AGENDA

Thank you to All of The Blockchain Event's Attendees, Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors for Making the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Event an Amazing One! Stay tuned for details on The Blockchain Event January 30- February 1, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Days


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Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:30am-4:00pm
Thursday - 2/15/18
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The Blockchain Event Sponsor Table Tops Open
BCX-01
  
9:00-9:25am
Thursday - 2/15/18
Blockchain Industry Perspective ()
Blockchain Trailblazers
BC-01
Organizations and consortia across industries are rapidly looking to unleash the exponential business value of blockchain technologies. Early adopters have already identified key benefits from blockchains including cost, immutability, transparency and new business models. Learn how these blockchain trailblazers have partnered to design, develop and rapidly adopt digital ledgers, digital identity, trust and transparency with Blockchain.
  Blockchain Industry Perspective
9:30-9:55am
Thursday - 2/15/18
Blockchain Industry Perspective ()
How Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts will Revolutionize the World
BC-02
Ethereum
  Blockchain Industry Perspective
10:00-10:25am
Thursday - 2/15/18
Blockchain Industry Perspective ()
Industry Perspective by PodOne
BC-03
  Blockchain Industry Perspective
10:30-10:55am
Thursday - 2/15/18
Blockchain Industry Perspective ()
Industry Perspective by Stillwaters Technologies
BC-14
Stillwaters Technologies
  Blockchain Industry Perspective
11:00-11:25am
Thursday - 2/15/18
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Tokenizing Human Knowledge
BC-04
Over the coming years, we will transition from reading text and watching videos to having conversations with artificial intelligent (AI) agents. Today, vast quantities of the expert human knowledge needed to power these AIs is stored as text files, or simply kept in people's heads. Neither is usable by an AI. This session will propose using blockchain to create a global knowledge base to drive contextual relevance and ensure proper attribution. The result is a collaborative project combining human and artificial intelligence that will increase the value of AI interactions.
  
11:30-11:55am
Thursday - 2/15/18
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Powering the AR Revolution with Blockchain and ICO
BC-05
Lucyd ltd
Many versions of smart glasses and AR products have hit the market, but with little success. This session will detail how a token sale (ICO) and blockchain technology are driving the next generation of AR and smart glass development, and will help create an application ecosystem modekl that can be replicated for any number of markets.
  
12:00-12:55pm
Thursday - 2/15/18
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The Rise of Cryptocurrency
BC-06
Crossfire Media
Global Blockchain
Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc
nationpay.io
Blockchain Investment Group
Though bitcoin is the most widely recognized, there are more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation today. What’s the difference between cryptocurrencies? Why is one more successful than others? What are investors looking for? Should you launch your own ICO? Why, how, and what will you gain? What does it take to become a mainstream digital currency?
  
1:00pm
Thursday - 2/15/18
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Lunch Break
BCX-02
  
2:00-2:25pm
Thursday - 2/15/18
Blockchain Industry Perspective ()
Blockchain and the BitEconomy
BC-07
Alchemist
  Blockchain Industry Perspective
2:30-2:55pm
Thursday - 2/15/18
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Telco Blockchain
BC-08
Spectramesh
Blockchain, the underpinning technology behind popular virtual currencies, have great features, like transparency and immutability. This session explores technology fundamental and how a communication provider can take advantage of the technology and empower customer with various value added service like identity, money transfers, billing, roaming, KYC and others.
  
3:00-3:55pm
Thursday - 2/15/18
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Blockchain Innovation Case Studies
BC-09
South Florida Distillers
Mavatar Technologies
Fan Controlled Football League
As the opportunity presented by Blockchain technology becomes more widely recognized, it’s uses cases are widening into a variety of markets. This session will discuss several new Blockchain implementations, their development, and their impact on market participants.
  
4:15pm
Thursday - 2/15/18
General Session ()
IDEA Showcase: Startup Pitch Networking Event & Reception
GS-02
  General Session
4:25pm
Thursday - 2/15/18
Keynote Presentation ()
IDEA Showcase Opening Keynote by Windstream
GS-03
  Keynote Presentation
8:00pm
Thursday - 2/15/18
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The Blockchain Event / ITEXPO Party at The Atlantic Hotel
BCX-03
  
Friday, February 16, 2018
8:30-1:00pm
Friday - 2/16/18
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The Blockchain Event Sponsor Table Tops Open
BCX-04
  
9:00-9:55am
Friday - 2/16/18
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Data Security in the Age of Bitcoin
BC-10
Crossfire Media
Global Blockchain
Shipkevich PLLC
Bitcoin Center NY
Though blockchains are reportedly more secure that other transactional databases, there has been no shortage of hacking efforts – some successful, others not. What security implications are inherent with blockchains and cryptocurrency? How will blockchain technology advance security as it becomes more prevalent?
  
10:00-10:25am
Friday - 2/16/18
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Big Data and Blockchains
BC-11
Oracle
As blockchain applications and uses cases evolve, the next logical step is blockchain analytics. This session will discuss how big data and data science can be used to analyze blockchain applications, both from a perspective of analyzing the sequence of transactions in a ledger of transactions as well as analyzing the peer-to-peer network that is used to achieve consensus.
  
10:30-10:55am
Friday - 2/16/18
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Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain in the Enterprise
BC-12
TIBCO Software Inc.
Successful businesses today require close collaboration with organizations throughout the digital value chain. This includes the need to share data in a manner that is distributed, secure, and immediate – establishing a true data network. Most people have heard of Bitcoin, and may also know that blockchain is one of the underlying concepts behind this cryptocurrency. However, what does this mean for the broader enterprise? How can technologies related to blockchain be applied in various verticals, and what does this mean for traditional database-centric approaches? This session will discuss how blockchain and associated concepts, such as distributed ledgers and smart contracts, may be applied to any organization to build a data network that is secure, shared, and capable of delivering information in seconds rather than days – leading to a better digital experience for your customers.
  
11:00-11:55am
Friday - 2/16/18
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ICOs: The Next Wave of Investing
BC-13
Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, Inc.
Silver Miller
TMC
DigitalBioPharm, Ltd.
The rise of cryptocurrencies has given rise to a new financing mechanism, Initial Coin Offerings. ICOs, of course, can be used for several legitimate purposes, including startup funding and corporate financing, but also provides fertile ground for questionable funding activity and total fraud. This session examines cryptocurrency investment from early ICOs to regulation to the impact ICOs will have going forward.
  

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