLT market stand, what projects are succeeding (and which are not), and what is keeping it from evolving more rapidly?
10:00-10:25am
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Trends to Shape Blockchain in 2020
BC-02
Sharon LaDay
IBM Blockchain Ecosystem Leader
IBM
Deborah Kestin Schildkraut
IBM Blockchain Ecosystem Marketing Leader
IBM
2019 was a pivotal year for enterprise blockchain. The technology expanded beyond adoption by innovators and first-movers to include a growing number of organizations working together to rapidly turn blockchain's promised value into tangible business results. Active blockchain networks are bringing real transformative change and streamlined transactions to a number of industries including agriculture, real estate, government, media, environment, energy, healthcare, financial services and more. Blockchain technology can be applied to almost any industry. Come here about industry trends that are progressing in this space, as well as how some use cases demonstrating how businesses are transforming leveraging blockchain technology.
10:30-10:55am
Wednesday - 2/12/20
How Healthcare Might Be the Next Biggest Blockchain Disruptor
BC-03
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Co-founder & COO
HealthChain
Since the blockchain hype cycle began its upswing several years ago, many have projected its potential impact on various vertical markets. Thus far, a few markets have had limited success with blockchain projects, but their success can pave the way for the future. Healthcare has always been near the top of the list of industries that could – and should – benefit heavily from blockchain investment, not least because of the inefficiencies in the healthcare system today, combined with the constant cyber attacks healthcare players face. What will it take for the heathcare blockchain to take off and revolutionize the industry, and what will the impact be on other industries as they seek to understand how to develop blockchain projects on a broader scale?
11:00-11:55am
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Not All Blockchains Are the Same
BC-04
Sashien Godakandae
CEO
Enigmatic Investments
Merri Silverstein
Investor, Advisor
Bluangelinvestor
Sunayna Tuteja
Managing Director of Digital Assets and Blockchain
TD Ameritrade
Blockchain has come a long way since the cryptocurrency spike that brought the technology to the world’s attention. Part of the success is the evolution of the technology itself. This session will discuss the changes that are making blockchain helping drive innovation with blockchain and putting blockchain on more roadmaps than ever. Is difference between permissioned and permissionless blockchain? What’s the difference between different distributed ledger technologies and how do they impact developers? Is Blockchain as a Service a realistic option?
11:00am
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Keynote Presentation
Expect More in 2020: Embrace Innovation to Make Money
K-07
Marie Douglas
Vice President, Global Technology Service Providers
IBM
Learn how to capitalize on the next phase of IT, and turn innovation into dollars. Understand top trends, including security, AI and open source and what thought leaders like IBM and leading analysts recommend.
11:30am
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Keynote Presentation
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by Poly
K-08
Tim Root
Vice President of Products
Poly
12:00pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Conference Luncheon
X-02
1:00-1:55pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Making Tokenization Work for Business
BC-05
Merri Silverstein
Investor, Advisor
Bluangelinvestor
Brandon West
Technical Project Manager & Developer
Orion Innovations
Anyone who has used Google Pay, Apple Pay, Amazon’s one-click shopping, or other similar transaction systems has or other similar transaction systems, has been exposed to tokenization. It represents a means of replacing traditional transactions by replacing sensitive information with a token that is unique to each customer or transaction. This session will explore the growth of tokenization and how businesses can apply the technology to tokenize assets on blockchains to reduce risk, increase security, and build new business models.
2:00-2:25pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Tips For Managing Your Blockchain Network
BC-06
Aaron Newman
Co-Founder
BlocWatch
Blockchain and DLT adoption is rapidly growing with over 80% of Fortune 500 companies already actively exploring and evaluating use-cases. This technology, although offering users enormous transparency and security advantages, still requires user management. Attendees to this session will get the basics on how to effectively monitor and manage their chain. The session will highlight areas to monitor, what to look for in operational metrics, key elements for maintaining chain security, and how to identify suspicious behavior. All attendees should leave the session with a better understanding of how to apply traditional security, compliance, and operational fundamentals to this new technology.
2:30-2:55pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
The Role of Blockchain in Enabling Secure Digital Identities
BC-07
Sashien Godakandae
CEO
Enigmatic Investments
As the battle continues between cyber criminals looking to steal sensitive identity data, and the businesses and individuals responsible for securing that information, new means of protecting and authenticating identity will be needed. Is blockchain the answer to the digital identity challenge? This session will discss the role of blockchain in enabling digital IDs, how it can help reduce identity theft, how businesses and individuals can benefit from blockchain-enabled digital IDs, and how blockchain-enabled digital identification can be implemented effectively.
3:00-3:55pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Blockchain in Real Estate
BC-08
Karla Vilhelem
Investor Relations
Estate Flow
This session will discuss the use of blockchain in solving some of the major pain points in the real estate industry and how the technology can help open doors into new markets, and how the uses cases might be evolved to impact other verticals. Applications discussed will include digital ledgers, title deeds trasfer, transactions using crypto, tokenization of assets and crowdfunding.
4:00pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Workplace Transformation - Trends and Blueprint for Action
K-01
Aruna Ravichandran
VP/CMO, Webex Collaboration Marketing
Cisco
With five generations of people in the workforce today, the challenge for an organization has never been greater to support the way their people work. As an IT executive, your CEO expects you to take a lead role in the transformation of your company's workplace. Improving collaboration, attracting new talent, leveraging new technology, and reducing real estate costs are just several dynamics in supporting the new landscape of work that requires your attention now. Attend this session to learn about the top trends transforming the workplace and what strategies you can use to ensure transformation success, such as AI driven cognitive workspaces. If workplace transformation is on your radar, this session is a must!
4:30pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by Google
K-02
Kate Matsudaira
Director, Google Tech Engineering
Google
5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
The Blockchain Event #TechSuper Show Expo Hall Grand Opening Reception
X-03
Thursday, February 13, 2020
8:00am
Thursday - 2/13/20
Continental Breakfast - Full conference pass holders only
X-04
8:30am
Thursday - 2/13/20
Keynote Presentation
Keynote Presentation by RingCentral
K-09
Curtis Peterson
SVP, Cloud Operations
RingCentral
9:00am
Thursday - 2/13/20
Keynote Presentation
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by 8x8
K-03
Vik Verma
CEO
8x8, Inc.
9:30am
Thursday - 2/13/20
Keynote Presentation
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by Poly
K-04
Mark Morgan
EVP of Strategy
ScanSource
10:00am
Thursday - 2/13/20
Keynote Presentation
IoT Keynote Presentation
K-05
10:30am
Thursday - 2/13/20
Keynote Presentation
IoT Keynote Presentation by Google
K-06
11:00am-4:00pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
The Blockchain Event #TechSuper Show Expo Hall Open
X-05
1:00-1:55pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
Finding value in DLT
BC-09
Scott Benson
CSO
Fluree
Sharon LaDay
IBM Blockchain Ecosystem Leader
IBM
Aaron Newman
Co-Founder
BlocWatch
Sunayna Tuteja
Managing Director of Digital Assets and Blockchain
TD Ameritrade
By now, we know what blockchain and distributed ledger technology is. The question is where is the real value for businesses, and where is its real potential to drive change in business applications and services? What implications doe DLT have for business operations, processes, and revenues? Where can business leaders find relevance in blockchain that can turn hype into reality?
2:00-2:25pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
Creating a Competitive Edge Using Blockchain Technology
BC-10
Joseph Holbrook
Enterprise Blockchain Architect and Author
MyBlockchainExperts
Blockchain in reality is now really about providing value to the enterprise organizations. This session we will cover both the financial and technical benefits of why organizations are adopting blockchains. Whether you just now learning about what blockchain technology is or your deeply involved in a Proof of Concept (POC), learning about the disruptive nature of blockchain technology is the right move – especially now that technologies such as AI, ML and IoT are now enabling solid blockchain use cases. This session will consider: What exactly is Enterprise Blockchain technology and why is so disruptive? Overview of major Enterprise Blockchains. What are the industries that are ripe for disruption by Blockchain? What is Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) and why as an IT Professional you should understand this technology? The top five areas where IT professionals can profit from Blockchain.
2:30-2:55pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
Data Ownership and Privacy in an Internet World
BC-11
Brahma Sen
CEO
InAge Technology
The Internet was designed for the machines and systems to interact with each other, not to know about the human users or the organizations behind it. The proliferation of e-commerce, social web activities have helped amass vast amounts of data in a centralized store that makes it a honeypot for theft and hacking. The Internet needs an Identity Layer on top of these communication exchanges. Enter Blockchain, where user information can be stored with Cryptology to make it impossible to break in. Replication of information across all the nodes in a Blockchain can make holding the data as hostage irrelevant. This presentation will describe in full detail the ecosystem to build a Digital Distributed Identification (DDI) system where the user’s identification information can be stored securely and can be shared with third-parties on a contextual, as needed basis, while maintaining users’ data privacy and ownership.
3:00-3:55pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
Your DLT project from concept to rollout
BC-13
John Riley III
VP Business Services
Orion Innovations
As much as some distributed ledger projects have seen early success, many more have stalled, failed, or simply have not made it past initial strategy and planning phases. The truth is, it’s not a plug and play technology, and while it may create a path for better business models, it’s not likely to be a quick fix. It will take time, the right expertise and relationships, and a proper project plan. This panel will teach attendees how take their projects from concept to reality, from initial planning and buy-in to development, rollout and adoption.
4:00pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
IDEA Showcase Reception and Startup Pitch Event
IDEA-01
8:00pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
#TechSuperShow Party & Reception at Hilton Beach Resort
X-07
Friday, February 14, 2020
8:30am
Friday - 2/14/20
Continental Breakfast - Full conference pass holders only
X-08
9:00-9:55am
Friday - 2/14/20
Can Your Blockchain Projects Work with Your Legacy Applications?
BC-12
Blockchain gives enterprises an opportunity to evolve their processes and operations, running them over distributed ledgers to gain efficiency, security, and cost benefits. But, most companies have existing investments in legacy applications and databases that are part of their operations. What do businesses leaders and blockchain developers need to know about integrating their blockchain projects into their legacy infrastructures? Do they need to worry about it, or can their existing applications continue handling the tasks for which they were designed?
10:00am-1:00pm
Friday - 2/14/20
The Blockchain Event #TechSuper Show Expo Hall Open
X-09
10:00-10:25am
Friday - 2/14/20
Industry Perspective
BC-14
10:30-10:55am
Friday - 2/14/20
Blockchain's applications for solving unconscious bias in the workplace
BC-15
Armando Pantoja
Founder
HireMatch.io
11:00-11:55am
Friday - 2/14/20
Blockchain 2020
BC-16
Phil Edholm (Moderator)
President and Principal
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
The Blockchain Event 2020 will have discussed the opportunities blockchain and DLT present, the current state of the market, and impediments to rapid growth. With these as a backdrop, this panel will look ahead and create an outlook for the coming year. What markets are ripe for blockchain adoption, where are we likely to see growth, and what will drive increased focus on blockchain technology? What will it take to turn blockchain the cross-market impact many believe it is destined to become?

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